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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