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.
Democrats! Stop being so goddamn short sighted! I’m thrilled we won control of the House, but we may have won control of the Senate too! Why is everyone so willing to accept Beto’s purported loss?! Remember the vote flipping touchscreens?! #NoConcessions
— Jennifer Cohn (@jennycohn1) November 7, 2018
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.
Moments ago @JacksonLeeTX18 congratulated @Lizzie4Congress who just upset incumbent John Culberson for #TX07 @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/ITiY181vEH
— Sophia Beausoleil (@KPRC2SophiaB) November 7, 2018
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.
The @GOP are fucking crooks pic.twitter.com/Ee7fsNlHGJ
— UnsilentMajority ? (@The_UnSilent_) November 7, 2018
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