Voter Fraud is Real

What to know: The fight over voter fraud continues in Texas—with some still asking whether it exists.

The TPPF take: Here you go! Congressman Chip Roy, in a memo obtained by The Cannon Online, documents incidents of voter fraud—and explains how to address the issue.

“Voter fraud is real and failure of the states to better secure future elections will only serve to undermine public confidence in the ballot box, which is a cornerstone of representative government,” Roy writes. “At the very least, every state in the union should adopt limited absentee ballot use with same day voting requirements and no-excuse ID requirements that allow no room for fraudulent voting.”

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Counting on California (To Be California)

What to know: California is losing a seat in the House of Representatives, while Texas gains two, according to new Census numbers.

The TPPF take: The reason is simple—people can’t afford to live in California anymore, and they’re coming to places like Texas.

“California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s crushing COVID-19 response, leading to mass business closures and unemployment, was the last straw for many Californians,” says TPPF’s Chuck DeVore. “More than 2.1 million Californians channeled their frustration into signing a recall petition to force Newsom out of office as early as mid-November—just after a summer of power blackouts due to the state’s overdependence on periodic solar power and unreliable wind.”

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The Big D’Oh!

What to Know: Washington D.C. will soon flood the city of Dallas and neighboring municipalities with almost $900 million in “free” federal funds.

The TPPF Take: Will Texas cities will spend one-time monies to create new programs and services that will require an ongoing financial commitment, even after the federal funding has expired?

“City officials should commit to the public now—one-time monies won’t be used to pay for ongoing expenses. By doing so, they will reassure city taxpayers that massive future tax increases aren’t looming on the horizon,” says TPPF’s James Quintero. “The Texas Legislature should also take this opportunity to protect city taxpayers by passing bills like SB 1437, a bill that would require certain local governments to undergo a third-party efficiency audit before coming to voters with a big tax increase.”

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