April 25, 2019
Editor’s Update: A previous version of this story has been disputed because TCO indicated that Richard Molina is a Democrat, but the town of Edinburg elects their mayor without party affiliations listed. The error has been corrected.
In addition, the county Molina was elected in is a Democratic stronghold per the NY Times.
Mr. Molina was arrested in the Democratic stronghold of the Rio Grande Valley, the result of an investigation led by a Republican attorney general. But the case is being prosecuted by a local Democrat, Ricardo Rodriguez Jr., the Hidalgo County district attorney, with assistance from Mr. Paxton’s office.
Mr. Molina’s lawyer said the accusations against his client fit with a partisan election-fraud narrative, adding that the mayor had also filed similar voter-fraud complaints with the county and the state but that those complaints went nowhere.