Republican Legislators are Sabotaging Paper Ballot Access
Voting Machines are NOT Secure
Solution: Go back to Paper Ballots
Election fraud is a big issue in American politics!
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).
However, a harmful piece of deep state legislation has just been introduced at our Arkansas Capitol: SB250 . We’ve linked the bill so you can read the entire thing for yourself before reading the rest of this article.
SB250, if passed, adds the following:
Amend the law concerning paper ballots. Each paper ballot shall be compatible with the computerized vote tabulation devices selection by the Secretary of State. A county that chooses to use paper ballots in place of approved voting machines shall be responsible for the cost of the paper ballots and any devices or machines required for the printing and tabulation of paper ballots.
Amend the law concerning marking and counting paper ballots
Amend the law concerning the declaration of election results
To declare an emergency
It looks like the Arkansas legislators are doing everything in their power to deliberately sabotage the rights of the people 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? No way!
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. Legally speaking, only the paper ballots should count.
Good News! The Cleburne County quorum court voted recently to end the use of the computerized voting machines and go back to reliable paper ballots, requiring all future elections to be hand counted, according to KARK-TV.
The rest of the quorum courts in Arkansas need to follow suit.
Reader, this bad bill should show Arkansans what type of lawmakers we are dealing with this session. Talking about dictatorial… this bill speaks volumes. What happened to freedom?
The Republican National Committee’s own website states:
Republicans believe in liberty, economic prosperity, preserving American values and traditions, and restoring the American dream for every citizen of this great nation. As a party, we support policies that seek to achieve those goals.
Our platform is centered on stimulating economic growth for all Americans, protecting constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms, ensuring the integrity of our elections, and maintaining our national security. We are working to preserve America’s greatness for our children and grandchildren.
How are those things possible — liberty, preserving American values and traditions, and ensuring the integrity of our elections — with the passage of this bill? They’re not.
Can you imagine no proper access to our highly-valued paper ballots? How are we supposed to rely on our legislators if this is the type of legislation they are bringing forth? SB250 is a bad bill. This controlling type of legislation is coming from a RINO Republican that calls himself a Chaplain/Pastor and works with Saline Memorial Hospice.
We know that totalitarianism is a form of government that attempts to assert total control over our lives. It must be stopped at every statehouse, including Arkansas’, if we ever hope to have decent election results. 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.
Senator Kim Hammer
SB250 was written by the Arkansas Secretary of State office and filed by 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
Good grief! Why the rush? Why the control? Why the limitations? This bad bill shows a coordinated campaign of sabotage, and it will restrict the rights of each county going back to paper ballots. In a future article, we will elaborate more on where this bill originated…
Please, say it ain’t so! The following Arkansas legislators appear to be supporting Vote Fraud via ES&S computerized voting machines, those used most in Arkansas, and many of the components do come from China. Also, we believe that the machines do not follow U.S. or state election laws.
The legislators named below and in red font under “State Agencies & Govt’l Affairs – Senate” committee and SB250 Sponsors are confirmed American Legislative Exchange (ALEC) Members.
You may recall that the ALEC Member Legislators’ Oath to American Legislative Exchange Council is (ALEC) first – NOT to you. ALEC asks the legislators to raise their right hand and swear:
“I will act with care and loyalty and put the interests of the organization first”.
That means placing the corporate and special interests ABOVE their elected office! Hello?! This is a conflict of interest. One could conclude that the cabal wants their own appointed talking heads: a greedy corporate governance where their supposedly-elected officials put forth their destructive agenda for their bottom line.
What is the current status of the bill? SB250 was referred to: the Senate Committee on State Agencies & Govt’l Affairs on 2/13/2023, and it’s coming up in that committee on Thurs, February 16, 2023. See the Agenda for 10:00 am OSC State Capitol, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Committee Members — Kill this bill! It does not support the will of the people.
Legislators — Pull your sponsorship from SB250.
Voters — Act QUICKLY and contact the eight (8) committee members listed below (the Chair, Vice Chair, and the 6 other members below that) and tell them you oppose SB250! 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.
Senator Blake Johnson (R) – Chair – (870) 323-1766 Blake.Johnson@senate.ar.gov
Senator Clarke Tucker (D) – Vice Chair – (501) 246-4933 firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the committee:
Senator Steve Crowell (R) (870) 557-3440 email@example.com
Senator Jim Dotson (R) (479) 222-1234 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Stephanie Flowers (D) (501) 682-7664 Stephanie.Flowers@senate.ar.gov
Senator Bart Hester (R) (479) 531-4176 email@example.com
Senator Bryan King (R) (501) 682-5452 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator John Payton (R) (501) 362-5815 email@example.com
And these are the legislators who have sponsored the bill (all Republicans), so please ask them to pull their sponsorship of SB250:
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
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, SB250 must be killed. Let the process play out and allow each quorum court to decide what is best for their county WITHOUT the additional restrictions of SB250!
Remember, 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.
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