AUSTIN (AP) - A Central Texas Republican legislator who lost his
re-election bid by a handful of votes filed an election challenge
today, saying illegal votes contributed to his defeat. He's asked a
judge to order a new election.
A recount last week confirmed Doug Miller defeated incumbent
Representative Nathan Macias in their March Fourth Republican
But Macias' attorney said hundreds of illegal votes were counted
in the contest, including 253 from voters who cast two ballots.
It is illegal to cast more than one vote in a Texas election.
The lawsuit -- filed today in a Comal County district court -- says
that because of ballot secrecy, it would be impossible to ever
identify and remove illegally cast votes.