(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – James Saunders, 56, a supporter of former President Donald Trump has been accused of committing voter fraud during both the 2020 presidential election and the 2022 midterm elections. His lawyers have tried to push that he had accidentally voted in both Ohio and Florida.
The former attorney for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reportedly cast two ballots, one in Cuyahoga County and the other in Florida’s Broward County. Still, Saunders’ lawyer, Scott Roger Hurley has claimed that his client had not intended to commit a crime.
These voter fraud allegations come at a time when Trump has been intensifying his presidential campaign for 2024 despite being indicted twice. Previously Trump had claimed that the 2020 presidential election had been stolen from him through widespread voter fraud. However, there have been more than 50 lawsuits dismissing the allegations of fraud as there is no evidence presented by Trump or his allies that support these claims.
At the same time, Hurley has requested Judge Andrew Santoli in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, to acquit his client as he had made a mistake and accident. Still, the assistant county prosecutor Andrew Rogalski pointed out that the claims about it being a mistake and accident would be far more credible if Saunders had not committed the same act twice in two consecutive elections.
According to reports, Saunders contributed monthly to Trump’s reelection campaign and supported several other conservative groups.
Judge Santoli is not set to decide on this case until August 8th, when there will be another hearing.
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