Talk of election reform dominated Thursday night’s monthly meeting of the Baytown Republican Women, with guest speaker Briscoe Cain of Deer Park, the Texas House District 128 state representative, vowing to pass tighter vote restrictions in a special session of the Texas Legislature that Gov. Greg Abbott has called to begin July 8.

As chairman of the House Committee on Election Integrity, Cain fought for election reform in an omnibus measure that became Senate Bill 7. However, it ultimately failed in dramatic fashion when House Democrats, who opposed the package’s threat to “voter suppression,” staged a pre-midnight walkout on May 30, the last day of the 2021 regular session.

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Alan H

This meeting with Rep Cain was advertised as a discussion about the fight to secure our elections. I asked VP Sockwell to provide cases of rampant voter/election fraud to justify new voter restrictions. She sent me a link to the Heritage Foundation which showed zero voter fraud cases in 2020 and 1 in 2019. So why did the Baytown Republican Women club host Rep Cain to discuss a fight for secure elections when they have no evidence of voter/election fraud? Could this be another fake crisis promoted by the crazy wing of the Republican Party? Sure looks like it.

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