To hear some insiders tell it, finagling absentee ballots out of elderly voters has become routine practice in some of Dallas' thinly attended city council and school board races. This type of vote cheating, in which campaign workers magically show up at an elderly voter's doorstep the day he receives his ballot in the mail and offer to "help" him vote, is commonplace in minority districts, where some 30 to 40 percent of the votes come in the form of absentee ballots. With the city's typical low voter turnout, absentee ballots can easily make or... More >>>