Texas Election Integrity at Risk
Early Voting Must Be Backed-up with Paper Tapes
Call to Action
Texans Demand Paper Backup Records for Early Voting
Austin, Texas – October 24, 2016 – Early Voting results in Texas are at risk. Texas laws require Early Voting paper backup records to prevent electronic hacking of elections. To the surprise of Texans, a bureaucrat in the Texas Secretary of State’s office has issued instructions to counties to ignore state election laws that require the printing of paper backup records for Early Voting.
Proactively Ensuring Election Integrity in Texas
Austin, Texas – October 18, 2016 – There are serious election concerns in Texas related to the Texas Secretary of State’s office issuing numerous 2016 administrative waivers which encourage counties to ignore state election laws related to paper backup records and audits for counties utilizing both paper ballots and direct recording electronic voting machines (DRE’s). These waivers place the integrity of the November elections at risk.
Recently there seems to have been confusion over official procedures for filling a vacancy for a Republican Nominee on the General Election Ballot. To clearly promulgate those procedures, Texas Republican Party Secretary Rena Peden offers the following:
Memo To: Parker County Pct. 4 Chairs
From: Rena Peden, Secretary, Republican Party of Texas
Date: June 23, 2016
Subject: Filling the Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 vacancy
I have been receiving inquiries into the process for selecting a candidate for JP 4 for the November ballot and have been asked to verify with the State Party what that process is. There seem to be concerns that the process as defined in election law is not consistent with the activities in Parker County. Rather than just respond to a few, I felt that all precinct 4 chairs should be aware that questions have been raised and can benefit from any knowledge that we get on this subject.
Approximately two weeks ago, the State Republican Party sent out information on filling vacancies. It defines what the County Chair’s and the Pct. 4 Executive Committee’s (Pct. 4 Pct. Chairs) role is in the selection of a candidate for the JP 4 position for the November ballot. I am attaching that information in case you did not receive it.
Basically, it states:
Are officials in the state of Texas in violation of election law? I believe after you examine these examples, you will be thoroughly convinced that state and county officials across the state are committing multiple violations of the Texas Election Code and the Texas Constitution.
Some say officials have known about these violations for years and instead of resolving serious issues, they stood silently and ignored glaring faults in the state’s computerized voting systems. Many of these issues may have altered the outcome of state and local elections.
Since the beginning of computerized voting in Texas, only one candidate, Dr. Laura Pressley, has come forward with information that cast doubt upon the entire system for choosing our elected officials. That should be alarming news to every voting Texan.
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The following was taken from Dr. Pressley’s website: