The Dallas County district attorney’s office has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of voter fraud in Saturday’s elections, affecting at least two Dallas City Council races. Assistant District Attorney Andy Chatham said the investigation was opened after an “off the charts” number of allegations, especially in West Dallas, where, he said, there have long been “persistent rumors” of voter fraud and “messin’ around with mail-in ballots.” But nothing like this year, he said.
“What matters to me is getting the ballots, looking at them and finding evidence of fraud, finding evidence of wrongdoing, and finding out who’s responsible for that,” Chatham said.
Late last week, Chatham asked a judge to sequester at least 670 mail-in ballots in races for Districts 2 and 6 before votes were counted Saturday night. That order was signed by District Court Judge Emily Tobolowsky, according to court records unsealed Monday morning.