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A justice of the peace and three others in Texas were arrested and face 150 charges of voter fraud.
Medina County Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez was arrested last month and is facing one count of organized election fraud, one count of assisting voter voting ballot by mail, and 17 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope, according to local news station WOAI-TV.
“I was stunned by the allegations because there is absolutely no truth to them. I have spent the last 27 years building my law practice and serving in this community which has created my reputation for fairness, sincerity, and integrity. … For people who know me, these allegations are absurd. To those who don’t, it provides reason to sneer and hate,” Ramirez said of the charges.
Ramirez was arrested after a Bandera Grand Jury indicted him, Leonor Rivas Garza, Eva Ann Martinez, and Mary Balderrama on Feb. 9.
Garza, Martinez, and Balderrama each face one charge of organized election fraud, as well as multiple counts of illegal voting, unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope, election fraud, and other charges.
Ramirez was elected to serve as a justice of the peace in Medina County in 2018. He has since been suspended from the position in light of the charges.
Justice of the Peace, 3 Others Arrested on 150 Counts of Voter Fraud in Texas.
I thought they said there was no voter fraud? https://t.co/9I0zSePnCT
— Sooner (@Sooner45057541) March 1, 2021
The news comes as voter fraud has been hotly debated across the country.
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