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East Texas county commissioner accused of vote-harvesting

Posted On: Sep 26, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

LONGVIEW, Texas - An East Texas county commissioner and three other people have been indicted on charges that they fraudulently solicited mail-in votes from able-bodied voters by claiming they were disabled, often without the voters' knowledge or consent.
Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown and three paid workers of Brown's 2018 Democratic primary campaign - Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward - were charged in a 35-page, 134-count indictment returned last week with multiple counts of election-related fraud and record tampering.
The case arises from the Precinct 4 commissioner's primary race between Brown and his opponent, Kasha Williams, a race that drew more than 2,000 votes. According to the Gregg County District Attorney Tom Watson, more than 360 mail-in ballots were requested claiming voter disability. By comparison, fewer than 15 mail-in ballots were requested for the Precincts 1, 2, and 3 commissioners' races combined due to voter disability. In live voting, Williams led Brown by...

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