Texas Attorney General's Office Launches Investigation in Connection With Upcoming Primary Elections in Polk County, LIVINGSTON, February 13, 2014 - An investigator from the Texas Attorney Genera's office has initiated an investigation in connection with the upcoming March primary elections. The following is a press release from Polk County District Attorney, Lee Hon:
In late January, the Polk County Clerk brought to my attention various concerns related to the form and integrity of applications for ballots by mail which were received by the County Clerk's Office in connection with the upcoming March Primary elections. Due to the fact I am presently a candidate for election in the upcoming March Primary, I felt that any investigation into the matter should be conducted independently of the Polk County Criminal District Attorney's Office. On February 3, 2014, I formally requested the assistance of the Director of Law Enforcement, Office of the Texas Attorney General in the investigation of the reported concerns. The Office of the Texas Attorney General has initiated that investigation. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, I am not at liberty to comment further at this time.
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