Sahuarita Man Accused Of Illegally Voting In 2020 General Election While In Jail

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TUCSON, AZ – A Sahuarita man, Victor Manuel Aguirre, has been indicted for illegally voting in the 2020 General Election.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury indicted the 46-year-old Aguirre on one count of False Registration and one count of Illegal Voting, for illegally registering to vote and casting a vote in the 2020 General Election while he was an inmate at the Pima County Jail.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, the indictment alleges that Aguirre falsely completed a voter registration form indicating that he had not been convicted of a felony or that his rights had been restored.  Aguirre, however, had previously been convicted of five felony offenses and allegedly had not had his rights restored since his most recent conviction in 2018:

On or about September 30, 2020, VICTOR MANUEL AGUIRRE, knowingly caused, procured or allowed himself to be registered as an elector of any county, city, town, district or precinct, knowing that he is not entitled to such registration, in violation of A.R.S. §§ 16-182, 16-101, 13-701, 13-702 and 13-801.

Said conduct occurred when VICTOR MANUEL AGUIRRE, knowingly completed a voter registration form which stated in pertinent part “I have NOT been convicted of a FELONY or my civil rights have been restored” when in fact he had been convicted of Criminal Trespassing, a Class Six Felony, in Maricopa County Superior Court case CR 2006-154527 on or about September 4, 2007; Unlawful Flight, a Class Five Felony, in Maricopa County Superior Court case CR 2008-137280 on August 26, 2008; Unlawful Use of Means of Transportation, a Class Five Felony, in Maricopa County Superior Court case CR 2010-127998 on July 20, 2010; Taking the Identity of Another, a Class Four Felony, in Maricopa County Superior Court case CR 2012-130189 on October 17, 2013; and Misconduct Involving Weapons, a Class Four Felony, in Pima County Superior Court case CR 2017-4565 on March 28, 2018, with his right to vote not having been restored after March 28, 2018.

Aguirre’s next court appearance is a pre-trial conference set before the Hon. Javier Chon-Lopez on November 17, 2021, at 9:00 am.

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