“This case demonstrates my office's commitment to protecting the integrity of elections,” Attorney General Paxton said. “We will continue to do everything in our power to safeguard the electoral process in Texas.”
“Nothing is more vital to our democracy than the integrity of our voting process, and my office will do everything within its abilities to solidify trust in every election in the state of Texas,” Attorney General Paxton said. “We're grateful to Nueces County Clerk Kara Sands for uncovering these election fraud cases. I'm hopeful these prosecutions will send a message that deters voter fraud in the future.”
AG Paxton Announces Significant Voter Fraud Initiative and Offers Assistance in Addressing Starr County Voter Fraud
“It is an honor that District Attorney Escobar invited my office to assist him with both enforcement and education. We will do everything within our abilities and resources to solidify trust in the voting process, and we hope that Chairman Hughes will consider important legal remedies to this state-wide issue,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Voting for our elected leaders is a solemn right the American people hold. We must protect the integrity of that process.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Criminal Prosecutions Division will prosecute Brownsville residents Jose A. Garza and Rafael Elizondo, who were indicted for possessing marked ballots without the consent of the voter, in violation of Section 86.006 of the Texas Election Code.