Texas Lt. Governor offers first $25,000 payout for election fraud tip, report shows

After offering a $25,000 bounty to anyone who reported tips about election fraud from the 2020 presidential election, the Lt. Governor of Texas has finally made the first payout.

Following the election results being announced on November 10, 2020, Dan Patrick, the Texas Lieutenant Governor, offered a minimum of $25,000 and a maximum of $1 million to people across the nation who reported voter fraud that led to a conviction. His first payout went to an unlikely subject. In the wake of former President Donald Trump’s presidential loss, Patrick, in support of Trump, announced that anyone reporting fraud that was proven true and led to a conviction could receive a monetary reward starting at $25,000. He has just made the first payment to Democrat Eric Frank of Pennsylvania (Seattle Times).

Frank was a poll worker and revealed that one man, a Republican, had voted twice (Dallas Morning News). Ralph Thomas voted twice on election day, once for his son, a Democrat, and once for himself. Frank has deposited his check and says of the reward, “It’s my belief that they were trying to get cases of Democrats doing voter fraud. And that just wasn’t the case. This kind of blew up in their face.” However, Frank said he would have turned anyone committing voter fraud in, regardless of party.

Since the election last year, there have been five convictions of election fraud made. Four have been Republicans and one was a Democrat. Despite only one of the convictions being a Democrat, many Republicans have continued to believe that there was voter fraud in the 2020 election.




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