AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – On October 18 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the formation of a 2021 Texas Election Integrity Unit.

Paxton says the group will consist of agency lawyers, investigators, support staff, and resources to ‘ensuring this local election season… is run transparently and securely.’

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The AGs office says the unit’s primary function is to serve as a focused resource to both election officials and the public.

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Paxton leads an Election Integrity Division year-round, but says this unit will be specially tasked with overseeing the 2021 election season and is a follow-on program from 2020’s Ballot Fraud Intervention Team.

“The foundation of our constitutional republic is a secure and transparent ballot,” said Attorney General Paxton. “It is why my office remains ever vigilant in defending the integrity of our elections.”

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The agency will also monitor the email address to receive information about alleged violations of the Texas Election Code. Staff