Texas Mayoral candidate Zul Mohamed was arrested Wednesday night and charged with 109 counts of voter fraud.
Zul Mohamed was running to become Mayor of Carrollton, just north of Dallas, but he got caught in a mail-in ballot scheme.
“Mail ballots are inherently insecure and vulnerable to fraud, and I am committed to safeguarding the integrity of our elections. My office is prepared to assist any Texas county in combating this form of fraud,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement.
Investigators were tipped off after someone requested absentee ballots be sent to a PO Box which supposedly belonged to a nursing home.
When investigators contacted residents whose ballots had been requested to be sent to the PO Box, they learned that the individuals never applied for ballots.
Authorities later learned that the PO Box was obtained with a fake Texas driver’s license so they began to surveil the post office.
Wednesday night the box of absentee ballots was picked up at the post office facility.
Law enforcement searched Mohamed’s home and that’s when they found the box of ballots with many already open.
Zul Mohamed Charged With Voter Fraud
Zul Mirza Mohamed, a candidate in the City of Carrollton mayoral race, was charged with 109 felonies related to voter fraud, including 84 counts of mail ballot application fraud and 25 counts of unlawful possession of an official mail ballot, Newsweek reported.
“If convicted, Mohamed faces up to 20 years in prison for these offenses,” the release stated.
In the press release, Paxton praised those involved—including the Denton County Sheriff’s Office, the Lewisville Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Denton Elections and District Attorney’s offices—for “their outstanding work on this case and their commitment to ensuring a free and fair Presidential election in the face of unprecedented voter fraud.”
“Mail ballots are inherently insecure and vulnerable to fraud, and I am committed to safeguarding the integrity of our elections. My office is prepared to assist any Texas county in combating this form of fraud,” Paxton added.
“Absentee ballots had been requested to be sent to a PO Box in Lewisville Texas, alleged to belong to a nursing home facility,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “Investigators made contact with Carrollton residents whose ballots had been requested and learned the residents had not requested any ballots be mailed to the PO Box. Investigators learned the PO Box had been obtained with a fictitious Texas driver license and a fictitious University of North Texas student ID. Investigators began a surveillance of the postal facility and inserted an undercover officer inside the facility.”
“Investigators located the box containing the requested ballots in the bedroom of the suspect and the box and several ballots had been opened,” the release added. “The fraudulent Texas Driver License used to rent the PO Box was located during the search. Zu Mirza Mohamed was placed under arrest and transported to the Denton County Jail.”
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