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Arizona AG Brnovich indicts two in Yuma County ballot harvesting scheme

Arizona has been mired in claims of voter fraud since the 2020 presidential election.

Published: October 19, 2022 9:49pm

Updated: October 19, 2022 10:03pm

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced on Wednesday that the state had indicted two individuals for their alleged involvement in a Yuma County ballot harvesting scheme.

Gloria Lopez Torres of San Luis, and Nadia Guadalupe Lizarraga-Mayorquin of San Luis, also known as Nadia Buchanan, face charges of conspiracy and ballot abuse, according to a Brnovich press release.

The effort consisted of gathering early ballots from other voters and placing them into a ballot box on Aug. 4, 2020, the day the City of San Luis held municipal elections.

Torres allegedly collected seven ballots from Lizarraga-Mayorquin while she in turn allegedly collected at least one from another person. The state only permits family members, household members or caregivers "to collect voted or unvoted early ballots from another person," the press release noted.

Arizona has been mired in claims of voter fraud since the 2020 presidential election during which former President Donald Trump narrowly lost the state to President Joe Biden. This case, however, slightly predates that contest.

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