Voter fraud investigation opened in Texas county

Allegations of voter fraud in the Texas county of Tarrant highlight the nationwide problems with mail-in and absentee ballots. There is no voter ID law that covers these paper ballots, meaning that the practice of "vote harvesting" is in play.  Essentially, vote harvesters can send in any number of ballots using other registered voters' names and addresses.  Investigators in Tarrant county are looking into this practice and trying to determine if it is a widespread problem. Star-Telegram: “The Republicans have been looking for a blockbuster case to demonstrate that voter fraud isn’t just a series of small mistakes,” said Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston. “If some of these allegations turn out to be true, they may finally have their white whale. “Whether there is lawbreaking or not, the issue of voting is polarized and revelations this close to an election are...(Read Full Post)