Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon Jr. was too preoccupied trying to snag immigrants for voting illegally to notice the election fraud scandal occurring right under his nose in North Carolina’s 9th District.
According to a Sunday Washington Post report, Higdon took his cue from the Trump administration and has both arrested people and requested information about foreign-born workers from state and local agencies—a task officials say will cost millions and be time consuming.
The five people sentenced under Higdon were given minimal penalties and misdemeanor convictions, as they almost all were encouraged by campaign workers to vote and didn’t lie about their statuses.
Higdon’s office reportedly showed much less interest in the bona fide election fraud happening in the same parts of North Carolina, where mail-in ballots were illegally collected and disregarded. Officials dismissed many warnings about the fishy circumstances of the vote count.
The seat for that race in the 9th District is still open amid an ongoing investigation into the many allegations of misconduct surrounding the election.