Trinity County voter says she wasn't allowed to vote Republican

Trinity County Clerk Diane McCrory
Trinity County Clerk Diane McCrory
Voter Rebecca Faulkner
Voter Rebecca Faulkner

By Jena Johnson - email

TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - At least two residents in Trinity County claim they weren't allowed to vote in the Republican primary.

"I was point blank lied to," voter Rebecca Faulkner said.

Rebecca Faulkner feels betrayed by Trinity County poll workers.

"I was told their name wasn't even here that this is not a Republican primary, this is a Democratic primary only," Faulkner said.

Faulkner says last week there wasn't even a Republican table set up. Today was a different story.

"They had a Republican box in there and a Republican table and I said this wasn't here last week and they said no, they had just set it up," she said.

Trinity County Clerk Diane McCrory finds that hard to believe.

"I didn't hear anything like that," she said. "I didn't see anything like that happen."

She admits there were problems last week, but wouldn't go into detail as to what they were.

"I did hear enough that I admonished my election workers as to proper procedure to use within the polling place," McCrory said.

This accusation has triggered two Republican candidates to file grievances with the secretary of state.

"I think to make it right it should be done over," Faulkner said.

If that doesn't happen, Faulkner feels the early voting results are tarnished and her rights robbed.

"I don't think my rights should be taken away from me like that," she said. "I was tricked."

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