LANDGRAF: Remembering the Alamo: A call to action at the ballot box

By State Rep. Brooks Landgraf

As we stand ready for another crucial election, it’s imperative to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who came before us. This month is one steeped in historical significance for Texas and serves as a poignant reminder of our state’s enduring spirit.

As Texans, we inherit a legacy of courage and sacrifice, a legacy forged in the crucible of history. It was in February of 1836, when Texan patriots found themselves besieged within the walls of the Alamo, facing insurmountable odds in their fight for liberty. Despite the overwhelming challenge before them, they stood resolute, fueled by an unwavering determination to secure freedom on Texas soil for future generations.

We are the beneficiaries of their courage. Today, as we stand on the precipice of our future, we must remember their sacrifice and uphold the principles for which they fought and died. Their legacy calls us to act, and serves as a reminder that the struggle for freedom isn’t a thing of the past, but a continuous fight that requires us to be actively involved.

Just as those brave souls rallied to defend the Alamo, we must unite to exercise our most powerful right: the right to vote. Our votes are our most powerful weapons in the fight for a better future, and we must wield them with purpose and conviction.

That is precisely why I have fought vigorously to defend the integrity of our elections and maintain absolute confidence in the security of our electoral process. In fact, I spent the majority of 2021 successfully fighting to make Texas elections more secure, and completed the biggest crackdown on voter fraud in Texas history. As a result, Texas has the most secure elections in America.

Thanks to this new law, Texas has uniform statewide voting hours, it expanded the minimum number of hours polls must be open, it increased penalties for election-fraud related offenses across the board, and it increased election transparency by allowing poll watchers to observe more aspects of the election process and requiring random audits of county voting system equipment.

In short, this law has made it easier to vote and harder to cheat. As a result, elections in Texas have never been more secure.

As your state representative, I urge you to remember the Alamo and let your voice be heard at the ballot box during this primary election. Together, we can ensure that the spirit of independence and freedom that inspired the heroes of the Alamo continues to live on here in modern-day Texas.

As a reminder, early voting began on February 20th and extends through March 1st, with Election Day set for March 5th. For more information on the 2024 primary election, and to see where your closest polling place is, please visit

God bless Texas!