Sunday, August 5, 2012

Battle to the death

Are there any races anymore that end peacefully?

I mean other than gigantic wins?

Of course she might have a point.

Loser alleges vote theft in Cameron JP race
By Lynn Brezosky - Express-News

BROWNSVILLE — A defeated Cameron County justice of the peace candidate has filed a lawsuit alleging her opponent's power-broker family used its network of politiqueras, or political workers, to steal votes from the feeble.

Yolanda Teran Begum lost Tuesday's Democratic primary runoff to Erin Hernandez Garcia by 152 votes.

The complaint, filed Thursday in state district court blames the loss on illegal mail-in votes, manipulation of the elderly and infirm and the offering of meals and gift cards for votes.

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