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Texas AG Paxton: 500 election fraud cases pending

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District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine (L) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speak during the launch of an antitrust investigation into large tech companies outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on September 9, 2019. - The backlash against Big Tech heads into a new phase Monday with another broad antitrust investigation, highlighting the mounting legal challenges facing the dominant online platforms. Top legal officials from dozens of US states were set to unveil a probe of Google over allegations of "anticompetitive behavior," days after a separate coalition announced a similar investigation of social networking giant Facebook. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine (L) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speak during the launch of an antitrust investigation into large tech companies outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on September 9, 2019. - The backlash against Big Tech heads into a new phase Monday with another broad antitrust investigation, highlighting the mounting legal challenges facing the dominant online platforms. Top legal officials from dozens of US states were set to unveil a probe of Google over allegations of "anticompetitive behavior," days after a separate coalition announced a similar investigation of social networking giant Facebook. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine (L) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speak during the launch of an antitrust investigation into large tech companies outside of the U.S. Supreme Court. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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Texas Attorney Gen. Ken Paxton has announced that more than 500 election fraud cases are currently waiting to be heard in court. Over the weekend, Paxton relayed on Twitter that his team will prosecute every instance of voter fraud.

This comes after he shared information about a woman being arrested for multiple counts of election fraud in a 2018 local election. Monica Mendez was convicted on seven counts of illegal voting, eight counts of unlawfully assisting a voter, eight counts of unlawful possession of ballots and eight counts of election fraud.

In response to the case, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said his team plans to pursue laws for more secure elections.

“I fully expect to have a session where we will pass an election integrity bill as well as bail reform,” said Abbott. “Those are both needed and they both must pass.” He has since announced the state legislature will have a special session addressing voter fraud laws.

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