While Texans took to the polls over three weeks ago, at least one race has still not been settled as Dallas Republican State Rep. Morgan Meyer is currently undergoing a recount against his Democrat opponent Joanna Cattanach.
On Election Night, Meyer secured a narrow victory, earning 420 votes more than Cattanach, or less than 1 percent of the total ballots cast.
As mail-in provisional ballots continued to be tallied, that lead shrunk to around 200 votes, prompting Cattanach to call for the recount.
Under state law, candidates can request a recount in any race provided the margin of victory is less than 10 percent. If the results of the race do not change, the candidate who requested the recount must cover the costs, which can reach tens of thousands of dollars.
That recount began Tuesday and is currently ongoing.
Dallas County has been plagued with mail-in ballot voter fraud in recent years. Just last month Direct Action Texas, a government watchdog group, uncovered irregularities in signatures and names attached to some mail-in ballots. Though the Dallas County Republican Party sued to have those ballots reviewed by a judge, Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins had the ballots removed from their envelopes and mixed in with the rest, eliminating any chance of removing the ballots should they had been found fraudulent. >
Though recounts are allowed for by law and Cattanach is reasonable to have requested one given the narrow margin in the race, with so many questions surrounding the integrity of mail-in ballots, Dallas County Republicans have ample reason to be concerned.