Election Workers Spied on Black Voters and Backed White Candidate in Cedar Hill, Complaints Say

CEDAR HILL — When Texans vote, their choices are supposed to be secret.But that wasn’t true during a racially charged City Council election in this Dallas suburb last June, according to allegations under investigation by the district attorney's office.Workers at one polling place here openly supported a white incumbent over a black challenger, according to complaints filed with the county and state. One of the workers looked at ballots and discussed with the others how black residents had voted.The poll workers also improperly used their cellphones to urge supporters of the white candidate to come vote, according to a statement submitted to the county elections board by another poll worker, a Hispanic woman.  Continue reading...

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