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San Antonio woman arrested for alleged election fraud

(Photo: Texas Attorney General's Office via Sinclair Broadcast Group)
(Photo: Texas Attorney General's Office via Sinclair Broadcast Group)
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SAN ANTONIO (SBG) — A San Antonio woman has been arrested for allegedly committing fraud in the November election.

Republican Texas Attorney General announced the charges Wednesday against Rachel Rodriguez, who is accused of vote harvesting leading up to the election. She is facing charges of election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail and unlawfully possessing an official ballot.

Rodriguez was the subject of a Project Veritas video last fall where she said she could deliver mail-in votes for cash. The video was captured by retired federal agents who are now private investigators.

Paxton said hours of footage led to her arrest.

“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,” he said in a release.

Rodriguez is facing up to 20 years in prison.

“The shocking and blatantly illegal action documented by Project Veritas demonstrates a form of election fraud my office continually investigates and prosecutes,” Paxton’s statement says. “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.”


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WOAI/KABB in San Antonio contributed to this report.

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