If the 2020 presidential election was “the most secure election in history,” then why is election fraud prosecution in Texas at an “all-time high”?
Think about it…
President Trump won Texas.
Texas was supposed to be a “swing state” or even a “purple state,” according to the media.
Yet Trump won Texas handily.
Despite Trump winning Texas, the state is now seeing a RECORD level of prosecution in terms of voter fraud…
And of course… this voter fraud happens to be in favor FOR Joe Biden and AGAINST President Trump.
Think of how much worse this would have been had Texas allowed a certain voting software into its state borders.
More details into this shocking (but not-so-surprising) development below:
BREAKING: TEXAS ELECTION FRAUD CASES AT ALL-TIME HIGH, said an official from the Texas’ AG’s office who testified during a state House committee hearing where a new bill (HB-6) is being considered to strengthen penalities for election/voter criminality. https://t.co/OobTCBSIkh pic.twitter.com/VOsolnzq3c
— Cardinal Conservative (@CardinalConserv) April 7, 2021
An official in #Texas’ Attorney General’s office testified during a state House hearing that the number of election fraud cases in the state is at an “all-time high.”
The amount is “higher than our historical average by a long shot,” Jonathan White said. https://t.co/qrCQ6RP8dY
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) April 8, 2021
If the 2020 election was as secure as the media and Democrats claim, then we would NOT be seeing record levels of prosecution in Texas.
Yet… here we are.
And this is a state where Trump won!
We can only imagine the situation would be worse in states where Trump “lost.”
According to the Epoch Times:
An official in Texas’ Attorney General’s office testified during a state House hearing that the number of election fraud cases in Texas is at an “all-time high.”
The amount is “higher than our historical average by a long shot,” said Jonathan White, the head of the election fraud agency within the Texas Attorney General’s Special Prosecution Division, to the Texas House Elections Committee last week, reported The Texan.
When asked by a state lawmaker if there were trends in election fraud prosecutions, White said that “have 510 offenses pending against 43 defendants in court right now,” saying it’s “for several reasons probably.” He did not elaborate.
White said that about 80 percent of those pending cases involve alleged mail-in ballot fraud, and 60 percent of resolved cases involved mail-in voting.
The attorney general’s office prosecuted 534 election fraud-related cases committed by 155 people since 2005, according to the report.
“I think we could both agree that 99.9 percent of people are honest and forthright, they don’t cheat at elections. They don’t go around murdering people or committing aggravated robberies, either,” White said in the hearing.
Last week, the Republican-led Texas state Senate approved legislation that would ban mail-in ballot drop boxes and most drive-thru voting, a measure that Republicans say “ensures election integrity.” Democrats have said it’s voter suppression and makes it harder for people with disabilities and ethnic minorities to vote.
The measure, according to state Sen. Bryan Hughes, a Republican, is “designed to address areas through process where bad actors can take advantage because we want the people of Texas to be confident their elections are fair, honest, and open.” The legislation “standardizes and clarifies” voting rules so “every Texan has a fair and equal opportunity to vote, regardless of where they live in the state.”
It also will require voters who have disabilities to prove that they can’t access polls in person in order to qualify for a mail-in ballot, and would also require authorization from top state leaders to be alerted about any private funding of more than $1,000 that is given to election departments, according to KXAN.
Fortunately, local and state officials in Texas are still devoted to the security and integrity of elections.
If only states like Georgia would have that same level of commitment.
The Texas House Elections Committee heard testimony on election security legislation by @BriscoeCain. An election fraud prosecutor testified that fraud prosecutions are currently “higher than our historical average by a long shot.”https://t.co/FBdIIx5XST
— The Texan (@TheTexanNews) April 6, 2021
CORRECTION: Election Fraud Prosecution at all time High in Texas:
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— The CotoBuzz Journal (@CotoBlogzz) April 6, 2021
To make matters worse, not every case of voter fraud will be caught.
That’s the point.
Cheaters do NOT want to be caught.
So for every case of fraud that is caught and prosecuted, how many more are escaping and evading detection?
The Texan News has more details on the record fraud in the 2020 election:
Jonathan White, the chief of the election fraud section in the Texas Attorney General’s Special Prosecution Division, testified during a meeting of the Texas House Elections Committee on Thursday that the number of active election fraud cases is “higher than our historical average by a long shot.”
White was offering his perspective as a neutral witness as the committee considered House Bill (HB) 6, legislation by Chairman Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) that would strengthen penalties for voter fraud, add protections for poll watchers, and give more priority to election fraud claims in Texas courts.
Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) asked White whether there were “trends developing” in election fraud prosecutions.
“I can say that our cases are currently at an all-time high, and that’s for several reasons probably, but we have more cases today. We have 510 offenses pending against 43 defendants in court right now,” White testified, noting that cases are also getting more complicated.
In contrast, the attorney general’s office has successfully prosecuted a total of 534 election violations committed by 155 persons since 2005.
White advised that 80 percent of those pending cases concern alleged mail ballot fraud, and 60 percent of resolved cases were related to vote by mail.
In response to concerns that HB 6 will criminalize honest mistakes, White emphasized that the attorney general’s office does not play “gotcha” and that an “intent element” is necessary for voter fraud prosecutions.
While the number of alleged fraud occurrences is minuscule compared to the 11.3 million votes cast in the 2020 presidential election in Texas, supporters of election integrity laws, such as Clardy and Rep. Mike Schofield (R-Katy), contend that the number of prosecutions is not necessarily a reliable indicator of how often voter fraud occurs.
In addition, statewide elections are not the only contests potentially affected by fraud. In local races with smaller margins of victory for the prevailing candidates, incidents of fraud can be more pernicious.
Supporters of election security measures also believe in pursuing what the bill calls the “purity of the ballot box.”
“I think when it comes to voter fraud that we have to adopt, as the state of Texas to protect the integrity of our elections, a zero-tolerance approach. One is too many. That is always going to be our goal,” Clardy said.
Rep. John Bucy III (D-Austin) asked White to assess the state’s current ability to root out fraud, prompting White to place fears of illegitimate elections into perspective.
“I think we could both agree that 99.9 percent of people are honest and forthright, they don’t cheat at elections. They don’t go around murdering people or committing aggravated robberies, either,” White said. “So, I’m not that guy, that’s gonna say the system is that broken.”
Monica De La Cruz Hernandez — who sought to unseat Rep. Vicente Gonzales (D-TX-15) in 2020 and has announced her candidacy for 2022 — spoke in favor of HB 6 and said she has a “vested interest” in the “success and integrity of our elections.”
Hernandez decried a decision in August by the Hidalgo County Commissioners’ Court to send mail-in ballot applications to all registered voters ages 65 and older prior to the general election, pointing to the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling in State v. Hollins that barred the Harris County clerk from doing the same thing.
The congressional candidate accused Hidalgo County’s election administrator, Yvonne Ramon, of disregarding Hollins and sending mail-in ballot applications anyway.
“What are the repercussions when we have leaders and city officials in our counties that are not upholding current law and upholding what our Texas Supreme Court rulings are?” Hernandez said.
Hernandez lost her congressional race in 2020 with 48 percent of the vote to Gonzales’ 51 percent.
Hopefully Texas will continue to be a beacon for election integrity and security.
Especially as Democrats appear to advance an open border policy, we must make sure that our state election laws are as protected and safe as possible.
Fortunately, Texas is standing strong against the takeover from the radical left.