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TRUE-the-VOTE- Texas - A Governor's duty invoked

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A TRUE-the-VOTE request will be sent to your state Governor at least by Oct. 30th so that the Governor at least might 5) post his intent to secure the election integrity on the polling place door so as to  discourage election fraud.
We the undersign citizens of Texas ask our Governor to expeditiously consider the following executive order


Texas Governor's duty invoked



RE: Conduct of the Election on Nov. 2nd 2010
In accord with the Governor of Texas's duty pursuant to the Constitutions and duly authorized laws of the United States and the Commonwealth of Texas,
The Governor of Texas, Hon. _______________ , in obedience to the explicit oath bound duties established in :

Article VI Section 7.” . . .” The Governor shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
The Governor shall be commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Commonwealth and shall have power to embody such forces to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, and enforce the execution of the laws

Makes and will enforce as need be, this executive order pursuant of:

Article I Section 2. People the source of power.  That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people, that magistrates are their trustees and servants, and at all times amenable to them.”;


Article I Section 6.  Free elections; consent of governed.  That all elections ought to be free; and that all men, having sufficient evidence of permanent common interest with, and attachment to, the community, have the right of suffrage, and cannot be taxed, or deprived of, or damaged in, their property for public uses, without their own consent, or that of their representatives duly elected, or bound by any law to which they have not, in like manner, assented for the public good.”;


Article II Section 1. Qualifications of voters.”;


The Code of Virginia § 24.2-611Regarding Elections

THEREFORE the Governor hereby orders that the Virginia State Board of Elections will this day, or as soon as may be, convey these instructions to the local electoral boards and every officer of election in every precinct of Virginia.   
And further order that they are to be diligent in securing the legitimacy of the election on November 2nd 2010 in accord with specifically fulfilling § 24.2-611  to “assure that the records of the election are accurate” by:
1)      ‘by requiring that every person who to votes be positively identified as a voter registered in that precinct

a)       by either photo ID or

b)       by  their identity is vouched for in written record by another of the precinct’s Voter’s having photo ID

2)      secure that the voter only votes once by

a)       marking the roll record of that precinct voter as having voted (as has been traditional)

b)       and additionally offering the voter the opportunity to both 1) show others that they have voted and 2) to secure the legitimacy of the vote against the risk of voters voting in more than one precinct  by that voter boldly marking their right thumb with ink, If the voter chooses not to ink their thumb the voter’s role record is so marked to aid in cross precinct audits of the registration for individual having multiple ID’s and registrations.

As much as timely possible the ink will be 1) neatly offered on a pad, 2) antiseptic yet of non-toxic non-allergenic composition, 3) purple in color and composed with florescent pigments, and 4) makes a mark that is suitably durable.

3)      By gathering or confirming the voter’s current residence address
4)      By gathering or confirming the voter’s citizenship, place of birth, parent citizenship and naturalization (as need be)
5)      By a) publishing this Executive Order in the precinct’s local newspaper and b) displaying this Executive Order prominently upon the entrance of the polling place so that those who might be considering voting fraud crimes might think better. 
In the publishing of this executive order the precinct election officials will declare any staffing need that they have and ask that civic-minded precinct residents and  members of civic or political organizations contact them in that regard.
The Election officers shall daily report, up their proper chain of authority, what progress they have made in fulfilling this executive order since their last report so that the Governor will know what additional measures are require to fulfill his duty in a timely fashion.
After the elections there is still work that must be done to “assure that the records of the election are accurate” :

6)      The lawful citizenship of each voter in Virginia needs to be confirmed by reference to either their naturalization record of their birth certificated showing appropriate parental citizenship
7)      Each voter is confirmed as being registered to vote in NO more than one voting precinct in the United States.
8)      The voting machines are proven to have a securely auditable count that preserves secret ballot by properly encrypted paper tape with properly encrypted receipt for each voter to secure the paper tape and count against being hacked.
9)      Suspected incident of voting fraud or questionable practices are secured by multiple point of reporting.  This also helps secure witnesses against retaliation.
10)  Use a combined inquiry by both special local and special multidistrict grand juries to audit voting machine data security and audit security. The special multidistrict grand jury is required because of the range of jurisdictions covered and the expertise that the special multidistrict grand jury will have to develop and share with local special grand juries - in part this serves as a check on the thoroughness of expertise. This appointment of special grand juries is by the Governor's Executive Order as required "take care that the laws regarding the duties of a grand jury "be faithfully executed".  That grand jury duty is particularly set out in Va§19.2-191. Functions of a grand jury." . . ." (2) To investigate and report on any condition that involves or tends to promote criminal activity, either in the community or by any governmental authority, agency or official thereof. These functions may be exercised by either a special grand jury or a regular grand jury as hereinafter provided."


Russell P. Davis


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