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Election Integrity

Pax­ton Releas­es AG Opin­ion to Pro­mote Elec­tion Integri­ty, Transparency

Attorney General Paxton released an opinion that outlines the formal process for a legislator or a member of the public to inspect or obtain copies of Texans’ anonymous voted ballots.

August 22, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Suc­cess­ful­ly Pros­e­cutes Woman Who Pleads Guilty to 26 Felony Counts of Vot­er Fraud

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced his office’s latest election integrity prosecution in Victoria County. Monica Mendez of Port Lavaca pleaded guilty to 26 felony counts of voter fraud, including three counts of illegal voting, eight counts of election fraud, seven counts of assisting a voter to submit a ballot by mail, and eight counts of unlawful possession of a mail ballot.

June 17, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Helps Secure Fair and Safe Elec­tions for Gregg County

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Shannon Brown and his wife, Marlena Jackson, each pleaded guilty to one count of election fraud, a Class A misdemeanor, for their role in illegal vote harvesting in the March 2018 Gregg County Democratic Primary election, where Brown was elected Gregg County Commissioner, Precinct 4 by just five votes.

January 25, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Asks Court of Crim­i­nal Appeals to Reverse Its Deci­sion Strip­ping OAG of Author­i­ty to Stop Elec­tion Fraud

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a Motion for Rehearing with the Court of Criminal Appeals yesterday requesting it reconsider its recent decision to strip the Legislature of its power to assign the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) authority to prosecute criminal election law violations.

January 03, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Announces For­ma­tion of 2021 Texas Elec­tion Integri­ty Unit

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the formation of his 2021 Texas Election Integrity Unit, which is a concentrated effort to devote agency lawyers, investigators, support staff, and resources to ensuring this local election season—which begins with early voting today, Monday, October 18—is run transparently and securely.

October 18, 2021 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Joins 23-States to Com­bat Fed­er­al Takeover of States’ Elections

In a letter to congressional leaders, Attorney General Ken Paxton and 22 other attorneys general warn that a reckless piece of legislation under consideration on Capitol Hill would essentially establish the U.S. Department of Justice as a national election czar dictating to states exactly how they must administer their elections.

September 14, 2021 | Press Release

Paxton’s Elec­tion Fraud Unit Makes Arrest

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's Election Fraud Unit arrested and booked Monica Mendez into the Victoria County Jail on June 23, 2021.

June 25, 2021 | Press Release

Fifth Cir­cuit Rules: Local Offi­cials Respon­si­ble for Enforc­ing State Elec­tion Law

Attorney General Paxton’s team convinced the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reject a Texas Democratic Party lawsuit trying to reinstate “pop-up” voting, where Democrats opened temporary polling places to benefit their voters at the expense of all Texans.  

May 10, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Fifth Cir­cuit Issues Sanc­tions Against Perkins Coie

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered sanctions against Marc Elias and other attorneys at Perkins Coie.

March 12, 2021 | Press Release