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Harris County district attorney told her ballot was already cast when she went to vote in primary

“If it can happen to the district attorney, it can happen to anyone,” said Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.

Published: March 5, 2024 7:06pm

Updated: March 5, 2024 7:30pm

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg (D) was told she already voted when she went to cast her ballot in the Texas primary election on Tuesday.

Ogg was prevented from voting Tuesday morning because a ballot had already been cast in her name, CNN reported. She is also a candidate on the primary ballot.

Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth released a statement Tuesday morning, explaining that Ogg's life partner appeared to have mistakenly voted early last week under Ogg's name. Both Ogg and her partner live at the same address.

Ogg was able to cast her ballot later on Tuesday. Both Ogg and her life partner, Olivia Jordan, had to present identification to vote and do not share a last name.

“I’m the top law enforcement official in the third-biggest jurisdiction in the nation,” Ogg told CNN on Tuesday. “If it can happen to the district attorney, it can happen to anyone.”

Harris County has a history of election issues.

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