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The video, below, is far more shocking than the allegations, because it shows her pressuring a clearly impoverished and elderly lady to change her vote, and rewarding her afterwards with a shawl. Widespread use of mail-in ballots and allowing ballot harvesting facilitates this fraud, intimidation and bribery. It’s not just Texas, either. A few other examples are given below.
“Texas ‘Ballot Chaser’ Pressures Voter to Change Vote from Cornyn to Hegar: ‘That’s My Job’ … ‘I Can Honestly Say I’m Bringing at Least 7,000 Votes to The Polls’ … Said Garza Gave Her $2,500 Gift Budget”, October 27, 2020 https://www.projectveritas.com/video/texas-ballot-chaser-pressures-voter-to-change-vote-from-cornyn-to-hegar/
Beware: George W. Bush’s nephew, George P. Bush, is trying to take AG Paxton’s job.
“AG Paxton: San Antonio Election Fraudster Arrested for Widespread Vote Harvesting and Fraud’ January 13, 2021 | Press Release | Election Integrity Texas Attorney General
Ken Paxton today announced the arrest of Rachel Rodriguez for election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot. Each charge constitutes a felony under the Texas Election Code. Rodriguez was exposed in a Project Veritas video last fall while she engaged in vote harvesting leading up to the 2020 election. The Election Fraud Division of the Office of the Attorney General reviewed dozens of hours of unedited, raw footage, which led to this arrest. In an uncharacteristic moment of honesty, Rodriguez acknowledged on video that what she was doing is illegal and that she could go to jail for it. If convicted, Rodriguez could face up to 20 years in prison.
“Many continue to claim that there’s no such thing as election fraud. We’ve always known that such a claim is false and misleading, and today we have additional hard evidence. This is a victory for election integrity and a strong signal that anyone who attempts to defraud the people of Texas, deprive them of their vote, or undermine the integrity of elections will be brought to justice,” said Attorney General Paxton. “The shocking and blatantly illegal action documented by Project Veritas demonstrates a form of election fraud my office continually investigates and prosecutes. I am fiercely committed to ensuring the voting process is secure and fair throughout the state, and my office is prepared to assist any Texas county in combating this insidious, un-American form of fraud.”
This investigation is ongoing. Individuals involved in or with knowledge of this organized vote harvesting scheme are encouraged to come forward and cooperate with the Office of the Attorney General. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/ag-paxton-san-antonio-election-fraudster-arrested-widespread-vote-harvesting-and-fraud
She has been released from jail on bail-bond and apparently hasn’t gone to court yet. So, she’s still technically innocent until proven guilty, but the video looks damning.
Texas GOP statement: https://www.texasgop.org/project-veritas-and-voter-suppression-in-texas/
“Voter Fraud & Vote-Buying in Canton, Thursday, December 6, 2018
“An investigation into whether political operatives in North Carolina illegally collected and possibly stole absentee ballots in a still-undecided congressional race has drawn attention to a widespread but little-known political tool called ballot harvesting…
Montana was the latest state to pass an anti-ballot harvesting law when voters approved a referendum last month.
Al Olszewski, a Republican state senator, said he proposed the ban after two of his constituents in northwestern Montana complained of pushy ballot collectors coming to their homes.
“For a woman in her 70s that’s maybe frail and lives alone and feels intimidated, at least now they can say please leave” and have confidence that the law is behind them, he said…
Even Olszewski, the sponsor of Montana’s anti-ballot harvesting measure, acknowledges that laws such as his are unlikely to eliminate ballot harvesting completely. Such “micro-targeting” of voters when used with technology to identify individuals’ political leanings has become too important and effective in get-out-the-vote efforts, he said.
“I think the Democrats, they’re the ones that figured it out and were far more successful in ‘18, in this election, than the Republicans ever were,” he said. “The Republicans, what I’m hearing right now early on is, holy cow, we need to learn how to do this as good or better than the Democrats at harvesting ballots. We have the data.” “Both Political Parties Use Ballot Harvesting, But What is It?” December 06, 2018 11:43 PM, VOA News: https://archive.is/bzw8u