Remember when dozens of Democrat lawmakers fled Texas several weeks ago, all in a bid to disrupt quorum and prevent the passage of voter integrity legislation in Texas?
Well, it appears that all those Democrats achieved was creating a mini-super spreader event, infecting one of Pelosi’s close aides to boot, and they ultimately achieved exactly nothing in terms of blocking the passage of the voter integrity bill.
As Governor Greg Abbott has now signed Senate Bill 1 into law, formally enhancing election security while simultaneously crushing the Democrats’ efforts to block the bill.
Needless to say, Abbott is thrilled with the passage of the bill, in spite of the obvious delay due to typical Democrat antics at the beginning.
“Senate Bill 1 will solidify trust and confidence in the outcome of our elections by making it easier to vote and harder to cheat. I look forward to signing Senate Bill 1 into law, ensuring election integrity in Texas.” [Source: Fox News]
At the formal signing ceremony, Abbott also reaffirmed his commitment to voter integrity while promoting as many opportunities as possible for legal ballots to be cast.
“One thing that all Texans can agree [on] and that is that we must have trust and confidence in our elections. The bill that I’m about to sign helps to achieve that goal.” [Source: The Blaze]
Of course, one thing that the Democrats can all agree on is that legislation that dares to request photo identification and other rather reasonable measures apparently must be stopped at all costs.
In fact, the irony is that the new legislation has rather reasonable requests: For a mail-in ballot, state residents either need to provide their driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of their social security number.
In other words, voters will be directly matched based on their ID card or social security number, rather than the previous procedure, which merely validated voters’ signatures.
One would think that this new law is rather reasonable, to put it mildly – After all, credit card companies request a heck of a lot more information than that for darn good reason – widespread fraud, especially identity theft.
Thus, it is somewhat natural to expect that legislation would take appropriate measures to prevent another form of fraud.
It’s really quite amazing that Democrats haven’t gone after credit card companies and pretty much every other organization that dares to request some form of ID, given that they are so fixated on laws related to identification in elections.
However, for rather obvious reasons, they’ve chosen to fixate on obstructing voter integrity legislation.
For instance, Cesar Blanco, a Democrat State Senator in Texas, complains that the requirement of an ID number will apparently endanger the state.
“I worry that this bill is going to take our state down a very dangerous slippery slope. And I think that this narrative is dangerous, this narrative that there’s widespread fraud with no evidence. I think it’s damaging to our democracy.” [Source: Fox News]
On the contrary, Texas would likely go “down a very dangerous slippery slope” if legislation is not passed to enhance voter integrity, especially given the open borders catastrophe that the Biden administration has inconveniently created at Texas’s border.
Other responses to the Texas law were even more dramatic, with the reliably leftist American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) blasting the legislation as “anti-democratic” and “unconstitutional.”
In addition, the Brennan Center for Justice has launched a lawsuit in a bid to stop the new Texas legislation from coming into effect, using the Civil Rights Act of 1965 as its supposed legal basis, according to Sean Morales-Doyle.
“By law, the citizens of Texas all have the same right to vote, regardless of race or disability. But with S.B. 1, the Legislature is undermining equal access to the ballot box.” [Source: The Washington Examiner]
More like undermining fraudulent access to the ballot box …
Author: Jane Jones