Felon Voters Discovered in DFW
WFAA based out of Dallas has reported that hundreds, possibly thousands of felons, who are disqualified from voting, are verified to have voted in the 2018 general election.
Following the November election, WFAA investigated registrations of felon voters and interviewed several to confirm the voting activity.
Felons are not allowed to vote in Texas elections until they have completed the conditions of their sentence including parole or probation
As it pertains to maintaining voter rolls, the Department of Public Safety sends the Secretary of State conviction data, which is, in turn, is sent to county election officials to investigate and remove disqualified registered voters.
As is the case with current and former efforts to keep Texas voter rolls accurate, this multiple handoff approach has things getting sideways. The result, felons are either not removed from the rolls or are added back to the rolls in error.
WFAA discovered that the secretary of state’s office at times fails to alert counties that felons should be removed and that in other instances, even if the counties are alerted to felons and removed from the roll, there are
Currently, left-wing groups are fighting to stop routine list maintenance efforts, specifically verifying citizenship of voters who have at one-time self-identified to the DPS as non-citizens
In 2012, Democrats and allied groups on the left worked to stop a death master file clean up initiated by then Secretary of State Hope Andrade. In that run, 50,000 potentially dead individuals were identified by cross checking Texas voter roll with the Social Security death master file.
The 2012 effort was labeled suppression and the left fought it in court.
Senate Democrats have now united in opposition to Governor Abbott’s appointee to the Secretary of State, David Whitley. Abbott ahead of the session signaled to Democrats he was going to shift left on spending and social issues.
As with previous horse trades, Texans appear to be getting short shrift.
Republicans in Texas need to snap out of the trance that they’ve been in since the November election and engage in the fight. With the legislative