The Beginning Of Sanity

On Wednesday, The County Local News reported that according to the new rules adopted by the Georgia Election Board, all ballots must be hand-counted at the precinct level. That is a plan that will work everywhere. Obviously, the hand counts have to agree with the machine results and the hand counts have to be done in front of observers from both of the main political parties. I have added the observer requirement–I don’t know if that is actually written into the law.

The article reports:

The Georgia Election Board has implemented a new rule requiring ballots to be hand counted at the precinct level by poll officers each day of voting. This ensures that the totals match with the machines, increasing transparency and accuracy in the election process. This decision comes after a 3-1 vote by the board, signaling a commitment to fair and secure elections. Hand counting ballots at the precinct level helps to prevent any discrepancies or errors that may arise from machine counting. Stay updated on the latest election news by following The General on Twitter. #GeorgiaElection #HandCounting #ElectionSecurity

We need every state to do this.

Headed For The Supreme Court

The Epoch Times is reporting today that Texas filed an election lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The lawsuit alleges that the states unconstitutionally changed election laws, treated voters unequally, and triggered significant voting irregularities by relaxing ballot-integrity measures.

The article reports:

The lawsuit seeks a determination by the court that the four battleground states conducted the 2020 election in violation of the Constitution. Texas is asking the Supreme Court to prohibit the counting of the Electoral College votes cast by the four states. For the states which have already appointed electors, the lawsuit asks the court to direct the state legislatures to appoint new electors in line with the Constitution.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the challenge on the day of the so-called safe-harbor deadline. The cumulative electoral votes in the four states are enough to determine the outcome of the 2020 election.

“Trust in the integrity of our election processes is sacrosanct and binds our citizenry and the States in this Union together. Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin destroyed that trust and compromised the security and integrity of the 2020 election,” Paxton said in a statement.

“The states violated statutes enacted by their duly elected legislatures, thereby violating the Constitution. By ignoring both state and federal law, these states have not only tainted the integrity of their own citizens’ vote, but of Texas and every other state that held lawful elections,” he added. “Their failure to abide by the rule of law casts a dark shadow of doubt over the outcome of the entire election. We now ask that the Supreme Court step in to correct this egregious error.”

This will be the week that determines who will be sworn in as President next month. This court case is part of the battle for secure and honest elections.