Republican lawmakers in Texas proposed a bill that would enable the secretary of state to overturn election results in counties that have one million residents or more. Senate Bill 1993 was introduced on Thursday by state senators. It would allow the secretary of state – currently a Republican – to order a new election and gain district court-level authority.
The text of the bill states that “the secretary of state shall order a new election if the secretary has good cause to believe that at least two percent of the total number of polling places in the county did not receive supplemental ballots under Section 51.008 for one or more hours after making a request for supplemental ballots to the authority responsible for distributing election supplies.”
The legislation further says that “the secretary of state shall have the same authority granted to a district court.”
The passage of the bill would affect six Texas counties: Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, Travis, and Collin.
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Thank you Merissa, so far, you were the only person who has reported this from what I can see. You are an amazing journalist, patriot and fellow citizens
The proposed bill is a good start. Suggest reform of county governments (e.g., institute county assemblies in the largest counties instead of five person committees, etc.) be considered. Merissa, you are the Queen of Harris County muckraking!
Ban Central Processing Centers
Be careful what you wish for, Texas.