Texas AG Ken Paxton Announces “Aggressive” Investigation into Ballot Harvesting Scheme Exposed by Project Veritas

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday that his Election Fraud Unit is investigating the “organized election fraud scheme” that was exposed in yesterday’s bombshell Project Veritas video. 

As American Greatness reported, “ballot chaser” Raquel Rodriguez was caught on camera pressuring a senior citizen to vote a “straight Dem” ticket in exchange for a gift.

The video showed her arriving at an elderly woman’s house and urging her change her vote for Republican Sen. John Cornyn to Democrat Senate candidate M.J. Hegar. Rodriguez then gave the woman a shawl.

“What’s shown in the video is shocking and should alarm all Texans who care about election integrity. We are aggressively investigating the serious allegations and potential crimes that Project Veritas’s documentary audio and video recordings shed light on today,” Paxton said in a statement. “My office is fiercely committed to ensuring that the voting process is secure and fair in all Texas elections—a process that this video unfortunately casts a shadow of doubt on. Election integrity has been a top priority of mine since I first took office in 2015. 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 and penalized to the fullest extent of the law.”

The Office of the Attorney General urged Texans with knowledge of “the alleged election fraud shown in the recording” to come forward and cooperate with authorities.


Mauro Garza, the gay Republican House candidate who employed Rodriguez put out a statement decrying the activities exposed in the Project Veritas video and announcing that the ballot harvester has been fired.

Project Veritas founder and president James O’Keefe confronted Rodriguez about what she was caught doing on camera, but the ballot chaser was not in the mood to talk.

O’Keefe said Part 2 of his Texas voter fraud story involving “a certain Presidential candidate” will drop Wednesday afternoon.

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.