A Vote Stealing Scam in Houston

Here is a very interesting story from Houston:

Voters reported being turned away from the polls, prompting a criminal investigation into vote stealing, Local 2 Investigates reported Tuesday. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office confirmed it is contacting the victims, all centered around Precinct 219 in southeast Houston.

Precinct Judge Edna Russell told Local 2 Investigates that some senior citizen voters had to be turned away because absentee ballots had already been mailed in using their names. “Somebody had already voted for me,” said Georgia Ireland. She and the other victims reported that people were going door-to-door, offering help to seniors with filing voter registration forms. Some victims signed the paperwork, while others did not, but the scammers then used the information to mail absentee ballots in their names, meaning their votes were stolen from them.