Fighting for election integrity and transparency

Paper Backups Backed by Congress?

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Yesterday, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. held a town hall in Fort Worth in which he addressed several election integrity issues, and specifically the implementation of paper ballot backups.

Election integrity was, in fact, the first question put to the Congressman by an audience member. Burgess, representing Denton and Tarrant County, congratulated Denton County on purchasing a voting system based on paper ballots. He acknowledged that purely electronic voting systems are problematic. Gesturing to Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley who had just introduced Burgess, the congressman suggested the audience member encourage Whitley to implement paper ballot backups in Tarrant as well.

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Quick Read: Conservatives Agree with Rahm Emanuel?

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Rahm Emanuel has some good advice for Democrat presidential hopefuls ahead of their second debate of 2019. Spoiler alert, his plan in part is a retread of President Trump’s America First platform.

Read Emanuel’s advice with eyes wide open, it’s advice given by a shrewd operative more concerned with securing a win than adherence to ideology. The fact that his advice contradicts what he and his boss Barack Obama pursued during their time in power is a telling indicator of the prevailing political winds and his true motivations.

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Statement on the Lone Star Agenda

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Over the last week, conservative leaders and organizations across the state have been endorsing the Lone Star Agenda (the Agenda), a slate of issues that were not adequately addressed during the 2019 legislative session.

In fact, issues included in the agenda have not been prioritized or meaningfully addressed over the past several sessions. It’s due to this prolonged absence of activity that following the session, many in the grassroots appeared dejected and penned editorials swearing off political activity. This effort is aimed at stemming that tide and appears to be a step in that direction.

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Tactical Roundup No. 3

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Vote harvesting in Texas is an ongoing problem potentially prone to grow in 2020. How do harvesters know when to collect ballots?

This post is part of an ongoing series covering tactics used to steal elections examining cases from Texas and around the country.

In 2017, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office was reported to have secret audio recordings of a campaign worker claiming he paid off someone inside of the county elections office to figure out when mail-in ballots were sent out to voters.

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Texas vs. California, voter roll maintenance

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Is Texas very different from California when it comes to the accuracy of voter rolls?

Routine maintenance of voter rolls is continually being challenged and stalled across the country, this is true in both California and Texas, a fact highlighted by recent forced maintenance in California and thwarted attempts to clean rolls in Texas.

Multiple outlets reported this week that California is beginning a long-delayed task of removing lapsed voters (mostly deceased voters) from its rolls.

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