Officials with the Attorney General’s office yesterday impounded the ballots related to Hill County’s March 2016 primary election.
According to Direct Action Texas (DAT), numerous witnesses at the courthouse testified that officials with the OAG seized ballots and other materials.
DAT originally uncovered irregularities in Hill County’s primary election results. Following a formal complaint filed by Aaron Harris of DAT, the OAG launched an investigation into the matter, which is still ongoing.
DAT released the following statement on their website:
“Hill County Elections and the Republican Party of Hill County would have you believe there is nothing to see and that everything has been resolved. The fact is they have publicly admitted the published results are incorrect. What we see in Hill County is an attempt to sweep this entire debacle under the rug. They were not counting on a watchful citizenry…[Hill County Election officials] tried to explain away what happened, but the numbers simply don’t add up. Now the Attorney General has possession of the ballots. Unfortunately the investigators are severely hampered by an incredibly weak election and criminal codes, but I trust they will seek every possibly avenue to get answers for the citizens of Hill County.”
To date, Hill County officials have not been able to explain the nearly 1,800-vote discrepancy between the Election Day results and their own records. Their election vendor did admit they double and triple counted votes, but their own alleged “explanation” does not fully account for the difference.