Here’s a look at election integrity news from around Texas and the country.
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15 Charged in Connection with Voter Fraud Scheme
On Thursday 15 individuals were formally charged with illegal voting, save one defendant who was charged with both illegal voting and engaging in organized election fraud.
This particular group of individuals and others are connected to a plot that’s been in the news for some time stemming from the 2017 municipal elections in Edinburg, Texas.
Earlier this year, the mayor and his wife were arrested. A business associate of the mayor is also alleged to have been part of the conspiracy.
A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that the City Secretary, in charge of facilitating local elections, was charged and would therefore not be administering the 2019 municipal election currently underway.
Making news this week in the ongoing saga was a comment from a family member of one of the accused.