Turns out elections really are being rigged. And not just in far-off places like Chicago or Detroit, but apparently much too close to home

It appears a massive, organized effort to sway elections has been going on right under our noses in the largest of Texas’ “red” counties: Tarrant County.

In past elections, it appears thousands of forged mail-in ballots have been used to change the results.

According to investigators, at least two elections have been turned because of the fraud. Voters have literally had their votes, and the elections, stolen.

One of those elections was a Texas House seat. In an article posted last night, our Metroplex Bureau chief Ross Kecseg details the evidence uncovered by Aaron Harris of Direct Action Texas.

It is readily apparent that local elections are, indeed, being rigged right here in the Lone Star State. The evidence suggests that, at least in Tarrant County, elections are being rigged so powerful interests can continue to get big-dollar contracts through local municipal entities.

The corruption is staggering.

Texas legislators need to make election reform a top priority. The ballot-by-mail process is ripe for abuse, with the election code providing few safeguards to ensure the integrity of the ballots.

Now that this scandal has been revealed, it is more critical than ever that our elections be secured. Our mail-in ballot process must be secured. The Election Code must be given teeth. And those who have defrauded voters must be exposed and punished.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."