On Thursday morning, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office announced new charges against city councilman Shakir Khan, who was already facing criminal charges of voter fraud connected to the 2020 election. Khan is accused of using voter fraud to win a council seat in Lodi, California. You know, the voter fraud that never affects the outcome of elections. Police found numerous sealed and completed ballots when they searched his home on unrelated charges. They also found 70 registrations connected to his house, email, or phone number.
Khan is being accused of violating voting procedures in Lodi in order to win his council seat. Jovan Pulitzer posted the following video:
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A judge granted Shakir Khan’s release on his own recognizance on Friday after the Lodi council member appeared in court a day after his arrest on election fraud charges. Khan was wearing an orange jumpsuit and seemingly in good spirits, showing thumbs up to the members of the media and pumping his fists in the air as he walked into a Stockton courtroom. His attorney Allen Sawyer advocated for his release so Khan can return home with his family while ongoing investigations and proceedings in the case continue. Friends and family members calling for his release came out to show their support. Khan faces multiple felony charges that stem from the 2020 election. He is accused of stashing 41 ballots at his home. Investigators also say he registered 23 people to vote at his home and that his email and phone number were used to register 47 others. Body camera footage showed voters telling detectives how Khan allegedly pressured them to vote for him and how he allegedly falsified voter registration documents.
On Thursday morning, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office announced that Shakir Khan, who was already facing criminal charges, had been arrested on new charges that are related to the 2020 election.
Later Thursday morning, Khan resigned from the city council, according to Lodi Mayor Mikey Hothi.
“We became aware of Shakir Khan’s arrest this morning and I had the opportunity to speak with him here at the county jail and asked for his resignation, effective immediately. He agreed to resign.
“The city is fully cooperating with the investigation. I want to thank the sheriff’s office and everybody involved, ensuring a fair and thorough process.”
However, Khan’s attorney told CBS13 that his client was “under duress” when a city official forced him to resign without any legal representation there. He says Khan has not stepped down from his city council post, but the sheriff’s office says there is a long list of evidence that shows Khan violated the public’s trust.
Khan is facing charges of causing/procuring/allowing false voter registration of self/another person, submission of fraudulent registration to Secretary of State, submission of fraudulent candidacy petition, aiding/abetting the commission of fraud at any election, subscription of fictitious names to nomination petitions, false nomination/declaration of candidacy, fraudulently casting votes, and procuring/assisting/counseling/advising another not qualified to vote.