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Convicted Ballot Harvester Gloria Torres Named San Luis Vice-Mayor [AZ] ^ | January 1, 2024 | ADI Staff Reporter

Posted on 01/02/2024 11:13:16 AM PST by Red Badger

Convicted ballot harvester, Gloria Torres, has been appointed as the new Vice Mayor of San Luis, Arizona.

Torres, who was appointed during the regular city council meeting on December 13, pleaded guilty to ballot abuse in June 2023.

Torres and Nadia Guadalupe Lizarraga-Mayorquin a/k/a Nadia Buchanan were indicted in October 2022, on two Class 6 felonies of conspiracy and ballot abuse stemming from a two-year long investigation by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office with assistance from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.

The ballot harvesting activities were exposed by two Yuma County men, David Lara, and Gary Garcia Snyder, through hidden video surveillance outside a San Luis polling station in July 2020. Former San Luis mayor Guillermina Fuentes and local resident Alma Yadira Juarez were convicted in 2022 in part based on the video evidence.

Council Member Matias Rosales, a candidate for the Arizona House of Representative, quickly seconded former Vice Mayor Luis E. Cabrera’s recommendation to appoint Torres as Vice Mayor. Torres’ appointment was approved on a 4-3 vote of the Council.

Rosales is hoping to unseat the popular Republican House incumbent, Michele Peña.

Torres has been a source of controversy for years, say her critics, since first being elected to the San Luis City Council in 2000.

While Torres served on the Gadsden Elementary School District #32 Governing Board, the Arizona Auditor General’s May 2020 performance audit found the District “paid employees for time not worked, limited public access to some Governing Board (Board) meetings and wasted $65,000 on unnecessary travel, and lacked oversight of its transportation program.”

In April 2023, Arizona State House Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, Representative Matt Gress, and the House Education Chairwoman Representative Beverly Pingerelli questioned why the District had not corrected “several glaring accountability features which directly led to previous fraud in the district.”

The two Representatives noted that the failure of the district leadership allowed an employee to steal roughly $8,000.

The employee was eventually caught and sentenced to three years’ probation.

Torres’ guilty plea to ballot abuse resulted in probation as well. Torres was placed on twenty-four months of “supervised probation in accordance with the formal judgment and had to report to Adult Probation on the day of her sentencing.

Garcia Snyder, who is running for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 25, said, “I am both outraged and disappointed that a convicted ballot abuser has been elevated to this leadership position. The fact that a majority of the Council appears to have so little regard for our laws is an insult to residents, particularly in the Latino community. We are tired of this type of corruption and the Democrats so blatantly parading it in our faces.”

“Promoting a convicted ballot harvester, who has played a key role in the keeping the Democrats’ corrupt grip on our Latino communities, has to be a wakeup call for the Hispanic community in San Luis and surrounding areas,” said Garcia Snyder.

“We are fed up with these hijinks and low standards. I am seeing my fellow Latinos migrating towards conservatives like me who hold high standards, share their values and their languages. Salva tu familia, tu Dinero, tu opportunidades y mas importante el sueno Americano vota con el partido Conservador “El Real partido del Hispano,” concluded Garcia Snyder.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; crime; electionfraud; nlz; voterfraud

1 posted on 01/02/2024 11:13:16 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Things like this make it impossible to care what happens to ‘Rat run cities and states.

2 posted on 01/02/2024 11:15:21 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire, or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

They don’t care.

They want power.

“...The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
― George Orwell, 1984

3 posted on 01/02/2024 11:17:13 AM PST by Red Badger (Homeless veterans camp in the streets while l aliens are put up in hotels.....................)
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To: Red Badger
Ironic how corruption is so often REWARDED by Democrats.

Cincinnati election fraudster Meloweese Richardson was given a hero's welcome by Democrat fundraisers.

Vote fraud rewarded

4 posted on 01/02/2024 11:19:38 AM PST by fwdude (.)
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To: fwdude

As Rush used to say, “It’s a resume enhancement.”.............

5 posted on 01/02/2024 11:22:41 AM PST by Red Badger (Homeless veterans camp in the streets while l aliens are put up in hotels.....................)
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To: Red Badger

Just business as usual in Mexico.

This is the long term result of letting in millions of them.

It’s how their world runs, and why it’s so bad.

She will try to get her family involved as well.

It’s the Mexican way.

6 posted on 01/02/2024 11:24:20 AM PST by Regulator (It's fraud, Jim)
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To: Red Badger

Does it get a government credit card ? LOL

7 posted on 01/02/2024 11:25:21 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: Red Badger

I miss Rush more than I miss some others....for sure.

8 posted on 01/02/2024 11:29:02 AM PST by Osage Orange (I miss Rush)
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To: Osage Orange

Yep, me too!...............😢.........coming up on 3rd anniversary, next month................

9 posted on 01/02/2024 11:30:56 AM PST by Red Badger (Homeless veterans camp in the streets while l aliens are put up in hotels.....................)
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