A justice of the peace from south Texas was arrested along with three other people who are now facing a combined total of 150 counts of voter fraud.
A report from TheBlaze, Medina County Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez was taken into custody on February 11 and is currently being charged with one count of organized election fraud, one count of “assisting voter voting ballot by mail,” and 17 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope.
Arrested along with him were Leonor Rivas Garza, Eva Ann Martinez, and Mary Balderrama. The four were then indicted by a Bandera Grand Jury on Feb. 9.
These four individuals were also charged with organized election fraud. Along with that they are facing additional charges of illegal voting, unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope, election fraud, fraudulent use of an absentee ballot by mail, tampering with a government record, and purportedly acting as an agent.
“According to the Texas attorney general’s office, the case against Ramirez and the others involves allegations of vote harvesting at assisted living centers in Medina County in the 2018 Medina County Primary Election. Ramirez was elected as a justice of the peace in 2018 and was suspended from his position after his arrest,” the report from TheBlaze said.
That is interesting. Vote harvesting is illegal in Wisconsin yet it went on out in the open and no one was arrested.
Ramirez has denied the charges against him, saying, “I was stunned by the allegations because there is absolutely no truth to them. I have spent the last 27 years building my law practice and serving in this community which has created my reputation for fairness, sincerity and integrity. I entered the race for JP because I wanted to serve Medina County and make the office function better for its citizens. I feel I have done exactly that up to this point. For people who know me, these allegations are absurd. To those who don’t, it provides reason to sneer and hate.”
“I will vigorously defend myself to the fullest extent and I fully expect to be vindicated,” he said.
These arrests are coming hot on the heels of former President Donald Trump’s speech at CPAC, where he again claimed that massive voter fraud is the reason for why he lost the 2020 presidential election. Something like this certainly helps back that theory.