A former Arizona mayor has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation after being convicted of collecting four early voting ballots in the 2020 primary election. The “ballot harvesting” violation in Arizona is the only incident that has been brought to trial stemming from the 2020 election in the state.
Guillermina Fuentes, a 66-year-old school board member and former Democrat mayor of the small border city of San Luis, pleaded guilty to ballot harvesting charges earlier this year.
Fuentes gathered the four ballots then handed them off to a woman named Alma Juarez, who pleaded guilty in March. Juarez later deposited the ballots at a local polling place.
According to prosecutors, Fuentes used her status as a powerful local Democrat operative to run a ballot harvesting scheme that collected ballots from Arizona voters in the August 2020 primary election, Breitbart News reported.