Tag Archives: Texas

Terror Threat Made Over Pope Congratulating Biden

San Antonio’s NBC News affiliate reports: A man has been arrested for allegedly sending multiple emails threatening a local church, using political, racial and religious themes. William Edward Bender, 55, allegedly began sending these emails to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit & Kids of the Kingdom Episcopal School. An email from Nov. 8 allegedly details an interaction Bender …

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El Paso Hires Outside Lawyers To Collect Trump’s Debt

El Paso’s NBC News affiliate reports: The City of El Paso is taking further steps in attempts of collecting over half a million dollars that’s owed by the Trump campaign from a rally that took place almost two years ago. It’s almost the end of November and with obstacles throughout the year due to COVID-19, the City has been waiting …

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GOP Governor Vows “No More Lockdowns In Texas”

CNBC reports: As Texas’s coronavirus outbreaks continue to worsen by nearly every available measure, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is standing by his aversion to shutting down the state again. He put it simply Monday in an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box”: “No more lockdowns in Texas.” Abbott pointed to automatic restrictions put in place when a region’s hospitalization numbers cross …

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Texas AG Sued By Whistleblowers For Firing Them

The Texas Tribune reports: At 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, David Maxwell and Mark Penley, then two top aides to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, reported separately to the agency’s offices, where, they claim, they were subjected to hours of “irregularities, harassment and retaliation.” Then, they say, when pressured to resign, they refused. Eight hours later, they were fired. …

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Overwhelmed Texas Hospitals Order Mobile Morgues

The Texas Tribune reports: The number of coronavirus patients in Texas hospitals has nearly doubled since October, and average infections are at their highest point in almost three months — leaving health officials bracing for a potential crush of hospitalizations going into the holidays. In El Paso, hospitals are so overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients that in early November the Department …

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Texas Becomes First State To Pass 1M COVID Cases

CBS News reports: Texas became the first state to surpass 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The grim milestone comes as the U.S. is facing a surge in coronavirus cases across the country. Texas, the second-most populous U.S. state, now has more coronavirus cases than all of Italy, which was previously …

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Offers $1 Million Reward From Campaign Funds For Evidence Of “Voter Fraud”

Fort Worth’s CBS News affiliate reports: Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced Tuesday, Nov. 10, he will pay up to $1 million from his campaign account to incentivize, encourage and reward people to come forward and report voter fraud form anywhere in the country. “Whistleblowers and tipsters should turn over their evidence to local law enforcement. Anyone who provides information …

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Anti-LGBT Texas AG Ken Paxton’s Adulterous Affair At Center Of Latest Criminal Allegations, Per GOP Insiders

The Associated Press reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later recommended for a job with the wealthy donor now at the center of criminal allegations against him, according to two people who said Paxton told them about the relationship. The two people, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of …

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Associated Press Projects Trump Will Win Texas

The Dallas Morning News reports: Donald Trump survived a scare in Texas, though Election Day ended without a verdict on whether his tumultuous presidency will continue for another term – or of the huge blue wave that Joe Biden’s supporters had hoped for. The former vice president held a substantial lead in national polls before the polls opened but that …

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Appeals Court Rejects Final Bid On Houston-Area Voting

NPR reports: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal has denied a bid by Texas Republicans to block Election Day drive-through voting in Harris County. In a terse order, the three-judge panel wrote: “It is ordered that appellants’ motion for injunctive relief to issue a preliminary injunction banning drive-thru voting on Election Day, November 3, 2020, is denied.” No explanation was …

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BREAKING: Judge Won’t Toss Houston-Area Votes

NPR reports: U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen today threw out a suit challenging the legality of some 127,000 votes cast at drive-through voting sites in the Houston area. He ruled the plaintiffs don’t have legal standing to sue. Harris County, Texas’ most populous county, and majority-Democratic, erected ten tents to expedite the early voting process, as a way of …

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TX Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Toss Houston Ballots

The Texas Tribune reports: A legal cloud hanging over nearly 127,000 votes already cast in Harris County was at least temporarily lifted Sunday when the Texas Supreme Court rejected a request by several conservative Republican activists and candidates to preemptively throw out early balloting from drive-thru polling sites in the state’s most populous, and largely Democratic, county. The all-Republican court …

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Junior Egged On Armed Attack On Biden Bus [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: A Biden campaign event was cancelled in Texas on Friday after reportedly coming under threat from armed Trump supporters, days after the president’s eldest son called on his father’s supporters to “get out there, have some fun”. Don Jr posted a video earlier this week ahead of Democratic VP candidate, Kamala Harris, holding an event in Texas …

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Anti-LGBT TX Grifter Behind Bid To Toss Out Votes

The Texas Tribune reports: For the nearly 127,000 people who did so at drive-thru polling places instead of in traditional indoor sites, many are now watching with fear as a wealthy conservative activist, a Republican state representative and two GOP candidates aim to throw out their ballots at the last minute. In the state’s most populous — and largely Democratic …

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Texas GOP Chair Allen West Calls Attack On Biden Bus Fake News: “Prepare To Lose And Stop Bothering Me”

From a statement by the Texas Republican Party: Abby Livingston from The Texas Tribune reached out to the RPT today and asked a question about a Biden campaign bus in her attempt to portray conservatives as violent radicals, even though it is leftists from Antifa and BLM who have been assaulting, robbing, and looting fellow citizens and their property. Below …

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Texas GOP Seeks To Toss 117,000 Houston-Area Votes

The Texan reports: Houston-area Republicans have filed a new lawsuit with the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) seeking to void ballots cast via the county’s new drive-thru voting stations. Harris County interim Clerk Chris Hollins introduced the drive-thru voting stations as part of his S.A.F.E. Elections plan, portions of which have already been struck down by the SCOTX and the …

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Allegedly Armed TX Cultists Ambush Biden Bus [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: When the Biden campaign bus drove to Austin, it was greeted by a blockade of pro-Trump demonstrators, leading to what one Texas House representative described as an escalation “well beyond safe limits.” The stop’s cancelation comes amid national anxiety about voter intimidation, a tactic the Trump campaign has implicitly endorsed. Historian Dr. Eric Cervini was driving …

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Texas Early Vote Turnout Surpasses 2016 Total

Bloomberg News reports: In a sign of the passions sparked by the U.S. presidential race, Texas has surpassed its total 2016 vote count four days before Election Day. Through Thursday, more than 9 million Texans had cast ballots, compared with 8.97 million four years ago, a record high at the time. Neither party knows who will benefit most from the …

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Texas Lt. Gov: If Dems Win, “It’s Because They Stole It”

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick repeated unsubstantiated claims in a Thursday interview that the only way Republicans can lose on Election Day is if Democrats cheat. “The Democrats have just decided this election, Mark, we don’t have to pay attention to any laws. We’re gonna use COVID as an excuse to steal the election, and that’s …

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8.4 Million: Texas Early Vote Turnout Nears 2016 Total

The Hill reports: Election officials in Texas say more than 8.4 million people have already voted ahead of next week’s general election, nearly equaling the total number of votes cast in the state in 2016. As of Wednesday, 8,449,858 people in Texas have cast their ballots since early voting began on Oct. 13, according to data posted on the state’s …

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