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Woodlands voters who registered to motel indicted on voter fraud charges
Monday, Mar 12, 2012, 12:38PM CST
By Steve Miller
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Seven Woodlands men who used a Texas Watchdog story as the crux of their actions in hopes of unseating three local utility board incumbents have been indicted on voter fraud charges by the state Attorney General, the Courier of Montgomery County reports.

The seven in May 2010 checked into a hotel in the Woodlands Road Utility District, establishing themselves as “residents,” relying on published reports that ascertained that voter residence in the state of Texas is can be determined “by the voter,” according to Randall Dillard, a spokesman for the Texas Secretary of State's office. He was quoted in a Texas Watchdog story involving nine voters registered to a DEA building in north Tarrant County.

The Woodlands residents won, but were sued by the ousted board members, who prevailed in a court case in Montgomery County.

We later blogged about a Houston Chronicle piece on 14,000 voters in an RV park outside Houston who were registered to vote in Polk County, yet did not live there.

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Contact Steve Miller at 832-303-9420 or stevemiller@texaswatchdog.org.

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