The number of active election fraud cases in Texas is at an "all-time high." That's according to Jonathan White, Chief of the election fraud division at the Texas Attorney General's office, quoted in The Texan.
White was giving his perspective in front of a Texas House Elections Committee while legislators consider a new law to strengthen penalties for voter fraud, add protections for poll watchers, and give more priority to election fraud claims in Texas courts.
White testified that the current number of active prosecutions for voter fraud (510) is about the same as the total number of prosecutions since 2005 (534), according to The Texan.
Eighty percent (80%) of the pending election fraud cases reportedly involve alleged mail ballot fraud.
Supporters of the proposed Texas election reform bill say reform is necessary to restore integrity and confidence in the outcome of local and national elections, says The Texan.
Opponents of the bill contended that the new criminal statutes and penalties would deter election volunteers, and that the proposal is conducive to racial discrimination.
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I am so SICK AND TIRED of hearing that securing our election process by voter ID or signature matching is, "racial (voter) discrimination". You cannot function in society, today, without an ID. I must produce an ID when I am hired to work for a company. I believe, you need an ID to get an unemployment check or other forms of welfare/aid from the government. You could not open an bank account without one and you certainly could NOT board an airplane. So, how is it discrimination, racial or otherwise, to ask that they show an ID when voting?
Kimo, you’re spot on.
Besides, these days EVERYTHING is “racist”. I’m sick of the WORD “racist”.
All time high voter fraud cases at the same time the Left is trying very had to turn Texas blue. Coincidence?
You are the BEST !! I’ve read Stonewalled ( my favorite) , Smeared, and Slanted.
Keep doing it !
Art Romanat says
Did you answer the question? What are the penalties for voter fraud? Do you get jail time, big fine, no longer allowed to vote? What??? It is done frequently with what seems to be impunity. The last election was a travesty and showed clearly what a political party bent on taking control can do and get away with it. Now they have the nerve to try to pass a law that makes all their shenanigans legal...what country is this now???
Since I don't know current Texas election laws nor the proposed changes I can't comment directly on them. I do want to offer a few general observations though.
In too many cases election reform legislation is nothing but legislative theater. It gives the appearance of doing something while accomplishing nothing. Like current gun laws, enforce the laws on the books already (yes, I read the article, this year they're finally using the laws). Putting more laws on the books that won't be regularly and consistently enforced not only does nothing useful but it promotes more disregard for the laws.
I fail to see how Texas passing new laws is going to "restore integrity and confidence" in national elections.
As for the opponents of the changes (mostly Democrat I presume), if they can't argue or debate the merits, they play the race card. Which is an indicator to me that the law is more likely than not to be needed.
There are many methods for election fraud. By far the most powerful is the hacking of the electronic voting systems. Notice that this is completely ignored by the "theatrical" new laws. As illustrated by the recent SolarWind hacking scandal that penetrated major high-security gov and commercial systems, essentially it is impossible to prevent a well-equipped and determined hacker. So, only a return to paper ballots would be effective. If they retain the electronic system, none of the other regulations will prevent massive fraud. Notice that neither red nor blue politicians are investigating the real evidence of electronic fraud. That tells me that none of the politicians are serious about preventing fraud. [ps: i am a retired engineer for computer hardware and software systems design].
Just the facts says
The 510 cases are against 43 people. See how they made it look worse than it was? That's confirmation bias for ya. No report on the actual nature or results of those 43 people.