Recent charges alleging that four women are part of an organized voter fraud ring on the city’s north side — announced just weeks before the Nov. 6 midterm election — are political moves geared to diminish minority voting in one of the state’s reddest counties, two attorneys allege.
“They are political footballs being kicked back and forth by people who have a vested interested in suppressing minority vote,” said Greg Westfall, who, along with Frank Sellers, is representing one of the women, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin. “They are mothers and grandmothers. They are active in the community.
“They are being used by people who want to justify voter ID,” he said. “At the end of the day, there’s not going to be any fraud in this deal.”