WED 10.28.20

Just the links

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SCOTX ruled yesterday that state election law should not be altered to allow for mail-in ballots to be dropped off at multiple locations.

Still, the 2020 election is going to be an unmitigated cluster.

As it turns out, trying to McGuyver an election on the fly (expanding mail-in balloting, illegal expansion of curbside, 24-hour voting) is leading to an inferior product in Harris County and others.

Related: Vote harvester ambushed by Project Veritas

DADE PHELAN (R-Beaumont), a rumored candidate for Texas House Speaker, has a history of supporting Democrat agenda items.

Related: Bonnen spending down cash on GOP pals

Related: Joe Straus puppet on Twitter suggesting Democrats should pick Speaker

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Trump will win Texas

Lincoln Project 'grifters’ plan life after failure

Media having to message bond as not a tax increase

FL historically predictive of PA?

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TUE brief 10.27.20

That Bloomberg cash

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MICHAEL BLOOMBERG is dropping last-minute cash on television ads in Texas to help Democrats. That beeping sound you hear is consultants backing up their Brinks trucks for 7 more glorious days of grift.

MAIL-IN BALLOTS, an insecure form of voting, logistically more prone to fraud than voting in person, has one barrier to being completely ravaged by fraud, signature verification.

Democrats sued but were turned back from removing this safeguard but calls to lose the practice are already picking up.

Even with signature verification, every election, ballots with mismatched signatures that should be thrown out are counted.

Related: Bexar County shuts down system after social security numbers found online

BURNING BALLOT BOXES was too predictable an outcome.

GEORGE P. BUSH teased his interest in running for Attorney General. Currently, the lesser-known Bush serves as Land Commissioner and is best known in the past couple of years as wanting to alter the Alamo.

Pierce Bush, Ps cousin lost his 2020 primary bid for Congress.

TREY MARTINEZ FISCHER (D-San Antonio) is running for Speaker of the House. He joins fellow Democrat Senfronia Thompson in the race.

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Amy Coney Barrett is now a Supreme Court Justice

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems’ advantage.

El Paso County imposing curfew

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Presidential donations by zip

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MON brief 10.26.20

Bizarro world persists

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POLLING and REALITY appear to conflict, again. Take the narrative that’s dominated the 2020 race, COVID19.

According to Bernie Sanders’ pollster, who appeared Friday on the Useful Idiots podcast, stated both Sanders and Biden were leading Trump by 9 to 10 points last year. Now, after coronavirus, we have the same poll numbers. Okay.

Meanwhile, Biden is hiding this week and Trump is once again holding massive rallies in swing states ala 2016.

Biden is not competitive in either Iowa or Ohio, despite conventional wisdom. He’s not popular with working-class voters. Also, he’s hemorrhaging black and Hispanic support. These are points that some on the left are willing to cede. Yet, the narrative is, just like in 2016, this election’s a blowout.

SENFRONIA THOMPSON (D-Houston) has launched her bid to be Speaker of the House. If Democrats don’t win enough House races to control the lower chamber (likely), hers will be an 11-day campaign.

POLLING showing Biden ahead of Trump in Texas from the new UT-Tyler venture has some strange data. One such oddity, according to the poll, rural voters are MORE likely to get a coronavirus vaccine than metro voters.

The left appears to have a difficult time with the suggestion that early voting, despite the early crush from 

DALLAS COUNTY has an election administration issue on its hands, surprise! According to multiple reports, there is a data mismatch between poll books and central records. As a result, some Dallas County voters have shown up to vote and been told they’ve already voted.

Last week, a Dallas man reported that he and his deceased wife’s identity were stolen to commit voter fraud.

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Pharr sets up free speech zones

DMN: Paxton intervened in Paul’s legal affairs multiple times

Barrett vote will start today; Democrats will message Obamacare.

New York Times fails to smear Epoch Times.

GOP wants open government

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FRI brief 10.23.20

SCOTX punts

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SCOTX, without offering any reason, has allowed Harris County to illegally expand curbside voting for the 2020 election.

JOE BIDEN was honest about his desire to shut down the oil industry in America during last night’s debate.

This will cost him in battleground states, Pennsylvania, in particular. The remarks don’t play well in Texas either but, contrary to the grifter narrative, Texas is not in play.

Texas lawmakers were quick to pile on Biden for his anti-energy position. Still, it’s hard to take the righteous indignation seriously since the state was shuttered with minimal push back, which, in case you missed it, hobbled the oil and gas industry.

JAMES TALARICO (D-Williamson Co.) is asking for cash because, according to his polling, independents are breaking to the GOP. We’ll see. This race is a toss-up.

PUBLIC INFORMATION in Texas isn’t really public (never really has been). COVID19 has exacerbated already apparent problems, with agencies ignoring or improperly delaying record release. This is especially damaging trust when it comes to the release of election-related information.

Laws about posting and releasing public records need to be strengthened in 2021.

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Frank: Let’s make telehealth the new normal

Catch and release was a failure.

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Political ideology map

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THU brief 10.22.20

Straus continues to aide Democrats

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SCOTUS yesterday blocked an expansion of curbside voting in Alabama. Meanwhile, in Texas, and specifically in Harris County, Chris Hollins has implemented an illegal expansion of curbside voting.

JOE STRAUS continues his schtick, taking up Democrat policy positions ahead of the 2020 election. In case it needs to be explicitly stated, this harms Republicans, especially 12 days from election day. He’s also wrong that expanding welfare is good for business.

VAN TAYLOR defending his Congressional seat from an out-of-state Democrat?

DALLAS COUNTY has refused to comment after a Democrat election judge allegedly assaulted a Republican Trump supporter outside of a Garland polling place.

DONNA HOWARD has put the Capitol access ball in Gov. Abbott’s court.

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Border Patrol nabs nearly 300 illegals in Laredo raids.

Tech firms interfere with the election, hide news from American voters. 

Sen. Hall: Elections officials run amok

FBI keeping an eye on election

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Harris Co. turnout 4% higher than ‘16

Tarrant Co. early vote through Saturday [2]

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