Why are the Republican Legislators sabotaging paper ballot access?
This bill has NOTHING to do with regulating paper ballots, as is being claimed.
UPDATE! Arkansas has 35 State Senators, and shown below is the list of those Senators who voted against the will of the people & voted to pass SB250 & send it to the House.
Senate Vote – Tuesday, February 28, 2023 3:09:29 PM
SB250 – TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PAPER BALLOTS; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING MARKING AND COUNTING PAPER BALLOTS; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DECLARATION OF ELECTION RESULTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Yeas: 21 (Traitors to the voters and supporting vote fraud)
|J. Boyd||Caldwell||B. Davis||Dees||J. Dotson|
|J. English||S. Flowers||K. Hammer||Hester||Hickey|
|Hill||Irvin||B. Johnson||G. Leding||F. Love|
|M. McKee||J. Petty||Stone||D. Sullivan||C. Tucker|
Nays: 6 (True patriot stance and supporting the will of the voters)
|J. Dismang||Flippo||Gilmore||B. King||J. Payton||G. Stubblefield|
Non Voting: 1 (Technically, “non-voting” is the same as a Yea vote) Traitors to the voters and supporting vote fraud:
Present: 6 (Technically, “present” is the same as a Yea vote since it won’t block anything from passing)
Traitors to the voters and supporting vote fraud:
|J. Bryant||L. Chesterfield||A. Clark||M. Johnson||R. Murdock||C. Penzo|
Moreover, look how quickly things were done starting 2/27/2023 and on into 2/28/2023: view the History of the Bill here on the arkleg site. SB250 was voted on in the Senate at 3:00pm, transmitted to the House at 3:15pm, and read & referred to the House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs at 4:35pm — all in the course of about an hour and a half!!
It’s going through at lightning speed, and if you want to stop it, you’ll need to take action.
SB250 hinders us from having a verifiable election. If there’s a problem in computerized voting, we would need a proper paper audit. Errors can occur and have occurred as the votes are tabulated and bar codes are read from the voting machines. Who’s to say that the bar code matches one’s vote? This violates state law because the voter CANNOT verify their vote by looking at the bar code! We are going down a path of no return concerning elections…
This is worrisome for our future! Pray that this bad bill fails.
ACTION ALERT: Call these Representatives in this House State Agencies & Governmental Affairs Committee ASAP and tell them to “Vote No” on SB250.
(NOTE: there are 19 committee members, and 14 of them shown in red font are also sponsors of this BAD BILL, including the Chair and the Vice Chair! Unfortunately, looks like this bill is sure to pass…. unless we make some noise.)
Rep. Dwight Tosh – Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org 870-926-0423
Rep. Mark D. McElroy – Vice Chair email@example.com 870-222-8217
Rep. Rick Beck – firstname.lastname@example.org 501-912-1441
Rep. Mary Bentley – email@example.com 501-889-3556
Rep. Mark H. Berry – firstname.lastname@example.org 479-462-2863
Rep. John P. Carr – email@example.com 479-619-5104
Rep. Nicole Clowney – firstname.lastname@example.org (479) 445-5337
Rep. Cindy Crawford – email@example.com (479) 883-1667
Rep. Jimmy Gazaway – firstname.lastname@example.org 870-215-1243
Rep. Justin Gonzales – email@example.com 870-245-6365
Rep. Lane Jean – firstname.lastname@example.org 870-904-1856
Rep. Stephen Meeks – Stephen.Meeks@arkansashouse.org 501-314-9250
Rep. Josh Miller – email@example.com 501-365-3599
Rep. Jon Milligan – firstname.lastname@example.org (870) 219-1261
Rep. Jeremiah Moore – email@example.com 870-674-4373
Rep. Marcus E. Richmond – firstname.lastname@example.org 479-299-4416
Rep. Jamie Scott – email@example.com (501) 398-2961
Rep. Kendon Underwood – firstname.lastname@example.org (479) 644-8461
Rep. Richard Womack – email@example.com 870-403-6287
Shown below is our previous article emailed & posted on 2/26/2023:
Could it be that the sponsors and co-sponsors of SB250 did not read the bill in its entirety? The title of any legislation is meant to deceive the reader. One must read the bill to know what the bill is implementing. Legislators, do not double-cross your constituents. SB250 is an attempt of the legislators to make sure that the Electronic Voting Machines and tabulators are not replaced with essential PAPER BALLOTS.
It looks like they are doing everything in their power to deliberately sabotage the rights of the voter to have proper access to paper ballots and hand counted tabulation. We desperately need election integrity, but this obstructive bill will limit that. Now, we ask you, is SB250 a conservative piece of legislation?
We have seen that paperless voting machines are susceptible to manipulation because we have no method to verify votes in the case of software or hardware failure. So, we must use paper ballots to provide physical proof of the voter’s intent. Remember, paper ballots can be safely recounted in case of a contested result. If not, this places the election and voters at risk. We must protect our ability to verify our election results! *Legally speaking, only the paper ballots should count.
This deep state legislation is a slap in the face to our county officials! Our Justices of the Peace (JPs) need to oversee and secure our county election integrity. This unwelcome bill appears to be supporting Vote Fraud via ES&S computerized voting machines, those used most in Arkansas, and many of the dirty components do come from China. Also, we believe that the corrupt machines do NOT follow U.S. or state election laws.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PAPER BALLOTS; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING MARKING AND COUNTING PAPER BALLOTS; TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DECLARATION OF ELECTION RESULTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
SB250 was filed by the RINO Republican Senator Kim Hammer from Benton, Arkansas. This obstructive bill, if passed, would do the following:
Restrict each county’s right and ability to employ a paper ballot instead of voting machines
Require the use of voting computers for the initial count before the hand counting
Remove state funding for the ballots
Place undue burden on counties by placing a 24-hour limit on counting of ballots
Pay attention to these RINO Republican Sponsors that want to hinder paper ballot access! Just look at this long list of names at the Capitol.
Why would these lawmakers want to betray Arkansas voters? Who are they catering to?
Why the control? Why the limitations placed on the counties? This bad bill shows a coordinated campaign of sabotage, and it will restrict the rights of each county going back to paper ballots.
Shouldn’t we call them out on this harmful legislation? Tell them to pull their sponsorship and get their name off this bad bill.
Senator Kim Hammer (R) (501) 840-3841 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Tyler Dees (R) (479) 549-5057 email@example.com
Senator Jane English (R) (501) 257-7670 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Blake Johnson (R) 870-323-1766 Blake.Johnson@senate.ar.gov
Senator Mark Johnson (R) (501) 682-2920 email@example.com
Senator Matt McKee (R) (501) 622-0860 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Jim Petty (R) (479) 459-6362 email@example.com
Senator Matt Stone (R) (870) 818-0750 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Wayne Long (R) (870) 819-7750 email@example.com
Rep Carlton Wing (R) (501) 944-9464 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Brandon Achor (R) (501) 681-5740 email@example.com
Rep Wade Andrews (R) (870) 818-7067 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Sonia Eubanks Barker (R) (870) 814-7605 email@example.com
Rep Howard M. Beaty, Jr (R) (870) 364-5131 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Rick Beck (R) (501) 912-1441 email@example.com
Rep Mary Bentley (R) (501) 889-3556 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Mark H. Berry (R) (479) 462-2863 email@example.com
Rep Harlan Breaux (R) (479) 981- 3170 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Keith Brooks (R) (501) 744-6080 email@example.com
Rep Karilyn Brown (R) (501) 580-9000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Rebecca Burkes (R) (501) 291-2302 email@example.com
Rep Joey Carr (R) (870) 780-4237 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Cameron Cooper (R) (501) 230-5635 email@example.com
Rep Bruce Cozart (R) (501) 627-3232 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Cindy Crawford (R) (479) 883-1667 email@example.com
Rep Brlian S. Evans (R) (501) 941-4002 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Charlene Fite (R) (479) 414-1818 email@example.com
Rep Lanny Fite (R) (501) 317-2400 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Jack Fortner (R) (870) 656-7664 email@example.com
Rep Tony Furman (R) (501) 909-1537 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Jimmy Gazaway (R) (870) 215-1243 email@example.com
Rep Zack Gramlich (R) (479) 831-8072 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Delia J. Haak (R) (479) 238-4671 email@example.com
Rep DeAnna Hodges (R) (479) 871-6876 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Steve Hollowell (R) (870) 270-3831 email@example.com
Rep Lane Jean (R) (870) 904-1856 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Jack Ladyman (R) (870) 340-7499 email@example.com
Rep Robin Lundstrum (R) (479) 957-1959 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Roger D. Lynch (R) (501) 412-8959 email@example.com
Rep Mindy McAlindon (R) (479) 295-6677 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Rick McClure (R) (501) 786-4186 email@example.com
Rep Austin McCollum (R) (479) 426-4141 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Mark D. McElroy (R) (870) 222-8217 email@example.com
Rep Richard McGrew (R) (501) 623-2481 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Brit McKenzie (R) (479) 644-9001 email@example.com
Rep Ron McNair (R) (870) 754-7962 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Stephen Meeks (R) (501) 314-9250 Stephen.Meeks@arkansashouse.org
Rep Josh Miller (R) (501) 365-3599 email@example.com
Rep Jon Milligan (R) (870) 219-1261 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Kendra Moore (R) (479) 966-9191 email@example.com
Rep Stetson Painter (R) (501) 733-3203 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Shad Pearce (R) (870) 307-2361 email@example.com
Rep Aaron Pilkington (R) (479) 308-8384 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Chad Puryear (R) (479) 325-4066 email@example.com
Rep R. Scott Richardson (R) (479) 308-8260 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Marcus E. Richmond (R) (479) 299-4416 email@example.com
Rep Ryan A. Rose (R) (479) 285-6383 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Johnny Rye (R) (870) 919-3690 email@example.com
Rep Bart Schulz (R) (870) 613-1940 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Trey Steimel (R) (870) 809-1788 email@example.com
Rep Dwight Tosh (R) (870) 926-0423 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Kendon Underwood (R) (479) 644-8461 email@example.com
Rep DeAnn Vaught (R) (870) 832-2638 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Richard Womack (R) (870) 403-6287 email@example.com
Rep Jeremy Woolridge (R) (870) 565-7784 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep Jim Wooten (R) (501) 858-7403 email@example.com
ACTION! Voters, once again— Act QUICKLY and contact the entire Senate and tell them you oppose SB250! This bad legislation is an attempt to make sure electronic voting machines and tabulators are not replaced with paper ballots! It restricts the rights of people to access paper ballots and the hand counting of ballots. We do not trust computerized voting machines or electronically tabulated ballots. You can simply call the Senate at 501-682-2902 tomorrow, Monday, February 27, 2023, and leave a message to ‘VOTE NO’ on SB250. The person answering will relay your message.
Here is a PDF listing of ALL Arkansas legislators (representatives and senators), alphabetized by name. You can save it to your computer for future use.
In closing, vote fraud is real, and it is time to go back to paper ballots because we know that the computerized voting machines are corrupted, which brings voter confidence to an all-time low. Remember, when a totalitarian government is in place, it will be hard to remove it. We can’t win elections if bad legislation like this bill gets put into place.
The legislators should allow each quorum court to decide what is best for their county WITHOUT the additional restrictions of SB250! Presently, the quorum court of each county shall choose by resolution a voting system containing voting machines or computerized vote tabulating devices, or both, or voting machines in combination with paper ballots counted by hand for use in all elections in the county. AR Code § 7-5-301 (2022).
As long as we have computerized voting machines installed in our counties, we are forever doomed in the voting booth and won’t be able to vote out a dog catcher. Clean and proper elections aren’t possible while we’re dealing with unverifiable computerized voting machines. So, we MUST step away from the untrustworthy machines.
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