Poll watcher submits affidavit alleging Houston judge and election staff committed voter fraud: report

A retired police officer and Texas poll watcher submitted a sworn affidavit to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office earlier this month alleging that he personally witnessed an election judge and staff members committing voter fraud.

In the affidavit, Raymond T. Stewart claimed that a Houston precinct judge and staff allegedly used a stack of driver’s licenses to allow people to vote at a drive-through window created because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Stewart said he became suspicious that the unattended stack of driver’s licenses sitting on the table constituted a possible crime. He later told someone he knew professionally, Precinct 1 constable, Deputy W. Schultz, what had happened.

“Unfortunately, our conversation was overheard by a staff member in the parking lot. The Deputy went inside the polling location, but at this time the driver’s licenses were removed and hidden from the table,” Stewart said. “The Deputy departed the area apparently to consult with the election task force and supervisors. I spoke with him several times that day via phone and in person regarding my observations.”

Harris County District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Stewart, a more than 30-year veteran Texas peace officer and poll watcher for Candidate Andre Hines, said in his affidavit that he arrived at polling location Northeast Multi-Service Center on Spaulding Street in Houston on Oct. 13.

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