SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio marketing campaign employee seen in an undercover video final yr showing to influence a girl to vary her vote faces an extended record of felony fees after being arrested Wednesday, based on the Texas Legal professional Normal’s Workplace.
Raquel Rodriguez faces fees of election fraud, unlawful voting, unlawfully helping folks voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official poll, based on a press launch from AG Ken Paxton’s workplace.
“Many proceed to assert that there’s no such factor as election fraud. We’ve at all times recognized that such a declare is fake and deceptive, and at this time we now have further laborious proof. This can be a victory for election integrity and a robust sign that anybody who makes an attempt to defraud the folks of Texas, deprive them of their vote, or undermine the integrity of elections will likely be dropped at justice,” Paxton stated within the launch.
The discharge spelled Rodriguez’s first title as Rachel, regardless that public data for her repeatedly have it spelled as Raquel.
A San Antonio Police Division spokeswoman stated through electronic mail Wednesday Rodriguez was taken into custody on town’s East Facet and that the AG’s workplace requested for help transporting Rodriguez, however referred all different questions in regards to the arrest to the AG’s workplace.
Rodriguez was nonetheless being within the strategy of being taken to jail simply earlier than midday Wednesday.
A spokeswoman for the AG’s workplace didn’t reply to an electronic mail Wednesday asking for the time and placement of Rodriguez’s arrest.
Rodriguez faces as much as 20 years in jail if convicted, based on the information launch.
She was captured on an undercover digicam as a part of a video launched by Venture Veritas final fall.
In it, Rodriguez seems to indicate an older girl find out how to change her vote on a mail-in poll.
In the identical video, Rodriguez described varied varieties of small presents she will get for voters she comes into contact with.
Venture Veritas is a far-right activist group that makes use of undercover video and audio in its initiatives. The group, together with founder James O’Keefe, have been criticized for utilizing what are described as misleading enhancing methods.
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