March 24, 2014      5:51 PM
LON BURNAM FILES LAWSUIT CHALLENGING ELECTION RESULT
Alleges illegal practices in absentee mail in ballots
I filed a lawsuit in state court to examine this month’s Democratic primary
election for Texas House District 90 to determine if there were hundreds of
illegally cast ballots. I believe I have no choice after receiving multiple
reports of an illegal computerized-signature vote-by-mail operation run to
benefit my opponent. This operation appears to have clearly violated state law.
the 5,078 total votes cast in this race, 951 were absentee mail-in ballots,
which is more than enough to have been a deciding factor in the 110-vote margin
have received reports from voters in the district who say they were approached
at their door by campaign workers of unclear affiliation who asked them to fill
out a vote-by-mail application on an electronic tablet device such as an iPad.
law clearly does not allow the practice of filling out vote-by-mail ballot
applications electronically, which the Texas Secretary of State’s has
confirmed. Other questionable practices about this operation aside, this
renders the entire operation illegal.
lawsuit seeks to obtain, through court orders, documents from the County
Clerk’s office and from those involved in this operation so we can obtain all
of the relevant facts. I believe that these documents and other testimony will
establish beyond question that the computerized-signature operation was illegal
and that I won the election.
want to emphasize that what is at issue here is not in any way related to the
new Voter ID law. As I have long maintained, any real potential for fraud in
our elections lies in absentee vote-by-mail ballots, NOT in-person
is a copy of the