Two south Texas men have been indicted for voter fraud and now face prosecution from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office.

The two Brownsville residents were both indicted for possessing marked ballots from a 2012 primary runoff election without voter consent.

Rafael Elizondo, 64, surrendered himself to Cameron County authorities Tuesday for possession of more than 10 marked ballots. Elizondo faces 180 days to two years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Jose A. Garza, 37, faces 5 counts of possession of marked ballots with each count punishable by 180 days to two years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.

Attorney General Paxton said, “Protecting the integrity of elections is essential to our democracy and a top priority of my administration. As long as there are criminals seeking to exploit our system of elections, we stand ready to investigate, prosecute and restore confidence that the will of the people of Texas is heard.”

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