District 2 lawsuit trial; Daisy Campos-Rodriguez takes the stand

Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 3:50 PM CST
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - Day two of the trial for the Laredo City Council District Two election contest got underway Friday morning at the 111th District Court.

Attorneys for Ricardo “Richie” Rangel called multiple witnesses to testify, the first being the contestee herself, Daisy Campos-Rodriguez.

After attorneys aired parts of her deposition, she took the stand to answer additional question, specifically on ‘address change’ forms that she testified had her signature on.

Campos-Rodriguez told the court she was deputized to help people with voter registration and that this is a service she offers to residents living in her district.

As part of exhibits, lawyers showed the court that several of these documents belonged to her extended family members, many of which are named on the list of 53 voters who allegedly voted illegally in the general election in addresses they did not live in.

Along with that, Campos-Rodriguez also made the connection under oath how each of the voters were related to her including up to six city employees.

In the end, the judge can rule to reverse the results and name Ricardo Rangel the winner or call for a new district two election, or rule to keep Daisy Campos-Rodriguez in office.

Now the final decision on which option the judge will rule on will take place next Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 10 a.m. via Zoom from the 49th District Court.

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