Fighting for election integrity and transparency

Still Counting: Provisional Ballots

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With some counties in Texas seeing thousands of provisional ballots, outcomes have the potential to change in the next few days. Voters have 6 days to “cure” their provisional ballots, so the Early Voting Ballot Board cannot begin to certify these ballots until almost a week after the election. 

Typically, that cure is presenting valid ID, disability exemption, or other valid voter ID exemption to the Elections Office. If a voter does not have proper identification and/or exemptions at the polling location, he or she must vote provisionally. A voter will also vote provisionally if he or she was mistakenly not on the poll list at the time of voting. 

This election has also seen a huge increase in voters casting provisional ballots because they chose to vote in person rather than by mail and did not hand over their mail-in ballot at the polling location. 

This is yet another complication from the push toward mail-in voting. Many of these voters filled out a form sent by a candidate or political party for the Runoff Election not realizing the form had pre-checked “annual,” setting them up for ballot by mail for the remainder of the calendar year. Others requested mail-in but reconsidered over distrust in the postal service, decreased fear of COVID-19, etc. 

If you are a Ballot Board Member or a Poll Watcher for the Ballot Board, click HERE for a Quick Guide for accepting or rejecting provisional ballots.

If you would like more detailed training materials, please email


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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.


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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 or call toll-free 877-267-8683.

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


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 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.

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