Fighting for election integrity and transparency

DIRECT ACTION TEXAS: THE MEDIA HAS IMPROPERLY RUSHED ELECTION CALL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 9, 2020

FORT WORTH, TX — Direct Action Texas joins election integrity watchdogs across the ideological spectrum, calling for all votes in the 2020 general election to be tallied and an audit conducted to ensure a fair and free from fraud process.

While the mainstream media, which has regularly lied to the American public for the last four years, suggests the election is complete and calls for everyone to “move along,” we are calling for a thorough count to ensure trust.

Though Joe Biden may eventually prevail, critical and time-intensive work remains to be completed before the outcome of this contentious election can be assured.

In some states, political machines harvested a crush of mail-in ballots that need to be checked to ensure they pass muster. Additionally, overseas votes should be allowed time to decide states like Georgia.

Right now, there are seven states in dispute. Trump continues to gain on Biden in Arizona, where he currently trails by less than 17,000 votes with over 80,000 ballots left to count. Additionally, the Trump campaign has sued the state over rejected ballots in Maricopa County. 

Both Georgia and Michigan have experienced “glitches” in how Dominion election equipment tabulated votes. And reports of flagged votes from Fulton County, Georgia, are still to be investigated.

Not to mention there are reportedly just under 10,000 confirmed returned absentee ballots from dead voters In Michigan. Some of these ballots may have been rejected, but the fact they were returned in the first place suggests more comprehensive fraud afoot 

In Nevada, a state that has still not been called, legal action is likely over thousands of votes from dead or ineligible voters.

Declaring an election over before all legally cast votes are counted and announcing a winner when there is this much doubt in the execution of an election is dangerous behavior and smacks of authoritarianism.

PRESS RELEASE: DIRECT ACTION TEXAS JOINS NATIONAL EFFORTS TO EXPOSE VOTER

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AUSTIN, TX — Direct Action Texas joins the chorus of election watchdog groups from around the country raising the alarm on the damage mail-in ballot abuse poses to trust in our elections.

What we see happening in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia is strikingly similar to the tactics deployed by LBJ to win a seat in the U.S. Senate in Texas.

To win, LBJ allowed the count to start, held back results in his controlled territory, determined the number of votes he needed to win, and then stuffed the box to steal an election victory from the jaws of defeat.

DAT has, for years, called attention to issues of voter fraud in the state of Texas and specifically mail-in ballot fraud.

Late counting of votes in competitive states while the media attempts to block out dissenting voices calling for transparency is a perfect example of how mail-in balloting undermines trust in the process of administering elections.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll issue daily press releases about what’s happening in tight elections and link to supplemental information to inform voters about how elections are currently vulnerable but can be secured.

While all votes should be counted, this does not extend to ballots that have been manufactured to arrive at a predetermined election outcome. Elections must be fair and free from fraud.

We want to hear from you. If you have a story about election integrity, drop us a line at tips@directactiontx.com or call toll-free 877-267-8683.

Direct Action Texas is a premier election integrity watchdog. You can learn more about our work at www.DirectActionTX.com.

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Help Find Misuse of Public Funds

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The use of public funds to influence the 2020 election will be a topic of research and conversation in the weeks and months to come but there’s work that can be done today.

First, let’s look at a recent example of one North Texas school district where public resources appear to have been used to turn out the Democrat vote.

According to Texas Scorecard reporting on the matter, a Richardson Independent School District employee used the virtual bulletin board to promote a Democrat slate. That’s a no-no.

Texans who are interested in election integrity, including a level playing field for all candidates and parties on the ballot can take action.

If you have a student in public school, and energy to burn on election day or in the days that follow, take a look at any bulletin boards (virtual in many cases) and search for electioneering for any party or candidate.

To submit a tip give us a call at 1-877-267-8683 or email tips@directactiontx.com if you have an example or would like help forming an open records request.

This is the action for now but there’s a next step.

Further reforms to election law could have been accomplished during the 2019 legislative session that may have curtailed the abuse of public resources on campaign activities.

Legislation creating a criminal offense for school district employees to use public funds or resources (including a school message board) was authored and advocated for during the 2019 legislative session.

SB 1569 would have increased penalties on the use of school district recourses to electioneer. passed out of the Senate but was left pending in the Texas House like many other priority election integrity bills during the 2019 session.

Stay engaged to know what’s coming in 2021, sign up to receive periodic emails and alerts from Direct Action Texas.

Don Huffines Teams up with DAT to Fight Voter Fraud

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DALLAS, TX — Today Don Huffines announced he’s partnering with election integrity watchdog Direct Action Texas (DAT) to stop voter fraud in the DFW area.

Voter fraud is taking place, but it has no place in Texas.

“I take seriously finding and prosecuting voter fraud from the lowest level operators harvesting ballots to elected officials empowering the illegal behavior.”

Huffines has a history of combating voter fraud in Texas. As a member of the Texas Senate, he called for rigorous checking of voter rolls and served on the Senate Select Committee on Election Security.

Since 2015, DAT has developed a track record of discovering, investigating, and handing over actionable cases of voter fraud to law enforcement officials.

If you suspect voter fraud call toll-free at 1-877-267-8683 or email tips@directactiontx.com.

Don Huffines is offering a $5000 reward to anyone who calls in to the tip line or sends an email with information leading to a criminal conviction. 

Your information will be kept in confidence.

“Elections have to be run fairly and free of fraud or our system of governance is doomed.”

Curbside Confusion

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Most people are unfamiliar with curbside voting. Before 2020, it was very rare. Most disabled voters took advantage of voting by mail. In this tumultuous election, some are attempting to ignore it’s intent and pervert it into illegal drive-thru voting. Direct Action Texas would like to help clear up the confusion.

Requirement:

The voter must be “physically unable to enter the polling place without personal assistance or likelihood of injuring the voter’s health.” (Election Code Sec. 94.009a)

Best Practice:

The Office of the Attorney General has made it clear that a fear of COVID 19 does not qualify a voter to vote curbside. Curbside voting should be extremely rare because voting by mail is available to those with a disability. Curbside is more for those with a recent injury or disability. However, the election officer is not allowed to ask about the nature of the voter’s disability. Legislation is required to fix this loophole.

Many counties have encouraged those testing positive for COVID 19 after the deadline to vote by mail should use this method.

Requirement:

“An election officer shall deliver a ballot to the voter at the polling place entrance or curb.” (Election Code Sec. 94.009a)

Best Practice:

Two election officers should deliver the ballot to the voter. Those officers should be of different political parties in a general election. Numerous things can happen at the vehicle and between the vehicle and the polling place. For transparency and everyone’s safety an election official should NOT process a curbside voter alone.

This section makes it clear that this type of voting should only be available at a polling place. It does NOT allow for drive-thru voting locations. 

Requirement:

“The regular voting procedures may be modified by the election officer to the extent necessary to conduct voting under this section.” (Election Code Sec. 94.009b)

Best Practice:

In counties that use a Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) machine, that DRE can and should be used to for curbside voting.

Requirement:

“After the voter is accepted for voting, the voter shall mark the ballot and give it to the election officer who shall deposit it in the ballot box.” (Election Code Sec. 94.009c)

Best Practice:

The election officers should have an envelope in which to place the voted ballot for secrecy while carrying it back into the polling location. The fact that the election official is carrying a voted ballot, reinforces the need for that official to not be alone.

Requirement:

“On the voter’s request, a person accompanying the voter shall be permitted to select the voter’s ballot and deposit the ballot in the ballot box.” (Election Code Sec. 94.009d)

Best Practice:

If the voter asks for assistance, the assistant must provide the required information as if he/she is assisting the voter inside the polling place.

Requirement:

The voter in the vehicle should have the same privacy as a voter in a voting booth. (Secretary of State Handbook for Election Judges and Clerks)

Best Practice:

Any people inside the vehicle, other than the voter, should be asked to exit the vehicle while the voter is voting. If they stay inside the vehicle, they should be treated as assistants. This would exclude minor children.

Requirement:

Poll Watchers and inspectors must be allowed to accompany the election officer. (Election Code Secs. 33.056a, 34.002a)

Best Practice:

Poll Watchers and Inspectors should accompany the election officials to the vehicle, unless doing so would leave the polling location vulnerable to fraud.

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