Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Election Fraud Unit has arrested a Starr County woman for illegally voting using a dead person’s identity in 2016.
Investigators say Bernice Annette Garza voted in the March 2016
Bernice Annette Garza was indicted by a Hidalgo County grand jury and has been charged with voter impersonation, illegal voting and also providing false information on an application for an early voting ballot.
According to a release by the Texas Attorney General’s Office Bernice Annette Garza signed and submitted an application for early voting ballot by mail for Hortencia Rio.
Hortencia Rio has been dead for nine years.
Garza then used the woman’s identity to cast a vote by mail.
“Mail ballots are inherently insecure. Vote harvesters, who make a living by exploiting vulnerable processes intended to make it easier for people to vote, threaten the viability of the mail ballot system and must be caught and prosecuted,” Attorney General Paxton said in a release. “My office will continue to use everything in its power to prevent voter fraud and restore integrity to the voting process in Texas.”
If Garza is convicted, the illegal voting charges against her are punishable by two to 20 years behind bars.
Ken Paxton is right, many in the media do claim that voter fraud isn’t real.
Either that or they strongly deny it happens.
But, the question now is, how many cases are there like this that we don’t know about or rather haven’t found out about yet?
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