A Mexican citizen accused of voting in three different elections in Texas has been indicted on two counts of election fraud linked to the November 2016 presidential election.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed to prosecute the case, which comes amid increased attention on voter fraud nationally and in Texas, where two North Texas women were sentenced to several years in prison for illegal voting.
Laura Janeth Garza, 38, was arrested Friday in Houston after being indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury on two charges of illegally voting in Harris County after allegedly stealing the identity of a U.S. citizen and using the information to register to vote…..
Garza allegedly obtained documents to steal the identity of a U.S. citizen and illegally registered to vote in Harris County, according to a joint investigation by Paxton’s office and the Texas Department of Public Safety. She used the alias Angie Yadira Zamora and cast ballots in 2004, 2012 and 2016.
The investigation launched when a Montgomery County citizen attempting to obtain a U.S. passport discovered that Garza had already done so using the woman’s identity, according to the Attorney General’s Office. The AG’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division will continue to work together on the investigation and prosecution, he said.