Due to the magnitude of the fraud Direct Action Texas has uncovered over the last 2 years, we have been calling for sensible reforms to come out of Austin. One of these is a bill authored by Representative Mike Schofield (R-Katy). House Bill 2139 would allow prosecutors to treat organized election fraud activity the same way it would treat other forms of organized crime, raising each penalty level one degree. Testimonies given in the House Committee on Elections revealed overwhelming bipartisan support.
Earlier this week in Hill County, State District Court Judge Lee Harris ordered a public recount at the request of investigators from the Attorney General’s office. It took place this past Wednesday, November 9th, just a day after many Texans went to the polls to cast their ballot for President. The recount is part of an ongoing investigation into potential criminal activity during the March 2016 Primary Election in Hill County.
If you’ve been paying any amount of attention you know that folks in Hill County are anything but competent at running their elections. To date, no one can actually tell us what the results of the election were, and each time someone attempts to calculate the figure, more questions are raised than are answered.
I’ve learned a lot through this experience.
For starters, I’ve learned that no one is watching. No one is double-checking election results. No one is holding election administrators accountable. No one is ensuring election integrity. No one is watching county chairs.