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Texas Attorney General Issues A Voter Fraud Alert After An Investigation By Secretary Of State's Office

January 25, 2019 - 6:38 pm

By Chris Fox

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley announced the results of a year-long investigation into voter fraud. He says they have identified 95,000 non-citizens who are currently registered to vote in the state of Texas - 58,000 of which have voted in one or more election. The Secretary of State’s spokesperson Sam Taylor said they received the data of the non-citizens in the state from the Department of Public Safety and cross-referenced it with their voter registration database. 

Taylor says they provided the information to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office so they can pursue investigations.

Paxton released a statement saying “We’re honored to have partnered with the Texas Secretary of State’s office in the past on voter initiatives and we will spare no effort in assisting with these troubling cases. My Election Fraud Unit stands ready to investigate and prosecute crimes against the democratic process when needed.”

Dallas State Representative Rafael Anchia chairs the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. He’s challenging the findings of the Secretary of State’s office. He released a statement saying "We need to see the evidence first because, typically, when elections go bad for the party in power, politicians will blame their electoral shortcomings on ‘voter fraud’. As we all know, Republicans hold every statewide office and have controlled the elections infrastructure in Texas for the last 20 years. If these allegations are true, it is a major failure on the part of the Governor, the Secretary of State, and the Attorney General’s office.”