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Former Cop Charged After Pulling Gun On Repairman He Suspected Of Transporting Fraudulent Ballots

Houston Police Department

Though election fraud has been disproven ad nauseum throughout the country, Trump and his followers continue to buy into the conspiracy.

Former Houston Police Captain Mark Anthony Aguirre is one such follower, and now faces charges after holding an air conditioning repairman at gunpoint over a disproven ballot fraud accusation.

63-year-old Aguirre accused the man at random of transporting over 750,000 fraudulent ballots in his truck on October 19, about a month before the election was called. The man’s truck was—unsurprisingly—full of air conditioning parts and tools.

No ballots were found in the truck.

Aguirre was detained after a current Houston police officer witnessed him force the repairman to the ground at gunpoint and kneel on his back.  After identifying himself as an ex-cop, he baselessly demanded Houston police take the innocent man into custody.

Aguirre then reportedly claimed he was working on behalf of the Liberty Center for God and Country, a right-wing private citizens group who paid Aguirre over $200,000 to follow and terrorize this innocent man.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said:

“He [Aguirre] crossed the line from dirty politics to commission of a violent crime and we are lucky no one was killed.”

“His alleged investigation was backward from the start—first alleging a crime had occurred and then trying to prove it happened.”

Aguirre’s career as a police officer ended in 2003 when he botched a raid and caused legal issues for the city of Houston.

Behind Aguirre is a more sinister organized effort to create voter fraud allegations out of thin air, run by Republican activist Steven Hotze, who heads up the Liberty Center in Houston.

The baseless claims of voter fraud continue through places like the Liberty Center, despite the continuing acknowledgement by the GOP of the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Vigilance will be key to prevent violent crimes by this conspirancy theory spewing cabal going forward.

Mike Walsh

Written by Mike Walsh

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