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Mexia Social Worker Charged With 134 Counts of Election Fraud

A Mexia social worker, Kelly Reagan Brunner, who worked at a State Supported Living Center (SSLC), was charged with 134 felony counts “of purportedly acting as an agent of election fraud,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Office announced.

If convicted, Brunner faces up to 10 years in prison for these offenses.

The AG’s Election Fraud Unit worked with the Limestone County Sheriff, District Attorney, Department of Health and Human Services, and Office of the Inspector General to investigate the charges.

SSLCs serve people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Brunner was charged with submitting voter registration applications on behalf of 67 residents without their signature or effective consent, while purporting to act as their agent, the AG’s office said.

Under Texas law, only a parent, spouse or child who is a qualified legal voter of the county may act as an agent in registering a person to vote. They must also have been appointed by that individual to do so. None of the SSLC patients gave effective consent to be registered. Read more…

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