A top Democrat who helped bring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi back to power has been indicted for fraud.
"Former Rep. T.J. Cox (D-CA), who was part of the 2018 “blue wave” election that brought Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) back to power, was indicted Tuesday on 28 federal counts, including fraud and campaign contribution fraud," reports Breitbart.
"Among the charges is one that Cox fraudulently claimed to have purchased a property as his primary residence. Cox faced allegations during the 2018 campaign that his real 'principal residence' was in Maryland and that he did not actually live in California. It is unclear whether the indictment concerns Cox’s attempt to prove that he lived in California in that race," reports Breitbart.
"All of the counts related to conduct by Cox prior to, and during, the 2018 election, in which Cox narrowly defeated incumbent Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)," according to Breitbart.
"Valadao had appeared to be winning on Election Night, and was even called the winner by the AP, but ended up losing when mail-in ballots were counted, including those that were collected via legal 'ballot harvesting,'" Breitbart reported.
"Experts believe that ballot harvesting, used for the first time in the 2018 race, may have flipped the race from Valadao to Cox," according to Breitbart.
Valadao defeated Cox in the 2020 election, taking his seat back.
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