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
Texas Public Policy Fdn (TPPF):
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.
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.
1. Texas ﬁrst allowed absentee voting
2. In the 2016 general election, 41 percent of
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.