Two San Luis women have been charged in a scheme to collect Yuma County ballots

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Wednesday that Gloria Lopez Torres and Nadia Guadalupe Lizarraga-Majorquin of San Luis, also known as Nadia Buchanan, have been indicted by a state grand jury on conspiracy and The abuse of ballots has been accused.

This stems from an alleged “ballot harvesting” scheme, in which early ballots were collected from other voters and placed in ballot boxes on the day of the primary election, August 4, 2020.

On that day, municipal elections were held in the city of San Luis.

Grand Jury indictments, returned on October 3, 2022, allege that Torres collected seven ballots from Lizarraga-Mayorquin and that Lizarraga-Mayorquin collected at least one ballot from a third party.

Arizona law allows only a family member, household member or guardian of a voter to collect an early voting ballot or vote from another person.

Picking ballots is a Class 6 felony under Arizona law.

The investigation was conducted by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigations, Election Integrity Division.

Assistant Attorney General Todd Lawson is prosecuting the case.

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