Ross Kecseg with Empower Texans wrote a great piece about the structural challenges to cleaning up mail in ballot fraud. NO ONE has the job of ensuring mail in ballot integrity. Read his piece below:
Wednesday, Fort Worth, TX.
A jury delivered a guilty verdict in a case with statewide implications both in terms of legal precedent & revealing cracks within the election process.
On the seventh floor of the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center, Rosa Maria Ortega was found guilty on two counts of illegal voting and sentenced to 8 years. The first count was for the 2012 general election. The second was the 2014 Republican Primary Runoff. Ortega had voted in both elections while ineligible. (Not a citizen)
The case against Attorney General Ken Paxton is complicated and nebulous at best.
The circumstances around the case are outright shady.
One of the questionable issues surrounding the case is the arrangement made with the special prosecutors just prior to Judge Oldner recusing himself from the case. Oldner entered into a pay structure agreement which is way beyond the Collin County rates, potentially leaving taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars.
A Collin County taxpayer has sued challenging the ability to pay beyond the County’s rates, and this week the 5th Court of Appeals issued a stay in any further invoices to the special prosecutors pending the challenge to the pay structure.
This is a good thing for Collin County taxpayers. This is a good thing for process.
You can read more at the link below.