Voter fraud concerns prompt Dallas ballot review

Concern about voter fraud will delay complete race results for two Dallas City Council contests.

The city secretary's office said mail-in ballots for the District 2 and 6 races will be sequestered for review under court order.

The review follows complaints from voters in those districts of being given mail-in ballots they never requested.

The city said a combined total of 671 mail-in ballots from those districts will be reviewed, which could take two days. The review affects early voting returns only.

There were 11 contested seats for Dallas City council, along with several school board, mayoral and bond elections across North Texas.

 

Highlights:

Dwaine Caraway defeated Carolyn King Arnold in the Dallas Council District 4 race, retaking the seat he gave up due to term limits.

Philip Kingston defeated Matt Wood in the Dallas Council District 14 race, a contest highlighted by influence from a political action committee trying to unseat Kingston.

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere - a staunch supporter of the Plano Tomorrow plan - fended off  a challenge by Lily Bao, who had backing from a group opposed to the mayor's rezoning plan.

Arlington voters approved a civil service system for firefighters that the mayor criticized as a tax-dependent labor union that would delay response times. The voters also approved a new term for Mayor Jeff Williams.

Click here for more updated election results .

 

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