Texas AG arrests local South Texas mayor on voter fraud charges

There may not be a more aggressive attorney general in the country than Texas’ Ken Paxton when it comes to enforcing voter fraud laws.

In his continued effort to clean up the state’s election problems, Paxton announced the arrest of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina and his wife, Dalia, on illegal voting charges.

The Crime

Molina, according to Paxton, took part in “an illegal voting scheme” to help get himself elected to office.

In his filing, Braxton accused Molina and his wife of encouraging voters to purposefully change their address so they could vote for him in the Edinburg election.

Molina was even allowing them to use an apartment building he owned as their new address to facilitate the voter fraud.

How much this impacted the actual election is still unknown. However, Molina unseated incumbent Richard Garcia by only 1,200 votes.

If found guilty, he will be charged with a 2nd-degree felony. Molina and his wife also face as much as 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Voter Fraud

Many Americans believe voter fraud was running rampant in the last couple of elections.

Project Veritas did extensive reporting and uncovered numerous fraud cases around the country, generally that benefitted Democrats.

As such, most Democrats downplayed the reports of illegal voting — though they didn’t hesitate to claim the Russians manipulated the presidential election.

Texas has been at the forefront of the Republican effort to clean up this problem.

On voter fraud, Braxton stated, “Voter fraud is an affront to democracy and places the decision-making authority of the Texas electorate in the hands of those who have no right to make those choices.”

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