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More Texas Democrats Challenge Primary Election Results over ‘Voter Fraud’

Two Texas Democrat candidates, who lost their respective races by razor-thin margins in the March 2018 Primary, are challenging results in a new lawsuit. It alleges the winning Democrats committed voter fraud in a county already fraught with investigations into alleged mail ballot irregularities.

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Suspicious Mail Ballots Trigger Midterm Voter Fraud Fears in Dallas County, Say Officials

With a primary election a few weeks away, Dallas County officials say they already received suspicious mail-in ballots, triggering election integrity vigilance in the wake of last year’s voter fraud scandal engulfing two city council races. It led to hundreds of sequestered ballots, one arrest, and a state law to squash such illegal activity.

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Border DA Invites Texas AG to Assist in Voter Fraud Prosecutions

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pledged Monday to assist Starr County District Attorney Omar Escobar in his “fight against voter fraud.” Paxton also said he “fully supports [Escobar’s] efforts to educate the county’s citizens on existing and amended voting laws.”

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Texas County Clerk Raises Alarm on Voter Fraud Cases Ahead of Midterms

Nueces County Clerk Kara Sands gave a presentation on voter fraud to the local commissioners court late last week. In addition to citing facts and figures, she introduced a collection of former candidates; some elected, others not, but all addressed brushes with voter fraud.

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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.

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Pennsylvania Probes ‘Hundreds’ of Noncitizen Voters Found – Full Scale Unclear

The Pennsylvania House State Government Committee convened a hearing Wednesday after a series of revelations indicating “hundreds” of alien residents were found registered to vote and casting ballots there. The chief election officer for the State abruptly and silently resigned after the latest study into the matter.

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 …

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.

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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.