Dead voters cast ballots in Dallas County
Blog: Texas Watchdog - A Dallas Widow had to ask election officials to remove the name of her late husband from the registered voter rolls. She did so after learning that a fraudulent ballot was caste in his name in this years Democratic primary. However Texas Watchdog has found over 6,000 deceased persons on the registration rolls.
Dead people voting could sway elections
The 6,000 voters found by Texas Watchdog amount to less than a percent of Dallas County’s more than 1.2 million registered voters. But elections have been decided by fewer votes:
- By 253 votes, Democrat Roberto Canas Jr. defeated Republican Lisa Fox in November 2006 for a county criminal court post.
- In March of this year, Bob Romano defeated Jim Rea by 291 votes to win the Democratic nomination for state House District 105.
- George W. Bush actually won Florida by 1,665 votes in 2000, according to a hand recount after the election commissioned by USA Today, the Miami Herald and Knight Ridder.