We notice there was no mention of mail-in ballot fraud on this agenda.
Texas Watchdog has chronicled the issue of mail-in fraud in South Texas including connections between individuals convicted of mail-in ballot fraud and public officials.
Elected officials have refused to address any issues regarding mail-in ballot fraud; the last time any meaningful legislation passed was 2003, when Democratic state Rep. Steve Wolens authored a bill setting out penalties for appropriating ballots, which is the most common form of voter fraud.
The state Attorney General’s office has spent thousands of dollars on chasing down and prosecuting mail-in ballot fraud cases, mostly in South Texas.
It appears that legislators feel the best way to approach any issue regarding the crime is via a voter ID measure, which simply requires a voter to present some form of identification at the polls.
Do you think they are on target, or is mail-in ballot fraud being ignored?
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