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In his second attempt at the Senate in 1948, Lyndon Johnson narrowly defeated Coke Stevenson in the Democratic primary when a box with 202 votes, largely in favour of LBJ, was found late in the counting. In the aftermath, Stevenson accused LBJ of having stolen the election and made unsuccessful attempts to overturn the result. There were allegations also surrounding earlier elections - Ross S. Sterling unsuccessfully charged Ma Ferguson with fraud in the 1932 Democratic gubernatorial primary and LBJ's first Senate attempt in 1941 was thwarted when his early lead was overturned due to late returns favouring W. Lee O'Daniel.

What actions were taken by the Democratic Party or by lawmakers to ensure that electoral fraud did not affect subsequent Texas elections?

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These allegations are controversial, and should probably not be presented as cold facts. You may want to rephrase things a bit. –  T.E.D. May 3 '13 at 1:35
No worries. I've tried cleaning up a bit. Please edit if you think there are still problems. –  lins314159 May 3 '13 at 4:47
Means of Ascent, volume 2 of Robert Caro's extraordinary The Years of Lyndon Johnson tells the story around LBJ's 1948 victory in great detail. Never will I forget the (alleged) role of Brown & Root, a latter-day Halliburton subsidiary ... –  Drux May 3 '13 at 5:03
Far better. Thank you! –  T.E.D. May 3 '13 at 12:03
Bad question: No evidence has been brought proving there was indeed fraud - simply allegations, which is very common in close elections. So the question is baseless: Mere allegations by a loser in an election by no means mandate any action whatsoever. –  comeAndGo Aug 3 '13 at 5:46
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