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Senate Committee on Election Security, Select - 85th R.S. (2017)

Committee Members
Bryan Hughes, Chair
Brian Birdwell
Bob Hall
Don Huffines
Joan Huffman
Borris Miles
Judith Zaffirini
Charges
• In light of recent election irregularities in Texas, review voting security protocols as well as the responsibilities and duties of members of the Electoral
College. Specifically, examine the use of electronic voting machines and paper ballots, voting fraud and disenfranchisement occurring inside nursing homes and assisted living facilities, outside interference and manipulation of elections, and the voting requirements of presidential electors. Make recommendations to safeguard the integrity of elections, ensure the confidentiality and security of voting records, and ensure the will of the people is reflected through their ballot and carried out through their presidential electors.

Note:
Appointed by Lieutenant Governor 10/24/2017 (Press release, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick).

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