South Texas Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez and three other people were arrested for more than 100 counts of voter fraud related to the 2018 primary election in Medina County.
The Texas Attorney General released a statement saying, “In Bandera County, Leonor Rivas Garza, Eva Ann Martinez, and Tomas Ramirez were indicted on several charges related to the 2018 Medina County Primary Election.
On February 11, Garza, Martinez, and Ramirez turned themselves into the Bandera County Justice System. This case involved allegations of vote harvesting at assisted living centers in Medina County in the 2018 Medina County Primary Election.”
According to News4SanAntonio, Ramirez faces one count of organized election fraud, one count of unlawfully assisting voter voting ballot by mail, and 17 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope.
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Balderrama is charged with one count of organized election fraud, nine counts of illegal voting, two counts of unlawful possession of ballot or ballot envelope, one count of mail ballot application, two counts of unlawfully assisting voter voting by mail, two counts of tampering with a government record, and eight counts of election fraud.
Garza faces a single count of organized election fraud, two counts of illegal voting, eight counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope, two counts of election fraud, and four counts of fraudulent use of an absentee ballot by mail.
Martinez is charged with a single count of organized election fraud, nine counts of illegal voting, 28 counts of unlawful possession of ballot or ballot envelope, three counts of purportedly acting as an agent, five counts of tampering with a government record, 14 counts of election fraud, and four counts of fraudulent mail ballot application.
Ramirez did not respond to the Epoch Times, New4SanAntonio, or Fox San Antonio for a comment on the arrests. He has been suspended from his position as Justice of the Peace without pay.
When KENS 5 news asked him for a comment he said, “I was stunned by the allegations because there is absolutely no truth to them. I have spent the last 27 years building my law practice and serving in this community which has created my reputation for fairness, sincerity, and integrity. I entered the race for JP because I wanted to serve Medina County and make the office function better for its citizens. I feel I have done exactly that up to this point. For people who know me, these allegations are absurd. To those who don’t, it provides reason to sneer and hate.”
“I will vigorously defend myself to the fullest extent and I fully expect to be vindicated,” he said.