(FiveNation.com)- According to an announcement made by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Rachel Rodriguez was arrested today. Rodriguez is charged with election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully helping others in voting by mail, and illegally possessing an official vote.
According to the Texas Election Code, each charge is a felony in and of itself. Rodriguez was caught red-handed in a video released by Project Veritas in the fall of 2018, as she was involved in vote harvesting in advance of the election in 2020. This arrest was made after the Election Fraud Division of the Office of the Attorney General studied dozens of hours of unedited, raw film. In an uncharacteristically candid moment, Rodriguez said on film that what she was doing at the time was unlawful and that she risked going to jail due to her actions. Rodriguez may be sentenced to as much as twenty years in prison if he is found guilty.
Attorney General Paxton said that many people assert that there is no such thing as election fraud. Even though they have known for a long time that this is untrue and misleading, they now have new concrete evidence to see that the claims of cheating are valid. 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 continued by saying that the disturbing and criminal activity filmed by Project Veritas reveals a kind of election fraud that his office continues to investigate and prosecute. He said his office is prepared to assist any county in Texas in battling this vile and un-American type of fraud. He is strongly dedicated to ensuring the voting process is safe and fair throughout the state.
This inquiry is still being conducted. It is strongly recommended that anybody who was part of or knew of this organized vote harvesting scheme come forward and assist the Office of the Attorney General.