The FBI is accusing Texas Democrats of using cocaine to buy votes and it’s all coming out in court.
Political chicanery and vote-buying in Texas are as old as the state itself, and the latest episode to come to light features purchasing votes with cocaine, marijuana, money, cigarettes and beer, an on-going FBI investigation has uncovered.
Two political operatives of a Hidalgo County Commissioner’s campaign manager were charged on Thursday with vote-buying before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Ormsby, The Monitor reported.
The arrests are the latest twist in an 18-month investigation focusing on the 2012 primary election for County Commissioner. The name of the campaign manager and his chief were not disclosed, however, only two candidates ran in that race, A.C. Cuellar Jr., and Democrat Joel Quintanilla. Both have denied even having campaign managers.