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Texas Attorney General investigating alleged Gregg County voter fraud

Back in May, a voter made a formal complaint that fraud occurred during Precinct Four's Commissioner race. The mail-in absentee ballots are the issue.

GREGG COUNTY — The Texas Attorney's General Office is sending agents to investigate voter fraud in Gregg County.

In May a fraud complaint was made in regard to the absentee ballots for Precinct Four's Commissioners race.

Former Longview Councilwoman Kasha Williams lost the race due to five absentee ballots. The complaint suspects someone paid for those votes.

"73 percent of that race's votes came from mail-in absentee ballots," Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt says. "The national average for mail-in absentee votes is six percent."

If the state does find someone guilty of voter fraud they would face serious jail time.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has created a special initiative to investigate all voter fraud in Texas.

His office recently prosecuted three people who now face felony jail time.

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