A Texas Democrat county commissioner was arrested Thursday on charges that he and three associates committed mail-in ballot fraud in a 2018 primary election .
Gregg County commissioner Shannon Brown – along with Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns and DeWayne Ward – was indicted by a grand jury, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced.
Brown won his March Democratic primary by a tally of 1,047 to 1,042. He received a much greater share of his support from absentee ballots, according to the Texas Tribune.
Ballots for 38 voters, the report reads, accuse Brown and the others of “intentionally [causing] false information to be provided on an application for ballot by mail.”
Applications allegedly indicated that “the voter was disabled, when in fact the voter was not disabled.”
It is unclear what percentage of the 38 ballots were successfully processed.
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