October 18, 2007
Lawsuit filed over allegations of voter fraud

Well, this ought to be interesting. The Lone Star Project reports as follows:

A 2006 cynical smear campaign and voter suppression scheme orchestrated by Republican State House Representative Tony Goolsby (HD102, Dallas), along with Dallas County Republican Party Chair Kenn George and a Dallas GOP consultant, may have backfired. Monday, former challenger Harriet Miller, with support from the Lone Star Project, filed a lawsuit in the 192nd State District Court showing that their attack "constitutes slander" and was committed with "actual malice."

The Goolsby/George scheme entailed the blatant misrepresentation of election returns in order to file a false voter fraud complaint against Goolsby's Democratic challenger, Harriet Miller, with the Dallas County District Attorney. The false complaint was then used as a political prop to libel and attack Ms. Miller, while also suppressing African American voter turnout in House District 102.

The LSP first reported on this last year (PDF). A copy of the complaint is here (PDF). The DMN has a brief story here. We'll see what happens.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 18, 2007 to Show Business for Ugly People

Given the Ed Emmett statement recently, I guess the growing urge to sue political opponents is bipartisan!

Posted by: Kevin Whited on October 18, 2007 8:14 AM