• Richard Easson

Four Arrested in Texas on 150 Counts of Voter Fraud, Includes a Judge

There will always be those who still believe to this day that voter fraud doesn’t exist and is a hoax despite stories and evidence piling up all over the country even after the Presidential Election took place.

Texans who believe it’s a hoax were just served with a dose of reality as a justice of the peace and three others were arrested and face a combined 150 counts of voter fraud.

Medina County Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez was arrested on February 11th and charged with one count of “assisting voter voting ballot by mail,” one count of organized election fraud, and 17 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope.

The three others arrested, Leonor Rivas Garza, Eva Ann Martinez, and Mary Balderrama, were all charged with organized election fraud. They were also charged with multiple charges of illegal voting, election fraud, unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope, tampering with a government record, fraudulent use of an absentee ballot by mail, and purportedly acting as an agent.

All four individuals were indicted by a Bandera Grand Jury on February 9th.

According to the Texas attorney general’s office, the case against the four individuals charged involve alleged ballot harvesting at assisted living centers in Medina County during the county’s 2018 primary election.

The elected and now suspended justice of the peace released a statement saying that he was “stunned” by the charges and denied them.

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. I entered the race for JP because I wanted to serve Medina County and make the office function better for its citizens. I feel I have done exactly that up to this point. For people who know me, these allegations are absurd. To those who don't, it provides reason to sneer and hate. I will vigorously defend myself to the fullest extent and I fully expect to be vindicated.