Former state rep. candidates, consultant indicted by Harris County Grand Jury on election fraud


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Two former state representative candidates and a political consultant have been indicted by a Harris County Grand Jury on charges related to alleged attempts to throw the 2020 Democratic Primary, District Attorney Kim Ogg said.

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The indictments involve races for Texas House Districts 132 and 142.

Richard Bonton and Natasha Demming were indicted Friday on charges related to the House District 142 race against State Rep. Harold Dutton. Demming is accused of filing for candidacy under a false name, Natasha Ruiz. Ruiz received 20 percent of the vote on Election Day, forcing Dutton into a runoff.

WATCH: Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg describes the charges the two former state representatives and the political consultant were indicted for

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