KLTV: East Texas Lawmaker Files Bill Targeting Prosecutors Who Decline Taking On Election Crimes

“AUSTIN, Texas (KLTV) – A bill filed by an East Texas lawmaker would give the Texas attorney general more power to prosecute election crimes.

State Rep. Bryan Slaton represents Hopkins, Hunt, and Van Zandt counties. Among the legislation he hopes to push through this session, a bill allowing the Texas attorney general to step in if a local prosecutor declines to prosecute a violation of election law.

“I feel like it’s becoming more and more of a problem where we see, mainly in the larger counties, the DA is basically saying we’re not going to do this,” Slaton said.

When asked what prompted the bill, Slaton pointed to some of the state’s largest and bluest counties, Dallas and Harris.”

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