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Former Bexar County DA Nico LaHood representing woman accused of election fraud

Rachel Rodriguez arrested (Fox San Antonio){ }
Rachel Rodriguez arrested (Fox San Antonio)
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It was an undercover video that made national news. Wednesday, January 13th, one of the women in the video, Rachel Rodriguez, recorded by Project Veritas was arrested with a warrant from the Texas Attorney General's Office for Election Fraud, Illegal Voting, Unlawfully Assisting People Voting by Mail, and Unlawfully Possessing an Official Ballot. All considered felonies under the Texas Election Code.

“Well, she was arrested by state agents, and she's being processed in Kendall county, which, from our perspective is interesting because none of the allegations are said to have occurred in Kendall county,” said Nico LaHood, attorney.

Project Veritas, who put out the video, is a non-profit with a checkered past. In the video, you can see and hear Rodriguez say that she could deliver mail-in votes for money. Project Veritas' undercover video was captured by retired federal agents who are now private investigators and had told Rodriguez a story of wanting to hire her to work the mail-in vote for a city race this year, so she would talk to them.

“I can say this subjectively, as former prosecutors, that there was more of a thorough investigation it seems that there could have been,” said LaHood.

When the video was posted, Rodriguez claimed she knew something was wrong when she was talking to the undercover private investigators. In an interview, she said she lied about local candidates she allegedly had taken money from, to help them win the mail-in vote so she could gather her own evidence and turn it over to someone with law enforcement.

"We're going to analyze this completely, we're not going to leave any rock unturned,” said LaHood. Rachel and all people accused, all citizens accused of criminal allegation by the government, deserve an aggressive defense in a fair process, our job is to ensure that Rachel gets both of those and we plan to do that.”

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According to LaHood, Rodriguez will remain in the Kendall County Jail till tomorrow awaiting bond since they don’t have a magistrate 24 hours a day. The other woman seen in the videos has not been charged.

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