Texas Border Mayor Charged with Trying to Rig Own Election

The arrest of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina also comes at a time of heightened tension over voting in Texas.

  • Published 25 April 2019
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas mayor on the U.S.-Mexico border was charged Thursday with trying to cheat his way into office through an illegal voting scheme in a region long plagued by public corruption scandals. The arrest of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina also comes at a time of heightened tension over voting in Texas, where Republicans in the coming weeks want to toughen penalties for election crimes over opposition from Democrats. Meanwhile, a bungled… Read at AP News