Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has successfully prosecuted a woman in Texas who pleaded guilty to 26 felony counts of voter fraud in the Lone Star State, according to a Friday press release from Paxton’s office.
The woman, Monica Mendez, pleaded guilty in court to all 26 counts, including “three counts of illegal voting, eight counts of election fraud, seven counts of assisting a voter to submit a ballot by mail, and eight counts of unlawful possession of a mail ballot.”
Additionally, Paxton’s report notes that Mendez operated a “vote-harvesting operation” in cohesion with a housing corporation in order to “influence the outcome of a utility board election.”
In a statement made on Twitter, Paxton stated, “Voter fraud is real, and it’s a real threat. That’s why I have a whole Unit devoted to stopping it. My office’s commitment to election integrity ensures Texas has the safest elections in the country…”
Paxton’s report further shared that District Judge Eli Garza sentenced Mendez to five years of deferred adjudication probation.
Mendez’s case is not the first time the attorney general has fought for election integrity in Texas. According to a report from The Gateway Pundit, Attorney General Paxton announced one year ago that 500 election fraud cases needed to be heard in Texas court.
Paxton recently netted a primary victory in the Lone Star State, handily beating out GOP adversary George P. Bush.