The Dallas/Park Cities state representative who’s running for attorney general announced today his plan to create a Voter Fraud Task Force if elected:
Texas has emerged as a leader in vote integrity. “The Obama Administration may oppose the Voter ID laws, but the United States Supreme Court has upheld the law and, in fact, even Democratic-controlled states have already enacted them,” Branch said. “I have a clear plan to attack voter fraud in Texas.
“As Attorney General, I will:
1. closely monitor the activities of groups that would seek to subvert ballot integrity
2. appoint a Special Counsel devoted to exposing and prosecuting any instance of voter fraud, and
3. aggressively defend the landmark Texas voter ID law from the Obama Administration’s spurious attempt to invalidate it.”
Paul Burka isn’t impressed:
And once again, I am compelled to point out that voter fraud is a solution in search of a problem. Except for rare incidents, such as those involving ACORN a few years back, voter fraud is next to nonexistent. Dan Branch knows this, and so does anybody else that has followed the issue.
You have to be really stupid to show up at the polls with a fake I.D. Impersonating another voter is not a successful strategy for fixing elections.
“As a conservative who gets results, Dan Branch will devote the resources and attention necessary to prevent voter fraud and protect the integrity of eligible votes as our next Attorney General,” Engelbrecht said. “Having spent more than thirty years practicing law and more than a decade fighting for Texas, Dan Branch has the experience and expertise to protect our state’s most important asset: the ballot box.”