The Republican Party chairman for Texas' largest county was dogged by controversy during his brief time on the job.
The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 in the U.S. has doubled in the past month and set new records every day this week.
The suspects allegedly laundered the money by writing checks to relatives and fake employees. The checks were then cashed through a defendant's checking company.
Former members of Ken Paxton's staff have accused him of breaking the law to help a wealthy real estate developer who donated to his campaign.
The Lone Star State has surpassed the coronavirus numbers of entire countries, including Italy and Mexico.
Valenzuela lost her race for the House in Texas' 24th District. If she'd won, she would have been the nation's first Afro-Latina congresswoman.
The lack of face-to-face campaigning hurt the party with Latinos in particular, according to Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa.
The pandemic, lackluster liberal outreach, and the end of straight-ticket voting likely deflated the former vice president's support.
The disclosure of the affair is likely to deepen political problems for Ken Paxton, the state's attorney general.
The "Late Show" host delivered a few post-election truths to the "red" states.