BREAKING: “2000 Mules” Documentary Sparks Recall Against Yuma County Board Chairman and Nonprofit Director Tony Reyes Alleging “Illegal Mules Activities”

Tony Reyes, the Chairman of the Yuma County Board of Supervisors and Executive Director of the Comité de Bien Estar nonprofit in San Luis, Arizona, now faces a recall effort in direct response to the “2000 Mules” documentary.

“We’re seeing a lot of support from that film,” said Andres Rivera, the organizer of the recall submitted on May 19.

True The Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips premiered their work investigating the ballot trafficking in Yuma County, Arizona, in “2000 Mules.” Shortly after its release, The Yuma County Sheriff’s office opened an investigation into cases of voter fraud similar to those discussed in the movie.

The Gateway Pundit recently reported that law enforcement served warrants at Tony Reyes’ Comité De Bien Estar nonprofit, and Gloria Torres was taken to have her home searched in connection to the Yuma County ballot trafficking conspiracy. Tony Reyes confirmed this to The Gateway Pundit.

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Gloria Torres is the Membership Coordinator of Comité de Bien Estar, a Gadsden Elementary School Board member, and a City Councilwoman. She has faced multiple recall efforts, including one last year, due to her political ties to another member of this board, Guillermina Fuentes, who is set to plead guilty on Tuesday after being indicted for ballot trafficking in San Luis. 

Tony Reyes is the current Chairman of the Yuma County Supervisors, and he previously faced a recall effort alleging he used his position as director of the nonprofit “to exert undue influence on voters in the City and on the San Luis City Council and the governing board of the Gadsden school district.”

As CEO of Comité De Bien Estar, his ethics have also come into criticism. A group in San Luis previously questioned the expenditures of the nonprofit and Tony Reyes, who was paid $306,853 in 2006. According to a spokesman for the group, this was three times more than what directors of similar organizations were paid. Reyes’ salary is almost as much as President Bush’s,” said the spokesman. The nonprofit builds and manages communities in low-income neighborhoods.

The new recall is in direct response to the Yuma County voter fraud filmed by David Lara and Arizona State Senate candidate Gary Snyder and further exposed in “2000 Mules.”  The recall has been organized by San Luis Patriot and veteran Andres Rivera, a former employee of Comité De Bien Estar. Rivera left his role with the nonprofit in 2019 because he “got fed up with the leadership.” He added, “Families were concerned about their houses and deadlines, and I had no control over it, so I didn’t want to deal with them, and I left.”

Rivera said, “The corruption has been going on for a long time. Tony Reyes has been involved in multiple investigations before. He’s come out, and he’s been able to get his way out of it as ‘not guilty’ or not involved. But I think now, with all the evidence and everything that Gary Snyder and David Lara have, hopefully something comes out of it.” He continued, “A lot of people are not willing to come against this guy. He’s a pretty powerful guy in the city.”

Qualified Yuma County voters can sign the recall petition by messaging Andres here and checking for updates on the Facebook page. Andres Rivera said that about 400 of the required 2,313 signatures have already been collected less than two weeks since he applied. The deadline to reach this threshold is September 16, 2022.

“THIS RECALL IS OVERDUE!” stated Rivera in his recall application. He also accused Reyes and his nonprofit of using illegal ballot Mules that were exposed by True The Vote.




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Jordan Conradson, formerly TGP’s Arizona correspondent, is currently on assignment in Washington DC. Jordan has played a critical role in exposing fraud and corruption in Arizona's elections and elected officials. His reporting on election crimes in Maricopa County led to the resignation of one election official, and he was later banned from the Maricopa County press room for his courage in pursuit of the truth. TGP and Jordan finally gained access after suing Maricopa County, America's fourth largest county, and winning at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Conradson looks forward to bringing his aggressive style of journalism to the Swamp.

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