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Vote Harvesting: Tarrant County Judge Candidate Allegedly Paid Homeless Man for Votes

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Democrat nominee for Tarrant County Judge, Deborah Peoples | Image by WFAA

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Newly released body camera footage from January 2020 allegedly reveals a massive voter fraud conspiracy with the current Democrat nominee for Tarrant County Judge, Deborah Peoples, at the center.

According to reports, the story actually begins in 2016 when two Fort Worth police officers encountered a homeless man named Charles Jackson, who had roughly $1,000 in cash on him. When the officers inquired how Jackson amassed this kind of money, he indicated it was related to work around the voting process.

Two years later, Jackson was indicted along with five other people for various voter fraud charges. Jackson was accused of, and would later plead guilty to, forging a signature on an application for an early voting ballot in January 2016.

He was sentenced to 10 days in prison as part of his plea deal.

One of the two officers who encountered Jackson that night in 2016 ran into him again years later, stopping Jackson for riding his bike in an unsafe manner on what appeared to be a busy street in January 2020.

The two eventually struck up a conversation about his past involvement with voter fraud, including his indictment and guilty plea, which was captured on the officer’s body camera.

The conversation largely focused on Jackson’s alleged involvement in a paid ballot-harvesting voter fraud scheme allegedly run by Deborah Peoples and her former campaign manager Stuart Clegg.

“Each time I get someone to sign, they gave me $200,” Jackson claimed. “But that wasn’t easy, though; those people were 65 and older, you know.”

The officer asked how many people Jackson was able to get signatures from, and he responded, “One day, I got like $1,200 in like four hours.”

“So, you voted everyone for them?” the officer inquired. He replied, “Yeah, yeah, pretty much. You know, once you vote one, just vote all Democrat … and they weren’t intending to do that.”

Jackson then explained in detail how he apparently duped the senior citizens he targeted.

He would claim he was there to verify their information on file, such as their name, address, and birthday, and if everything was “correct,” have them sign the ballot. All of this information was easy to obtain and publicly available.

When the officer asked who Jackson would take these signed ballots back to, he responded, “Stuart and Deborah.”

“Stuart Clegg?” the officer asked for clarification. Jackson responded yes. “And who else?” the officer asked. “Deborah Peoples,” Jackson replied.

Jackson claimed he participated in this election fraud scheme for six months and made “an average of $900…$1,200 per week,” which was paid in cash and allegedly given to him directly by Stuart Clegg and Deborah Peoples.

He also claimed that he was given a moped to get around the city easier.

When asked how he got involved in this operation, Jackson claimed he went looking for work one day and met Deborah Peoples. At first, Clegg had Jackson put out campaign signs and work polling locations before he went deeper into their supposed political operation.

“You know in that office, they haven’t lost a vote in 11 years,” claimed Jackson.

“Whose office?” the officer asked.

“Deborah Peoples’ office … every time that somebody campaign they win. 11 years. 11 years. It turned out they been stealing ballots,” concluded Jackson.

The Dallas Express reached out to Deborah Peoples for comment, but as of the writing of this article, she has not responded nor put out any public statement acknowledging the video or its allegations.

Tim O’Hare, the Republican nominee for Tarrant County Judge who is facing Peoples in the upcoming November election, provided The Dallas Express with the following statement:

“If Deborah Peoples participated in an illegal voting operation, she is unfit to hold any public office and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. […] If an investigation into the allegations referenced in the video has not already commenced, one should begin immediately.”

For more Dallas Dallas County judge-related news, see how Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins was arrested at Baylor in 1983 for a blackface break-in.

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RONALD FOX
RONALD FOX
1 month ago

If Jackson was paid $200 per vote, and made $1200 per week for six months, that’s about $29,000 for about 145 votes. That’s one expensive election.

PDidIt
PDidIt
Reply to  RONALD FOX
1 month ago

for one vote, Texas is desperate for a common sense govt. Just wait your light bill will go from 0.14 to 0.24 after a deadly grid failure and now we swell Texans will pay for the profits that were gained by such a failure. We better wake up and realize Texas is not for Texans.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
1 month ago

If at all accurate, seems like a pretty archaic and arduous way to get only a few extra votes. Lol.

David Barnett
David Barnett
1 month ago

She should be in jail !

GoodRiddance
GoodRiddance
Reply to  David Barnett
1 month ago

No not jail death penalty.

PDidIt
PDidIt
Reply to  GoodRiddance
1 month ago

Same for you: you must be in a rural area of Texas or you’re just plain on “not getting it” She paid one homeless man or men. YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW, just spewing.

Jack Reynolds
Jack Reynolds
Reply to  David Barnett
1 month ago

Yes just like Trump !

Jay
Jay
1 month ago

When Trump goes to jail for asking for 11,000 votes in Arizona then you can go after Peoples. Until that happens welcome to the world Trump created.

Janet
Janet
Reply to  Jay
1 month ago

I agree about Trump. But as a life long Democrat, if what he says is true, she is just another corrupt politician. I would love to hear her response, but unlike many Trump supporters, I would be the FIRST to condemn such actions, and not try to defend the indefensible!

Matt Baldwin
Matt Baldwin
Reply to  Jay
1 month ago

Where is your proof. Typical Trump hater being an agitator.

GoodRiddance
GoodRiddance
1 month ago

When politicians are caught cheating the only consequences should be execution.

Don
Don
1 month ago

Doesn’t pass the smell test. No way anyone would pay that much for a vote. It’s a smear campaign.

gary
gary
Reply to  Don
1 month ago

It is interesting I thought he mentioned that she has never lost a race in 11 years, that’s flat out not true, she just lost the race for mayor in the last election for one.

David Nos
David Nos
1 month ago

The problem is even with a witness or evidence, nothing will be done.

Her opponent is correct, but he most likely won’t stick his neck out either.

If you want to look at the results of vote Harvesting just look at CA. Almost all winning candidates win because of it. (BTW it is legal in CA)

And all you guys who are going to say where’s the proof. Just look at the White House.

Election Fraud
Election Fraud
1 month ago

Same concerns in Justice Of The Peace race O’Brien unpopular O’Brien receiving a ton of mail in ballots. She hired Terri Hodge who has a poor history of unethical behavior.

John Livingston
John Livingston
1 month ago

Unbelievable for real. Makes no sense

John Livingston
John Livingston
1 month ago

Police never falsify and only 10 days in jail for voter fraud. No reason to believe this as truthful

Dolly
Dolly
1 month ago

This article is BS. Clegg is in fact a steaming pile of something you might find in the pasture by granny’s house. I have no doubt whatsoever that he has been involved with exploiting senior voters for his personal ambitions through activities very similar to what is described here. That does not make this true. Simply on its face there is no way that Deborah’s campaign could ever afford this. Anyone who has ever looked at her finance reports would know that.

Stories like this delegitimize occurrences of actual voter fraud, and will make it a whole lot harder for people to believe them. If this site is going to publish straight up lies then you should at least start by making sure they are believable ones.

Robin
Robin
Reply to  Dolly
1 month ago

Democrats are all about election fraud amongst anything they can cheat with! She will get money under the table from other democrats. WAKE UP!!

N. Hays
N. Hays
1 month ago

She should not be allowed to run and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. She and Stuart Clegg both. Just WRONG!!!