Newly Enacted Voter Integrity Laws in Texas Having Early Impact

Senate Bill 1, enacted last summer, seems to be paying dividends in curtailing voter fraud so far in Texas. In Harris County, Texas, 208 applications out of 1276, or roughly 16%, were rejected due to the ballots not containing their drivers license number or the last four digits of the applicant’s social security number as required by Texas law.

In Travis County, the home of Austin, Texas, long a hotbed for voter irregularities, county officials have rejected roughly half of the 700 applications received thus far. In Bexar County (San Antonio, TX) an estimated 325 applications were rejected for the same reason.

SB 1 looks to make it more difficult for fraudulent ballot harvesters who game Texas voting laws by requiring a simple stop gap measure to safeguard against illegal ballot harvesters like Raquel Rodriquez, arrested in January 2021 after being filmed by an undercover reporter from Project Veritas during a weeklong investigation.

In an article published last year titled, “Yes Texas, the Dead do Vote in Houston,” Katy Christian Magazine discovered that longtime Democrat ballot harvester Gloria Palmer, was apparently registering dead people to vote in Harris County elections. According to the Federal Election Commission, Gloria Palmer was also a campaign assistant for Congresswoman Shelia Jackson-Lee-D during this same time.

SB 1 hopes to deter voter fraud attempts from ballot harvesters seeking to register dead and fictitious voters going forward.

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Joseph Menslage

As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.