Is there a war against voter and ballot integrity?
The first case targeting illegal electronic voting practices in Texas, by Dr. Laura Pressley, is progressing through the Texas court system. She is the candidate who sued to de-certify the election of her opponent (Austin City Council race) due to the county not keeping or not producing any original records of the vote (zero tapes, serial numbers, results tapes, ballot images) as required by Texas election code, Texas Administrative Code, and the State Constitution.Missing from this story is the court's reasoning for its decision and imposition of sanctions against Pressley. Since Austin is a bastion of liberalism in Texas, it is likely that most of the members of this court were also liberals. If there is an appeal to the Texas Supreme Court, we may learn more.
Notable is that the Texas Secretary of State's Director of Elections, Keith Ingram, who worked in Little Rock, Arkansas for a former partner of the Rose Law Firm (according to David Knight, Infowars), is at the center of the case. His office, under the color of law, instructed Pressley's county, as well as counties all over the State of Texas to ignore all of requirements that give any credibility to e-voting election results.
The county refused to give Pressley a copy of any of the four legally required sets of documents, including legally sufficient ballot images - and only produced the CVR (cast vote record) summary only - not an image of the whole ballot that each voter saw and marked.
The lower trial court dismissed her election contest case 'for lack of evidence' and fined her personally $40K and her attorney $50k, later offering to lift the draconian fines if she would not appeal the case.
But she did appeal the case in 2015, and gave oral arguments in April 2016, and the Austin Third Court finally ruled 8 months later, after the 2016 General Election, on December 23 - the Day that Governments 'take out the trash' while no one is watching. The Austin Third Court upheld the lower court, and added $25k to the fine! Make no mistake, a message was sent to any candidate who believes or knows that their election was stolen - don't even think about it. Meanwhile, a major voting equipment manufacturer is lobbying hard to prevent a paper ballot requirement.
In the Third Court legal opinion, not a word was written to compel Travis County to follow election law, or address their recurrent tabulation corruption errors and security breaches, secure all memory cards, improve transparency, adhere to the Texas Constitution, and retain all mandated paper backup records for electronic voting, the Austin Third Court has disenfranchised the voters of Travis County, and set a precedent that denies Texans any confidence in the election results, past, present, and future, as it has opened the door to election fraud statewide, if left unchallenged. A case with prima facie evidence was dismissed and sanctioned, making a mockery of not only democratic process in Texas, but of the Justice System itself. Honest admission of the obvious appears to be beyond the scope of the court.