Texas Election Integrity – Is the Fox Guarding the Hen-house?

Texas Election Integrity – Is the Fox Guarding the Hen-house?

May 30, 2022

Commentary By TTP Supporter Scott Winston Dragland

In 2020, the Democrats flagrantly stole multiple States that voted for Trump. Despite mountains of evidence of criminal activity, as seen in the movie 2000 Mules, investigations have ranged from insipid to non-existent in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin.  So who is guarding election integrity in Texas?

The Democrats want to pull off the same coup in Texas, and they might succeed. They plan to achieve this through Democrat district attorneys, backed by George Soros, who will turn a blind eye to election fraud in their counties. The following four district attorneys have received substantial assistance from Soros:

These district attorneys are left-wing activists. They are not going to uphold Texas election law with impartiality. If the most populous counties in Texas have rigged elections, enabled by lax prosecutors, then we have a serious problem.

Until recently, Texas law enabled the Attorney General to prosecute election fraud.

  • Article IV, Section 22 of the Texas Constitution provides: “The Attorney General shall . . . perform such other duties as may be required by law.”
  • Section 273.021 (a) of the Texas Election Code provides: “The Attorney General may prosecute a criminal offense prescribed by the election laws of this state.”

Unfortunately, in The State of Texas v. Zena Collins Stephens (2021), the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held that: “Because Texas Election Code Section 273.021 delegates to the Attorney General a power more properly assigned to the judicial department, we conclude that the statute is unconstitutional . . . Absent a request from the district attorney, and without the district attorney’s supervisory authority, the Attorney General violates the separation of powers provision.” This means that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has forbidden the Attorney General from prosecuting violations of the Texas Election Code. It is now the sole responsibility of the district attorneys to prosecute election fraud in their counties. In other words, the fox is often guarding the hen house.

What Can Be Done?

In the next regular session of the legislature, the Texas Election Code should be amended so that any district attorney can prosecute any violation of election law in the State, regardless of where the crime took place. This would deprive Soros-backed district attorneys of their ability to sweep election fraud under the rug.

This is a matter of the utmost urgency and importance. The law means nothing unless it is enforced. If we cannot enforce election law in Texas, then the Democrats are going to take control of the State. If that happens, it will be impossible to restore election integrity. Texas will be lost, forever.


Please forward this article to your State Representative and State Senator, asking them to file legislation that would amend Texas Election Code to permit any County DA to prosecute election fraud in any other County. You can find Your Representative at this link.

  Scott Winston Dragland is an Army veteran, West Point graduate, and the author of Let My People Go: Why Texas Must Regain Its Independence. He can be reached at [email protected].