Texas GOP Voters Support Potential Amendments To State Constitution

Texas GOP Voters Support Potential Amendments To State Constitution

(ConservativeHub.com) – On Tuesday, March 5, GOP voters in Texas showed support for two ballot propositions that would change the state Constitution, according to Newsweek.

During the Republican primary, voters were shown 13 ballot propositions along with options for the presidential race nominee. Two of the questions included in the propositions related to whether identification should be made mandatory for citizens who wanted to register to vote, and whether the Texas Attorney General should be granted back the authority to prosecute election crimes.

Super Tuesday saw 15 states hold presidential primaries for both the Democratic and Republican parties. For both parties, Democratic President Joe Biden and former Republican President Donald Trump, who are the respective frontrunners of their primary races, swept almost all the primary races, with the exception of the Vermont GOP election, which went to Nikki Haley.

The Republican party’s ballot propositions are not binding. However, they offer insight into what voters in Texas are considering and which key issues they should focus on, according to Newsweek. Democratic primary voters did not have to provide their opinion on any ballot propositions during the primary.

For Republicans, election integrity has become a key issue in recent years. In 2021, a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals determined that the attorney general was blocked from prosecuting anyone who had violated the election code in the state. However, according to the ballot on Tuesday, 90 percent of Republicans believe that authority should be given back to the state attorney general.

Over 96 percent of Republicans in Texas also believe that the Constitution should require proof of citizenship for anyone wishing to vote.

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