State Bar Investigating AG Ken Paxton for Actions Related to 2020 Election Results


[June 2020] US President Donald Trump and Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton ((Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
DALLAS (AP) –  In an exclusive report, the Associated Press has revealed that the Texas Bar Association has opened an investigation into whether Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election amounted to professional misconduct.

After Paxton, a Republican, petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in December to block Joe Biden’s victory, a Democratic Party activist filed a complaint with the bar association calling the case frivolous.

The bar initially declined to investigate, but a tribunal overturned that decision late last month.

The investigation is another liability for Paxton, who is facing a years-old criminal case, a newer, separate FBI investigation, and a Republican primary opponent who is seeking to make electoral hay.

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