House Democrats still threatening to block a vote on election security legislation.
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Advocates see a second chance for the Texas Legislature to do what other Republican-run states accomplished: enact meaningful reforms that restore voters’ confidence in elections.
Poor planning by the county’s top election official is costing Dallas taxpayers millions and jeopardizing election security.
In hearings that extended past midnight, the session’s highest-priority election reform bill moved closer to passage but is still racing against upcoming deadlines.
The bill expands laws on electioneering to further prohibit taxpayer resources from being used to electioneer and influence the outcome of Texas elections by school board members and district staff on the job.
Senate Bill 9 is set to head to the Texas House after getting preliminary approval from the state’s upper chamber Monday.
A dozen bills targeting Texas election security received Senate committee hearings on Monday.
Texas Democratic Party mailed “urgent” voter registration forms to ineligible non-citizens in South Texas, pre-filled to wrongly indicate applicants were U.S. citizens.
“Voter registration & voting by non-citizens is illegal and unacceptable.”
Mail ballot fraud is by far the biggest voting integrity problem seen across Texas, says an assistant attorney general who prosecutes voter fraud.