Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)—The ex-California governor made an appearance during Cameron County’s commissioners meeting on Tuesday morning.
Arnold Schwarzenegger logged onto the meeting and announced he will be giving Cameron County a total of $250,973.66. to open more polling places.
Schwarzenegger calls himself a “fanatic” about voting. Schwarzenegger announced last week he was making a pledge to fund grants to get polling places.
Cameron County received the first grant from the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. The submitted application was reviewed by a committee of experts including USC faculty who determined that the indicated plans and needs for Cameron County merited an award.
The County will fund two “super center” sites to handle 20-24,000 voters, according to a tweet from Schwarzenegger.
“This country gave me everything. I am a fanatic about our democracy and donating my money to expand voting access is one of the best investments I can make. I can’t wait to visit Cameron County and I hope Judge Trevino is ready to show me the best places for boots and BBQ, two of my favorite things,” said Schwarzenegger.
“Governor Schwarzenegger, as we spoke today during Commissioner’s Court, I want to thank you for the award and the trust given to our County for the upcoming plans that we have in place for a successful and safe voting in the 2020 elections. Governor Schwarzenegger was invited to visit Cameron County and agreed to visit in the future saying “I’ll accept and I’ll be back” Furthermore, thank you to Ms. Tiana Epps Johnson, Executive Director for the Center for Tech and Civic Life, for the award that will support the upcoming election endeavors for our County. On behalf of the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court, I want to commend our Elections and Voter Registration Department for the exceptional achievements and funding received for our County,” stated Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino.