Top Stories: Voter Fraud Lawsuit In Dallas County DA Race; The Research On Screen Time | KERA News

Top Stories: Voter Fraud Lawsuit In Dallas County DA Race; The Research On Screen Time

Mar 27, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Elizabeth Frizell, who lost in last month's Democratic primary for Dallas County district attorney, has filed a lawsuit alleging voter fraud.

She lost by 589 votes to former state district judge John Creuzot. 

Frizell claims "ineligible, illegal and fraudulent mail-in ballots included in the vote total cost her the win and that the Democratic primary should be declared void. Doing so would trigger a special election.

The Dallas County DA's office is investigating whether someone committed fraud in the handling of more than 1,200 mail-in ballot applications from West Dallas, Grand Prairie and parts of the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. 

Other stories this morning: 

  • Some family attorneys say they expect a rush at the end of this year to finalize divorces because of a change in the tax code regarding alimony payments.
  • Parents are generally clued into the idea of limiting the amount of time their kids spend in front of screens. The science is unclear, though, about how much is too much.

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