Two more suspects have been indicted in a voter fraud scheme led by a former Democrat mayor in Arizona, prosecutors have announced.
As Slay News previously reported, Guillermina Fuentes was last week sentenced to 30 days in jail after being convicted of ballot harvesting charges.
Fuentes, a former Democrat mayor in San Luis, was convicted of felony voter fraud charges earlier this year.
The Arizona Attorney General’s office has now announced that two more suspected ballot traffickers have also been indicted for the same voter fraud scheme.
Fuentes ran a highly sophisticated ballot-harvesting operation in the border city of San Luis.
Alma Yadira Juarez also pleaded guilty to a class 1 misdemeanor and was sentenced to only probation.
Juarez, who was indicted in December 2020, admitted to authorities that Fuentes gave her the ballots to stuff into ballot boxes.
Fuentes was later indicted for multiple felonies.
Current city council members Gloria Lopez Torres and Nadia Guadalupe Lizarraga-Mayorquin, also known as Nadia Buchanan, were each indicted with two class 6 felonies for conspiracy and ballot abuse on October 3rd.
Gloria Torres is a current San Luis City Council Member and Gadsden Elementary School District Board member who faced a recall effort last year stemming from her political ties to former Gadsden Elementary School Board member Guillermina Fuentes.
These new indictments allege that Gloria Torres collected seven early ballots from Nadia Guadalupe Lizarraga-Mayorquin in the 2020 primary election, and Lizarraga-Mayorquin collected at least one early ballot from Flor Aylin Castaneda.
Gloria Torres previously received search warrants at the Comite De Bien Estar nonprofit office in San Luis, and law enforcement was looking for evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 Election.
The Arizona attorney general put out the following news release Wednesday:
Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that Gloria Lopez Torres of San Luis, and Nadia Guadalupe Lizarraga-Mayorquin of San Luis, also known as Nadia Buchanan, have been charged by the State Grand Jury with Conspiracy and Ballot Abuse arising from an alleged “ballot harvesting” scheme where early ballots from other voters were collected and deposited into a ballot box on primary Election Day, August 4, 2020.
The City of San Luis held municipal elections on that date.
The Grand Jury indictments, returned on October 3, 2022, allege that Torres collected seven ballots from Lizarraga-Mayorquin, and that Lizarraga-Mayorquin collected at least one ballot from a third party.
Arizona law only provides for a family member, household member, or caregiver of the voter to collect voted or unvoted early ballots from another person. Under Arizona law ballot harvesting is a class 6 felony.
This investigation was conducted by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Special Investigations Section, Election Integrity Unit.
Assistant Attorney General Todd Lawson is prosecuting this case.
A copy of Torres’ indictment is available here.
A copy of Lizarraga-Mayorquin’s indictment is available here.