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.
Parker County Conservatives
Tuesday October 18 Meeting
6:00-6:45 PM Social
6:45-8:15 PM Meeting
Parker County Cowboy Church
5050 FM5, Aledo, TX 76008
Contact Dr. Laura Pressley at LauraPresley@StartMail.com
Election Integrity is the most incredibly powerful issue because it brings together people from all walks of life that would normally never agree, let alone even consider eating lunch together. Texas is a bastion for the rule of law and a strong-hold for legal accountability. Fortunately for Texans, our election statutes originate in our state Constitution Article 6, Section 4:
“In all elections by the people, the vote shall be by ballot, and the Legislature shall
provide for the numbering of tickets and make such other regulations as may be
necessary to detect and punish fraud and preserve the purity of the ballot box…”
No law prevents localities from having more registered voters than voting-age residents, and eight Texas counties do.
Now a vote-watch group accuses the counties of violating the National Voting Rights Act by failing to purge dead, duplicate and ineligible voters.
“We are deeply concerned (that) voter rolls contain substantial numbers of ineligible voters,” True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht stated in a letter to the eight Texas counties.
The counties — Loving, Brooks, McMullen, Roberts, Irion, Jim Hogg, Culberson and Polk — list a combined 52,298 registered voters.
UPDATE: Do you know where to go in order to vote? For a list of Parker County Poll Sites and other information about voting, go to the Parker County Government website.
We believe the good folks in Parker County want to believe the things they hear candidates for office say. Apparently that is no longer possible. Anne Hollis states on her website (www.annehollis.com) and other places that “…. I have been with my husband for 18 years….” Approximately 100 people at the TEA Party Forum heard Hollis make the same assertion. That means Hollis would have been married to her husband since 1996 – right? The Parker County Appraisal District records show her current address as 990 Harmony Circle, Weatherford, TX 76087. Did Hollis commit voter fraud in years 2000, 2004, and in 2006 when she voted using the name Anne Marie Garner, address 990 Harmony Circle, Weatherford, or is she lying when she says she has “been with her husband 18 years”?
In a noxious article, co-written by Saki Knafo and Ryan J. Reilly, readers are asked outright: Are North Carolina “Republican lawmakers racist?” This is in reaction to a number of news laws recently passed in my beloved state that will require voters to show ID and limit the time-frame for early voting. There will also be an effort to clean-up the voter rolls — removing the dead, etc.
From MediaTrackers, By Brian Sikma, October 15, 2012 – A Florida woman charged Monday with two counts of election fraud in Milwaukee appears to have once worked for a community-organizing group that is fighting to stop Wisconsin from implementing its voter ID law. Yadira Colon, formerly of Wisconsin, pled no contest to charges that she illegally registered to vote in 2008 (lying about where she lived to election officials) and forged signatures on nominating petitions for then State Rep. Pedro Colon (D), no relation. Ms. Colon currently lives in Florida.
In a stunning undercover video, reporters posing as voters questioned Barack Obama’s Organizing for America volunteers about being able to vote twice for Obama. Not once were the reporters told that voting twice was against the law and that if the volunteers helped them, they would be breaking the law too. Instead, there was just laughter at the idea of illegally voting twice for Obama. Check it out…
From Washington Examiner, by Byron York, August 6, 2012 – In the eyes of the Obama administration, most Democratic lawmakers, and left-leaning editorial pages across the country, voter fraud is a problem that doesn’t exist. Allegations of fraud, they say, are little more than pretexts conjured up by Republicans to justify voter ID laws designed to suppress Democratic turnout.That argument becomes much harder to make after reading a discussion of the 2008 Minnesota Senate race in “Who’s Counting?”, a new book by conservative journalist John Fund and former Bush Justice Department official Hans von Spakovsky. Although the authors cover the whole range of voter fraud issues, their chapter on Minnesota is enough to convince any skeptic that there are times when voter fraud not only exists but can be critical to the outcome of a critical race.