On Saturday afternoon, a couple of hours before the first results would be released in Dallas’ three City Council runoffs, the specter that had hung over Dallas municipal elections all spring reared its ugly head again. Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole announced that the vast majority of mail-in ballots cast in the runoff elections would be sequestered on election night, potentially putting the results of the three pivotal council contests in limbo until the votes could be verified. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office filed paperwork Thursday to hold back any ballot with which the person voting received assistance until that ballot could be more closely examined.
That day, Dallas County Judge Carl Ginsberg granted Assistant District Attorney Andy Chatham’s motion to hold the ballots back for further inspection out of an abundance of caution stemming from Chatham’s ongoing investigation into potential voter fraud in West Dallas during the first-round council election in May.
Ginsberg’s decision didn’t end up creating that much suspense. By the time Dallas went to bed Saturday night, it was clear that all three challengers, Kevin Felder, former City Council member Tennell Atkins and Omar Narvaez in West Dallas’ District 6 had picked off their incumbent opponents.
Om Sunday night, county elections officials published the final totals in the runoffs.
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