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Congressional Democrats and their media allies don’t get it, but Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton certainly does.
Speaking on former Breitbart chief and Trump administration official Steve Bannon’s “War Room: Pandemic” podcast Saturday, Paxton said he’s hellbent on implementing stricter, tighter voting regulations across the country.
He made the announcement after being pressed by Bannon about whether he, a man seen as a hero for his willingness to sue Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin last year, is willing to do what’s necessary to enhance election integrity.
“Yes, so I’m talking to whoever I can. I’m talking to leaders all over the country. We got a meeting of Republican attorneys general coming up this week where I’m going to address the very issue you’re talking about,” the Texas AG replied.
“I don’t think there’s a more important issue than election integrity. Because if we go forward with what happened in this last election, Americans will never know whether our elections are credible. And that destroys a democracy and puts us in positions more like Venezuela than it does the America we all know and love.”
Bannon agreed with the goal, though he stressed that part of rebuilding trust in America’s elections system must involve proving to those who doubt the legitimacy of the Nov. 3rd, 2020 election vote that President Joe Biden didn’t “steal” the election.
“If you don’t show them you can sort out Nov. 3rd and they don’t believe you’ve sorted it out, don’t ask for their money in 2022,” he said.
“If they continue to push that there’s no solution to this and that there’s not enough Ken Paxtons in the world to stand up and say no no no, we know how to run one, every legal vote counts, every certifiable vote counts, every chain of custody counts, if it’s not that, it doesn’t count. If we show that, we’ll get 100 percent of the people to show up,” he said.”
Paxton earned widespread kudos last year for challenging Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin’s attempts to certify the then-disputed elections of the 2020 presidential election.
Multiple other states quickly joined up.
“Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Utah have formally joined Texas in its Supreme Court suit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—four battleground states who ran illegal and unconstitutional elections,” Paxton announced on Dec. 10th.
“The joining states agree with Texas: the defendant states exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify unlawfully enacting last-minute changes and ignoring both federal and state election laws, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election.”
Texas continues to lead the fight to protect election security and integrity, and today I gladly welcome Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Utah to this historic endeavor.https://t.co/0cDYvIeu26
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) December 10, 2020
While the election is now long since over, the issues that caused the election results to be in dispute — namely a lack of election integrity laws — still remain a prime concern. Thankfully, Paxton isn’t alone in pursuing meaningful reform.
Earlier this month the Republican National Committee formed a new “Committee on Election Integrity” to combat future alleged voter fraud and ensure the secure counting of all future votes.
“The RNC says the new committee will work closely with state parties and other election stakeholders nationwide on voting policies and best practices. Among them: the panel will push to ensure poll watchers are allowed to properly observe counting processes, ‘meaningful’ voter ID laws are codified, and all Americans have faith in our elections process,” Fox News reported on Feb. 17th.
“‘We must do everything in our power to ensure that future elections are run free, fair, and transparent, and that includes holding election administrators accountable,” RNC chair Ronna McDaniel told Fox News at the time.
“Voters across the country are keenly interested in knowing that their states and localities are doing everything they can to clean up their voter rolls and faithfully administer their states’ election laws.”
The only problem is that the Democrat Party is trying to curtail election integrity via the “For the People Act” (H.R. 1), which is anything but for the actual American people.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 24, 2021
Ostensibly designed to make elections fairer and more “equitable,” the bill would, in fact, federalize America’s election system, thus stripping states of the election-management powers granted to them by the Constitution.
If signed into law, the bill would force all states to adopt election policies that are prone to fraud, including early voting, automatic voter registration, same-day registration, online voter registration and no-fault/no-excuse absentee balloting.
The latter stipulation, no-fault/no-excuse absentee balloting, would grant state residents the right to request an absentee ballot without providing a legitimate reason.
After Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, implemented no-fault/no-excuse absentee balloting two years ago, critics accused him of having basically instituted universal mail-in voting by disguising it as no-excuse absentee voting.
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