Feds: 19 Non-Citizens Charged with Voting in 2016 Election in Swing State

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This week, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina prosecutors announced voter fraud charges against 19 non-citizens, from a variety of countries, whom they allege cast votes in the 2016 election after a years-long federal investigation.

Seven of the 19 non-citizens were charged with falsely claiming American citizenship or making false statements on voter registration applications. The seven were also charged with a misdemeanor for unlawfully casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election.

The seven include:

  • Francisco Antonio-Aguirre, 64-years-old, of Guatemala
  • Roob Kaur Atar-Singh, 57-years-old, of Malaysia
  • Rosalva Negrete-Toledo, 65-years-old, of Mexico
  • Dave Delano Virgil, 57-years-old, of Tobago
  • Eloy Alberto Zayas-Berrier, 70-years-old, of Cuba
  • Emmanuel Olakunle Atoyebi, 31-years-old, of Nigeria
  • Mokhtar Qaid Ahmed Gulaimid, 48-years-old, of Yemen

Another 12 non-citizens were hit with misdemeanor charges for unlawfully casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election. Those 12 include:

  • Ismay Prudence Kathleen James, 54-years-old, of Bermuda
  • Donald Christian Martyn, 44-years-old, of Sierra Leone
  • Chaim Pinto, 68-years-old, of Israel
  • John Andrew Rapsky, 54-years-old, of Canada
  • Baijoo Pottakulath Thomas, 58-years-old, of India
  • Shuqin Yin, 54-years-old, of China
  • Chirong Yin Billings, 56-years-old, of China
  • Henry Alberto Araya-Vega, 52-years-old, of Costa Rica
  • Rufina Concho-Locklear, 82-years-old, of Mexico
  • Alberto Damaize-Job, 73-years-old, of Nicaragua
  • Armando Nava-Juarez, 51-years-old, of Mexico
  • Manuel Efrain Valladares, 48-years-old, of El Salvador

If convicted, the 19 non-citizens face anywhere from one year to six years in federal prison and fines of $100,000 to $350,000. It is unclear if convictions will make the non-citizens eligible for deportation.

President Trump won North Carolina against Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a margin of fewer than 174,000 votes. In Mecklenburg County, home to the state’s largest city of Charlotte, Clinton won by a huge margin with more than 62 percent of the vote.

In this year’s presidential election, Democrats are fighting to implement universal mail-in voting that would deliver every registered voter a ballot to fill out, unsolicited. Government Accountability Insititute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers has told Breitbart News that such a plan could see about 24 million ineligible or inaccurate voter registrants receiving mail-in ballots.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.