Former Harris County GOP Chairman’s Law Office Raided By Houston Police

HPD Officers Search Former Harris County GOP Chairman Jared Woodfill’s Law Office

Officers from the Houston Police Department have apparently raided the Law Office of former Harris County GOP Chairman Jared Woodfill.


The Harris County District Attorney’s office has confirmed that they had a warrant for the raid. Mr Woodfill is apparently accused of taking $300,000 from a client’s trust account.

Obviously this is still an ongoing investigation so details will come out later. It however cannot be left unsaid that GOP, the so-called “moral values party” has become synonymous with corruption, especially now that Trump is at its helm.

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How Many Beto Votes Switched To Ted Cruz?

The November elections have come and gone and as expected, they have left in their wake enough political punditry themes to go around. One theme that seems to tower above the rest however, is this quiet acknowledgement by both Democrats and Republicans that there are serious problems with our electronic voting infrastructure that need immediate attention.


This bipartisan reckoning is largely attributed to the bombshell news out of Texas that the eSlate voting machines used in Harris County and many other Texas metroplexes were somehow switching votes meant for Democrat Beto O’Rourke to GOP’s Ted Cruz on straight Democratic party votes.

As is if this was not enough, a stunning video later surfaced on Twitter showing an electronic voting machine in Indiana doing exactly what had been reported in Texas—switching Democratic party votes to GOP.

Needless to say this bombshell video about Indiana vote-switching coupled with the previous news from Texas led to serious concerns from the voting public that electronic machines may have been rigged. This is especially due to the fact that both in Texas and Indiana, it was the Dem votes that were switching to GOP and not the other way around

Somehow in spite of all these concerns from voters regarding the vote-switching issue, the Texas media appears to have shockingly accepted without any reservations this narrative contained in a Texas Secretary of State’s Advisory that said because there were “fewer than 20 reported cases” of vote-switching, this was a non-issue and that anybody questioning the magnitude and scope of the vote-switching was spreading “misinformation”. The Director of Communications for the Texas Secretary of State, Sam Taylor has repeated this narrative in interviews with various sections of the Texas Media essentially arguing that if vote-switching was a big problem, there would be much more reported cases.

This narrative by the Texas Secretary of State that vote-switching is not an issue because there were “fewer than 20 reported cases” is by all objective standards, a highly unsatisfactory answer because it does not address the elephant in the room question as to how many people using eSlate machines voted straight Democratic Party, but for whatever reason did not catch/overlooked the switch and ended up voting for Ted Cruz by mistake?

In Harris County for example where eSlates were used, Beto O’Rourke beat Ted Cruz 58 to 41.3% securing 698,580 votes to Cruz’s 498,175. This represents a total of 1,196,755 votes cast in the U.S. Senate race in Harris County. The question the media should be asking the Texas Secretary of State is how many of these 1,196,755 voters voted straight Democratic party but somehow are reflected as having voted for Ted Cruz? In other words is there a way to go back and verify that people who voted straight Democratic party did not vote for Cruz by mistake? If the answer to that is yes, then the process should be repeated in all counties that used eSlates. Then and only then can the Secretary of State say definitively that vote-switching was not an issue.

If on the other hand there is no way to go back and verify that straight Democratic party voters did not mistakenly vote for Cruz, which is the most likely scenario, then with all due respect to the Texas Secretary of State, there is simply no way he can credibly conclude that vote-switching was not an issue in the U.S. Senate race and Texans have every right to suspect otherwise without being accused of spreading “misinformation”.

Bottom line, the Texas media needs to confront the Texas Secretary of State with the million dollar question; “How many people using eSlate machines voted straight Democratic party but somehow are reflected as having voted for Ted Cruz?” Our good friend Ariella Baker-Archer perfectly summed it, saying two years from now we don’t want to look back and say “we should have checked.”

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Acting AG Whitaker Must Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow yesterday gave a very compelling case as to why Matt Whitaker, Trump’s appointee to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions creates such an appearance of impropriety that Whitaker’s only option is recusal from Mueller probe.


It is well known that even though Special Counsel Robert Mueller was given great latitude to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, his investigation has boiled down to two major questions–whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and whether Trump, in an effort to hide his ties to Russia has used his position as President to obstruct justice.

Well it turns out, according to Maddow that Matt Whitaker, Trump’s appointee to replace Jeff Sessions and the new custodian of the Mueller probe has already made public his position on the two key TrumpRussia questions making him unfit to oversee Mueller probe.

Whitaker reportedly said on a radio show on June 21, 2017;
“The truth is there was no collusion with the Russians and the Trump campaign. Regarding obstruction of justice, Whitaker said this on Sean Hannity show, one of Trump’s favorite shows on Fox News;
“This idea that there was some collusion with Russian nationals and even Putin to interfere…with the election I think is just ludicrous based on what we know at this point.”

The full Maddow segment is available here but the relevant clip is below

Bottom line, as Maddow correctly observed, if Whitaker has already stated publicly his conclusions about the two key questions being investigated by Mueller–collusion and obstruction–he cannot credibly oversee the Mueller probe and must recuse himself.

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Latest Evidence Of GOP Cheating Using Rigged Voting Machines

Voting Machine Switching Dem Vote To GOP

Even before the dust has settled on the bombshell revelation that Texas electronic voting machines were switching Democrat Beto O’Rourkes votes to GOP’s Ted Cruz, a stunning new video has surfaced on Twitter purporting to show the same vote switching happening, this time in Indiana. Naturally this has elicited a lot of reaction from grassroots Democrats because like in the Texas case, the Illinois voting machines are also switching Dem votes to Republican and not the other way around.

The fact that these electronic voting machines seem to be switching only Dem votes to Republican and not vice versa takes this issue beyond the conspiracy theory phase. As Yours Truly has stated earlier, there needs to be a full investigation into these electronic voting machine “malfunctions” in order to allay the growing fear among the public that these machines are programmed to work that way–rigged.. Given the fact that Ted Cruz ended up beating Beto O’Rourke by only 2 percentage points in a contest that was supposed to be a landslide, there needs to be an investigation into how many Beto votes switched to Ted Cruz.

There is tremendous interest among grassroots Democrats in getting to the bottom of the Ted Cruz “win” given these growing concerns about voting machines.

There is no indication that the mainstream media will ever dig into Ted Cruz’s narrow “win” but grassroots Democrats should rest assured that in the coming days, weeks and months, Yours Truly will get to the bottom of it and share the findings on Twitter.


Bottom line, we cannot keep having elections where even after official results are announced, the public still has doubts about their accuracy. Election officials need to take concerns about electronic voting machines very seriously because contrary to popular belief, this is not a partisan issue. It is baffling how with all these problems we seem to have with electronic voting machines, more state election officials are not resorting to the best and readily available solution–going back to paper ballot.

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Dem Harris County Clerk Should Push For Paper Ballots In 2020

Harris County Clerk elect Diane Trautman(D)

As Yours Truly has repeatedly stated, the humongous Harris County Texas(Houston and suburbs), with some 2 million registered voters is crucial to any Democrat winning statewide. The problem for Democrats has been that GOP election officials have stuffed unverifiable voting machines like eSlates in Harris County and other big Texas counties which overwhelmingly vote for Democrats. As long as Harris County and other big Texas counties continue using these paperless and unverifiable voting machines like eSlates, there will always be questions about the legitimacy of election results, especially Ted Cruz’s narrow “win” over Democrat Beto O’Rourke.

The very good news is that a Democrat Diane Trautman will be taking over as Harris County Clerk meaning she will be in charge of election machines in Harris County. This is huge for Democrats in 2020 because with Trautman as the Harris County election boss, there’s a very good chance we may see paper ballots in 2020, something election integrity advocates like Jennifer Cohn have long advocated for. Given her very encouraging campaign pledge, we have every reason to believe that Diane Trautman will work with Jennifer Cohn and others to restore the public’s confidence in our election systems.




Bottom line, although there is general disaffection among Texas Dems over the Beto O’Rourke “loss”, the reality is that Dems won big in the crucial Harris County which should serve as a springboard for further gains in 2020.

More importantly with Diane Trautman as the elections boss in Harris County, there is a very good chance we may see paper ballots in 2020, taking away the GOP’s key weapon in Texas elections—voting machine cheating!!. As for GOP using voting machines to cheat, you don’t have to take Yours Truly’s word for it, just check out the latest evidence below.

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GA Sec Of State Investigating Dems For “Cyber Crimes”

Georgia GOP’s long and troubling history of minority voter suppression has finally garnered national media attention now that its Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is one of the state’s voter suppression kingpins is running for Governor against a historic Dem challenger Stacey Abrams. There is intense media scrutiny on the Georgia gubernatorial race because if Dem Stacey Abrams wins, she will become the first female Black Governor of a U.S. State.


One would think that given the intense media scrutiny surrounding the GA governor’s race, GOP’s Brian Kemp would work tirelessly to hide his troubling voter suppression past. Instead we are witnessing the complete opposite. Just a few weeks ago, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow exposed a scheme by Brian Kemp’s office to take away the vote of 53,000 predominantly black voters.

GA Secretary of State Brian Kemp has also resisted calls by his Dem challenger Stacey Abrams and others for him to resign from his role as Secretary of State while he is running for Governor. Any reasonable person would agree that there is an inherent conflict of interest to have a candidate running for Governor while at the same time presiding over the state’s elections.

As if Brian Kemp’s troubling voter suppression past and his apparent conflict of interest are not enough, we now find out that literally 2 days before the November elections, his office has opened an investigation into GA Democrats for alleged “cyber crimes”.

GA Secretary of State Press Secretary Candice Broce said, “While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes.” If this is not the latest attempt by Brian Kemp’s office to kill Dem voter enthusiasm 2 days before the elections, I don’t know what is.

Bottom line, regardless of how the GA gubernatorial race turns out this coming Tuesday, Brian Kemp’s voter suppression tactics must be severely confronted. Simply put, no public official should ever be allowed to tinker with people’s right to vote with seemingly no consequences, as Brian Kemp has. If he is declared GA Governor on Tuesday, Stacey Abrams must immediately challenge those results. If however, Kemp and Abrams end up in a run-ff(most likely scenario), the Abrams campaign must strongly insist that he step aside as Secretary of State. He must not be allowed to run for Governor while his office investigates his challenger.

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Trump Evangelicals Lobby For Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi

Trump-allied Evangelicals Meet With Saudi Crown Prince MBS In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

One month after the brutal assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a delegation of Trump-allied Evangelical leaders took a trip to Saudi Arabia where they reportedly met with embattled Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman(MBS) on Thursday November 1.


The Evangelical delegation is reportedly pushing for closer ties between the Trump administration and the Saudi Kingdom despite the Khashoggi assassination. Listed below are some of the Trump-allied Evangelicals who met MBS in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

According to the Religion News Service(RNS) piece, author Joel Rosenberg who led the U.S. delegation of Evangelicals to Saudi Arabia conceded that the timing of their trip made it controversial given the recent Khashoggi assassination. The delegation however justified the trip saying, “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the wealthiest, most powerful, and most important nations in the Middle East, in all of history.” There is no other way to read this other than Evangelical leaders are on a visit to Saudi Arabia urging the Trump administration to maintain close ties to the Saudi Royals despite the Khashoggi assassination, because the Saudis are rich.

Yours Truly has been very critical of Trump Evangelicals whose message increasingly appears to be in total contravention of well known Biblical teachings, even heretical at times, and this is yet another classic example.


Here you have the Saudi royal family clearly implicated in the cold blooded murder of a U.S. resident journalist. After numerous unsuccessful attempts at a cover up, the Saudi royals finally concede that Khashoggi was murdered at their consulate in Istanbul. Of all the good Christ-like things one would think Evangelical leaders would get involved with worldwide, this delegation has chosen to make excuses for a cold blooded murder because the murderers are rich–the quintessential heresy.

According to the RNS piece, the Evangelical delegation released a statement after their meeting with the Saudi Crown prince calling themselves “Ambassadors for Christ” and adding, “As Evangelicals, it is our desire to lift up the name of Jesus whenever we are asked and wherever we go.” Folks, Ambassadors for Christ do not lobby for rich murderers. Its about time the Evangelical delegation to Saudi Arabia leveled with Americans and confessed that they made the trip to Saudi Arabia as Ambassadors for themselves in search of their god—money.

Bottom line we can all agree that lobbying for a regime simply because it is wealthy, one month after it has been implicated in a brutal assassination of a U.S. resident journalist can never qualify as something done out of a “desire to lift up the name of Jesus.”

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Sen McCaskill Slams GOP Over Their Hypocrisy On Deficits


In their last televised debate before the November elections, Senator Claire McCaskill(D-MO) and her GOP challenger Josh Hawley sparred over a whole host of issues most notably, the all important healthcare fight. In what should be the closing argument for any Democrat running for office this November, Sen McCaskill laid it out perfectly; “The Republican party loves to talk about debt and deficit until they are in charge and then its crickets, its absolutely crickets. So yes we vow to look at all of it. No cuts to social security, no cuts to medicare. As I said, Josh Hawley is proposing cuts to medicare..”




Good news for Democrats is the people of Missouri think Sen McCaskill won the debate. Hopefully this translates into votes.

Bottom line voters in Missouri need to come out in large numbers and send the beloved Dem senator back where she belongs–in the U.S. Senate batting away for the working poor. Simply put, a vote for GOP’s Josh Hawley is a vote to gut medicare, medicaid and social security so as to address the deficits caused by GOP’s tax cuts for the rich.

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Ted Cruz Doubles Down On His Preexisting Conditions Lies

Sen Ted Cruz’s Interview On Fox26 Houston

After MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow recently exposed how Republicans vying for Congress this November, including Sen Ted Cruz, have resorted to outright lies regarding their record on Obamacare’s preexisting conditions, one would think that the said GOP candidates would do the reasonable thing and at least back off from their provable lies. This is especially so given the fact that former President Obama himself, the pioneer of Obamacare has also recently gone public ridiculing GOP’s lies regarding his signature healthcare achievement, and specifically its popular preexisting conditions rules.


Turns out Sen Ted Cruz is not your “reasonable person” because instead of backing off from his outright lies on preexisting conditions, he has done an interview with a local Houston TV station doubling down on them. In his interview on Houston’s Fox26 station, Sen Ted Cruz said, “We[GOP] want instead lower premiums, more access, protect preexisting conditions. Beto is trying to tell some falsehoods about that but everyone agrees we’re going to protect preexisting conditions but make health insurance more affordable.”

The full Ted Cruz interview is available here but the relevant clip is below.

Think about that folks, Sen Ted Cruz has been the biggest opponent of Obamacare and specifically, its preexisting conditions rules. He is even on record as having argued that Obamacare’s preexisting conditions rules are unconstitutional.

Now days before the November elections, he goes on TV and proclaims that he, not Democrat Beto O’Rourke is the champion of Obamacare’s preexisting conditions–with zero push back from the local Fox26 host. What alternative universe is Senator Ted Cruz and the Fox 26 TV host living in? Folks we can’t let Ted Cruz lie his way back into the U.S. Senate. We must make sure Texas voters know his real record, which is to knock people with preexisting conditions out of affordable healthcare options.

In the interview Ted Cruz also lied about Beto’s record on medicare when he said “What Beto is proposing is taking 200 million people who aren’t on medicare, many of whom haven’t paid into the system, including illegal aliens and putting them all on medicare. That would bankrupt medicare.” For the record, Beto has never advocated medicare for illegal aliens and again this is an issue the Fox26 host could easily have known is false and pushed back on but instead let Cruz’s big lie stand.

Bottom line folks, ever since Trump became President we are confronted with several crises, chief among them the “lying crisis”. Throughout history politicians have been known to embelish their positions on various issues. What we are witnessing today however, where a candidate for the U.S. Senate, who is known as a major opponent of Obamacare’s preexisting conditions goes on TV and shamelessly declares that he has always been for preexisting conditions, represents a totally new phenomenon that we need to take very seriously. Simply put, a reasonable argument can be made that Sen Ted Cruz’s current stance on preexisting conditions is borderline fraud, which should disqualify him from holding any public office, let alone being a U.S. Senator. 

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GOP’s Preexisting Conditions Lies

In case you missed it, there was a great Rachel Maddow segment recently where she exposed how Republicans including Sen Ted Cruz, after finding out how polls (including by Fox News) consistently show that healthcare is the top issue heading into this November’s elections, are now drastically twisting their records on healthcare.According to Maddow, voters not only consider healthcare their most important issue, but support Obamacare’s preexisting conditions rules by a whopping 75%. The full Maddow segment is available here but relevant clip is below.

Stunned by the revelation that American voters do not care about president Trump’s numerous conspiracy theories including the latest “migrant caravan”, Republicans are now shockingly saying that they have supported preexisting conditions all along. Think about that folks–Sen Ted Cruz is on record as having said that his opposition to Obamacare’s preexisting conditions requirements is that they are unconstitutional. In addition to that, some of the Republicans now professing their support for preexisting conditions are currently listed as plaintiffs in a lawsuit attacking preexisting conditions.


For the record, Republicans nationwide have now switched their records on preexisting conditions as we approach the November elections. Yours Truly however wants grassroots Democrats to focus their attention on these key 4 GOP candidates for U.S. Senate because these are seats that are crucial to Dems taking over the Senate from Republican control. Grassroots Democrats need to spread the word and call out Ted Cruz(TX), Martha McSally(AZ), Dean Heller(NV) and Kevin Kramer(ND) for their blatant lies about supporting preexisting conditions.

Bottom line this great Maddow segment proves once again that even though the mainstream gives Trump’s conspiracy theories way too much attention, American voters are not buying into Trump’s lies. There are many theories that have been advanced as to why a Democratic “blue wave” is coming this November. This revelation by Maddow that American voters are not concerned about the “caravans” or whatever else Republicans are preoccupied with, but instead are worried about the key Dem issue of healthcare, is the strongest indicator yet of a Dem “blue wave”.

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