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Chuck DeVor: Dem lawmakers fleeing Texas – why they’ll be back soon

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Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives simply flew to Washington, DC on a plane with beer on a private plane.

Usually, this will be just a fundraising trip to see the strong interest in the country’s capital. But there was another purpose to leaving Austin – quorums were gathered to prevent voting on a bill on the integrity of elections in Lone Star to protect the election, which was the second such march; Democrats used the same tactic in May at the end of a biennial session in Texas.

The main point that motivates walking? Require voters who vote by mail to write one of the three ID numbers provided by the government – a driver’s license, a state license, or the last four of the Social Security number – on the confidential cover on the ballot return envelope to ensure voting. the name is actually from them.

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Today, a signature meeting is always required, which is determined by the district signature verification committee, which has a balance of two to one rtisan and is thus subject to the whims of political subjectivity.

Every state legislature has rules for a quorum – usually enshrined in the state constitution. Of the 50 states, 45 require only half of the chamber to be present to form a quorum. Four more, including Texas, require a two-thirds majority in the legislature, and Massachusetts alone has a quorum of only two-fifths of the Senate and three-thirds of the House.

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The quorum rules are aimed at preventing the abuse by such deputies that such unprotected, hasty sessions and debates and laws can be convened without the participation of a minority.

But in this case, the quorum requirements are used for a different purpose – to prevent the review of legislation by closing a special session of the Texas legislature convened in the prescribed manner. Legislators resigned and left their jobs. For the rest of us, this creates a fire crime. But these legislators – and their fans in the media – see themselves as heroes in the right to vote.

More than an idea

But are Texas Democrats heroes – or are they fighting for a bad cause?

National and Texas Democrats want a radical overhaul of our electoral legislation, repeal the state’s voter laws, make it impossible for citizens to verify the right to vote, reduce the quality of voter lists, and vote by mail. abruptly exploit the transmission with minimal protective measures. fake ballots.

The reason Texas Democrats are fleeing to DC is that states like Georgia and Florida are fighting election integrity laws, while Texas is on the verge of adopting similar laws.

California is the template for this move. There, the entire electoral system operates in an honor system, no official certificate is required for registration or voting, and 87 percent of ballots are sent by mail. At the federal level, the California election plan is called HR1 and S.1. HR1, fraudulently called the People’s Act, fired a U.S. home on March 3rd. Democrats and Republicans stopped in the Senate, which holds a 50-50 balance.

Texans want elected legislators to work, not walk.

The problem with applying California’s electoral standards (which implies no standards) to the nation is that people don’t like it. In Texas, 89% of voters, including a majority of black, Hispanic, and Democrat voters – support the provision of an official certificate to vote; 81% support requiring some form of identification to vote by mail; 89% support the verification of voter lists to ensure the registration of dead voters, out-of-state or non-citizens; and 83% support safeguards to prevent voters from doing their job.

Most importantly, Texans are doubling down on Democrats leaving the state. Texans want elected legislators to work, not walk.

Democrats say there is no election fraud in Texas. But the Texas Attorney General’s Office has convicted 140 people since 2005 on election fraud charges, with 44 open election fraud cases pending. More than half of those convicted are related to ballot fraud sent by mail. And, for about 10 of the 16 years under consideration, these charges were received only by a one-time prosecutor. Today, the AG office employs three prosecutors to ensure free and fair elections in a state of about 30 million people.

So will the Texas Democrats continue their march forever? Probably not. This is because 2021 is the year of redistribution, and in Texas, when the Legislature fails to pass a new law during its first general meeting, the Legislative Redistribution Council takes over.

This five-member body consists of the governor, the lieutenant, the speaker of the house, the attorney general, the supervisor, and the commissioner of the general land office, the Republicans. Their decisions about where to draw could end the careers of dozens of lawmakers in Texas, indefinitely.

The expected work of the Legislative Redistribution Council could serve as a strong impetus to return to legislative work, especially for older Democratic lawmakers. In addition, Governor Greg Abbott may add additional fees to a special session call, such as a $ 5 billion property tax review.

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