Want to stop governing in order to stop a bill? In Texas, that’ll stop you from getting paid.

On Friday, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed funding for the Texas Legislature after the state House Democratic caucus walked out to avoid a vote on an election integrity bill late last month. The move, first reported by the Texas Tribune, would pause all funding for the legislature, its staffers and its agencies.

Abbott said in a statement that “funding should not be provided for those who quit their job early, leaving their state with unfinished business and exposing taxpayers to higher costs for an additional legislative session.”

Paychecks Cancelled: After Stopping TX Election Integrity Bill, Dem Lawmakers Learn Gov. Abbott Just Vetoed Their Salaries
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Paychecks Cancelled: After Stopping TX Election Integrity Bill, Dem Lawmakers Learn Gov. Abbott Just Vetoed Their Salaries

Abbott said 'funding should not be provided for those who quit their job early' and refuse to vote on a law as a legislative strategy.

For the state of Michigan, things are starting to get interesting. On Thursday, residents championed election integrity efforts by delivering more than 7,000 signed affidavits alleging voter fraud to state officials and demanding a forensic audit of the 2020 presidential election, according to reports. JustTheNews reported that hundreds of people gathered outside the Capitol in Lansing for the event. Women, some sporting patriotic garb, could be seen transporting the documents

Hundreds of Citizens Deliver Over 7,000 Affidavits Claiming Election Fraud to Michigan Officials
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Hundreds of Citizens Deliver Over 7,000 Affidavits Claiming Election Fraud to Michigan Officials

Months after the November election, Michigan residents took thousands of signed affidavits to state officials and demanded a forensic audit.

On Monday, Laura Baigert of The Georgia Star News reported that a Fulton County election official admitted “a few forms are missing” and that “some procedural paperwork may have been misplaced.” However, a Star News analysis found that “385 transfer forms out of an estimated 1,565 transfer forms Fulton County said should have been provided are missing — a number that is significantly greater than ‘a few’ by any objective standard.” President Trump responded to these revelations in a Thursday statement, saying, “Thank you and congratulations to Laura Baigert of the Georgia Star News on the incredible reporting you have done. Keep going! The scam is all unraveling fast.” “There were persistent chain of custody issues throughout the entire absentee ballot processing system,” the report said. It added that “the fact that ballots were being delivered to State Farm Arena in unsecured mail carts is very concerning.” “Protocol for securing ballots exists not only to protect the ballots themselves but also to ensure that no ballot box stuffing occurred,” it said.

President Trump 'The Scam Is All Unraveling Fast' in Response to 19K Fulton County Absentee Ballots Missing Chain of Custody Docs
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President Trump 'The Scam Is All Unraveling Fast' in Response to 19K Fulton County Absentee Ballots Missing Chain of Custody Docs

Georgia election officials have admitted that nearly 19,000 absentee ballots are not accounted for with proper paperwork.

“But, strangely, some of the key people who participated on Jan. 6 have not been charged. Look at the documents. The government calls those people ‘unindicted co-conspirators.’ What does that mean? “Well, it means that in potentially every single case, they were FBI operatives.” “But wait. Here’s the interesting thing. Person Two and Person Three were organizers of the riot. The government knows who they are, but the government has not charged them. “Why is that? You know why. They were almost certainly working for the FBI. So FBI operatives were organizing the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, according to government documents. And those two are not alone.” Overall, Revolver.news analyzed the indictments and found “upwards of 20 unindicted co-conspirators in the Oath Keeper indictments, all playing various roles in the conspiracy, who have not been charged for virtually the exact same activities — and in some cases much, much more severe activities — as those named alongside them in indictments.”

Jan. 6 Organizers 'Were Almost Certainly Working for the FBI'
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Jan. 6 Organizers 'Were Almost Certainly Working for the FBI'

Carlson said this would explain a number of unindicted co-conspirators not charged in Jan. 6 cases.

South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem said Tuesday she has resubmitted her request to set off fireworks at Mount Rushmore after the Biden administration announced an Independence Day celebration in Washington, D.C. Noem called out Biden’s hypocrisy concerning his administration’s refusal to allow fireworks at the state’s top tourist destination despite launching similar plans for the nation’s capital. “Rules for thee but not for me…a long time favorite from the Democrat playbook. JoeBiden, why are you being so hypocritical? You’re having your own personal fireworks show in DC, but South Dakotans are told no?” she said.

Gov. Kristi Noem Skewers 'Hypocritical' Biden After White House Announces July 4 Plans
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Gov. Kristi Noem Skewers 'Hypocritical' Biden After White House Announces July 4 Plans

'Rules for thee but not for me...a long time favorite from the Democrat playbook. @joebiden, why are you being so hypocritical?' Noem asked.
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