Voter Fraud: 14 Arrests
SERVING HIDALGO COUNTY
With three state felony counts for securities fraud still pending (for which he’s pleaded not guilty) and a recent reelection under his belt, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent out a letter Nov. 8 announcing that the Election Fraud Unit of his office arrested nine individuals accused of participating in an organized illegal voting scheme in Edinburg. “The arrests follow an ongoing investigation into a coordinated effort by political workers to recruit people who agreed to fraudulently claim residential addresses so they could vote in specific city of Edinburg municipal races,” read Paxton’s letter. The recent arrests bring the total number of those arrested in this so-called alleged election fraud sweep to
The nine recently arrested include Hidalgo County residents Guadalupe Sanchez Garza, Araceli Gutierrez, Brenda Rodriguez, Rosendo Rodriguez, Cynthia Tamez, Ruby Tamez, Belinda Rodriguez, Felisha Yolanda Rodriguez and Jerry Gonzalez, Jr. The nine individuals will be prosecuted by the Hidalgo County district attorney’s office, according to Paxton.
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