New Jersey Democrat just charged with mail-in ballot fraud in 2022 election

A New Jersey Democrat was just charged with ballot fraud in the 2022 election after paying people to bring him other people’s mail-in ballots so he could fill them out and turn them in.

He faces up to five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Townhall has more on this:

Atlantic City Democrat and former city councilor Craig Callaway was arrested and charged with election fraud for allegedly misusing absentee ballots. At the same time, he consulted fellow politicians who used him due to his ability to sway close elections.

According to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey, Callaway will answer for “one count of depriving, defrauding, and attempting to deprive and defraud the residents of the state of New Jersey of a fair and impartially conducted election process by the fraudulent procurement, casting, and tabulation of ballots.”

Prosecutors said the Democrat was working with others and paid people $30 to $50 to apply to be messengers for voters allegedly wanting to vote by mail.

According to the Associated Press, these voters went to the county clerk’s office, signed the messenger portion of the ballot applications, and received ballots for the voters listed on the applications.

However, after receiving mail-in ballots, the “messengers” left the county clerk’s office and instead handed the ballots to Callaway or the people working closely with him.

Voters who were victims in Callaway’s scheme told investigators that they did not vote in the 2022 election where fraud occurred and added that they never given the Democrat permission to vote on their behalf.

He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Callaway was previously sentenced to 40 months in prison for bribery while holding office as a city councilman. In 2006, while waiting to report to jail for that offense, he staged a sex sting against a political rival, fellow Councilman Eugene Robinson— a Baptist minister.

I’m glad they caught this Democrat and I hope they throw the book at him. We know there’s plenty more like this who never get caught and I hope states take this more seriously.

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