Yuma County Former Democratic Official and Neighbor Sentenced in Ballot-Harvesting Scheme

The former Democratic mayor of San Luis, Arizona and a neighbor were sentenced Thursday for their involvement in ballot harvesting. Guillermina Fuentes was sentenced to two years of probation and 30 days in jail. Alma Yadira Juarez, who was caught handling the ballots with the former mayor, was sentenced to a year of probation.

Michele Swinick of the Save my Freedom Movement, who is leading an effort to stop the use of electronic voting machine readers in Arizona elections due to the potential for fraud, told The Arizona Sun Times, “From what I understand, if you cheat and commit fraud upon the sacred rights of the American voting system which makes our representative government system the most unique in all the world, you face a slap on the wrist. However, if you pray in front of a Planned Parenthood or if you exercise your First Amendment right of free speech or expose the truth about the fraudulent voting machines, you face years in prison, a billion dollar fine, and you’ll be under house arrest for the rest of your life, especially if you’re a Gold Star Mom like Tina Peters.”

Peters, the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder in Colorado, recently spoke at an event in Tempe put on by Swinick, where she explained how she was targeted by state and federal authorities after she became concerned there was voter fraud in the 2020 and 2021 elections and started taking action.

Prosecutors said Fuentes “appears to have been caught on video running a modern-day political machine seeking to influence the outcome of the municipal election in San Luis.” The documentary 2000 Mules from filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza and the election integrity group True the Vote spotlighted ballot harvesting in Yuma County, featuring testimony from an anonymous whistleblower there.

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