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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:29 AM

Texas Republicans propose audit of Democrat-heavy counties

Source: The Hill via MSN

"We need a forensic audit to uncover all the voter fraud," Toth said in a statement. "Texans want to know more about the claims of voter fraud and deserve to have confidence in their elections."

Toth did not address the root of those claims of voter fraud, many of which have come from Republicans and from Trump himself, none of whom have offered evidence of widespread voter fraud or election malfeasance.



Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/texas-republicans-propose-audit-of-democrat-heavy-counties/ar-AAMoLRn?li=BB141NW3



It's almost a win-win for these guys to push these faudits." They continue to sow doubt about election integrity, and they put money into the pockets of Doug Logan and his ilk.


I don't imagine anything will happen with this until the TX legislature can get a quorum, but when it's time to fight this, TX Democrats need to remind the electorate that TX couldn't be bothered to spend money on a decent power grid. Tax payers can't get electricity, but now they're going to be asked to fund this sham AND possibly have to pay for all new voting equipment/systems (in a state that 45 won).

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Reply Texas Republicans propose audit of Democrat-heavy counties (Original post)
MissMillie Jul 21 OP
Walleye Jul 21 #1
MissMillie Jul 21 #3
Walleye Jul 21 #4
DemocraticPatriot Jul 21 #9
Walleye Jul 21 #10
LetMyPeopleVote Jul 21 #2
AllaN01Bear Jul 21 #5
stillcool Jul 21 #8
Lonestarblue Jul 21 #6
William Seger Jul 21 #7
turbinetree Jul 21 #11
Evolve Dammit Jul 21 #12
Mr. Evil Jul 21 #13
ExTex Jul 21 #14
Karma13612 Jul 22 #15
LetMyPeopleVote Jul 22 #16
jmowreader Jul 22 #17

Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:30 AM

1. Wait. I thought we got beat in Texas. What's the complaint?

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:40 AM

3. Since when do they need one?

45 lost the popular vote in 2016 and then spent millions of tax-payer dollars to prove that voter fraud was the reason he lost the popular vote.

Of course his own voter fraud investigation came back empty.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:00 PM

4. I think they probably setting the stage for vicious conflicts over every election from now on

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:26 PM

9. They are disappointed not to be a part of

the clown-show in Arizona.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:30 PM

10. Now I get it. They're jealous of the attention Arizona is getting.

It’s easier to understand their motivations if you think of them as six year olds

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:37 AM

2. Texas Republicans have introduced a bill to audit the 2020 election results in big cities

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:02 PM

5. i guess they dont give a hoot hoot hoot about schools , roads , and other public things ,

except to play political games . the next thing is to go after alec .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:49 PM

8. Republicans have always had issues

with education, and Texas seems to be taking the lead on doing something about it. If you don't allow people to teach, why have schools?

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:08 PM

6. They already spent millions of taxpayer dollars on an audit in Harris County.

AG Paxton wasted 22,000 hours of staff time on an audit of a mostly Democratic county. Out of more than a million votes cast, only 16 were found to have an issue, which was a false address on their voter registrations.

“The Texas attorney general’s office spent nearly twice as much time working on voter fraud cases this year as it did in 2018 — logging more than 22,000 staff hours — yet resolved just 16 prosecutions, half as many as two years ago, records show.

All 16 cases involved Harris County residents who gave false addresses on their voter registration forms. None received any jail time.”
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/Ken-Paxton-s-beefed-up-2020-voter-fraud-unit-15820210.php

As a Texas taxpayer, I object mightily to this waste of my tax dollars!

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:18 PM

7. They're just trying to give credence to the Big Lie to justify voter suppression

They don't need to actually find anything; they just want to create the impression that the Big Lie is more than the paranoid delusion of an obnoxiously self-obsessed sociopath who has lied and cheated his way through life. If they can help sustain the narrative that Democrats are the real cheaters, somehow or another, then they can justify "protecting" the integrity of elections by grabbing control of them.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:37 PM

11. Maybe its time to put billboards up in republicans districts and ask did they really win

or did they rig the election....to win....

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:03 PM

12. Rabid. Foaming at the mouth rabid.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:15 PM

13. Well, of course they do.

What republican wouldn't want to have an audit and a perfect opportunity for one of their buddies company (maybe, Cyber Plungers) to feed at the free money trough of the Texas taxpayers?

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:07 AM

15. How can

This blatantly partisan crap be allowed??

Oh wait, I forgot I live in America. Land of the free rich white men and home of the willfully ignorant. The rest of us are told to shut up, and pound sand.

Not any more. Nope. Let’s fight back. Words and brains and truth and unifying for a common cause.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 01:17 AM

16. Houston Area Republican Proposes Forensic Audit of 2020's General Election in 13 Texas Counties

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:14 AM

17. A couple of amendments should solve the problem

1. "The audit must be conducted by persons with great experience in electoral politics. No person who did not work on the 2008, 2012 and 2016 elections may participate in this audit."

2. "The audit must look for signs of voter fraud in each of Texas' 254 counties."

3. "All persons participating in the audit must have lived in Texas for 10 years prior to their selection to the audit panel. The third-party organization selected to conduct the audit must be domiciled in Texas. Preference will be given to a political science department affiliated with one of Texas' six public university systems."

4. "The audit panel must have equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans."

5. "The total cost of the audit will be paid for by a tax on incomes."

6. "The total cost of replacing any voting equipment made unusable by the audit must be borne by the Texas Republican Party."

7. The results of the audit will be published on January 5, 2022. At a minimum, the publication will occur in the Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Bryan-College Station Eagle, San Antonio Express-News, El Paso Times and Abilene Reporter-News. The results will also be broadcast on every ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox affiliate operating in or transmitting into the State of Texas.

8. "If voter fraud sufficient to affect the results of the election is not discovered, all Texas Legislature members who voted to approve the audit will resign after the findings of the audit have been published."

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