With the chaos and confusion of the 2020 election still fresh in the mind of American voters, it seems more obvious than ever that election reform must be a top priority for our politicians in government as we inch ever closer to the 2022 midterm elections.
But with little indication that the federal government intends to do anything at all to remedy the situation, it all comes down to individual state legislatures to do everything they can to ensure integrity at the ballot box.
And, in states like ours, where we have a split-party governor and legislature, we must encourage a bipartisan approach which will appeal to people in every party.
And, that's why we're now asking YOU to contact your State Legislators and call on them to adopt common-sense election integrity measures, much like the ones introduced in Florida and Texas, to safeguard our vote in future elections.
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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Before the close of Florida's 2021 legislative session last Friday, politicians in the State House and Senate managed to pass a major election integrity bill that, among other things, strengthens voter ID requirements and cracks down on the influence of outside money over the administration of elections.
Similarly, the Texas Legislature is currently considering two bills on election reform that tackle voter fraud head-on, with the simple stated goal of making it "easy to vote, and hard to cheat" in the Lone Star State.
These two powerhouse states have made addressing the concerns that arose from the 2020 election a priority now in 2021, and may very well set the standard for how other states could address election reform in the coming months and remaining years of the radical Biden Administration.
There are numerous simple steps that can be taken in order to secure future elections across our country, and both Florida and Texas have put forward some common-sense -- even obvious -- provisions to make those reforms a reality.
For instance, the Florida election integrity bill (SB 90) would strengthen the state's pre-existing voter ID requirements for individuals seeking to obtain a mail-in ballot or update their current voter registration information.
Additionally, it would ban the use of private funds from "an individual or a nongovernmental entity" to assist and/or intervene in election operations, as well as elections supervisors/officials from sending mail-in ballots to voters who haven't formally requested one. It would also increase transparency permissions in the vote-tallying process, giving greater access to candidates, poll watchers, and political parties/committees.
Texas' bills (including SB 7 and HB 6) also take a strong approach by prohibiting election officials and agencies from mailing out unsolicited ballots to voters, with violators being subject to state felony charges.
The legislation also brings an end to no-excuse mail-in ballots, returning to the pre-pandemic norm of absentee ballots for individuals who cannot be physically present to vote at their poll on Election Day, and sets early voting hours to 7am-7pm. Another provision would create an online portal for voters to track the status of their mail-in absentee ballot, to be accessed with a form of personal identification.
These bills have been met with consistent resistance from leftists at all levels of government, inside and outside of these states, but the reality is simple: None of these measures should strike a partisan cord -- securing our elections and protecting our vote is not a political objective; it's an American one.
And while there's no easy solution to fix every problem surrounding the security of our elections, common-sense reforms like the ones that have been introduced in Florida and Texas are a solid springboard to begin the process of securing our vote and cracking down on fraud.
Now is the time to let our lawmakers know that we (the people) support efforts to strengthen integrity in our states and for future generations!
Please take a few minutes to contact your State Legislators today and request that they take action to adopt measures that increase protections for our vote and bring integrity and transparency back to the electoral process in our state.
'Easy to vote, hard to cheat' must be the standard that every state holds itself to after the chaos, confusion, and widespread mistrust that resulted from the handling of the 2020 election and the tallying of its votes across our nation.
Now is the time to act, and ensure that no American living in any state ever doubts the sanctity and security of their vote again.
Thank you for delivering this message to your Legislators.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Read more about Texas' HB 6 and read its full text HERE: https://legiscan.com/TX/bill/HB6/2021
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