Texas Governor Backs Bills to Reinforce Election Integrity after 2020 Election Fraud
Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday, March 25th, called on Republican state legislature to pass bills to reinforce election integrity after election fraud and interference in the 2020 General Election. The bills will prevent "election officials from relaxing election rules and processes without authorization," as reported by The Epoch Times.
The bills also come after passing of H.R.1. "For the People Act," which threatens to remove congressional seats from states that refuse to comply with a federal mandate on removing voter restrictions like I.D. laws and limited access to absentee ballots. H.R.1 legitimizes the fraudulent tactics used in the 2020 General Election and lays the foundation for a communist style one-party-system, where all elections are rigged in the Democrats favor.
Abbot asserted that local "election officials could jeopardize the election process by presenting opportunities for people to commit voter fraud" as occurred in dozens of counties in states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
“Our objective in Texas is to ensure that every eligible voter gets to vote and that only eligible ballots are counted,” he said. “In the 2020 election, we witnessed actions throughout our state that could risk the integrity of our elections and enable voter fraud, which is why I made election integrity an emergency item this session.” Abbot reiterated this during his State of the State address to Texans in February.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has also recently urged Republican lawmakers to "treat election integrity as a priority issue." Paxton led the 18 state lawsuit in challenging the 2020 election results from four battleground states, but was dismissed by the U.S. Supreme Court for lacking standing. “We don’t want to be Venezuela,” he said. “We don’t want to be another country where people don’t trust the elections, where there’s really no reason to go vote if you don’t know if the integrity of the elections is good.”
While Texas wasn't one of the states that were unlawfully awarded to Biden, the state did suffer from several cases of fraud and voter tabulation manipulation, as shown in Mike Lindell's docu-movie, Absolute Proof. The results in Harris County, the most populous county in Texas, was questioned after county officials attempted to modify election rules in response to COVID-19, which was used as the unconstitutional excuse in many sates, cities, and counties to modify election law without the approval of the state legislature.
Like in cases filed across the United States, lawsuits against Harris Country have been dismissed by state and federal courts for lack of standing. The 5th Circuit Court denied to hear an appeal on the matter. The judicial refusal to review evidence is unprecedented.
Governor Abbott also addressed how election officials "attempted to send unsolicited mail-in ballot applications to over two million of voters, including individuals who would not be eligible to vote-by-mail." Fortunately, the Texas Supreme Court "ruled that the county officials were not authorized to send out unsolicited mail-in ballot applications and blocked them from doing so."
“Election officials should be working to stop potential mail ballot fraud—not facilitate it,” the Governor exclaimed.
Sen. Paul Bettencourt and Rep. Briscoe Cain joined Gov. Abbot during the press conference. Both state legislators have publicly addressed the unlawful results of the 2020 General Election and have "proposed several pieces of legislation to enhance election integrity in the state."
“The only form of voter suppression is when an illegitimate voter, an illegible voter, casts a ballot,” Cain added during the press conference. “When an ineligible voter casts their ballot, they’re actually silencing the voice of an American citizen.”
The two bills that are currently being discussed by Texas Republican legislatures and Governor Abbot include House Bill 6 and Senate Bill 7, which push to ensure uniformity in election law and processes throughout Texas.
Other states are also working toward passing anti-foreign interference and election reform bills, including Georgia, which has recently been called out by residing companies like Coca-Cola and Home Depot for attempting to suppress voting rights. Georgia's bill "seeks to repeal no-excuse absentee voting and limit mail-in ballots to certain criteria."
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