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Texas Mayoral Candidate Arrested, Charged With 109 Election Fraud Felonies in Alleged Absentee Ballot Scheme

A candidate for mayor of a Dallas suburb has been arrested and charged with 109 felonies pertaining to election an ballot fraud, with Denton County authorities alleging he oversaw a complicated election fraud scheme in which absentee ballots of voters were falsely mailed to a nursing home.

Zul Mirza Mohamed is running for mayor of Carrollton, Texas in a non-partisan election. His opponent, incumbent Carollton mayor Kevin Falconer, is nominally Republican, suggesting that Mohamed is aligned with the Democratic Party.

Mohamed was arrested on Wednesday night after police reportedly found 25 mail-in absentee ballots in his residence while executing a search warrant. The Denton County Board of Elections had contacted the Denton Sheriff’s Office after they received more than 80 requests for mail-in ballots at a PO box supposedly affiliated with one nursing home, an unusually large request even for such a residence.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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