Fighting for election integrity and transparency

ALERT: Voters do not have to wear masks

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With increased confusion around mask mandates, we’ve received multiple complaints from voters who have been turned away from the polls for not wearing a mask.

Voters can not be forced to wear a face mask to vote according to guidance from the Texas Secretary of State issued ahead of the run-off election.

There is no authority under Texas law to require voters to wear face coverings when presenting to vote.Secretary of State

Further, if you are wearing a mask, an election judge may request that you lower your mask to make a positive identification when checking you in to vote.

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Hybrid GOP Convention > 100% Digital Option

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Monday it was rumored and yesterday it was reported, that the Texas Republican Party is considering a change of venue for its state convention.

On Thursday, the State Republican Executive Committee will meet via conference call to weigh options, including keeping the in-person date in Houston, relocation, or transitioning to an all-virtual convention.

In these considerations, one thing is certain, the SREC should not face a binary choice between in-person or virtual-only when it comes to facilitating the biannual gathering.

There should be a third option on the table.

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Election Integrity Roundup 6.29.2020

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Here’s a look at election integrity news from around Texas and the country. Some of these stories may have already been shared via our social media accounts, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Early Voting Starts Today

Texas’ delayed primary run-off election is starting today and now that we have substantially more information about the spread of the novel coronavirus it’s clear that voting in-person can be done safely.

In multiple elections across the country, despite threats of death from journalists, there has been a distinct lack of case spikes following in-person voting during the pandemic.

What we have seen in repeated elections from Wisconsin, to Georgia to New Jersey is report, after report, after report of mail-in balloting gone awry.

If you see something out of the ordinary at your polling place, mail-in balloting activity, or know someone with a story to tell, reach out to us via phone at 877-385-VOTE (8683) or 877-267-VOTA to visit en Espanol.

To send a tip via email use tips@directactiontx.com.

Fraud in Bexar Co. Alleged

A week before the run-off election, members of the Democrat party in Bexar Co. are suing a candidate for Party Chair, Grace Rose Gonzales, alleging she committed fraud

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Aaron Harris, Direct Action Texas Drive Reform

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Election fraud in Texas is easier to prosecute thanks to the work of Direct Action Texas (DAT) and Aaron Harris.

In 2018, Harris, then-Executive Director of DAT, sat down with Senator Kelly Hancock to discuss SB5, legislation the group helped craft to curb election fraud after years of uncovering it across the state.

Sen. Hancock, during the podcast, recalled how he worked with Rep. Craig Goldman and Harris on the issue of election reform, stemming in part from DAT’s deep understanding of voter fraud after uncovering it for the first time in 2015.

Since then, the organization has worked to raise the profile of voter fraud, advocating for sound election administration while continuing to investigate fraud and advocating for legislation to address issues encountered during those investigations.

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Left Crafts Crude Electoral Shiv

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The left is fashioning a shiv to fatally undermine trust in elections. In part, the plan involves lowering expectations ahead of November.

After months of calling for drastic changes to how elections are run, the left is now “prepping” Americans for delayed results.

This messaging is being peddled as a public service, but it’s anything but helpful to suggest delays in results are inevitable or to ignore the fact that this messaging will be used to call for additional destabilizing 11th-hour changes.

Narratives with manipulated visions about how the election will play out serve multiple nefarious aims, let’s take them in turn.

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