KAUFMAN (WBAP/KLIF News) – The Texas Rangers and Texas Attorney General’s Office are expected in Kaufman County Wednesday in connection with the seizure of nearly 600 Republican absentee ballots.
The order, which was signed by 86th District Judge Casey Blair Monday morning, stems from allegations of election fraud in the March 6 Primary and the May 7th Terrell ISD School Board election.
Jimmy Weaver is the chairman for the Republican Party.
“The only allegations of fraud or concern are a couple of nefarious individuals…I won’t even say they’re name and another attorney who thinks it may or may not be legal,” he said.
Weaver said they’re going thoroughly inspect the ballots.
“We’re basically going to inspect all of the ballots for validity in reference to the signatures on the request form and the signature on the ballot envelope that came back,” he said.
The investigation will postpone any official election results, including the Congressional set to replace Jeb Hensarling, who represents parts Dallas and East Texas.
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