Blog Post Date: Oct 15th, 2020
Blog Post Updated: Nov 1st, 2020
Here is the general voter suppression blog.
Early voting started in a lot of the States this week and we are already seeing long lines in most of the corrupt, racist Republican controlled southern states.
People standing 12 hours in line to vote in predominantly democratic areas of Texas is a very common occurrence.
This blog will try to list some of the more blatant voter suppression efforts in Texas by the criminal, racist, unpatriotic Republican party.
Is the GOP voter suppression backfiring?
The outrageous voter suppression efforts by Texas Republicans are backfiring by motivating voters to turn out in record numbers to defend their voting rights, especially in Harris County. That’s one of biggest stories from Texas in 2020 https://t.co/VUS3PeSAvI— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) November 2, 2020
GOP using the courts and corrupt undemocratic racist judges to suppress the votes (sometimes they lose)
🚨🚨🚨BREAKING: Texas Federal Court REJECTS Republican effort to throw out 127,000 votes in Harris County, Texas!— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 2, 2020
Victory for @DSCC, @DCCC, @mjhegar and the voters of Harris County.https://t.co/ugntk4x2F9
Breaking: US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to grant Republicans the emergency blocking of curbside voting in Harris County, Texas according to a ruling that just came down from the court.— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 3, 2020
Democracy hating GOP criminals (DeJoy and others) crippled the USPS system to steal the election by suppressing the votes
This is true of all swing states where they are facing major delays in returning ballots on time, USPS data shows.
Swing-state voters face major mail delays in returning ballots on time, USPS data shows.— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 30, 2020
The delays loom large over 28 states that require ballots to reach election officials by Election Day to be counted. https://t.co/DJmo97xODx
Maddow on on-time mail percentages in key battlegrounds:— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) October 29, 2020
Northern Ohio: 56%
South Florida: 63%
Trump and DeJoy have throttled the US mail in key Democratic strongholds. It is now too late to trust the mail in states that require ballots by Nov. 3.
A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to implement “extraordinary measures” in 22 districts across the U.S. — including several in battleground states — where on-time delivery of ballots has dipped below a rate of 90% for two days this week. https://t.co/7gJAYYgPXG— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 31, 2020
This is why I BEGGED and BEGGED and BEGGED and BEGGED the House to hold ADDITIONAL HEARINGS and to let POSTAL WORKERS testify and not just the top brass. https://t.co/3v1TOnx3Cp— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) October 30, 2020
America.— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) October 30, 2020
Don't accept this.
This was Trump and DeJoy's plan all along. https://t.co/3v1TOnx3Cp
Given Supreme Court rulings on mail ballots and Trump's effort to undermine the Postal Service, I strongly suggest that you now vote in person - try early voting or find a drop box. Protect your health but don’t let anyone deprive you of your most precious right. Have a plan.— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) October 27, 2020
GOP and KKK terrorists run Biden / Harris bus off the road
Their criminal intimidation forced Biden to cancel events in Texas. This is not seen in a stable democracy
I don’t care what party you are, this is beyond uncivilized behavior — it’s terrifying. https://t.co/uxC1xbZQ8x— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) November 1, 2020
Good! “The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Friday incident in which a group of Trump supporters, driving trucks and waving Trump flags, surrounded and followed a Biden campaign bus.”— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) November 1, 2020
Lock all these MF’ers up!!! https://t.co/XlTcrglKo2
BREAKING: The Biden campaign had to cancel events in Texas because "armed Trump trolls were harassing the Biden Bus, ramming volunteer vehicles & blocking traffic for 40 mins," according to Rafael Anchía, a member of the Texas House of Rep.— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) October 31, 2020
Fear won't win! #RealAmericansforJoe
A group of Trumpers, many armed, surrounded the bus and terrorized the people inside. https://t.co/CYYC4FXKmy— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) October 31, 2020
I flew down to Texas to help with the Biden/Harris bus tour, intended to drum up enthusiasm at polling locations. Instead, I ended up spending the afternoon calling 911. 1/ pic.twitter.com/gKAjv7gv85— Dr. Eric Cervini (@ericcervini) October 31, 2020
MAGA brigade attempts to run the BIDEN HARRIS bus out of Texas but then decides to try to run them off the road. pic.twitter.com/ULXhzbg4q2— 💙Nurse Nina (@NurseNinaPA) October 31, 2020
Trump is actively promoting domestic terrorism
I LOVE TEXAS! pic.twitter.com/EP7P3AvE8L— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2020
The Biden campaign says it had to cancel a campaign event in Texas yesterday after Trump supporters tried to run a campaign bus off the road. And then the president tweets this... https://t.co/0sT1topak9— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) November 1, 2020
VOTE THEM ALL TF OUT!!!! pic.twitter.com/sZaQAkECLA— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) November 1, 2020
Cheering on vigilantes who threaten and intimidate your political opponents is fascism. It’s not funny. It’s not trolling. It’s fascism. https://t.co/dffoMOSceG— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) November 1, 2020
GOP's criminal and umdemocratic efforts to NOT count 127,000+ votes in a heavily democratic area (Harris county)
Again, not seen in a democracy. Third world dictators are known to do these kinds of things.
🚨This case is in TX fed ct.— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 2, 2020
LIFT YOUR VOICE.
"Plaintiffs do not assert these voters did anything wrong. Yet, they seek to disenfranchise more than 126,000 eligible voters whose only fault was relying on the instructions of County elections officials" https://t.co/ugntk4x2F9
Just in: Texas Supreme Court denies a Republican-backed petition seeking to toss out more than 100,000 votes in Harris County cast in drive-thru lanes. Opinion, without comment, is here: https://t.co/yCIVijISWp pic.twitter.com/h4X0rGCWSm— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) November 1, 2020
🚨BREAKING: Texas Supreme Court DENIES Republican effort to invalidate over 126,000 ballots in Harris County, Texas.— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 1, 2020
Our fight in federal court against this same effort continues!https://t.co/ugntk4x2F9 pic.twitter.com/ipuWARgCBU
BREAKING: Texas Supreme Court DENIES petition seeking to toss out almost 127,000 Harris County votes cast in drive-thru lanes.— Chuck Lindell (@chucklindell) November 1, 2020
Denial is without comment.
I've said it before: this is the Rubicon. This is the bell that can't be unrung. If Republicans openly set themselves to destroying valid American ballots to help Trump win, it'll send America into a dark new phase of its existence—and will eventually cause the demise of the GOP. https://t.co/0698Kaud9s— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) October 31, 2020
The all-Republican Texas Supreme Court has denied a GOP-led petition to toss nearly 127,000 ballots already cast at drive-thru voting places in the Houston area. A federal judge is expected to rule on the same issue on Monday. https://t.co/IaYi9EgFCC— The Associated Press (@AP) November 1, 2020
Texas Republicans have asked a federal judge to throw out 100,000 ballots in Harris County cast through curbside voting. They drew Judge Andrew Hanen, one of the most notoriously partisan Republican judges in the entire federal judiciary. This is alarming. https://t.co/VODOZrCoUF— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) October 31, 2020
🔥Holy hell—People voted curbside in GOOD FAITH out of FEAR OF PERSONAL SAFETY during #COVID19 pandemic. Now their curbside votes might be invalidated by a partisan judge in Texas. Sickening. This is how democracy dies. https://t.co/Vn6YJhUkeW— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) November 1, 2020
GOP Voter intimidation
Yesterday, a pro Trump caravan, escorted by Fort Worth police, tried to intimidate voters by driving through a polling station in a predominantly Black neighborhood. But the community wasn’t having it. pic.twitter.com/zN4YS46NaF— David Kimball (@wxandnews) October 31, 2020
Apparent voter intimidation in a Black neighbourhood in Fort Worth, Texas. This kind of thing will just make people angry and MORE determined to vote. https://t.co/kpcaqps58g— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@JoyAnnReid) November 1, 2020
GOP preventing people with valid IDs from voting
GOP Court rules Texas can throw out ballots
TEXAS: everyone voting by mail, double and triple check your ballots before you send them in.— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 20, 2020
We won’t let them suppress our vote. https://t.co/1BoJfeBhzZ
As early voting begins in some southern states this week, including Georgia, Texas, Kentucky and Tennessee, voters in El Paso, Texas, and Johnson City, Tennessee, are among those experiencing long lines at polling sites https://t.co/P8h5FSlkWq pic.twitter.com/noLB69N71M— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 14, 2020
"Despite the voter suppression tactics of Greg Abbott, and the voter ID laws, and the racial gerrymandering, and the ballot box closures in Texas — voters are turning out in record numbers."https://t.co/uGsQAxahXA— The ReidOut (@thereidout) October 16, 2020
Just got a report from an early voter in East Dallas. She said only 1 in 6 voting machines are working at the Samuell-Grand Rec Center. While you can vote early at any early vote site in Dallas, the Congressional District where this site is located is 80% Black & Hispanic.— Colin Seeberger (@CMSeeberger) October 13, 2020
El Paso, you’re doing a great job of making it out to the polls this morning, sweetie. This is what lines looked like at Marty Robbins on the first morning of early voting. #TexasEarlyVoting pic.twitter.com/CK6ynieMTF— Jorge Salgado (@SalgadoPhoto_) October 13, 2020
Use the racist, criminal, unpatriotic judges appointed by racist Republicans to suppress the minority votes
BREAKING: 5th Cir. upholds Texas having only one ballot drop box per county.— Josh Douglas (@JoshuaADouglas) October 13, 2020
Implausibly, the court finds that the Tex. Gov's decision *expands* the right to vote instead of *restricts* it.
Up is down.
Here is the opinion: https://t.co/KyF0sgOXTN https://t.co/F1c74f0Ar8
Harris County (with 4.7 million people and the racially diverse city of Houston) opened 12 drop off ballot locations.— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 13, 2020
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott shut down 11 of them.
Three Trump-appointed judges on the Fifth Circuit just allowed him to do it. https://t.co/F7N0qjw0Ps
Multnomah County alone - Oregon’s largest county with 818,000 people - has 30 ballot drop boxes open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.— Jessica Vega Pederson (@JVP_MultCoD3) October 7, 2020
Harris County, Texas - population 4.7 million - has 1.
This is what voter suppression looks like. https://t.co/PatQgNMTne
Insane. More people live in Harris County than the entire state of Oregon.— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) October 6, 2020
This is the ONLY drop off site in a county with more than 4.7 MILLION people.
This is what voter suppression looks like. https://t.co/cBGZKWWOCf