“For me, the foundation of our country is to make sure we have fair and honest elections. … This is a nonpartisan issue,” former state Sen. Don Huffines told Fox News on Tuesday. “The most important thing that really matters in an election is who counts the votes.”
Huffines reward applies to individuals who call or email tips to Direct Action Texas, an election integrity organization. Huffines promised to keep all tips in confidence.
His offer is meant to be a “broad sweep” to track down ballot harvesting, noncitizens voting or even software manipulation, Huffines said.
“I’m happy to pay it,” Huffines said. “Hopefully I don’t have to, but I am committed to doing what I can.”
Concerns about voter fraud have swirled in Texas. In October, a retired police officer and poll watcher submitted a sworn affidavit to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office alleging that he personally witnessed an election judge and staff members committing voter fraud.
Before that, a Texas mayoral candidate was arrested after allegedly sending 84 applications for mail-in ballots.
Fox News’ inquiry to the Texas Secretary of State’s office was not immediately returned.
Fox News’ Bradford Betz and Megan Henney contributed to this report.