Texas AG Paxton Successfully Prosecutes Texas Woman Who Pleads Guilty to 26 Felony Counts of Voter Fraud
Texas is still Red – they still prosecute real criminals.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced one year ago that there are still 500 election fraud cases that still need to be heard in court.
This comes as Governor Greg Abbott promised a new election integrity bill in the state as well as bail reform.
Texas Attorney Gen. Ken Paxton has announced that more than 500 election fraud cases are currently waiting to be heard in court. Over the weekend, Paxton relayed on Twitter that his team will prosecute every instance of voter fraud.
This comes after he shared information about a woman being arrested for multiple counts of election fraud in a 2018 local election. Monica Mendez was convicted on seven counts of illegal voting, eight counts of unlawfully assisting a voter, eight counts of unlawful possession of ballots and eight counts of election fraud.
Read the news release here and below:
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. Mendez ran a vote-harvesting operation on behalf of a subsidized housing corporation in order to influence the outcome of a utility board election.
After Mendez entered a guilty plea on all 26 counts and confirmed in court that all counts could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, District Judge Eli Garza sentenced Mendez to five years’ deferred adjudication probation.
The case was investigated and prosecuted by Attorney General Paxton’s Election Integrity team in cooperation with the Victoria County District Attorney’s Office.
AG Ken Paxton has been a staunch defender of election integrity.
Every day my office defends #Texas election laws.
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) June 25, 2021