2020 Ballot Harvesting Scheme: Arizona City Council Member Indicted

According to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, two individuals have been charged with participating in a Yuma County ballot harvesting conspiracy for the 2020 election.

Accused of Conspiracy

According to a press statement from the attorney general, Gloria Lopez Torres and Nadia Guadalupe Lizarraga-Mayorquin, each from San Luis, are accused of conspiring and abusing the voting process.

Harvesting votes from the ballot box is a Class 6 crime.

Interestingly, local media report that Lopez Torres is a current member of the San Luis Council.

In the state’s primary election in August 2020, they are charged with orchestrating a conspiracy to gather “early ballots from other voters” and place them in a voting box.

As per grand jury indictments that were delivered earlier this month, Torres is charged with stealing seven ballots from Lizarraga-Mayorquin. Lizarraga-Mayorquin obtained at least one secret ballot from an unidentified third party.

The office of Republican Brnovich said in a press release that only a member of the family, household member, or caretaker may pick up early votes from another person in Arizona.

Based on the accusations, the illegal activities allegedly began around July 12, 2020 and continued up to August 4, 2020, the primary Election Day. According to the indictment, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office collected video evidence of accused ballot harvesting close to a San Luis voting place.

Guillermina Fuentes, a former mayor of San Luis, who was also a member of the community’s school board, and Alma Yadira Juarez received sentences last week for their participation in the same 2020 ballot-harvesting scam.

According to Brnovich, Democrat Fuentes was given until October 13 to surrender to the Yuma County Jail. Earlier in the year, Fuentes and Juarez each admitted wrongdoing on one count of voting fraud.

The statement from the Arizona Attorney General’s office stated “a number of subjects, headed by Guillermina Fuentes, could be seen on film staffing a booth and appeared to be promoting specific candidates.”

Alma Juarez, a female, came up to the table and established eye contact with Guillermina Fuentes, another female. Finally, Juarez sees Fuentes removing a ballot from him.

Voter Fraud in 2020 Election

Voter fraud claims have been made ever since the 2020 presidential election, which some believe helped former President Trump lose.

Ever since the 2020 presidential election, when Trump narrowly lost Arizona to President Joe Biden, charges of voter fraud have plagued Arizona. Though this instance significantly precedes that debate.

As reported by the Arizona Daily Independent, Lopez Torres was initially appointed to the city council in 2000 and since maintained a number of official roles in San Luis for longer than 2020.

Lopez Torres has been approached by The Epoch Times for a response. Uncertainty surrounds the existence of a counsel for Nadia Guadalupe Lizarraga-Mayorquin, also known as Nadia Buchanan.

This article appeared in Conservative Cardinal and has been published here with permission.