The 2017 Special session called by Gov. Greg Abbott began on July 18, 2017.
Click here for an informative article from Texas Tribune on the format of a 30-day Special Session.

Now, through Election Day, 11/7/2017, is when your legislators are MOST attentive to your concerns.
Be sure to tell your legislators to End Mail-in Ballot Fraud during the Special Session this July - August!
Find your legislators here:   Senators Contact Info   |    Representatives Contact Info


Current: 2016 TX Republican Party Platform 

Texas Public Policy Fdn (TPPF):

2017-18 Legislator's Guide to the Issues--Special Session Edition

Forbe's Book Review: Who's Counting?  by Doug Schoen, Book Review of "Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote At Risk" by John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky

Early voting wraps up in Texas with record turnout,” by Taylor Goldenstein,  Austin American-Statesman (Nov. 4, 2016).

"Texas’ controversial voter ID law can’t stop mail-in ballot fraud,” by Nicole Cobler, News21 (Aug. 20, 2016).

Prosecutors issue first arrest warrant in West Dallas voter fraud case,” by Naomi Martin and Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Morning News (June 2, 2016)

 Texas may expand ballot access or elderly and voters with disabilities,” by Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune (June 2, 2017).

Demand or mail-in ballots in Texas is growing, as are the risks,” by Anna M. Tinsley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (July 9, 2012).

Election Code. Title 3. Chapter 32. Subchapter A. Appointment of Election Judges.

Mail-in Ballot Fraud is a 2016 Republican Party of Texas Platform Item, Plank 159 on page 9.  

mail-in ballot fraud Plank 159
Click to enlarge 2016 RPT Mail-in Ballot Special Session Call Item

The content below is from Texas Public Policy Foundation's
2017-18 Legislator's Guide to the Issues Special Session Edition,
Cracking Down on Mail-in Ballot Fraud.

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The Facts

1. Texas first allowed absentee voting
in 1917; voting by mail followed.

2. In the 2016 general election, 41 percent of
registered voters in Texas’ 
15 most-populous counties—more than four million voters—had voted by mail-in ballot or by early voting.

3. A non-exhaustive survey of mail-in ballot fraud incidences in Texas includes:

2012: six Cameron County mail-in ballot harvesters, known in Texas as politiqueras, accused of fraud, guilty pleas for illegally assisting voters follow.
2010: justice of the peace race in Dallas County.
2008: illegal vote harvesting in Jim Wells County during the primary.
2006: Duval County, almost half of the ballots cast in the primary were mail-in.
1994: two Falfurrias addresses account for more than 120 mail-in ballot requests.


The Election Code should proscribe the practice of ballot harvesting. As much as is practicable, mail-in ballots should be treated with the same legal protections as ballots cast at a polling location. The chain of custody for mail-in ballots should be limited to ballots in an envelope expressly for the purpose of transmitting a mail-in ballot, sealed, and signed by the registered voter:
•  Mailed from an international or out-of-state location.
•  Deposited into the U.S. Postal Service by the voter themselves or by an immediate relative.
•  Presented by the voter to two people, both election judges, affiliated or aligned with different political parties, and assigned the duty to collect mail-in ballots.