Dallas County Whistleblower Tapes Democrat Campaign Worker Describing Voter Fraud Schemes
What is being described as one of the biggest voter fraud investigations in Texas history is currently unfolding in Dallas.
For the past couple of months prosecutors in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office have been looking into allegations of voter fraud. Their investigation accelerated last week when more criminal and voter fraud allegations stemming from the May 6 election emerged. The D.A.'s office last week filed a notice of investigation of criminal conduct which reads in part:
The Dallas County Elections Department has in excess of 700 "Mail-In Ballots" that are directly linked to applications assisted by "Jose Rodriguez," or are suspicious in nature.
Workers say the volume of complaints about questionable mail-in ballots has been “off the charts.”
“It’s totally frustrating,” said Dr. Pat Stephens of West Dallas. “You know, we all feel violated.”
Stephens is speaking out. She is still bothered about her signature being forged on an mail-in ballot application.
She's among the 60 to 90 Dallas residents who investigators say have come forward over the past month, saying they received mail-in ballots which they did not request.
Stephens says red flags were raised when a suspicious man came to her home, saying he worked for Dallas County and wanted to pick up the ballot.
"I got a knock on my door and the guy was saying that he was coming to pick up the mail-in ballots and I told him, 'Well I didn’t order one,'" she tells WFAA.
“Our forefathers fought for us to have this privilege, and for somebody to come along at take it away from us," she continued.
The probe is beyond frustrating, not only for residents. It's also keeping District Attorney Faith Johnson's staff busy.
"There have been persistent rumors of voter fraud and messing around with mail-in ballots for years. But to the extent that I’ve been involved in Dallas County, this is off the charts," Assistant District Attorney Andy Chatham said.
Dallas County prosecutors have been trying to discover the identity of the man who signed perhaps hundreds of the mail-in ballots, the mysterious “Jose Rodriguez.” Now a whistleblower has come forward, saying he knows who the culprit is.
Before the election, Sidney Williams, 33, made secret audio recordings of his interactions with Jose Barrientos, a campaign worker who suggested on tape that he pay off someone inside the county elections office to find out when mail-in ballots get sent out. "He's not supposed to but yeah," Barrientos told Williams. "But then you've got to drop a hundred or two or three. Whatever it is. He can't do it for free."
Barrientos also suggested in a phone call with Williams that he was the mysterious Jose Rodriguez, admitting that the signatures on the absentee ballots look just like his own. "You're talking to the master, bro," he boasted.