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First-hand stories from South Texas' struggle to curb pervasive voter fraud

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 02:28AM CST
By Lynn Walsh

South Texas has a rich history – and that includes a history of voter fraud. Texas Watchdog has been examining fraud in the mail-in ballot system that election officials say is pervasive throughout the region. We have followed key players in this story for months, from political workers charged with voter fraud, to the elderly who say they have been taken advantage of, to elections officials looking to the legislature for solutions.

The video report below tells some of their stories.

Also see some of Texas Watchdog's other reports on voter fraud in Texas and our examination of loopholes in the Lone Star state:

Charged with illegal vote harvesting, a political worker explains how voter fraud works

Mail-in ballot measures haven't topped lawmakers' list of priorities for voting legislation

Voters claim hotel as residence, use election law loophole to sweep out incumbents in a Woodlands district

Woodlands residents use voter law loophole to lay groundwork for political upset

Voter fraud persists in South Texas as enforcement efforts fail

Voter law loophole: Tarrant voters registered to federal office building

Contact Lynn Walsh at lynn@texaswatchdog.org or 713-228-2850. On Twitter @lwalsh. Steve Miller and Lee Ann O'Neal contributed to this report.

Photo of Voting! by flickr user droob, used via a Creative Commons license.

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