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Funding For Election Integrity Ending in December?
RPT Vice-Chair Myers is asking assistance from the SREC.
Election integrity, a top priority in the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) platform, is seemingly taking a back seat according to a letter sent out by RPT Vice-Chair Dana Myers.
Via Vice-Chair Dana Myers:
Funding for the RPT Election Integrity (EI) program runs out at the end of December.
We must keep our RPT EI program operational. I do not want RPT relying on outside groups for such a critical program, falling short, getting into a lawsuit, or having other trouble with the Feds.
A full copy of the letter can be read below:
The letter above states that RPT Chairman Rinaldi was contacted about a solution for the election integrity program. Rinaldi then told Vice-Chair Myers to go out and raise the money for it.
Just last week, Dallas County faced issues related to election integrity when electronic pollbooks went offline at polling sites across the county.
Stoddard-Hajdu told The Dallas Express the issue has “been going on all throughout early voting.” Election officials allegedly informed her that faulty equipment was to blame.
“What I’ve been told by the elections administrator is that he thinks the problem is that they’ve got really old equipment and it needs to be updated,” Stoddard-Hajdu told The Dallas Express.
The pollbooks in question were provided by the Omaha-based commercial tech firm Election Systems & Software.
Michael Scarpello, the Dallas County elections administrator, previously told Stoddard-Hajdu that he created a $1.2 million budget item meant to fix routers on the equipment that he felt needed to be replaced.
Scarpello’s budget item, according to Stoddard-Hajdu, was referred to the county’s information technology department but was ultimately rejected.
There’s been quite a lot of debate online about the RPT being out of money. It is odd that despite others’ claims that the RPT is financially healthy, RPT Vice-Chair Myers is saying the funding for election integrity efforts is running out in December and asking the SREC to focus on fundraising.
Election integrity is obviously very important. The Texas Legislature can pass the strongest election integrity bill ever conceived, but without Republicans trained to be eyes and ears on the ground, you open yourself up to Democrat cheating and other types of fraud and funny business.
Election integrity is a major part of the Republican Party Platform, last updated during the 2022 convention.
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