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Ken Paxton’s many haters have spent the last decade channeling Jesse from Breaking Bad at his lowest: He can’t keep getting away with it, they think. Well, sure he can. This is Texas. On Saturday, the Texas Senate acquitted Ken Paxton on all sixteen charges. On a handful of charges, the prosecution won fourteen of thirty votes to convict, the high water mark, while on one charge they won only two votes. Two Republicans, Kelly Hancock of Fort Worth and Robert Nichols of Jacksonville, voted to convict on thirteen counts each. But every other GOP member voted to acquit on all the charges.The jurors deliberated all of Friday following a pair of remarkably unalike closing arguments offered by the defense and the prosecution this morning. For…
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