Texas Attorney General Announces 134 Voter Fraud Charges Ahead of 2020 Election

Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, bottom left, his wife Marlena Jackson, top right, DeWayne Ward, top left, and Charlie Burns, bottom right, were charged with voter fraud in Gregg County, Texas. (Gregg County)
BY ZACHARY STIEBER September 25, 2020A county commissioner, his wife, and two others were arrested this week on voter fraud charges in Texas.Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward are accused of being part of an organized vote harvesting scheme during the 2018 Democratic primary, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, announced.The group targeted young, able-bodied voters to cast ballots by mail by fraudulently claiming the voters were disabled, in most cases without the voters’ knowledge or consent, officials said.“It is an unfortunate reality that elections can be stolen outright by mail ballot fraud. Election fraud, particularly an organized mail ballot fraud scheme orchestrated by polit
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