For Immediate Release
July 18, 2022
DALLAS — Dallas County Democrats filed with the Public Integrity Unit of the Dallas County District Attorney against the Dallas County Republicans’ acceptance of Mark Hajdu’s false application to run for State Representative HD 114, and his wife’s Jennifer’s signature on the application, in her role as chair of the Dallas County Republican Party. At the time of filing, Mark Hajdu did not live in that district.
Election fraud is a serious matter. It is inconceivable that the Hadjus—one, a Republican Precinct Chair and the other, the Republican Party Chair—did not know what voting district they lived in. Filing a false application for office constitutes tampering with a government document, under penal code 37.10(a)(1). Falsely confirming eligibility to run aids and abets that offense.
Filing this fraudulent application allowed Republicans to wait until the primary was decided so they could pick a Republican candidate to replace Mr. Hadju on the November ballot. There should now be no Republican candidate in this race.
Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Kristy Noble issued the following statement:
“Republicans can’t win elections on the issues—abortion and reproductive rights, gun violence prevention, access to affordable healthcare, and quality jobs—so they gerrymander, make Texas the hardest state in which to vote, and now, approve a false election application. For years Republicans have been screaming about election fraud. This is just one example of how that talk is all projection.”
The Dallas County Democratic Party is on the front lines of the fight to save our democracy in a state led by extremists desperate to hold on to political power, afraid of the people, and suppressing votes instead of delivering basic resources like electricity.
Dallas County Democrats are an inclusive, people-powered movement that believes in equal opportunity, fairness, freedom, family, community, and a responsibility to ourselves and each other.