ELECTION INTEGRITY

Electronic voting systems make it easier for hackers to manipulate the vote at the county level without detection.  As currently implemented, there is no independent check of the results produced by electronic voting systems.

Many Texas counties are replacing the old electronic voting systems with hybrid voting systems which still have the efficiencies of electronic voting, but provide paper backup used for recounts.  The new generation of hybrid voting systems display a paper ballot to the voter before casting the electronic vote.  The voters then drop their paper ballot with a constitutionally required unique serial number into the ballot box for use in recounts.

I would work for legislation to require that hybrid systems be purchased by counties when they replace their electronic voting systems.