Dallas County’s criminal voter fraud investigation is getting a boost from the state today.

The Texas Attorney General’s office is reportedly joining the Dallas County District Attorney’s criminal investigation of mail ballot voter fraud in May’s city elections.

According to local ABC affiliate WFAA, Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson will make the announcement with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton this afternoon.

Dallas County prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into fraudulent mail ballot harvesting in May, after receiving an “off the charts” number of complaints from voters, and issued their first arrest warrant in the case earlier this month.

Paxton’s office will add resources including experienced voter fraud investigators to what is likely to be a politically charged investigation.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called on lawmakers to crack down on mail-in ballot fraud in his legislative agenda for the July special session.

Texas Scorecard has reported extensively on voter fraud in Dallas County and elsewhere in Texas and will continue to provide updates on these criminal investigations.

UPDATE: Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton held a press conference this afternoon announcing that the Attorney General’s office would be joining the Dallas County investigation (video courtesy of Direct Action Texas).

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.