Prosecutors are taking on a case involving criminal charges against a volunteer poll watcher from Texas

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Travis County District Attorney has taken over the prosecution of criminal charges against a volunteer vote watcher in the 2020 general election count.

Jennifer Fleck faces charges of criminal trespass and perjury stemming from her actions as a volunteer observer during the November 2, 2020 election count.

According to the district attorney’s office, Fleck allegedly committed criminal trespass by refusing to leave Travis County property after engaging in conduct that impeded the ability of Travis County officials to complete the census.

KXAN has reached out to Fleck for a statement. This story will be updated if we hear back.

The release said she also participated in audio and video recording of portions of the count, which allegedly violated a signed oath she took under Texas election law.

These are not new allegations. The Travis County District Attorney’s Office has been assigned to prosecute these cases in place of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.

The Travis County District Attorney’s Office normally handles misdemeanors, but had previously handled a civil lawsuit against Fleck, so this case was turned over to the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.

“Our state’s election laws prohibit observers from filming and photographing during the election counting process to prevent any interference and protect the legitimacy of the election result,” said Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza. “Our office will ensure fair elections by guarding against any interference and holding accountable anyone who violates our election laws.”

Fleck’s next court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 3.

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