This is one of the reasons I am not a big fan of mail ballots. It is very easy to manipulate the elderly as seen in this article and downright steal the ballots.
Not sure what the process is in Texas, but here you have to physically go into the court clerk’s office and request a mail in ballot, at which point they verify who you are etc. and then the elector pages sent to the precinct on election will notate you have requested a mail in ballot to prevent you from voting twice.
Members of an organized voter fraud ring have been arrested and indicted on charges they targeted and, in one case stole, the votes of elderly voters on the city’s north side.
Four people were arrested — Leticia Sanchez, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin, Maria Solis and Laura Parra — after being indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud, according to a statement from the Texas Attorney General’s Office.
These people allegedly were paid to target older voters on the north side “in a scheme to generate a large number of mail ballots and then harvest those ballots for specific candidates in 2016,” the statement read.