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Court Rules Against Plano in Harrison Case

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Today the 401st District Court Ruled in favor of Tom Harrison, canceling the scheduled recall election against him.

Earlier this year democrats and city officials sought to recall Tom Harrison from the City Council. They used as their motive a controversial Facebook post by Mr. Harrison, however the real motivation is Mr. Harrison’s insistence on being a conservative voice on council and refusing to simply rubber stamp the wishes of the mayor and city manager. A recall petition was carried out, however they used an erroneous calculation for the number of signatures needed to gain ballot access.

At issue was whether one needed to use the “last” election turnout or some other nebulous random election’s turnout as the basis for calculating the number of signatures needed. The city chose to use a 2015 election turnout numbers instead of the most recent election turnout.

In the ruling the presiding judge stated “The Court finds based on clear and convincing evidence the the word “last” is included” [in the City charter]. During the trial Mr. Harrison’s attorneys uncovered multiple different versions of the city charter, causing confusion as to which was the accurate copy.

Mr. Harrison’s attorney, Art Martinez DeVara stated he was very pleased with the decision by the court. Mr. DeVara was particularly pleased that the judge disallowed the city from adding to the charter by “interpretation”, as using the 2015 election numbers was a “creative” interpretation the city was attempting to get away with.

By following the city charter and using the last election’s turnout as the basis for calculating how many signatures were needed for the petition to be valid, the petition against Tom Harrison came in short. The election is called off by the order.

Not only did the judge rule against the City of Plano, he also ordered the city to pay Mr. Harrison’s attorney’s fees within 30 days.

Congratulations Tom Harrison.

 

READ FULL COURT DECISION HERE.

Does JPS Have a Plug-Pulling Problem?

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A medical director at Tarrant County’s John Peter Smith Hospital has allegedly been pulling the plug on patients she deems worthy of death, without family consent or an ethics panel decision, in violation of state law. Sources tell Direct Action Texas there are numerous patients who have fallen victim to this doctor’s plug-pulling habit in the past year.

State statute outlines a clear process for hospitals to follow for end of life decisions. There are three ways to legally terminate care.

  • Have the family (guardian) grant consent. This is the most difficult decision a family member can face.
  • In the absence of family consent, an ethics panel of medical professionals must make the decision. This is a 12-day process. The family must first be notified 48 hours prior to the panel convening. Then, if the panel decides to terminate care, the family must be given a 10-day notice before the decision is carried out.
  • A doctor can terminate care if they determine the patient to be medically “brain dead.” This is a slippery slope as the medical community does not have a clear consensus on the definition of brain dead. There are, however, several tests that can be used to make this diagnosis.

Sources have told Direct Action Texas that patient’s lives have been ended without family consent, a decision of the ethics panel, or any testing to determine the patient was brain dead or any indication of that assertion. This doctor is allegedly skipping all three steps and taking it upon herself to make the final decision to pull the plug. Read More

D’s vs. R’s – The Cultural Divide

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*WARNING – MATURE LANGUAGE BELOW

People often ask what the difference between republicans and democrats is…while the elected official’s votes are often hard to differentiate, those in the party have very different cultural behaviors. Nowhere is that more evident than the contrast between the two party’s state conventions. Last week the Republican Party of Texas held their state convention in San Antonio, followed this week by the Texas Democrats holding their convention in Fort Worth.

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Election Integrity and the RPT Platform

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The Republican Party of Texas State Convention is upon us. This is the party’s opportunity to decide where they stand on issues across the board, including election integrity.

In the past few election cycles, our elections have been revealed to be far less secure than we would hope. From vote harvesting, to attempted voter fraud, to foreign nations admitting they’ve tried to interfere in our elections, threats are at an all-time high. Read More

Dallas Mail In Ballot Arrest – What Happened?

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Last year Dallas made tons of headlines and nightly news reports with voter fraud stories tied to their city council races. At one point Dallas elections claimed they were investigating over 1,200 ballots – in a city council race! Dallas District Attorney, Faith Johnson, came out and promised to prosecute these crimes aggressively.  The stories were great, with undercover audio recordings, leading to a man being arrested.

The man arrested is Miguel Hernandez, who allegedly forged ballots under the fake name of Jose Rodriguez. Dallas arrested him for having forged 766 ballots. Faith Johnson and Ken Paxton even held a press conference to tell us how serious Dallas was about the issue.

YET HERE WE ARE and year later and nothing has happened.

Faith Johnson put an assistant district attorney by the name of Andy Chatham in charge of the voter fraud cases. From the beginning Chatham has been hostile and non communicative to anyone involved or anyone offering help. If you attempted to get an update on the case…nothing.

At one point a different law enforcement agency offered to assist, pointing out that given the current DA race in Dallas, that office is conflicted in the case. Chatham stated it would be a cold day in hell before he allowed any other agency in to help.

That made me think – why is Chatham not acting? Why is Chatham hostile to help? I decided to do some digging. You see Chatham ran for judge as a democrat in 2014.

Immediately upon review of Chatham finance reports I find he hired none other than Terri Hodge as his consultant!! He paid her a hefty $2,500…now everyone knows Hodge’s only expertise is harvesting mail in ballots. Several other names on Chatham’s report pop out as known harvesters to DAT. It immediately became clear to me why the Dallas case, one of the most clean cut cases we’ve seen, has gone no where. Where is Faith on this issue? In just the last few days it appears the case was assigned away from Chatham…after more than a year.

Dallas voters should be asking Faith Johnson for accountability on this case. Why did she assign the case to a man clearly conflicted in this matter? Why has she let this case sit stagnant? What is she doing to ensure the integrity of our elections?

Lack of prosecution is why election fraud continues to occur. Where are you Faith?

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