Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been charging a record number of people with committing voter fraud, an effort his critics decry as an intimidation campaign designed to discourage minority voters from casting ballots. In 2018 alone, Paxton's office has prosecuted "33 defendants for a total of 97 election fraud violations" compared to a total of 97 prosecutions on similar charges for the 12 year period between 2005 to 2017, according a release this month from Paxton's office. "Anyone attempting to deprive the people of Texas of their voice in either state or federal elections will be brought to justice and penalized by the full extent of the law," said Paxton, a Republican, in a September statement issued by his office celebrating the guilty plea of...
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Ahead Of The 2018 Election, Texas AG Ramps Up Voter Fraud Prosecutions