Busted! TX woman caught ballot harvesting just now facing four felony charges
Project Veritas strikes again. The Texas woman they caught on video conducting a massive ballot harvesting scheme was just arrested on felony charges of election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday. And this is just one instance of what was allegedly happening all over the country, especially in contested battleground states.
In October of 2020, Project Veritas released two videos showing Rodriguez operating a massive ballot harvesting scheme where she claims to be working with elected state and county officials in coercing voters, harvesting ballots, voting on behalf of people, and running a cash-for-votes operation.
Paxton relayed that the suspect got caught on a Project Veritas video in the midst of “shocking and blatantly illegal action.” Texas should be applauded for doing its constitutional duty and protecting voters. The same cannot be said for most other states.
“Many continue to claim that there’s no such thing as election fraud,” the attorney general stated. “We’ve always known that such a claim is false and misleading, and today we have additional hard evidence.”
Paxton’s office said Rachel Rodriguez was exposed in a Project Veritas video last fall while engaging in vote harvesting leading up to the 2020 election, adding that his office’s Election Fraud Division reviewed dozens of hours of unedited, raw footage, which led to her arrest. So much for the left claiming there’s absolutely no evidence of voter fraud.
Rodriguez actually acknowledged that her actions were illegal and that she could go to jail for it, Paxton’s office said. Dumb and evil doesn’t quite cover it here. She brazenly bragged about “flipping” people to vote for Democrats in Texas.
Rodriguez said on video she was bringing “at least 7,000 ballots to the polls” in the San Antonio area, and she had a team of at least five other people working on “flipping people.”
If she is convicted, Rodriguez could get up to 20 years in prison. And she will deserve every last day of it.
KSAT-TV reported that while the release from Paxton’s office spelled Rodriguez’s first name “Rachel,” public records repeatedly spell it “Raquel.” Not that anyone cares.
The station also said that in the Project Veritas video Rodriguez appears to show an older woman how to change her vote on a mail-in ballot, and she described various types of small gifts she gets for voters she comes into contact with. That’s absolutely illegal.
On Wednesday morning, police stated that Rodriguez was taken into custody on San Antonio’s east side and that the attorney general’s office asked for assistance transporting her. Rodriguez was still in the process of being taken to jail just before noon Wednesday.
Public Interest Legal Foundation President J. Christian Adams praised Rodriguez’s arrest, saying in a statement that “Texas is leading the nation in effective investigations into ballot harvesting.”
“Texas shows how election officials, law enforcement, and the concerned public can collaborate to identify alleged election fraud schemes,” Adams said.
“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,” Paxton added.
Paxton’s office also said that individuals involved in or with knowledge of “this organized vote harvesting scheme are encouraged to come forward and cooperate with the Office of the Attorney General.”
James O’Keefe and Project Veritas – doing the work “journalists” can’t be bothered with or are too afraid to do.