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Election Complaint Filed in Arlington Against Kennedy Jones

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Today an election complaint was filed in Arlington against Kennedy Jones, currently running for Arlington City Council District 5. According to the complaint, Jones is ineligible to be on the ballot because of residency issues.

The complaint notes and public records reflect that Jones’ residence at the time he registered to run for office was not in Arlington but in fact in Mansfield. Whatsmore, Jones had not been living in Arlington for the six months leading up to his filing to run for office, having a consistent voting record over the years, as a resident of Mansfield.

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Mayor, wife arrested for an illegal voting scheme

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Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the arrest of the mayor of Edinburg and his wife on charges that they ran an illegal vote harvesting scheme, including having voters register to vote at an apartment complex owned by the then-candidate.

Richard and Dalia Molina arrests stem from a long-running investigation into his 2017 mayoral election. Molina won the election by a margin of more than 1,200 votes, unseating a longtime incumbent.

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Ignore Leftist Propaganda

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Yesterday, the Texas Civil Rights Project released a “report” alleging the disenfranchisement of a large swath of Texans and claimed dire consequences if reforms aren’t enacted immediately.

Coincidentally, the number of voters that the group suggest were disenfranchised was enough to give Robert O’Rorke a victory over Senator Ted Cruz in 2018. Having reviewed the document, Direct Action Texas advises it be seen for what it is, a tool to aid electoral power grab legislation akin to Nancy Pelosi’s HR 1.

TCRP is an extreme group that has worked recently to keep non-citizens registered to vote in Texas, undermining any suggestion that they uphold accurate elections or value the votes of Texas citizens including minorities, the young and impoverished citizens.

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Media Shamed, Again

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Yesterday, the national media got its comeuppance after two-plus years peddling a false narrative meant to undermine President Donald Trump. Really, these two years were a continuation on the preceding year spent working to derail Trump’s presidential campaign.

Fail times two folks.

In Texas, we have similar issues with mainstream and weaponized non-profit outlets combating conservative governance by creating and driving misleading narratives while simultaneously ignoring or spinning substantive stories that cut against their aims.

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Sunshine Week Election Bills

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It’s Sunshine Week, a time when open government activists reflect on the lack of transparency from government agencies and elected officials. Putting aside ire for the government’s failures to provide adequate insight into how money is spent and power wielded, this year we’ve surveyed bills filed this legislative session that will increase transparency.

Election watchdogs require access to voting records in order to expose fraud and voters deserve to have access to information as it increases trust.

This session several bills have been filed to increase access to election information, lower costs for access, and clarifying measures. Below are a few we’re tracking.

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