Election integrity should be the number one legislative priority for the entire country. It is imperative that our state enacts the strongest guidelines and laws for ensuring that we execute honest and fair elections in the Lone Star State. That is why Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Texas supports recently filed HB 6, an election integrity bill that will combat election fraud.
Election fraud is real, and therefore needs careful and intentional legislation to ensure confidence and integrity with the process. The voting system should preserve the integrity of each ballot.
Below are some of CWA of Texas’ election integrity concerns:
- Voter rolls must be current, void of deceased voters or those who have moved out of the area.
- Citizenship must be verified before voting. Voter ID should be a non-negotiable requirement.
- We need stricter rules on mail-in ballots. Mail-in ballots should be limited by those who are unable to go to the election site, not as a personal preference. Mail-in ballots need to be numbered and traceable, as regular ballots are traceable. Ballot harvesting should not be allowed and certainly not conducted by well-paid harvesters.
- We must close primaries. A person should not be allowed to vote in either primary.
- We need more transparency at the polls by ensuring that poll watchers in Texas are not obstructed from observing the counting of ballots.
- Contact the members of the House Calendars Committee and ask them to schedule HB 6 for debate on the House floor. The committee members are listed below my signature. If you are a constituent (within one of the house member’s district), be sure to let them know.
- Contact your state representative and ask him or her to support HB 6. Use this link to find out who represents you in the state legislature.
- Forward this information to family and friends.
- Pray that Texas maintains a level of integrity in our election procedures and processes and that citizens hold them accountable to do so.
- Pray that the results of our elections will produce public servants who respect the citizens and protect their dignity and freedoms.
- Pray for the leadership of our state, Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dade Phelan (R-District 21), that God’s wisdom and purpose is their ever-driving goal.
Elections have grave consequences: “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people groan.” – Proverbs 29:2 (NAS)
House Calendars Committee Members:
- Dustin Burrows (R-District 83) (512) 463-0542 Texas House of Representatives: E-Mail Rep. Burrows, Dustin
- Joe Moody (D-District 78) (512) 463-0728) Texas House of Representatives: E-Mail Rep. Moody, Joe
- Tom Craddick (R-District 82) (512) 463-0500) Texas House of Representatives: E-Mail Rep. Craddick, Tom
- Cody Harris (R-District 8) (512) 463-0730) Texas House of Representatives: E-Mail Rep. Harris, Cody
- Cole Hefner (R-District 5) (512) 463-0271) Texas House of Representatives: E-Mail Rep. Hefner, Cole
- Ana Hernandez (D-District 143) (512) 463-0614) Texas House of Representatives: E-Mail Rep. Hernandez, Ana
- Ben Leman (R-District 13) (512) 463-0600) Texas House of Representatives: E-Mail Rep. Leman, Ben
- Jared Patterson (R-District 106) (512) 463-0694) Texas House of Representatives: Representative Patterson, Jared
- Toni Rose (D- District 110) (512) 463-0664) Texas House of Representatives: E-Mail Rep. Rose, Toni
- Shelby Slawson (R-District 59) (512) 463-0628) Texas House of Representatives: E-Mail Rep. Slawson, Shelby
- James Talarico (D-District 52) (512) 463-0670) Texas House of Representatives : E-Mail Rep. Talarico, James