The aftermath of the 2020 presidential election is still an utter mess, with charges of voter and ballot fraud being repeatedly leveled against election officials by President Donald Trump and his legal teams in a number of battleground states.
The latest confirmed instance of voter fraud, as reported by Breitbart this week, occurred in the blue state of California, where two individuals have been charged with a number of counts related to voter fraud after they were caught sending in voter registration forms on behalf of homeless people.
Carlos Antonio De Bourbon Montenegro and Marcos Raul Arevalo reportedly face a staggering 41 counts of voter fraud-related charges, including conspiracy to commit voter fraud and procuring and offering a false or forged instrument, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Montenegro, obviously anxious to gain an edge for a mayoral race in the city of Hawthorne, apparently stayed very busy over the course of 2020, as he submitted over 8,000 voter registration forms in a span of only four months, between July and October.
“Montenegro is also facing an additional 10 counts of voter fraud, seven counts of procuring and offering a false or forged instrument, two counts of perjury and five misdemeanor counts of interference with a prompt transfer of a completed affidavit,” an NBC 4 report stated.
Though both men attempted to have the local registrar send mail-in ballots for the falsified voter registrations, the shady situation was quickly flagged by officials, which prevented the men from having the ability to cast fraudulent votes.
Both men face long prison sentences for their actions, with Arevalo facing a potential seven-year sentence and Montenegro facing a 15-year stretch in state prison depending on which charges stick.
While this specific situation doesn’t have any effect on the outcome of the presidential election, it’s just another instance of voter fraud that raises serious questions about the integrity of the U.S. voting system, especially with regard to mail-in ballots.
With any luck, the court system will eventually make an example of these two fraudsters and deter others from committing similarly dumb crimes in the future.