From Dr. Laura Pressley, May 9, 2016 –
Thanks to our dedicated supporters, we have successfully
Completed our Oral Argument to the Third Court of Appeals
Computerized voting machines have been operating for over a decade and Texans don’t trust them–and now we know why. Dr. Laura Pressley’s historic election contest has uncovered electronic voting machine corruption errors, security breaches, missing back up tapes and no ballot images exist for a legal recount.
Candidates all over Texas have known about these illegalities for over a decade and Pressley is the first to take the responsibility to address them in the Texas courts.
Pressley’s landmark appeal and final legal brief were recently filed with the Third Court of Appeals in Travis County and our oral argument occurred on April 27th. Thank you to the support of so many that have spread the word, have contributed and enabled this case to move forward. We are very grateful for everyone’s help and prayers. Please keep them coming because fair and honest elections in Texas ARE going to happen!
Texas Secretary of State’s Election Division issued waivers for counties to not print backup/results tapes for Early Voting and Election Day before equipment left the polling places,Breaking News for 2016 Primaries: Similar Illegalities and serious election irregularities, that occurred in Pressley’s election, recently recurred in Texas counties during the 2016 Primaries.
Hart InterCivic electronic voting machines, used in over 100 counties in Texas, do not store ballot images as required by law for recounts, they store “cast vote records” which do not contain the legal components of an official ballot,
Texas Secretary of State’s Election Division issued waivers for counties to not print backup/results tapes for Early Voting and Election Day before equipment left the polling places,
Secretary of State’s Election Division issued waivers to all 254 Texas counties to not audit paper ballot results,
Poll watchers were obstructed from monitoring main tabulation computers on Election Day,
A county refused to post precinct results and attempted to charge a fee for official precinct level Early and Election Day voting results as required by law, and
Votes were flipped on computer screens.
State Senator Questions Election Integrity
Austin Press Release–“Texas election laws are not being followed in many counties. Without this consistency, and with the ‘it’s the way we do it’ attitude, this has greatly opened the door to fraud.”
“Because current Texas election practices and procedures are inconsistent, it is not possible to truthfully validate any election result or conduct a legally sufficient ballot recount in the Texas counties where ‘electronic’ voting, without a paper trail, is being allowed.”
“…Secretary of State’s office should cease issuing waivers that instruct county election officials to operate elections unlawfully and in an inconsistent manner across the state.”