In a vote of 4-1 the Dallas County Commissioners Court voted to encourage voters to commit fraud by marking themselves as disabled on applications for ballot by mail when they are in fact healthy. The resolution contradicts Texas law and a recent advisory letter from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
As outlined in a previous DAT article, this action isn’t truly about protecting the health and safety of citizens, but about increasing voting by mail.
DAT’s own work, as well as the efforts of Starr County District Attorney Omar Escobar, and others, have shown mail-in voting to be extremely vulnerable to vote harvesting, theft of ballots, forgery, and other forms of fraud. This Dallas County decision endorses one of those fraudulent activities, falsely claiming disability.
The resolution was put forward by Commissioner John Wiley Price and seconded by Commissioner Theresa Daniel. Price defended his resolution by speaking about the practices of ballot by mail in other states such as Oregon and Washington. He fails to recognize that those states adopted ballot by mail through their legislatures and Governors, not County officials thwarting the established law.Read More