A woman is being investigated for voter intimidation after reportedly collecting ballots from seniors at a low-income housing complex in California.
The Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters said a criminal investigation had begun by examining security video footage and interviewing potential victims.
The allegation claims that the woman went door-to-door at the senior living complex and steered the seniors to vote for and attempted to convince them to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
She is then reported to have collected their ballots saying she would “fill in the rest,” ABC7 reports.
What is Illegal “assistance” at the Polls? Forcing or intimidating voters—particularly the elderly, disabled, illiterate, and those for whom English is a second language—to vote for particular candidates while supposedly providing them with “assistance.”
Speaking to the station’s Eyewitness News, Dean Logan, the County Registrar of Voters, said reports of voter fraud were rare and this case is being handled by the Los Angeles District Attorney.
“I think what was particularly concerning about this allegation is that it seemed to, at least potentially, to prey on a vulnerable population,” he said.
“Non-English speaking, or at least limited-English speaking, voters who I think are easily susceptible to being duped in a process like this.”
The investigation is looking into whether the woman in question had taken ballots from seniors living at the complex in the Jefferson Park.
“What we’re hearing, at least the possibility that they’re saying, you know, fill out part of the ballot, leave the rest and I’ll take care of that. Sign the envelope, give me your blank ballot. I’ll take care of that,” Logan told ABC7.
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