Aaron Harris, Direct Action Texas Drive Reform
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.
According to Sen. Hancock, Harris was key because of his work in Tarrant County, specifically when it came to the use of electronic signatures.
Until SB5, elderly, disadvantaged, and disabled voters were easy prey to duplicitous strangers known as harvesters. The bill curbed the anonymity and lack of accountability of these harvesters and the left has been fighting ever since its passage to get that back.
Harvesting slowed, but did not stop. This fraudulent behavior and other tactics are being used to this day and need to be addressed.
It’s why SB9 was needed during the 2019 legislative session. Failure to pass that bill and call an immediate special session to address the issue as called for by conservatives is why we are in a bind headed into November.
Now, thanks to the one-two punch of inaction and a pandemic, the state is dealing with a tangle of litigation but without the benefit of having written proactive law to protect elections from meddling.
Until SB5, lead by Hancock, Goldman, Harris, and DAT, during the 2017 special session, there were insufficient mechanisms by which to pursue and charge election fraud.
The bill increased penalties for fraud, that according to Hancock were previously so minor that charges weren’t pursued, and when charges aren’t pursued, there’s no disincentive to the action of harvesting voters.
What DAT has seen is that thousands of applications for mail-in ballots have been submitted on behalf of individuals who did not apply for a ballot, which opens them up to being harvested.
In Dallas County, the District Attorney has indicted Jose Rodriguez who by some counts submitted 766 fraudulent applications in 2018 and over 1200+ in the Clinton-Trump election.
Give the podcast a listen to learn more about the ironically named Harvest Project, Domingo Garcia, and how harvesters use tactics like delivering fruits and vegetables to gain entre to actually disenfranchise voters.
Just sign here and we’ll take care of the rest. – Harvester