L.A. County election fraud: Defendants charged with bribing homeless to forge signatures

L.A. County election fraud: Defendants charged with bribing homeless to forge signatures
Skid Row, Los Angeles. YouTube

[Ed. – In this case, the signatures were on petitions to approve ballot measures.  All such petitions have to be signed by the requisite number of registered voters. Some of the cases involved the homeless signing voter registration forms as well. Who knows what else this method has been used for?]

Using cash and cigarettes as lures, the defendants approached homeless people on skid row and asked them to forge signatures on state ballot measure petitions and voter registration forms, the district attorney’s office said. The defendants — some of whom were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday — face several criminal charges, including circulating a petition with fake names, voter fraud and registering a fictitious person.

The charges, which were filed three weeks ago but made public Tuesday, followed a Los Angeles Police Department crackdown on suspected election fraud on skid row earlier in the year.

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