Gov. Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton had better wake up and understand that “ABSENTEE BALLOT HARVESTERS” were given the green light to harvest ballots without fear of being prosecuted with the ruling that was issued by the all-Republican Texas Court of Criminal Appeals yesterday. According to Attorney General Ken Paxton, “The CCA’s shameful decision means local Da’s with radical liberal views have the sole power to prosecute election fraud in TX – which they will never do. The timing is no accident – this is devastating for the integrity of our upcoming elections.”
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has just become the most powerful woman in the state of Texas. Why? Well, Beto O’Rourke (Democrat) only lost to Sen. Ted Cruz (Republican) by 214,921 votes in the statewide race for U.S. Senator back during the 2018 Midterm Election. However, 1,087,784 registered voters in Harris County, Texas (alone), did not go to the polls to vote. So, for the record, Harris County, Texas has more than enough votes to flip the state of Texas “BLUE” in 2022.
Flipping Texas to Blue May Have Gotten A Little Easier With Ruling Issued by the All Republican Court of Criminal Appeals
AUBREY R. TAYLOR REPORTS©
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has decided to stick to its guns on the issue of allowing Attorney General Ken Paxton to unilaterally investigate and prosecute election crimes. All I can say is WOW!!!
Refusing to bend to the pressure, seven of the nine Republican judges who sit on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest court for criminal cases, voted against allowing Paxton to unilaterally investigate and prosecute election crimes in Texas.
Initially, back in December of 2021, eight of the nine Republican Judges on the high court had decided against allowing Attorney General Paxton to look into and go after those who seek to gain unfair advantages in our elections, by harvesting ballots, and violating the law whereas our elections are concerned.
For the record, yesterday, Presiding Judge Sharon Keller (Place 1), Judge Mary Lou Keel (Place 2), Judge Bert Richardson (Place 3), Judge Scott Walker (Place 5), Judge Jesse F. McClure, III (Place 6), Judge Barbara Hervey (Place 7), and Judge David C. Newell all stuck to their previous ruling.
Judge Kevin Patrick Yeary (Place 4), was joined by Judge Michelle Slaughter (Place 8), this time around. In case you don’t remember, Judge Slaughter, sided with the majority back in December of 2021, when they struck down the 1985 state law that gave the attorney general’s office the authority to pursue criminal violations of the Election Code.
It seems that the majority of these Republican judges on the high court believe that the 1985 state law violates the Texas Constitution’s separation of powers doctrine. How? Well, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Office, is part of the executive branch. And district attorneys and county attorneys are members of the judicial branch.
In her dissent, Judge Michelle Slaughter made a good point in her bid to have the high court reconsider its position. “If local prosecutors decline to pursue election cases, there can be no improper interference between government branches if Paxton’s agency steps in.”
Do you believe that Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg is going to prosecute “ELECTION FRAUD” in Harris County, Texas? Do you think for one minute that District Attorney Ogg is going to allow any person accused of “ABSENTEE BALLOT HARVESTING” to be brought to justice?
What does Attorney General Ken Paxton believe? Well, according to published reports, Attorney General Ken Paxton called the decision made by the Judges yesterday, a “Shameful Decision” and is now calling on the Texas Legislature to do something.
On Twitter, AG Paxton tweeted, “The CCA’s shameful decision means local Da’s with radical liberal views have the sole power to prosecute election fraud in TX – which they will never do. The timing is no accident – this is devastating for the integrity of our upcoming elections.”