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Jan 27

Upcoming Municipal & School Board Elections. Its all about LOCAL!


What are YOUR issues that are most concerning to YOU and your family in Dallas or surrounding suburban areas?

We need you now more than ever for change!  It is imperative you know for WHOM you are voting and can ask the hard questions regarding what kind of leadership they can provide.  These candidates will not have an R or a D by their names, but having a conversation with them will help you choose.  If you don't heed the call to run for office, then volunteer to block walk, make phone calls, and contribute to your candidates' campaigns.  Our website calendar will be filled with candidate meet & greets and offer you an opportunity to ask them questions about what issues are concerning to YOU and your family.  This will be a very low-turnout election and just a few votes will vastly affect the outcomes.  Please make your vote count with informed decisions.  

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Jan 20

It is Time to Push the 88th Texas Legislative Session For Additional Election Integrity Support


We all have concerns about election integrity that are deeply rooted and long abiding. In Dallas County, after a year and a half of making election integrity one of the prime points of focus for the Dallas County Republican Party, we have made significant strides forward in Dallas County. No, we’re not yet fully where we need to be, so we should (and will) continue with our focus and intensity to restore trust in elections.

It is time, once again, to make our collective voices heard in the Texas Legislature in order to make further improvements in all election integrity matters in Texas. Many of the needed steps forward are going to require legislation.

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Jan 06

The 88th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature Begins Tuesday


One of my favorite pieces of Texas slang such as the contraction of the past participle of the word “do.” “Doin’s” usually denotes important events and “big doin’s” means something important as “all git-out.” Our legislators meet for 140 days every two years and they are “fix’n” to start next Tuesday to “git’r done.”

There is a lot of important work to be done in the upcoming 88th Legislative Session. There will be many bills filed, debated, and voted. Some will be big legislation, some small. All will be important because it is the State’s business. To put the focus on our priorities, there are the eight legislative priorities of the Republican Party of Texas.

Okay, Texas Representatives and Senators, git’r done! “Texas are ready and rarin’ so go right quick

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Dec 16

Introducing the Restoring Trust in Elections Project


We clearly struck a chord with last Friday’s blog posting of December 9th! The article is resonating with people throughout and well beyond Dallas County.

I have been contacting other County Chairs and I can tell you that we are not alone! There are plenty of other counties that are facing the same lack of trust in voting machine issues that Dallas County is facing, and I am working to lead a coalition do something about it.

Texas needs to lead the charge in fixing the voting machine problem that faces many counties and states across our nation.

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Dec 09

It Is Time to Get Rid of Black Box Voting


Dallas County like much of Texas has very real problems with our current voting systems. After three years of diligent effort, we strongly believe that our current generation of voting equipment and processes have failed to win the trust of a large part of the public. We have tried to work with these systems but no longer think that these can be made trustworthy.

We strongly believe that we can’t put our votes at risk any further.

We simply must get opaque voting systems (those that are not transparent) out of our election systems. That means no machines with modems or internet connections of any kind. 

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Dec 02

The Penalties for Refusing To Participate In Politics


"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors” – Plato

Every two years about 9,000 delegates are chosen to attend the Republican Party of Texas State Convention.  We spend hours on the floor debating which legislation we feel is most critical to pass to retain Republican Leadership in Texas.  We send these Priorities to our Republican Legislators and have, up until 2018, sat back and expected our elected officials to pass a significant part of our priorities.  There was always the shrug of the shoulders with the excuse "We just ran out of time.  We'll try again next session. Always "next time." Despite having been one of the top priorities for many sessions, Constitutional Carry was only passed after the 10,000 phone calls of grassroots activists refused to let up and finally made their synced voices heard did success happen in the last 87th Legislative Session with HB 1927.

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Oct 18

The Legislative Priority to Ban Democrat Committee Chairs


From a Texas Legislative Priority point-of-view we are being told by everyone that we “need to wait until we see who gets elected” before they are willing to commit to anything they might do once getting elected. The Legislative Priority for the Texas Legislature to Ban Democrat Committee Chairs is unique in that it is an issue that will be decided in the rules that are adopted on the second day of the session.  It is truly going to be our first look at those who support doing things differently than they have in the past and those that are more comfortable with the established ways, and results.

Because politics-as-usual is so tough to crack, we have to come up with new and creative ways to get the grassroots moving to affect the outcome.  We are all working to encourage the grassroots in our districts to turn out the Republican vote all the way down the ballot.  We should also be taking this opportunity to plant the seed that the reason to get our Republicans elected is so that they can work on the bills supporting our Legislative Priorities. 

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Sep 23

Help Protect Election Integrity: Become a Poll Watcher


In summary, what do Poll Watchers do? Poll Watcher … well, first and foremost … watch. They then report their observations. That’s it in a nutshell. It is a noble calling.

Our volunteer Poll Watchers serve a vital role in the voting process by helping to protect election integrity in our Dallas County Voting Centers. Poll Watchers are the last line of protection in the elections process that helps ensure free, fair and legal elections. Poll Watchers simply observe voting operations and report any anatomies or irregulates up the chain to the DCRP Elections Integrity Committee for any action that may be necessary. The overall goal is to make sure elections in Dallas County are conducted according to Texas laws and the election code.

This year, the DCRP has more than doubled the size of our Poll Watcher corps and we are still recruiting new members. We want the November 8th General Election to be the most well-observed election ever.

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