Former President Donald Trump has been widely condemned by many on the left for his contention that voter fraud cost him the 2020 election.
Yet according to PJ Media, authorities in Arizona are conducting an investigation that may vindicate his claim.
Sheriff’s office points to “recent pattern of fraudulent voter registration forms”
The website noted how Yuma County’s Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) has announced an inquiry into “a recent pattern of fraudulent voter registration forms leading up to the 2022 Primary Election.”
The law enforcement agency went on to explain how this investigation was prompted by “cases of voting fraud from the 2020 General Election.”
“As of March 2022, YCSO has 16 voting/registration open cases,” a press release read. “All relevant evidence is being formally documented by the Yuma County Recorder’s Office and further investigated by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.”
YCSO’s statement went on to detail some of the types of election fraud that has thus far been observed in Yuma County.
Most fraud falls into one of four categories
Impersonation fraud: Voting in the name of other legitimate voters and voters who have died or
• False registrations: Falsifying voter registrations by either using a real or fake name, birth date, or address. This is being done by outreach groups who are paid for each registration form they submit,
therefore, are out soliciting voters into unnecessarily re-registering or falsifying forms with Yuma County resident’s identities.
• Duplicate voting: Submitting multiple votes or registering in multiple locations and voting in the same election in more than one jurisdiction or state.
• Fraudulent use of absentee ballots: Requesting absentee ballots and voting without the knowledge of the actual voter; or obtaining the absentee ballot from a voter and either filling it in directly and forging the voter’s signature or illegally telling the voter who to vote for.
YCSO stated that duplicate voting appears to be the most common form of election fraud seen in Yuma County and is “typically charged as illegal voting and false voter registration.”
“Under Arizona law, illegal voting is a class 5 or class 6 felony. A person found guilty faces up to 2 or 2.5 years in prison, fines, restitution, loss of voting rights, and/or probation,” the office said.