Nativo Lopez, a major Mexican-American activist and former Green Party of Los Angeles County council member has been indicted on felony voter fraud. If true, this means he was fraudulently elected to GPLAC. He is president of the Mexican-American Political Assn and national director of Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana.
Lopez has been charged with four felonies for registering to vote in Los Angeles County using a business address there rather than voting in Orange County where he lives. First off, while not excusing his alleged behavior, four felonies for voting in a county other than where you live seems really freaking harsh.
Also, and I’m speculating here, such a registration would have allowed him to run for GPLAC council, an elective office on the ballot along with other officeholders in regular Los Angeles countywide elections. I was a member of the GPLAC council from about 2001 – 2003. Can’t really imagine why anyone would go to that much trouble to be on the GPLAC council though, considering it is notoriously dysfunctional, continually broke, and trust me, there’s no patronage to hand out or goodies to grab.
Via Green Lisa