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Texas State Senate

David Whitley, currently serving as the Secretary of State of Texas, must be removed from office.

Since assuming the position in December 2018, Whitley has prioritized headlines and political goals over electoral accuracy, putting tens of thousands of lawfully registered Texans’ right to vote at risk. He is not only a danger to our citizens -- but he is also a danger to the integrity of our elections.

Signed,

Common Cause

This petition closed over 1 year ago

How this will help

Right now, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley -- who has yet to be confirmed by the state Senate -- is putting the rights of tens of thousands of voters in jeopardy. 

Whitley recently announced...

Right now, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley -- who has yet to be confirmed by the state Senate -- is putting the rights of tens of thousands of voters in jeopardy. 

Whitley recently announced that his office had identified 95,000 voters registered in Texas as non-citizens. We were immediately skeptical of these claims, and it turns out -- we were right to be. 

Of all of the individuals marked for removal from the voter rolls, nearly half have since been unmarked -- as they had previously proven their citizenship to the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

But a great deal of damage has already been done. At least five major counties have sent out letters challenging people to prove their citizenship -- or be removed from the rolls. 

Any Secretary of State nominee must be fair, independent, and committed to protecting the rights of all Americans. Whether by gross incompetence or a deliberate attempt to suppress votes, Whitley's actions put tens of thousands of eligible voters at risk of losing their voice in our democracy.

Whitley does not meet any conceivable standard of professional responsibility or accountability. Add your name now to tell the Texas Senate to vote against his confirmation.

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