As we approach the next election cycle, many Americans wonder whether or not their votes will count.
But given the incredibly high stakes in any election, how can Americans know that their votes actually matter and that their elections are free and fair?
Chad Ennis, director of the Forensic Audit Division with the Texas Secretary of State’s office and former senior fellow for the Election Protection Project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, was instrumental in getting his state to take steps toward securing the election process.
“I really feel like Texas has been a leader in all kinds of voting,” he says. “We were one of the first states to have early voting, but we’ve always been very keen on keeping the security in place.”
Ennis joins the show to discuss the steps Texas took to secure its elections and offer some guidance on what other states should do to secure theirs.
Listen to the podcast below or read the lightly edited transcript:
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