Voter fraud doesn’t exist, right? It’s one of those right-wing conspiracy theories, right? Wrong.
Breitbart News reports that a local government election in California was just overturned due to voter fraud.
This particular election was for a seat on Compton, California’s city council. Isaac Galvin, a two-term councilman, was up against Andrew Spicer.
In June 2021, following a hotly-contested primary, Galvan and Spicer advanced to a runoff. Galvan came out on top by one single vote. The final vote tally was 855 to 854.
It turns out, though, that the election was rigged.
Criminal charges filed
Last August, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office charged Glavan with bribery and election rigging.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
Prosecutors alleged that Galvan conspired with primary opponent Jace Dawson to direct voters from outside the council district to cast ballots for Galvan in the June runoff against Spicer. Galvan was also accused of trying to bribe an elections official with concert tickets, according to the criminal complaint. The official immediately reported the attempt, according to Dean Logan, the county’s top elections official.
Kimberly Chaouch, one of the individuals involved in the election rigging scheme, subsequently admitted, according to the Times, that “she actually lived in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles and that Dawson had her register to vote from his address.”
That criminal case against Galvan is still ongoing. But, in the meantime, he also faced a civil complaint. And, on Friday, the judge overseeing the civil case ruled that Spicer is the rightful winner of the race.
What the judge determined was that four of the votes cast for Galvan were cast by people who did not live in the council district that Galvan was running to represent. So, the judge disqualified those four votes, thereby making Spicer the winner of the election.
Spicer expressed his gratitude following the decision. He further revealed that there had been rumors of voter fraud in Compton for a number of years, and he expressed his hope that exposing this fraud will help to rid Compton of the problem.
So, contrary to what the Democrats claim, voter fraud does happen, and this story proves it. What we don’t know, however, is how extensive voter fraud truly is.