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Texas court rules TX AG cannot prosecute election fraud


UncoverDCThe Republican majority Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) in Texas issued a stunning decision in December that strikes down Chapter 273 of the election code in a 1951 statute. Section 273.021 allows the state’s Attorney General to unilaterally prosecute election cases. The powerful Court disagrees.

Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked for a motion to rehear the case but says the Court can summarily dismiss it if they so decide. The Court is the most powerful in the state in criminal matters because of its bifurcated appellate court system.

The context here is that there are local district attorneys who won't prosecute vote fraud... usually in the highly liberal blue cities. A prime example being Austin.

That means those blue areas can fraud elections -- particularly presidential ones, which are statewide totals rather than local -- as much as they want without fear or prosecution for their fraud.

This decision, which appears to overturn 60 years of precedent, is hard to explain except by noting that judges in Texas are elected.

This entry was published Wed Jan 19 23:40:32 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2022-01-19 23:40:32.0. [Tweet]

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