The fate of a $1.1 billion bond package for Dallas College remains in limbo as school officials went to court Thursday to address concerns about election integrity.
Voters approved the bond package, which includes money for a new downtown Dallas campus with student housing, in May 2019. But soon after, former Dallas County sheriff candidate Kirk Launius filed a lawsuit against the school alleging miscounts and errors.
The college, formerly called the Dallas County Community College District, has been unable to spend the money until the suit is settled.
The bond passed with 71.46% of the vote, according to results from the Dallas County Elections Department. But Launius’ lawsuit contends that the outcome could be the result of electronic voting tabulation errors.
“We have evidence of irregularities,” Roger Borgelt, Launius’ attorney, said during a pretrial hearing Thursday. Later he added, “If there is enough evidence of fraud or mistake, then