Four of your neighbors may not vote in this important primary. The power of your vote could be multiplied 5 times! Often, less than 20% of voters know enough or care enough to vote in a primary election, which means less than 10% is a majority!
Texas is in trouble. If “We the People” don’t get up off our backsides and do something about it soon, it will be too late. The stewardship of Liberty is a moral issue. Every single one of us is accountable for what we do with God’s blessings, and that is no less true regarding our duty to protect Freedom and Liberty!
Did you know that in the 2008 Presidential election, Texas was ranked 47th in the nation in voter turnout? Only 55.2% of registered Texas voters even bothered.
Even worse, in the 2012 Presidential election, Texas dropped to 48th in the nation in voter turnout, with only 50.1% of registered Texas voters even bothering to vote.
In the 2010 mid-term elections when governor, other statewide officials, and legislative seats were on the ballot, only 32.9% of registered Texas voters turned out. Texas ranked 50 among the states in 2010 for voter turnout. Only Washington DC voters had a poorer showing with a ranking of 51. [Source: www.nonprofitvote.org] During the November 2011 State Constitutional Amendment election, just 5.2 percent of the state’s registered voters cast votes — this was a decline from an already low 8.7 percent in 2007 and 8.1 percent in 2009. [Source: Texas Tribune] For the 2013 state constitutional amendment election, turnout was about 8% and was the first time a photo ID was required for voting. Note that voter turnout increased, apparently not suppressed by the required photo ID.
To help you become an informed voter, we have compiled the following sites for additional voting information on voting records, endorsements, donation records, and issue surveys:
Texas Right to Life (Note: This organization has a “friendly incumbent” rule for statewide candidates)
Hardhatters.com candidate interviews & Texas investigative reporting
Heritage Alliance: Voter Guide
Heritage Action (Congressional)
Club for Growth (Congressional)
Project Vote Smart (state & Congressional)
Caution – watch out for phony “conservative” groups. These are establishment moderates masquerading as conservatives to try to confuse voters and counter the constitutional conservative – “Texas Liberty Movement” organizations. A group called theTexas Conservative Roundtable developed a score card to give liberal to moderate Republicans political cover. This group is not an accurate source for conservative voters and is a “pay to play” group designed to counter true conservative organizations. Also, watch out for Texans for Fiscal Accountability – it is a front for a group of rhino political consultants trying to confuse voters because its name is so close to the name of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (sister organization with Empower Texans). Finally, the Texas Conservative Coalition started out over a decade ago as a legitimate group, but has been co-opted by moderate establishment Republicans in the Texas Legislature. It has become a report card with grades given to the students by the students.