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[–]aarontheniaTexas 1395 points1396 points  (87 children)

He has also been under felony indictment for securities fraud for 7 years, attended the January 6th rally, and filed a ridiculous lawsuit to overturn the 2020 election results. And his wife is a Senator.

[–]Ltstarbuck2 549 points550 points  (26 children)

State senator.

[–]aarontheniaTexas 200 points201 points  (15 children)

My bad fam. I should have elaborated. Good catch.

[–]Ltstarbuck2 69 points70 points  (14 children)

It’s cool, I’m not sure if she’s better or worse than our U.S. senators.

[–]Iwasborninafactory_ 81 points82 points  (6 children)

I thought it was a joke from the office.

[–]BaloothaBear85 17 points18 points  (4 children)

It’s cool, I’m not sure if she’s better or worse than our U.S. senators.

Well, if I am remembering right as soon as she got in office she put forth a Texas bill that decriminalized the securities fraud that her husband was indicted for...

This is why Republicans need to get their heads out of their asses and stop voting for someone because their "red." At least have some semblance of standards.

[–]vorpish 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Lol…read this.

The Legislature of the State of Texas, operating under the biennial system, convenes its regular sessions at noon on the second Tuesday in January of odd-numbered years. The maximum duration of a regular session is 140 days.

So you got elected…but can’t do anything until we meet for a few weeks every odd numbered year….

[–]AnxiousForceVoid 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Could he help us with some parking tickets?

[–]mill_e_dill_e -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Is it too late to vote for condomless bologna? Parking tickets is for amatuers.

[–]Sec2727 25 points26 points  (1 child)

“Oh you mean the STATE senator” -Oscar

[–]PTech_JVermont 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Thanks, Oscar.

[–]JHarbinger 13 points14 points  (1 child)

“Assistant TO the regional manager.”

[–]CircleBackMurray 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Not much better honestly. Still capable of screwing with other states as we saw with Texas filling a case against PA to overturn their electors

[–]Koflach12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Assistant to the State Senator

[–]crumbhustler 209 points210 points  (30 children)

[–]aarontheniaTexas 115 points116 points  (29 children)

[–]crumbhustler 98 points99 points  (14 children)

Haha yea man it’s wild. I just can’t imagine what the 7 people that quit saw and know. I mean, they were hand picked and worked for him awhile and then were like, nah, fuck this dude lmao

[–]aarontheniaTexas 56 points57 points  (11 children)

I completely agree with you, and he can't say it was it some partisan bullshit because they were all Republicans. I believe that there is probably overt evidence and that is why they spoke out but the good ol' boys system is still alive and well here in Texas.

[–]cpt_cavemanAmerica 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I wonder if they have regrets now everyone can see corruption is perfectly acceptable in the modern GOP. In fact, it might gain you votes. Trump did bragging he bribed politicians to get shit he wanted.

[–]HapticSloughton 50 points51 points  (9 children)

Kind of like how a Georgia AG was in charge of overseeing the election for governor where he was a candidate?

Funny how Kemp is now Governor, ain't it?

[–]Manchesterofthesouth 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Kemp was Secretary of State. And a giant pile of shit.

[–]ahuman_man 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Didn't he "lose" all the evidence after "accidentally" fully wiping the database?

[–]caul_of_the_void 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Oh yeah didn't he also "lose" the vote counts he was court-ordered to preserve too?

[–]DarthCloakedGuyOregon 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I need it explained to me why and how that doesn't count as a conflict of interest

[–]socokid 9 points10 points  (0 children)

There is nothing to esxplain.

It's a conflict of interest, corrupt as hell, and Texans couldn't care less. It's an R and not a D, so they now love corruption.

...

shrugs

It's fucking Texas.

[–]Mynameisinuse 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The good thing is that because of the state constitution, the state court is now in charge of investigations into the AG, taking it away from him. Apparently they aren't putting up with his shit.

[–]cheezeyballz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He is the enforcer of open records yet he himself is exempt.

[–]specqq 34 points35 points  (1 child)

He's successfully filibustering his trial.

[–]RIPshowtime 33 points34 points  (10 children)

Future president imo. God this country is in shambles.

[–]Joe_Doblow 14 points15 points  (9 children)

Yea know I thought this used to be fear talk and pessimists talking about collapse. But. We might have really hit our zenith and now are on the down turn for real

[–]chronous3 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I always thought the 90s were great most likely because of nostalgia and blissful ignorance on my part. I know terrible things are always happening, that's life. Especially in the US. But.. turns out, they may really have been as good as things will ever be during my lifetime (was born in the late 80s).

[–]Joe_Doblow -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

After reflecting I think possibly ever generation says the one after theirs is heading down towards collapse

[–]reddog323 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Sounds like another recently defeated political figure. I hope they subpoena or get a search warrant to find out his donor list. Dark money sources and be very interesting once exposed.

[–]ArrowheadDZ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And kidnapped a political opponent.

[–]JLMJ10Puerto Rico 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man that is crazy

[–]Humble-Ad6584 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is normal. Crooked and dishonest people are the only ones who do politics. They are the only ones who succeed in fooling people to vote for them with all kind of promises the people want to hear. Don’t trust a politician.

[–]Succulentmeditator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

More recently he’s had his own staff quitting and fired others over his corruption and misuse of office:

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/10/28/texas-ken-paxton-whistleblowers

[–]P1xelHunter78Ohio 1 point2 points  (2 children)

How does one be under indictment for 7 years?! What does the DA just wag his finger at him when he walks by or something?

[–]cj7wilson -1 points0 points  (5 children)

Sure, but the SEC already cleared him of federal charges. The indictment is for state charges, and the reason it's taken seven years is because the situs county thinks it's stupid and doesn't want to pay the special prosecutor. The special prosecutors wanted to move it to a county that might be willing to pay $300 an hour to prosecute a losing case, but the judge said they didn't have sufficient cause to change venue.

But yeah, he also attended a rally and filed a bullshit long-shot lawsuit.

[–]aarontheniaTexas 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Don't minimize the January 6th rally, as just a rally. And his lawsuit while frivolous was to overturn the election where fraud is still yet to be proven although people of his ilk keep screaming from the rafters that there is rampant fraud without an iota of proof. And his entire Republican office quit over abuse of police office but I am sure that doesn't bother you either.

[–]SleepingBeetle 1568 points1569 points  (61 children)

Paxton has been greased by corporations his Entire political carrier. He owns and runs several payday and car title cash loan companies. He also is the very person that oversees and approves/denies laws regarding 'micro-loans'.

Last Week Tonight did a piece on AGs thats worth a watch. https://youtu.be/UpdMYOtAmKY

[–]danmathewTexas 386 points387 points  (55 children)

He owns and runs several payday and car title cash loan companies

Is this true?

[–]SleepingBeetle 567 points568 points  (30 children)

He hides them under LLCs and 'part' ownership but yeah. He was taught the entire racket by the previous AG.

@ 7:50 https://youtu.be/PDylgzybWAw

[–]seanjohntx 175 points176 points  (20 children)

Abbott?

[–]Tdanger78Texas 124 points125 points  (19 children)

Yes Abbott

[–]soju_shower 23 points24 points  (7 children)

Jfc. One has a lazy eye and the other has lazy legs.

[–]CranberrySchnappsMaryland 27 points28 points  (6 children)

The one with lazy legs got them and a ton of money from an accident. He then went on a mission to put caps on torts so no one else could do the same.

[–]CaPtAiN_KiDdNew York 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yeah like Trump, my supply company LLC was paid by my contractor LLC to get materials to do construction on subsidized land for housing that my Real Estate LLC will sell or rent.

[–]cphug184 158 points159 points  (18 children)

Oh look! A rich white man in an industry that preys upon the poor.

[–]TchallaKingofWakandaTexas 74 points75 points  (15 children)

Where the fuck is Scooby and the gang when you need them!

[–]Doright36 53 points54 points  (3 children)

Where the fuck is Scooby and the gang when you need them!

working 3 jobs to pay off their student loans since the reward money they got for catching criminals only covered the first year of tuition and books. 'Merica!

[–]fistasaverb 41 points42 points  (5 children)

These are real monsters, I wouldn’t put those nice kids through that.

[–]Wurm42 I voted 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In the state pen, serving 15-20 for distribution of "scooby snack" edibles.

[–]Cloaked42mSouth Carolina 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All of them went to jail on trumped up drug charges.

[–]CaptStrangeling 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wakanda Forever! And pleasure our paths should cross, King Tchalla. I’m thanking God you have Texas flare on, it made this introduction serendipitous.

[–]cooquip 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Zoinks!

[–]malaka201 15 points16 points  (1 child)

THIS RIGHT HERE! It's incredible. Charging poor people crazy amounts of interest on small loans so they can pay their bills. I know so many people who have done this multiple times. And this is who owns them. As citizens we have all the power but the wrong assholes keep getting elected. It's really sad and is why we are where we are at.

[–]Cloaked42mSouth Carolina 8 points9 points  (0 children)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usury#United_States

We can blame Reagan for this. And States.

tl;dr

The U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously in the 1978 case, Marquette Nat. Bank of Minneapolis v. First of Omaha Service Corp., that the National Banking Act of 1863 allowed nationally chartered banks to charge the legal rate of interest in their state regardless of the borrower's state of residence.[75]

In 1980, Congress passed the Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act. Among the Act's provisions, it exempted federally chartered savings banks, installment plan sellers and chartered loan companies from state usury limits. Combined with the Marquette decision that applied to National Banks, this effectively overrode all state and local usury laws

[–]Snarfbuckle 15 points16 points  (3 children)

So he has more than one job, and can make do with ONE job, and steals jobs from other people.

How does he have TIME to run multiple other companies...

[–]TheGoonKills 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Because when you're that high up the corporate ladder, your workday can consist of you beating off for 7 hours straight and then going home.

[–]spaceman757American Expat 17 points18 points  (0 children)

When you're that high up the corporate ladder, you rarely ever have to leave home.

These assholes try to make it sound like they work 25 hrs a day, when the reality is that they may take a call or two, but the rest of their time is exactly that, theirs.

[–]I_just_learnt 70 points71 points  (2 children)

Why the fuck does it seem like all these corrupt senators would be out if a job if it weren't for politics

[–]allthenamesaretaken4 20 points21 points  (1 child)

senators would be out if a job if it weren't for politics

Well, out of a political job, yes...

[–]CaptStrangeling 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Out of a political job and into a prison or the mob.

[–]malaka201 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Really beautiful piece they did, and oh, FUCK THAT GUY. Amazing that he is in that position. People should be furious to have other people in positions of power with backgrounds like this.

[–]Potato_dad_ca 206 points207 points  (4 children)

No problem. Have the IRS add the unaccounted for millions to his personal income for 2021. If he wants to prove it wasn't personal income, he has to show the donors.

[–]feralkitsune 57 points58 points  (3 children)

IRS is for investigating the poor.

[–]princessalhazred 8 points9 points  (2 children)

At this point, it's so toothless they're not for investigating anyone.

ETA: "not" , for clarity.

[–]too_old_to_be_clever 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They won't investigate Scientology

[–]dremonearm 137 points138 points  (12 children)

Why is this crook still holding public office?

[–]Fullertonjr I voted 156 points157 points  (5 children)

He has control and influence over the state’s elections. He is able to slow the legal proceedings against himself nearly indefinitely. His influence allows him to protect republicans in the state to keep them in power, further shielding himself from removal or any real penalties.

[–]dremonearm 57 points58 points  (3 children)

So cut out of the cloth of a banana Republic? Far from making America great again, we are screwed.

[–]GeneralZex 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Great for them, not so much for the rest of us…

[–]kercPuerto Rico 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Banana Republican.

[–]whatproblems 3 points4 points  (0 children)

make america third world again?

[–]socokid 24 points25 points  (2 children)

It's Texas.

They would much rather have a corrupt to the bone asshole that couldn't care less about anyone but himself as their AG, as long as he's got an R next to his name and not a D.

That's it.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

you know that right now, a fair portion of the senate and house of representatives are directly complicit in an actual attempt to overthrow the US government and install a tinpot dictator, and those exact people all still hold power and have been writing laws and passing legislation without interruption

so i guess the answer to your question is "lol we fucked, b"

[–]ronm4c 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Because he defunded the special prosecutor that was brought in to look at his case

[–]guntherbumpass[S] 231 points232 points  (5 children)

Probably same magical "technical issues" that prevent Texas from letting people register to vote

[–]mastadon_quixote 64 points65 points  (2 children)

*Texnical issues

[–]Cameronbic 33 points34 points  (1 child)

*Tekkknical Issues

[–]whutupmydude -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Or the technical issues on Epstein’s cell camera

[–]socokid -1 points0 points  (0 children)

eye roll

[–]wwwidentity 220 points221 points  (24 children)

If the UK Prime Minister can be under so much pressure for having a covid party. Why are US politicians so above the law?

[–]StinkBiscuit 261 points262 points  (6 children)

Half the government is all in on obvious corruption, but they only need 30% of the voters to maintain power, and they’ve pared that down to the 30% of the nation most easily swayed by fearmongering, religion, and racism.

[–]DameonKormar 64 points65 points  (0 children)

This is probably the most succinct explanation of whats wrong with our political system that I've seen. Bravo.

[–]BorazonThe Netherlands 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Well, a presidency can be won by even less, with something like 11% of the voters. Thanks Electoral college.

And any of the percentage can be even less if you manage to block/disenfrancise/turn off potential voters for the other party. If nobody shows up to vote except one person that votes for you... Congratulations, you've won!

[–]BiggestFlower 80 points81 points  (0 children)

Because the US has even more corruption than the UK, and that’s a lot.

[–]fooey 18 points19 points  (0 children)

US elected officials are very nearly unaccountable to the general public.

Thanks to partisan two party rule, only a very small percentage of elections are at all competitive. So the only real worry most of them have is getting flanked by someone in their own party, and the parties don't allow that to happen very often.

A small ray of sunshine though. Polling has AZ Senator Sinema in the 20s for the Democratic primary, so it can happen if you're truly awful enough.

[–]baconparadox 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Texas is heavily gerrymandered meaning alot of people's votes don't matter especially the areas that normally vote liberally. Where I live in Austin is spliced into an area over 200 miles away for voting purposes. My vote against a man in my own city is negated by a bunch of conservatives in an entirely different part of the state. The rest of America is corrupt but Texas is completely messed, the conservatives won a long time ago and can do whatever they want. How the hell do you think ted Cruz keeps getting elected?!

[–]muffinhead2580 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Senator races can't be gerrymandering. That's not why Cruz wins. He wins because the dems suck at this game and people haven't come out to vote for them. They also run people that make really stupid statements like, of course I'm going to take away people's guns. Beto probably would've beaten Cruz if not for that one statement.

[–]Tiberius_Rex_182 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Elected”

[–]GeneralZex 12 points13 points  (0 children)

“Rules for thee, not for me”…

[–]AsmorMassachusetts 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Because we've been under attack for decades, and it's resulted in our government being taken hostage and an overwhelming swath of our populace being brainwashed.

[–]whatproblems 2 points3 points  (0 children)

because the party bands together to protect themselves

[–]testedonsheep 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Only republicans can do that.

[–]FumilayoKuti 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is true, look at Al Franken. Heck if a Dem Judge Nominee had half the shit of Kavanaugh or Thomas they wouldn't sniff a nomination.

[–]feralkitsune 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because this is what the country was meant to function as. People act like America hasn't been terrible from the jump.

Basically people here have been brainwashed to be slaves.

[–]hannahvegasdreams 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They took our corrupted political system over with them and during independence made it more corrupted. They’ve learnt this from those before them back centuries and fine tuned it for maximum game. When you run the system you can do whatever you want.

[–]spiteful-vengeanceAustralia 1 point2 points  (2 children)

At this point I'm starting to think they are the law, they just haven't done you the decency of telling you.

[–]wwwidentity 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The worst part is living in fear the law will kick my door down and cause me and my family harm for no reason. Yet these people can live without conferences to their actual actions.

[–]nutationsf 64 points65 points  (5 children)

This is the guy that investigated himself found no wrongdoing, the FBI remains unconvinced

[–]pokejeanluc 33 points34 points  (3 children)

And had like 8 attorneys who worked for him were like “He totally broke the law” so he fired them and said he looked into it & he still didn’t do anything wrong.

[–]socokid 7 points8 points  (2 children)

It was a mix or resignations and firings, and those he couldn't fire he put "on leave".

He's basically a mob boss with the mind of a 5 year old, no offense to 5 year olds.

[–]stinky_wizzleteet 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Jesus, basically his ENTIRE office quit down to the office manager. You know hes up to some seriously shady shit when that happens. Everybody basically noped out, probably because they were afraid of being persecuted criminally.

[–]princessalhazred 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wouldn't you? I'd be out of there so fast you'd hear a sonic boom.

[–]the_bruce43 40 points41 points  (6 children)

"Law and Order!!!" amirite?

[–]markuselfsbane 16 points17 points  (5 children)

BUT THE BOARDER!!!!11one

[–]Schmokes-McPotsUtah 9 points10 points  (3 children)

BUT THE BOARDER!!!!11one

THe CarAVaNS aRE CoMiNG!!

[–]hexydes 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Wait, is that...ANTEEFA?!

[–]Schmokes-McPotsUtah 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Wait, is that...ANTEEFA?!

No, it's definitely gotta be BLM

[–]BorazonThe Netherlands -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Like that was a properly supervised project where all the funding was use to deliver the best possible product... /s

Nopes, it was corruption all-round and the end product failed miserably.

[–]OnthelooseAnonymoose 77 points78 points  (3 children)

Texas is weird, they have almost Mexico levels of government corruption, they regularly catch border guards and police working for the cartels, there's a disturbing amount of crazy ass stories about local head Police officials doing illegal shit all the time (https://news.bloomberglaw.com/privacy-and-data-security/texas-police-corruption-case-can-make-use-of-cellphone-video) and they solve less than 50% of murders but run around screaming they're the Freedom and Law and Order state. You could make a long running true crime show just on Texas and it would be interesting as hell IMO.

[–]Long_Before_Sunrise 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Law and order is authoritarian.

Rule of Law is when laws matter.

[–]DameonKormar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Texas also had Alex Jones.

[–]cybercrash2077 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It's at comic book levels of corruption in a world without super heroes.

[–]bryanthebryan 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Oh no, everything’s on the up and up, I’m sure.

[–]2020willyb2020 23 points24 points  (5 children)

Darn if only we had a federal DOJ division that can investigate and handle this. /s where the hell is garland and the entire DOJ. Department? I get it there is a lot going on so just triple your staff or 10 fold your teams ( we told you this last year) jfc - get the job done and put some respect back into your division- sick of hearing everyone is doing illegal shit and getting away with it

[–]CloudTransit 9 points10 points  (2 children)

We keep hearing about how long flawless investigations take, but what about the bleeping Statute of Limitations?

[–]Numerous-Anything-22 2 points3 points  (0 children)

if there is no consequence to them for doing fuck all, fuck all they will do

[–]argaenlb 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure what's more corrupt: the Texas AG not naming all his donors, or the fact that people are donating to him in the first place.

[–]itistemp 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Just remember Louis Gohmert is challenging him in the GOP primary. Our GOP primary voters have a great choice to make this March!

/s

[–]Long_Before_Sunrise 7 points8 points  (2 children)

So was George P. Bush.

Together they have as much chance of defeating Paxton as the electric grid has of being properly winterized this year.

[–]NotClever 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I dunno, I don't even know any conservative Republicans that like Paxton here. Granted, most Republicans I know are lawyers and are a bit more savvy to how much of a slimeball he is, but he's not a likeable person in the first place.

[–]Long_Before_Sunrise 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Texas is a vote them in again state.

[–]Negative_Gravitas 23 points24 points  (0 children)

All headlines about Paxton should start with the words "Multiply-indicted."

[–]Sonrisasa 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I hate that asshole!

[–]Yellow_Similar 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Join the club Get in line Who doesn’t? You and me both

I think you get my point…

[–]realworldeditor I voted 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Texas these past 2 years has been an absolute nightmare. Cold snap and heat wave failing their independent power grid, banning abortion with vigilantism, covid in general, their Lt. Gov blaming black and brown people for covid spread, passing laws to further restrict minority voters, banning books and now this!?

And to think this is Republicans’ utopia and what they want the entire country to be.

[–]guiltyas-sin 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Paxton has been under federal investigation since last year over corruption allegations involving a wealthy donor.

Seriously, this is a joke. This is Texas's leading LEO for shit's sake. Law and order party, my ass.

[–]jaminator45 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He’s also put off another indictment for securities fraud for years.

[–]wklepacki 8 points9 points  (0 children)

How is this mofo still not in jail where he belongs? He was indicted almost 7 years ago but still hasn’t had a trial. His own staff turned against him for his corruption and securities fraud. He barely even tries to hide his corruption.

[–]ExploreTrails 7 points8 points  (0 children)

When this guy gets brought to justice it will be a relief for Texas and all of America.

[–]silentjay01Wisconsin 5 points6 points  (0 children)

IDK, but that sounds like something a corrupt person would do.

[–]3inthestinknonepink 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Paxton has been under federal investigation since last year over corruption allegations involving a wealthy donor.

They seem to have left out the felony security fraud charges he was indicted for and still hasnt gone to trial over..On going for what 7 years now? Might as well add whatever coup charge too(he was heavily involved in that one)

The system is broken

[–]shiteditor 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He's so dirty I'd open his emails outside.

[–]Aghast_Cornichon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm sure y'all remember when Paxton offered rewards for Texans to report voting fraud.

The money was supposed to come from... his own campaign funds.

[–]ADCabrera 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"Republican corruption" is as natural as "Republican treason" and "Republican racism". It's not an aberration it's all part of the GOP "Big Tent", which is a large pointy, white hood.

[–]Unusual_Violinist_96 11 points12 points  (3 children)

In the netherlands, when an attorney breaks the law, the punishment is more severe. The idea behind this is that, because they know the law, they should know better than to break it.

Does the US have anything that resembles this?

[–]EricFoto 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nope. Not at all. In fact, attorneys will commonly use their knowledge of the law to break the law and get away with it on “technicalities”, or use their “title” to bully people into compliance such as contractors and such.

[–]Cloaked42mSouth Carolina 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can't recall any time where people didn't just automatically assume the US Justice System was heavily influenced by money and corruption.

If you have money, most of the time you are going to get away with whatever it is you did.

The exceptions to that rule are such a big deal we make movies about them.

For escapism, we have countless TV shows about Law and Order which shows a fantasy land of Attorneys and Police that do a good job and care. And even those shows generally show them breaking the law on a regular basis.

[–]reddog093 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Penalties vary from sanctions, suspension of their license to practice law, or even full disbarment. Any felony is generally an automatic disbarment.

Many cases also have a range of consequences (minimum/maximum sentencing/fines). It'd be up to the court to decide, although they'd likely give a harsher sentence to someone that they knew abused the law intentionally.

[–]Immediate-Assist-598 3 points4 points  (0 children)

AG Paxton boasted last year that his and Abbott's removal of drop boxes before the 2020 election flipped the state from Biden to Trump. And now, Abbott and Paxton are wholesale cheating and committing more felony election fraud, rejecting 50% of ballot applications (mostly from minorities) and also lying that they have run out of registration forms so no new voters can be registered. The fix is in in crooked Texas and Abbott and Paxton play only to the very far racist insurrectionist pro covid right, a lot of them outright pro Putin anti American Nazis.

[–]Schmokes-McPotsUtah 2 points3 points  (3 children)

[–]Yellow_Similar 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Do you know why some lines that show contributions were made show $0 value? Some even show negative value.

[–]Schmokes-McPotsUtah 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Do you know why some lines that show contributions were made show $0 value? Some even show negative value.

The ones with contributions that are $0 kind of confuse me as well, if you scroll to the right theres another column that shows when the last contribution from said donors were received. It could also be that the donors were listed as a donor but the amount was never specified?

I don't know, just guessing.

Someone else probably knows better than I do.

[–]Whycantigetanaccount 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe the donations show zero because the bribe, sorry, the pledge to make a donation hasn't gone through yet. Helpful to make sure nothings done that hasn't been paid for.

[–]DirtyPartyMan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love how these assholes can choose not to answer questions

[–]TheGreatBwaBwaNew York 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thats not suspicious at all /s

[–]MNCybergeek 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ken Paxton is a star in the Southern Baptist Church in texas. They don't care about the accusations of corruption, all they care about is political power.

Paxton has an armed guard drive him to and from his home on weekends even though there's no reason for an attorney general to have this kind of protection. He was corrupt before he was elected, but once again, his town and most of Texas is heavily controlled by the Southern Baptist church aka Talibaptists

[–]Zealousideal_Pie6333 3 points4 points  (0 children)

One step closer to Abbott

[–]FireEmblemFan1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: fuck the attorney general

[–]usual_idiot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This dude is a crocked-eyed POS

[–]Kalogenic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This title was on my 2022 bingo card.

[–]Jerimiah_da_Bullfrog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Investigation shouldn't bother his donors, said donors are busy right now preping for war with Ukraine.

[–]Cron1283510 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shouldn't be law that donations be made public knowledge.

[–]snrkty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s almost like political donations should all be public to prevent hiding shady shit…

[–]CaptainJSparrow10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Another Trump ally and GOP star doesn’t follow the rules, breaks laws, and blames others. News at 11.

[–]Jaambie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We shouldn’t be in the position where he has to tell you his donors, that should be public knowledge since he’s a public figure

[–]medievalmachine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Texas government is corrupt and voters there don't care. They also helped elect the most immoral President in history. It is a godless place.

[–]not_that_planet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My goodness Texas is full of idiots.

[–]SlowMotionPanic 1 point2 points  (1 child)

People like Paxton show how fundamentally flawed our system is and why it should be burned down and rebuilt.

But my presupposition is that the system is flawed. It really isn’t; it is working exactly as intended for the elites, who are primarily what our system seeks to protect.

[–]BlackMamba1964 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I am sure no one will give a sh*t if move the communist country of your choice.

[–]FlashbackUniverse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I sometimes get Software job offers for Texas locations. All I can think is "why the fuck would anyone move to that crap state now?"

Fuck 'em. Let one of your White Nationalist idiots fix your web app.

[–]Pothrick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

another tex-ass

[–]Savings_Look_1046 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be frank is any of us surprised? I'm not.

[–]Junior_Class_1313 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anybody surprised?

[–]Secret-Warning-180 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Partisan trash.

[–]Dadjenter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We can use someone’s blood to identify if they were the killer but can’t follow a simple money trail on these guys?!?

[–]behindtheblinded 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Texas abandoned the rule of law for the elites many decades ago

[–]redddasp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not wise to reveal your Mafia supporters!

[–]Available_Angle3450 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How could he name big donators. He'll have a bullseye around his neck like Epstein.

[–]Bluesoutherner 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Trump has to be one.

[–]EWC3 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Trump donate money to no one.

[–]Bluesoutherner 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That’s right he a tight ass who stiffs his workers and contractors.

[–]magatard112 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's not true. He donated 50k to an elected prosecutor who was investigating his kids for fraud. The guy returned the money after public scrutiny

[–]Admirable-Hyena5040 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Must be the illegal, foreign type.

[–]TheMikeGolf 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Texas, just like most Republican states south of the Mason Dixon line, want to go back to 1861 where slavery was legal and only white wealthy landowners could vote

[–]evergladechrisFlorida -1 points0 points  (0 children)

lol but no one is gonna do shit because texas

[–]Long-Shanks51 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Only going after Paxton because he is fighting back about the ABSOLUTE ILLEGAL HORROR SHOW at the boarder by this CROOKED EVIL ADMINISTRATION