06 November 2007

Democracy Texas Style

FORT WORTH - The Tarrant County district attorney's office was investigating the distribution of a bogus election flier that told people to vote on Saturday.

The flier in English and Spanish featured the county logo and was marked "Official Notice."

Texas voters on Tuesday were deciding on 16 proposed constitutional amendments and a range of local issues. The faulty flier mentioned the amendments and the Fort Worth City Council District 9 race.

"If the intent was to confuse people, then that was a despicable thing to do," Tarrant County Elections Administrator Steve Raborn said.

The flier showed up in two predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods within District 9, officials said. Six candidates are running to represent the district in a special election.

From here.

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