Returning to a Totally Transparent Election- arguments “Against” / “For” paper ballots

“Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.”
– Joseph Stalin

Below are arguments against returning to paper ballots.

The indented text is argument in favor of returning to paper ballots.

A.) Public Support / Ignorance
The vast majority of those who do show up and who do vote have confidence in the reporting of electronic voting machines along with confidence in the government and the media that report these vote counts.

• The general public does not understand how their votes are being counted and stolen via electronic voting machines and the machines that count the bubbled-in paper ballots. (see links at the end of this article)
• The media and those responsible for counting the ballots must expose the evils of counting the votes in secret, through education and support for totally transparent paper ballots.

Voting Machine
B.) Outdated, Old Fashioned Methods of Counting the Ballots
Most voters scoff at the idea of abandoning the utilization of advanced technology (refer to item “A.” above.)

• What are the costs of electronic voting machines to the town, county, and state? How often are upgrades necessary? How much is the cost to warehouse these machines? How secure are the warehouses that store these machines? How secure are the machines overnight at the dozens of early voting locations? The costs of electronic voting machines should be sought, revealed, and compared to the costs of a totally transparent paper ballot counted by local voters at the precinct polling location each evening before Continue reading “Returning to a Totally Transparent Election- arguments “Against” / “For” paper ballots”

Nov 5, 2013…Nine Proposed TEXAS Constitutional Amendments

Hot off the press….
Nine (9) propositions will appear on the Nov 5th ballot, in the attempt to amend our state constitution  [this has been done every 2 years since 1879] 
Does Austin want more of your savings account?

Below, you can find 2 state legislative produced documents that outline the 9 propositions that you will be asked to vote on this Nov 5th. Before you read, please understand who is directing the narrative on these 2 publications:
HRO Steering Committee and the Governing Body of the TX Lege Council
These are the very people that wrote the bills and managed to pass them. As you read, you will see more details are attributed to the “supporters” than the “opponents”. Read them very carefully and do some research. It’s only your money they are spending. Continue reading “Nov 5, 2013…Nine Proposed TEXAS Constitutional Amendments”

Good Link – Legislation passed in Austin

Here’s a good link to keep up with what bills are being passed in Austin:

To get to this link, if you should lose sight of this post:

…if you’re looking for a particular subject, you can cut to the chase by hitting Ctrl+F and typing a key word into the box, which should highlight all of those words on that page.  Ex: “firearm” will highlight all the text on that page that has “firearm” in it.

Texas State Capitol Maps and Directory

Below are maps of the Texas State Capitol building and complex.

Texas Capitol Building Directory (as of January 2015)

Texas Capitol Building Directory  [Local Copy]

These materials are from:

Email Addresses for Texas Legislators – 83rd

Here is a list of all the email addresses of the Senators and Representatives of the 83rd session.  Click here to view these lists in google documents (note the 2 tabs), where you can change, download, print, etc.



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Template – Legislative Alert / Call to Action

Here is a good format for the data that should accompany an email alert and also good for lobbyists traveling to Austin:

Click to edit in google docs.

MS Word docx version:  3-17-13_ CALL TO ACTION outline


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