Dallas County Election Supervisor Toni Pippins-Poole said officials also saw a flood of mail-in ballots requested by the same person who signed the return envelope as assisting the person who cast the votes.
“That was a red flag for us, and that’s why we about three or four weeks ago decided to involve the district attorney,” Pippins-Poole said.
Opening the first of the mail-in ballots Monday, members of a signature review board compared signatures on the ballot return envelope to the initial mail-in ballot application to see if they matched.
But the election supervisor confirmed that some members did not take the extra step of comparing those signatures to the voter registration application to see if the mail-in ballot was sent to and completed by the actual registered voter.
“Some did and some did not,” she said. “All of them didn’t understand that that was an option that they should do.”