SCRP Passes 4 Election Integrity Resolutions

SCRP Passes 4 Election Integrity Resolutions

April 5, 2021 SCRP Update

Today the Skagit County Republican Party Executive Board unanimously passed four Election Integrity Resolutions, as follows:

                         

                           Restoring Voter Confidence in Washington State’s Elections  
                                               with Specific Regard to Election Integrity

Whereas, Washington State voters question the accuracy and precision of our elections and voting processes; and

Whereas, Washington State currently conducts elections by utilizing a mail-out ballot process; and

Whereas, the county auditors overseeing our elections cannot guarantee that mail-out ballots reach the intended recipients who are legally registered voters; and

Whereas, the county auditors overseeing our elections cannot assure that the returned ballots were filled out by the legally registered voter; and

Whereas, voter registration has been linked to the Washington State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) data, which does not require proof of citizenship, and

Whereas, Washington State allows for same-day voter registration.

Now therefore be it resolved to ensure fair and honest elections for the voters of Washington State; the Skagit County Republican Party (SCRP) calls for the DMV to be de-linked from voter registration; and

Be it further restolved that the SCRP calls for the end of same-day voter registration and allow registered voters to change address (and vote with the new address) up to 28 days before election day; and

Be it further resolved that the SCRP calls for voting to be in person with proper identification documenting citizenship and legal residence required to cast a legal vote; and mail-in voting to be only allowed upon request by the registered voter; and

Be it further resolved that the SCRP calls for each county auditor to do a mandatory 1,000 ballot hand recount (2,500 ballot hand recount if the county population exceeds 250,000) from random county voter batches, after election vote counting has been concluded and before county certification; and

Be it further resolved that the SCRP will allocate time and resources with leadership in Washington State counties to facilitate a validation of the voting systems including forensic audits of procedures, processes, source codes & data to discover any irregularities and statutory deviations that may exist within the voting system

 

                        Restoring Voter Confidence in Washington State’s Elections  
                                            with Specific Regard to Mail-In Voting

Whereas, Washington State residents have a right to assurance of election integrity; and

Whereas, elections officials in Washington State have a legal duty and an ethical obligation to provide publicly-verifiable information to Washington State voters so they are able to pursue and attain reasonable assurance of election integrity; and

Whereas, Washington State currently conducts elections using a process that essentially excludes all forms of voting other than the mail-out ballot; and

Whereas, the use of mail-out balloting lacks proper checks and balances and a needed verifiable chain of custody that is otherwise well established in our country’s in-person election day voting systems; and

Whereas, national change of address records appear to indicate failures of county auditors in Washington State to maintain accurate and up-to-date records of addresses for residents; and

Whereas, no county official overseeing our election can verify that each mail-out ballot reaches its intended recipient and/or was filled out by its intended recipient; and Washington State allows same-day voter registration.

Whereas, the current use of ballot security sleeves, as opposed to sealed security envelopes used in the past, do not prevent elections officials from being able to see and/or tamper with ballots during ballot processing; and

Whereas, hundreds of credible voter fraud reports and circumstances have significantly and negatively impacted voter confidence in the integrity of Washington State’s elections.

Now therefore be it resolved that the Skagit County Republican Party (SCRP) calls for the immediate cessation of using unsolicited mail-out ballots; and,

Be it further resolved that as long as Washington State utilizes mail-out ballots, the SCRP calls for all state and county address databases to be regularly audited and purged immediately prior to each election to help ensure every ballot is mailed to the correct and verified address of its intended recipient.

Be it finally resolved that SCRP will collaborate with state and county officials, as well as GOP leadership in Washington State, to help provide voters with assurance of election security and integrity, by advocating for full transparency and making all information concerning election process available to the public, and advocate state elections to be conducted using primarily in-person voting with valid voter identification required.

 

                          Restoring Voter Confidence in Washington State’s Elections                                                                         with Specific Regard to Voter Registration of Non-Citizens

Whereas, Washington State voters have a right to reasonable assurance of election integrity; and

Whereas, elections officials in Washington State have a legal duty and an ethical obligation to provide publicly-verifiable information to Washington State voters so they are able to pursue and attain reasonable assurance of election integrity; and

Whereas, Washington State has been declared a “sanctuary state” for illegal aliens; and

Whereas, despite Washington State law allowing drivers’ licenses to be issued to non-citizens for more than two decades now, the Office of the Secretary of State has never run an audit of the state voter registration database to identify and remove non-citizens who are inappropriately registered; and

Whereas, Washington State’s Department of Licensing (DOL) now has the authority and capability to automatically register to vote any person applying for a Washington State driver’s license or Identicard through their agency, and does so without requiring any verification that an applicant is a citizen of the United States; and

Whereas, Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) now has the authority and capability to automatically register to vote any person applying to receive services through their agency, and does so without requiring verification that an applicant is a citizen of the United States; and

Whereas, Washington’s Office of the Secretary of State has neither the jurisdiction to obtain the membership rosters of federally recognized Indian tribes in Washington State, nor the authority to audit them, and therefore cannot know whether any individual issued a tribal ID card is a citizen of the United States as well as a resident of Washington State; and

Whereas, any Washington State driver’s license, Identicard, or tribal ID card is now considered legal identification in Washington State for registering to vote; and

Whereas, thousands of non-citizens (namely, legal immigrants working diligently toward their citizenship), have been registered to vote without their knowledge or consent and many have unexpectedly received ballots for recent state elections; and

Whereas, some non-citizens (namely, legal immigrants), have had Washington State ballots cast fraudulently in their names without their knowledge or consent; and

Whereas, data and statistics from the Federal E-Verify database and the US Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship & Immigration Data Repository, while not perfect or comprehensive, are accessible to state agencies/officials (or available upon request), and can be used to assess Washington State’s voter roll integrity and to query the voter database to identify non-citizens who have been unlawfully registered to vote; and

Whereas, in accordance with RCW 29A.08.125, the Washington State’s Office of Secretary of State has both the duty to maintain a voter registration database that is screened for non-citizens, and the authority to use available federal and state agency databases to do so, yet has never run an audit of the state voter registration database to remove non-citizens; and

Whereas, these circumstances and reports have not only significantly and negatively impacted voter confidence in the integrity of Washington State’s elections, but have also put the citizenship eligibility of many legal immigrants in jeopardy when someone else fraudulently casts a ballot in their name.

Now therefore be it resolved, that the Skagit County Republican Party (SCRP) calls for the immediate cessation of automatic and same-day voter registration, and for the Department of Licensing and the Department of Social and Health Services to be prohibited from registering voters or having access to voter registration data; and

Be it further resolved, that the SCRP, in accordance with the provisions and stipulations in RCW 29A.08.125 calls for Washington State’s Office of the Secretary of State to use ANY available federal or state database to assist in running a comprehensive audit to remove the names of non-citizens from the voter registration data base; and

Be it further resolved, that the SCRP will strongly support all Washington State policies and legislation that strive to protect non-citizens from intentionally or accidentally registering to vote, and from being registered to vote without their knowledge and consent; and

Be it further resolved, that the SCRP will support Washington State policies, and legislation that seeks to require and provide any reasonably-necessary financial assistance for citizen-verified identification for voter registration; and

Be it finally resolved, that the SCRP will collaborate with state and county officials, as well as with GOP leadership in Washington State, to help provide voters with assurance of election security and integrity, by advocating for full transparency and making all information concerning election processes available to the public.

 

                            Restoring Voter Confidence in Washington State’s Elections  
                                      with Specific Regard to Electronic Elections Systems

Whereas, Washington State residents have a right to assurance of election integrity; and

Whereas, elections officials in Washington State have a legal duty and an ethical obligation to provide publicly-verifiable information to voters so they are able to pursue and attain reasonable assurance of election integrity; and

Whereas, the ability to tamper with election tabulation data appears to be built into the software/firmware of each electronic tabulation system (e.g. the “weighted race feature” and manual adjudication”) as well as into the operational interface used by elections officials; and

Whereas, numerous instances of election-tabulation irregularities related specifically to the use of electronic tabulation systems have been reported across the country, including irregularities that appear to be related to functions of the system’s software/firmware itself, as well as irregularities that are alleged to be unintentional errors made by elections officials while using the machines; and

Whereas, Washington State voters are not currently permitted to examine or audit the software/firmware, or data logs of these electronic tabulation systems; and

Whereas, appeals to Washington State courts for the ability to run independent audits have been refused; and

Whereas, independent audits are being rejected by Washington State officials under the guise of protecting proprietary information; and

Whereas, these circumstances and reports have significantly and negatively impacted voter confidence in the integrity of Washington State’s elections.

Now therefore be it resolved that the Skagit County Republican Party (SCRP) calls for an immediate and independent audit of Washington’s election systems software/firmware to obtain and provide to the public verifiable evidence that Washington state’s electronic voting and tabulation systems, and the processes they employ are secure; and

Be it further resolved that the SCRP calls for the use of regular, independent audits of our elections systems that include full analyses of each electronic voting system’s software/firmware to help verify that no inappropriate code or manipulative algorithms are embedded in the infrastructure; and

Be it further resolved, that the SCRP calls for a full analysis of each electronic voting system’s data-logs to identify and guard against inappropriate or unlawful use of the system; and

Be it further resolved, that the SCRP will support all policies and legislation that help facilitate government transparency and accountability concerning Washington State elections systems, and that strive to protect the ability of voters to be assured of election integrity by making such evidence publicly available; and

Be it further resolved, that the SCRP will oppose any policies and legislation that seek to impair or hinder government accountability and transparency and the ability of Washington State voters to seek out assurance of election integrity by limiting or prohibiting public access to relevant information and evidence; and

Be it finally resolved, that SCRP will collaborate with state and county officials, as well as GOP leadership in Washington State, to help provide voters with assurance of election security and integrity, by advocating for full transparency and making all information concerning elections processes available to the public.

                                 

                     

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