Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 1234 and Senate Bill 598


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the unanimous passage of 2 election security bills, Senate Bill 1234, by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, and Senate Bill 598, by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham:

“At a time when the rhetoric around election security is being increasingly used in the media and corporate America to divide Texans and Americans, it is notable that Republicans and Democrats came together today in Texas to unanimously pass two bills designed to safeguard our elections. SB 1234 requires that a paper record be created of every ballot that is cast and SB 598 puts a system in place to audit ballots in coming elections so that the public can be confident about the accuracy of a vote tally. As I noted recently, over the past several years, both parties have expressed mistrust in the final outcome of elections. These bills will help us rebuild that trust.”