Sounds like the Franken surprise.
Via Dallas News:
A voter fraud investigation in Dallas County continues to deepen with prosecutors asking a judge late last week to impound a “suspicious box” of mail-in ballot applications they believe may be tied to a political candidate in the May election.
Investigators appear to be homing in on the candidate, who they did not name in new court documents but described as a suspect who lives in Grand Prairie. Authorities are also looking into two other suspects who are connected to the candidate and who prosecutors say assisted voters in mailing ballots in envelopes signed with suspected forged signatures. Those votes were rejected from being counted.
The filing Friday by the district attorney’s office revealed new details in a wide-ranging investigation of thousands of suspicious mail-in ballots and ballot applications submitted in West Dallas and Grand Prairie since last year. This year, prosecutors have investigated possible fraud in the handling of more than 1,200 mail-in ballot applications that generated at least 459 ballots from West Dallas, Grand Prairie and parts of Oak Cliff, Assistant District Attorney Andy Chatham said in March.
In January, the county elections office received a box labeled “intocables” — “untouchables” in Spanish. The box contained a stack of applications for mail-in ballots, most of which indicated the voters were assisted by the candidate in Grand Prairie, prosecutors said.
Officials then reviewed the carrier envelopes containing those voters’ mailed ballots. Those envelopes showed the voters were mostly assisted by the other two suspects, prosecutors said. All three suspects were noted in the election records as living at the same address in Grand Prairie, according to court documents.
Voters are eligible to vote by mail if they are at least 65 years old or disabled, among other qualifications. Voters are eligible for assistance with their mail-in ballot if they can’t write or see because of a physical disability, or can’t read the language the ballot is written in.
First Assistant District Attorney Mike Snipes declined to comment on the matter, citing the ongoing investigation.
The district attorney’s criminal inquiry into voter fraud in Grand Prairie and West Dallas began in May 2017, when 700 suspicious ballots were sequestered. Many were linked to one witness, a “Jose Rodriguez.”
Many senior citizens in both areas reported receiving mail-in ballots they did not request, meaning their signatures were forged. Some said they were visited by a pushy man claiming to work for the county who wanted to collect their ballots. One woman demanded to see the man’s driver’s license and snapped a photo of it on her cell phone, leading investigators to arrest a suspect: Miguel Hernandez.
Hernandez, 28, pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor charge of illegally returning a marked ballot. He is cooperating with the investigation, said his lawyer, Bruce Anton.