FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org, (240) 672-2828
Washington, D.C. – SB 7, landmark election integrity legislation in Texas, has failed to receive a vote on the House floor. National Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement in response:
“Texas House Democrats are abandoning their legislative duty by refusing to finalize this crucial election integrity legislation that will deliver fair, secure elections Texans can trust. The Election Transparency Initiative strongly supports these reforms, which would ensure voter I.D. for mail-in ballots, protect poll watchers, and add protections against ballot harvesting, among other strong provisions. In fact, over 80% of Texas voters approve of the bill’s key voter ID protections to standardize voter I.D. requirements for ballots-by-mail and voting in-person.
“Texas’ grassroots activists and legislators have worked tirelessly to advance this impressive bill that would increase Texans’ confidence in their elections. Any delay will jeopardize this progress as we continue fighting to preserve our free and fair election process and allow the radical left to spread further misinformation about the bill. Texas legislators should immediately pass SB 7 by way of special session and send the bill to Governor Abbott’s desk.”
In mid-March, polling by WPA Intelligence found that 81% of Texas voters think voting by mail should have the same voter I.D. protections as voting in person.
The Election Transparency Initiative, a partnership between American Principles Project (APP) and the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), was organized to combat H.R. 1/S. 1 and advocate for state-based election reforms that voters can trust.