As someone who sees dishonesty by Dems in Pennsylvania elections as a fact of life, I must admit that I'm a bit giddy reading that the Dems in Texas are harumphing because the new election law imposes standards of honesty on the casting of votes in Texas elections.
Why, do you suppose, it's only Dems who are upset? Obviously, Dems know that, if the potential for diddling elections with the dishonest casting of votes is diminished, they are toast.
Thousands of votes were, in fact, thrown out, directly as a result of a new requirement in the law. A new AP analysis of data from Texas found that a whopping 13 percent of the state’s absentee ballots were discarded or uncounted.
“It’s been every bit as catastrophic as we feared it would be,” said James Slattery, a senior staff attorney at the Texas Civil Rights Project. “I think the onus is on the legislature to acknowledge the harm that it did to Texas voters by passing Senate Bill 1 and make amends by repealing it next year.”
But that probably won’t happen given that key Republicans who pushed for the law have continued to defend it.
The statewide rejection rate for mail-in ballots has typically been between 1 and 2 percent in past elections and was about 1 percent in the 2020 general election when mail-in voting rates were much higher. But in the 2022 primaries, county-level rejection rates ranged from 6 to 22 percent, according to data compiled by the Texas Civil Rights Project and shared with Vox.
Voters whose mail-in ballots were flagged for rejection did have the opportunity to correct them to ensure that they were counted. But the process proved confusing and looked different depending on when the problem with a voter’s ID number was discovered.
What are Dems to do in purple places if a significant percentage of the Dems' illegal ballots are rejected!!!!!?