Dear Governor Abbott: 

At a time when so many Americans have lost trust in our elections—and, for that matter, have lost hope for the future of America—Texas serves as a beacon of light. We, the undersigned leaders of organizations across the nation, thank you for your leadership at this critical juncture. 

We are particularly grateful to you for making election reform an emergency item in 87th Texas Legislature. Know of our support for those reforms moving forward, particularly as you weather the hollow threats of “woke” corporations who know virtually nothing about Texas election law. 

We do have a specific request for you. Though the legislation moving through the Texas House and Texas Senate would represent good progress toward ensuring fair and transparent elections in Texas, the two omnibus elections bills—HB6 and SB7—both fail to include a crucial provision: voter verification for mail-in ballots, as Georgia recently passed. Even with the good provisions in those bills, not closing that loophole would leave Texas open to massive fraud via mail-in ballots. This is particularly concerning, considering usage of mail-ballots in your state has increased fivefold since 2012, to nearly 10% of all ballots cast in 2020. If that growth continues, and if that loophole remains, all the election reforms passed by the Legislature this year will be for naught. 

The good news is that the public is on your side. A recent poll, conducted by WPA Intelligence for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, shows that four out of five Texans believe voting in person and by mail should have the same voter identification requirements. Securing that reform will go a long way toward minimizing the threat of fraud—and toward restoring Texans’ confidence in future elections. 

We will continue to advocate for these reforms, so know that you can count on us to amplify Texas’ progress, should they be enacted. Again, Governor Abbott, we thank you for your leadership when all eyes truly are on Texas.


The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President, Republic Book Publishers

Thomas Fitton
Judicial Watch, Inc.

Kevin Roberts
Texas Public Policy Foundation

L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center

Kelly K. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute

The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Constitutional Congress, Inc.

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Senior Legal Fellow, CPI
Chairman, Election Protection Initiative, FreedomWorks

The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio

Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

The Honorable Tony Perkins
Family Research Council

The Honorable David McIntosh
Club for Growth

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council

The Honorable Russ Vought
Office of Management and Budget (2020-2021)

The Honorable Paul S. Teller, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Advancing American Freedom

Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Thomas E. McClusky
March for Life Action

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell
The Leadership Institute

Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund

Scott T. Parkinson
VP for Government Affairs
Club for Growth

William L. Walton
Council for National Policy

The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel
U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)

Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

Marjorie Dannenfelser
Susan B. Anthony List

Frank Cannon
Founding President
American Principles Project

The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli
National Chairman
Election Transparency Initiative

Bob Carlstrom
AMAC Action

Mike Davis
Founder and President
Article III Project (A3P)

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson
President (2013-2019)
National Religious Broadcasters

The Honorable James C. Miller III
Budget Director for President Reagan, 1985-1988

Trent England
Executive Director
Save Our States

Charles J. Cooper
Assistant Attorney General, President Reagan (1985-1988)
Cooper & Kirk, PLLC

Richard Manning
Americans for Limited Government

Tom DeWeese
American Policy Center

J. Christian Adams
Public Interest Legal Foundation

Ambassador Henry F. Cooper
President Reagan’s Chief Nuclear and Space Negotiator
Former SDI Director

Carrie Lukas
Independent Women’s Forum

Heather R. Higgins
Independent Women’s Voice

Lori Roman
ACRU Action Fund

Jim Martin
60 Plus Association

Sheryl Kaufman
Texas Resident, Board Member
Americans for Limited Government

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
American Values

The Honorable Scott Walker
Young America’s Foundation

Dr. Rick Scarborough
President, Recover America Now
National Pastor Advisor, The Jonathan Project

Floyd Brown
The Western Journal

Joel Anand Samy
Co-Host, America’s Roundtable Radio
Co-Founder, International Leaders Summit

The Honorable Stephen Stockman
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Texas

Clare Lopez
Lopez Liberty LLC

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

Karen England
Executive Director
Capitol Resource Institute

The Honorable Mike Hill
Former Member
Florida State House

Matthew Tyrmand
Matthew Tyrmand LLC

C. Preston Noell III
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Martha Boneta
Vote America First

Kielle C. Horton
The Lindsey Foundation

Darrel W. Johnson
Attic Corp

Saulius “Saul” Anuzis
60 Plus Association

Seton Motley
Less Government

Elain Donnelly
Center for Military Readiness

Rob Chambers
Vice President
AFA Action

Sandy Rios
Director of Governmental Affairs

Linda L. Bean
Bean Maine Lobster

Kay R. Daly
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

E.W. Jackson Sr.
STAND Foundation, Inc.

Eleanor Nicholas
Retired President
Gospel First Ministries

Richard Norman
Founder and President
The Richard Norman Company

Mario Navarro da Costa
Director, Washington Bureau
Tradition, Family, Property

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director
Priests for Life

Ralph A. Rebandt II
Candidate for Michigan Governor 2022
Ralph Rebandt for Governor

Nancy Schulze
Founder, President
RCW Speakers

William W. Pascoe, III
Tea Party Patriots Action

Bill Shaker
Washington Marketing Group

Glenn P. Story
Patriot Mobile

The Honorable Diana Denman
The Reagan Legacy Forum

Khadine Ritter
Eagle Forum of Ohio

Ron Pearson
Executive Director
Conservative Victory Fund

Randy M. Long
Long Business Advisors, LLC

Lee Beaman
Beaman Ventures

Amapola Hansberger
Founder and President
Legal Immigrants for America

Kevin Freeman
NSIC Institute

Dr. Richard Rounsavelle

Robert K. Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith

The Honorable Peter J. Thomas
The Conservative Caucus

Chad Connelly
Faith Wins

Jack Park
Conservative Activist and Donor
Law Offices of Jack Park

Mark Bloom
Business Owner
Ole Podner LLC

Terrence Scanlon
Chairman 1985-98; Commissioner 1983-85, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

David Haas
Morrison Inc

Andresen Blom
Hawaiian Values

Don L. Woodsmall
Arromid, LLC

Paavo Ensio
Universal Minerals Group

Art Ally
Timothy Partners, Ltd.

Gary Marx
The Concord Fund

Rebecca Hagelin
United in Purpose

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