VISAGE Report Released Grading Voter Integrity Legislation in Texas and Kansas

Today, Look Ahead America’s Research Group released reports on two pieces of voter integrity legislation, Texas H.B. 3080 and Kansas H.B. 2183.

The report made the following conclusion about Texas’s effort:

Texas House Bill 3080 aims to remedy voter fraud vulnerabilities in the current mail-in ballot process. While this bill only addresses one of the six Look Ahead America policy objectives for voter integrity reform, it likely will become part of a larger voter integrity reform bill which the Research Group will subsequently evaluate. Therefore, the Research Group only graded it on that area it addresses and awarded it a B for being a good start and leading the nation on a vital reform. Adding a thumbprint to the ballot is a great first step, although much work remains to bring this score up to an A+.

This was the conclusion regarding Kansas’ effort:

While Kansas’ House Bill 2183 aims to do something to address voter integrity, it only addresses one of the six Look Ahead America policy objectives for voter integrity reform. The fact that the Kansas legislators have introduced even one of these policy objectives seems promising, but more work remains to actually restore voter confidence and reform existing election laws for increased security. As with FL S.B. 90, while it does something, which beats nothing, Kansas’ voters deserve much better from their state government. Overall, H.B. 2183 scores a D- in terms of overall effectiveness. Passing, but barely.

The full report for Texas can be found here: LAA_VISAGE_TX_HB3080.

The full report for Kansas can be found here: LAA_VISAGE_KS_HB2183.