Two dozen people were charged with voter-fraud related crimes in North Carolina, the federal prosecutor’s office announced on Friday.
Two of the defendants were charged earlier this year with unlawful voting in the 2016 general election, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for eastern North Carolina said.
More than 15 other defendants, including four whose indictments were unsealed Friday, were charged with falsely claiming U.S. citizenship to register to vote, according to a list the government released of those charged and their nationalities. The two charged with unlawful voting also are accused of false claims of citizenship.
Among those charged, a number are listed as being from Mexico and several central American countries, as well as from France, Iraq, Nigeria, Yemen, and other countries.
FOX 8 reports: The government says two defendants were charged earlier this year with unlawful voting in the 2016 general election.
More than 15 others face charges of falsely claiming U.S. citizenship to register to vote.
Indictments against several defendants were unsealed Friday.
Back in 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh announced charges against nearly 20 non-U.S. citizens accused of illegally voting in 2016.
The prosecutor later asked for voting records from North Carolina election offices.