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The city secretary says there were problems at a polling site for the second election in a row.
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Southeast Dallas Polling Site Turned People Away for Hours. The election judge at Comstock Middle School apparently thought voters couldn’t cast a ballot without wi-fi, which wasn’t working. So this person turned voters away for hours. The city secretary says it’s unclear how many folks were turned away, but “several people” were told to go to another polling site. Incumbent Jaime Resendez won 54 percent of the vote in District 5. About 33 people voted at Comstock on May 6.

Payroll Problems in Dallas County. About 200 county workers haven’t been paid for weeks following the installation of a new payroll system. These include court-appointed attorneys who represent people who cannot afford their own representation. Here’s County Judge Clay Jenkins: “Hundreds of lawyers, but not just lawyers. Expert witnesses, interpreters, everybody that makes the system work that’s not a county employee.”

Fort Worth Police Rescue Kidnapped, Abandoned Baby. The kidnapping call came into 911 around 7 p.m. on Monday in North Fort Worth. An unknown man stole a woman’s car with a baby inside in the Diamond Hill neighborhood. Officers located the car in a nearby ravine and safely removed the 6-month-old from the car seat. Police say the suspect led them to the car.


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