Texas AG Credits Trump Victory to Blocking Mail Ballots
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In an interview with former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton admits on video that his efforts to block a safe, secure and accessible form of voting for millions of Texans were the reason Trump won in the state. County officials across Texas had planned to automatically send out mail ballots to all eligible voters in order to encourage voter participation and ensure everyone could cast their votes safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. AG Paxton and other Republican allies sued to successfully block Harris County from mailing out these ballots.
He stated: “Had we not [stopped the Harris County mail ballots]…we would have been one of those battleground states that they were counting votes in Harris County for three days and Donald Trump would have lost the election.”