A Medina County judge is out of jail on bond but is facing serious election fraud-related charges after he and three others were arrested on 150 counts of voter fraud. Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez said he is innocent and will fight the charges.
“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,” Ramirez said.
“I entered the race for JP because I wanted to serve Medina County and make the office function better for its citizens,” he said.
“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 added.
From Fox San Antonio: An area Justice of the Peace has been arrested and accused of election fraud, along with three other people.Medina County Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez was arrested Feb. 11 after a Bandera Grand Jury indicted him and three others two days prior.
Ramirez is facing one count of organized election fraud, one count of assisting voter voting ballot by mail and 17 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope.
Leonor Rivas Garza, Eva Ann Martinez and Mary Balderrama were also arrested.
Garza is facing one charge 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 facing one 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 government record, 14 counts of election fraud and four counts of fraudulent mail ballot application.
We have found the voter fraud. It’s the GOP. South Texas republican judge facing several election fraud charges https://t.co/eZ8IT1Yzbd
— Kevin Turcotte He/Him (@kturcotte1980) March 2, 2021
BREAKING: Four people arrested in Texas on 150 counts of voter fraud. Local media covering arrest, but national press is suppressing the arrests as they don’t support their narrative. https://t.co/cJaZEsnAbg
— @amuse (@amuse) March 1, 2021