Top Stories: Voter Fraud Suit In Kaufman County; Farm Bill Vote Scheduled Today | KERA News

Top Stories: Voter Fraud Suit In Kaufman County; Farm Bill Vote Scheduled Today

May 18, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

With primary runoffs just five days away, Republican State Rep. Lance Gooden has filed a lawsuit alleging voter fraud in Kaufman County.

He’s petitioning to keep mail-in ballots from Terrell sealed, rather than be opened by the county's ballot board on Monday. The Dallas Morning News reports Gooden alleges voter fraud has been occurring in Terrell for more than a decade.

He's in a runoff against Bunni Pounds of Garland in the 5th Congressional District. Jeb Hensarling is retiring from that seat.

Other stories this morning:

  • The U.S. House today is scheduled to vote on an $8 billion Farm Bill that could affect more than 780,000 North Texans who receive food stamps.
  • Former NFL football player Husain Abdullah talks about building bridges in the Muslim community and uncomfortable conversations about race in our Friday Conversation.

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