San Antonio woman arrested for election fraud, AG Paxton says

Rachel Rodriguez
Photo credit Texas Attorney General's Office

AUSTIN ( -- A San Antonio woman seen in a Project Veritas video leading up to the 2020 election has been arrested, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday morning.

According to a release, Raquel Rodriguez is facing charges of election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people with voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot. Each of the charges constitutes a felony under the Texas Election Code.

"Many continue to claim that there’s no such thing as election fraud," Paxton said in a statement. "We've always known that such a claim is false and misleading, and today we have additional hard evidence. 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."

The Election Fraud Division of the Office of the Attorney General reviewed dozens of hours of unedited, raw footage, which led to this arrest. In an uncharacteristic moment of honesty, Rodriguez acknowledged on video that what she was doing is illegal and that she could go to jail for it.

"The shocking and blatantly illegal action documented by Project Veritas demonstrates a form of election fraud my office continually investigates and prosecutes," Paxton said. "I am fiercely committed to ensuring the voting process is secure and fair throughout the state, and my office is prepared to assist any Texas county in combating this insidious, un-American form of fraud."

If convicted of the charges, Rodriguez could face up to 20 years in prison.

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