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New Dallas County Mail Ballot Rules Do Little to Curb Voter Fraud, Say Experts

The Dallas County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to limit the number of mail-in ballots individuals may submit in future elections after two hotly contested Democrat city council seat races threw a May 2017 election into a tailspin over absentee ballot irregularities. However, these new caps actually do little to curb voter fraud, some experts say.

Carlos Zamora shows a voter registration card from a pile placed on the counter of the Tierra Caliente taco truck on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Houston. Zamora is with Mi Familia Vota, a Latino activist group that seeks to register more voters in the Latino community. Mi Familia Vota partnered with a local design firm to make eight of the city's taco trucks into mobile voter registration booths after a surrogate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently suggested that unless the United States fortifies its borders and tightens immigration limits, "You're going to have taco trucks on every corner." (AP Photo/John L. Mone)

12 Texas Counties Hold More Registered Voters than Adults, Says Study

An election integrity law firm put 12 Texas counties on notice “for holding more registered voters than adult residents” during the 2016 Election. If the jurisdictions do not respond to requests for more information and demonstrate that corrective measures in place, they could risk federal lawsuits from the organization.

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SCOTUS Throws Cold Water Early on Obama’s Partisan Gerrymandering Project

The U.S. Supreme Court made headlines Monday with its acceptance of a case that argues whether legislative maps can be ruled unconstitutional simply due to the partisan advantages that may be gained from their designs. Some election law experts contend the matter is a means to an end in transferring redistricting powers—commonly held in legislative branches—to commissions not directly answerable to the electorate.

23 Voter Fraud Cases from 2016 and Beyond

President Donald Trump kept the threat of voter fraud on the front pages both before and after the 2016 Election. Although ballots have long since been counted, cases of illegal voting and other election law violations continue to surface in the aftermath.

Texas Mailman Convicted in Election Bribery Case

McALLEN, Texas — A U.S. Postal Service employee in this border city has pleaded guilty in federal court to taking money in exchange for sharing the names and addresses of mail ballot voters with Democrat get-out-the-vote operatives, locally known as “politiqueras.”

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Texas Lawmakers Fast-track Voter ID Expansion

Leading Texas Republican lawmakers and officials publicly endorsed a bill that would make permanent a voter ID “safety net” allowing those without proper documentation to cast a regular ballot if they sign an affidavit.

Texas Voter ID ‘Fix’ Led to Improper Voting, Officials Say

The Texas voter ID “fix” instituted before the November presidential election, which allowed citizens without proper documentation to sign a sworn affidavit indicating why they could not procure one in time, now leaves local election officials considering whether “hundreds” of voters should be referred to prosecutors for abusing the safety net.

DOJ to Oversee ‘Discriminatory’ Texas Town’s Elections for 6 Years

Just before city candidates will begin to sign up for running for office, a federal judge has issued a judgment and injunction prohibiting the City of Pasadena from using what she ruled was an unconstitutional redistricting plan. The municipality will also be placed under federal “preclearance” for six years–requiring Justice Department approval to any changes to election rules.

FEC Complaint Filed Against Clinton Campaign, DNC

In the aftermath of James O’Keefe’s videos showing Democratic operatives bragging about breaking the law and inciting violence at Donald Trump events, on Tuesday, a watchdog group filed a formal complaint against Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), alleging that Clinton’s campaign violated federal election law.