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Committee Report Calls for Action

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Following the 2017 legislative session, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick formed the Select Committee on Election Security to examine shortcomings in our election system.

In early December the committee issued a report detailing an uptick in fraud investigations and prosecutions before calling for specific actions.

According to the report, in 2018 the Attorney General’s elections division resolved 97 cases of election fraud through prosecutions. This figure includes convictions, deferred adjudications, and diversion with a stipulation of guilt.

In addition, the AG’s office has a backlog of 63 open investigations, with 59 election fraud offenses pending prosecution. This caseload represents a significant increase at a time when Texans are being told voter fraud doesn’t exist.

Stats and figures in the report were accompanied by anecdotes.

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2018 Texas Voter Fraud and Election Integrity Review

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As we head into 2019, lawmakers will be called on to address gaps in protecting our elections and remain steadfast as progressives work to degrade the integrity of our elections.

Below is a month by month review of 2018 voter fraud and election integrity issues reported in Texas.

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Grassroots Coalition Letter on Secretary of State

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Today, conservatives from across the state are calling on Governor Greg Abbott to ensure his appointee to the position of Secretary of State is a proactive leader on election integrity.

In a letter delivered to Governor Greg Abbott’s office this morning, grassroots leaders have laid out several actions the incoming SoS can take to protect elections from known weaknesses.

This past Monday, Abbott named his Deputy Chief of Staff David Whitley to replace outgoing Rolando Pablos.

We look forward to learning more about Mr. Whitley in the coming days ahead of his nomination hearing and working with him to ensure necessary steps are being taken to combat election fraud in Texas.

The letter, included in its entirety below, was signed by over 136 political leaders across the state.

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Direct Action Texas Announces Executive Director and Key Promotion

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Direct Action Texas is pleased to announce the hiring of Daniel Greer and the promotion of Christine Welborn.

Daniel joins Direct Action Texas to serve as Executive Director after running a nonprofit focused on money in politics and operating a political research firm. Daniel has served in several capacities in and around the Texas conservative movement since 2006.

Christine Welborn, a crucial part of Direct Action Texas’ success to date, is being promoted to Director of Election Integrity.

Christine’s promotion is long due and well deserved. Tracking down and exposing election fraud in Texas for 3 years, Christine is a go-to resource for identifying fraudulent behavior in elections.

“I don’t know where we would be without Christine, and I’m proud to have worked closely with her for over 4 years,” said Aaron Harris.

Direct Action Texas congratulates outgoing Executive Director Aaron Harris on his role as Chief of Staff to incoming U.S. Congressman Lance Gooden. Harris will move to an advisory position on the Board of Directors.

“We’re entering 2019 with an energized team and a growing number of Texans concerned with and focused on election integrity.”

Onward.

 

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