But thankfully, individual states are taking action to address the root cause(s) of the confusion, inconsistencies, and alleged funny business that plagued last year's election and its seemingly never-ending vote tallying.
And Texas is leading the charge!
A new election integrity bill, Senate Bill (SB) 7, that would create new criminal offenses that crack down on voter fraud has recently passed the Texas Senate and has since been sent to the state House of Representatives for consideration.
A similar bill, House Bill (HB) 6, has also been introduced in the Texas House of Representatives, and is also worthy of support should it move forward in the legislative process.
This is an important and necessary step in the right direction, and it's up to us to let our Texas lawmakers know that we support this effort to secure our elections and decrease the potential for fraud across our state!
You can contact your State Legislators in one easy step using this simple contact form that LifeSiteNews.com is making available here, on the Voter Voice platform.
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SB 7, which is sponsored by Republican members of the Texas State Senate, would formally clarify that voting-related policies implemented by local jurisdictions do not override state law.
It also includes a number of provisions that may seem like obvious, reasonable measures to ensure electoral integrity across Texas, but were often violated by counties and local entities in last year's election due to the pandemic. This legislation would change that.
- A ban on election officials and/or agencies distributing unsolicited mail-in ballots to Texas voters that did not formally request one, and the establishment of state felony charges for officials that do so
- A requirement that absentee/mail-in ballots only be distributed only to individuals who are physically unable to vote at their local poll, to be confirmed with documentation from a physician, or concerned government agency such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or Social Security Administration
- An end to locally implemented 24-hour early voting, with set hours to be 7am-7pm statewide
- The creation of a new online portal so voters can track the status of their mail-in ballot, to be accessed with a form of personal identification
The bill makes it "easy to vote, and hard to cheat," said Republican State Senator Bryan Hughes, who introduced the bill.
Should SB 7 (or its counterpart, HB 6) be approved by both chambers of the Texas State Legislature, the bill will head to the desk of Governor Greg Abbott, who has already expressed his strong support for measures to increase voter security in Texas.
But for the time being, the ball remains in the State Legislature's court.
As previously mentioned, SB 7 has already been approved by the State Senate, and was received in the House on April 7th. (Conversely, HB 6 has been approved by the House Elections Committee in a party-line vote on April 8th, but is further behind in the legislative process).
That's why we need you to voice your support for election integrity laws that crack down on fraud here in the Lone Star State, and encourage your State Legislators to vote in favor of either SB 7 or HB 6 if and when they come before them for a vote!
Please take a few minutes to contact your State Legislators and request they protect Texas' elections by supporting SB 7 and/or HB 6.
While the federal government attempts to further exacerbate the underlying issues that made 2020 a disaster, Texas is stepping up to the plate and trying to fix a badly broken, easily manipulated system by bringing order and consistency back to our state's elections, and keeping them fair, free, and simple to participate in.
That’s why we must act immediately, and tell our State Legislators to actively support election integrity legislation like SB 7 and HB 6 here in the Lone Star State.
Thank you for helping deliver this message to them.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Read the full text of SB 7 HERE: https://legiscan.com/TX/bill/SB7/2021
Read the full text of HB 6 HERE: https://legiscan.com/TX/bill/HB6/2021
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