Posts by Aaron Harris

BREAKING NEWS — Tarrant County Judge Forges Dozens of Signatures – UPDATED!

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In a strange turn of events, Justice of the Peace Russ Casey, is now under scrutiny for having potentially forged dozens, if not over hundred, signatures on his petitions for ballot access. If true, this would be a felony transgression.

To appear on the ballot in Texas for judicial positions, candidates must secure petition signatures from registered voters. For a Justice of the Peace that number is 250 signatures.

Incumbent Judge Russ Casey, who is no stranger to controversy having been reprimanded by the State Board on Judicial Conduct last year for requiring sexual favors from his court coordinator, has challenged the signatures of his two challengers on a technicality.  Doing so caused one of his challengers to review Casey’s signatures. Last Friday candidate Lenny Lopez contacted Direct Action Texas with what appeared to be forged signatures.

Over the next 48 hours DAT, along with a team, went door to door talking to voters and securing affidavits from the voters stating the signatures are not theirs. Earlier today Lenny Lopez filed a challenge to 67 of Russ Casey’s petition signatures. 55 are needed to be removed in order to disqualify Casey from being on the ballot. That’s the first issue, however multiple counts of forgery constitutes a felony offense. DAT will hand over our evidence and affidavits to the proper authorities soon. Based upon our analysis there are between 93 to 130 signatures  which appear to be forged on Casey’s petitions.

It took Lopez and DAT no time to suspect something. Here is one page from Casey’s petitions:

 

You’ll notice on each, all the signatures have the same hand writing. The first example, you’ll notice all the voters are on Thorncrest Court in North Richland Hills, that is where Judge Casey lives. His neighbors signed affidavits stating these are not their signatures. Not only that, notice the the “R”s in the voter’s signatures and compare that to Russ Casey’s signature at the bottom of the form – the Rs are the same.

This story will continue to unfold – stay tuned to DirectActionTX.com for updates.

We want to thank the entire team who went door to door on a rainy Sunday afternoon:

Matt Spano, Judge Alex Kim, Lenny Lopez, Crystal Lopez, Joel Starnes, Terri Gallagher, Judge Patricia Baca Bennett, Judge Deborah Nekhom, and Christine Welborn.

 

UPDATE::

Judge Russ Casey submitted a letter withdrawing himself from race. As a result the Tarrant County GOP accepted Lenny Lopez’s contest to the signatures and disqualified the signatures and has removed Russ Casey from the race.

Hill County – What Happened?

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Direct Action Texas has obtained a copy of a letter from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) summarizing the results of their investigation into the Hill County 2016 Republican Primary. “In short, we found that a series of negligent errors on the part of election officials caused the skewed ballot count.” It goes on to state “This case highlights that inadequate safeguards exist to prevent such errors in future elections.” The full letter can be read HERE.

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False CPS Reports Against Bo French – Part 2

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A couple weeks ago DAT broke the story on the false CPS report filed against Bo French and his wife. It has been described as the dirtiest political move in recent Texas politics.

The suit describes a series of events which lead to the complaint, but one event in particular triggered the story – messages sent out by Constable Clint Burgess. During early voting Constable Burgess sent these messages, and others, out to dozens of people. Direct Action Texas has obtained copies of the messages from several sources. They are lengthy and available HERE.

While there are several demonstrably false statements in Constable Burgess’s messages, the French’s suit specifically mentions Constable Burgess’s claim that law enforcement had been sent to the French residence on numerous occasions for “domestic situations”.

When a member of law enforcement makes a claim like this, reasonable people believe him. As a law enforcement officer, Clint has knowledge as to whether or not the allegation is true. Surely a constable wouldn’t be spreading a demonstrable lie around, in writing none the less, right? Read More

Charlie Geren’s Dirty Tactics On Display in New Lawsuit

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Last year Charlie Geren had his most credible primary challenge to date from Bo French for the TX House District 99 Republican Primary. It was well known that Charlie was nervous and campaigned harder than he ever had – and with good reason. Now it appears he and his campaign may have used some good ‘ol fashioned tomfoolery in order to pull off a win.

Today Bo and Sheridan French filed suit against Charlie’s campaign staffer and well known democrat, David Sorensen, in a story that is very disturbing and challenges our sense of decency.

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Political Repression – Alive and Well in Paxton’s Trial

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Texas has a long tradition of political persecution prosecutions. We’re nationally known for them, as seen in the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial back in August. From Rick Perry to Tom Delay, and now Ken Paxton. Political prosecutions eventually lose, but their real goal is to ruin careers, and as to their success in that venture, the results are mixed.

What makes General Paxton’s case stand out is the degree to which the judges and prosecutors played an active role in abusing their power in the case – it has been a study in judicial activism. This author has filed not one, but three, judicial complaints against the actions of Judge Oldner, whose behavior in this case is beyond rational. You can read those here: complaint 1, 2, and 3.

In the Wall Street Journal piece in August, the editorial board makes reference to a document the board had seen which lays out how the case is nothing more than a political witch hunt. That document, AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME HERE is a Motion to Dismiss which Judge Gallagher denied and blocked the public from seeing. This document leaves the reader with a complete understanding of exactly how and why this case is nothing more than a political inquisition. Read More

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