The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Conroe, January 14 – Numerous citizens expressed grave concerns about the voting and balloting systems in Montgomery County, beginning with comments they made in the Commissioners Court on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, and culminating in a formal election fraud investigation resolution, which the Montgomery County Republican Party adopted on Tuesday night.
“I have concerns about the voting systems and balloting systems,” Conroe businessman Dave Roberts told the Commissioners Court Tuesday morning. “I took a question I had to Suzie Harvey, the Montgomery County Elections Administrator, and after multiple phone calls and zero of them returned, and when I finally got a phone call back, they told me I had to present my question here [in Commissioners Court.]”
Roberts, who has been in the information technology and telecommunications business for three decades, reported that he kept his vote ticket and asked whether there was any method by which the County Elections Office could audit his vote to ensure the County government counted Roberts’ vote in the manner he actually voted.
Ultimately, after an extensive investigation, Roberts discovered that “Texas doesn’t have any method of auditing votes and has no paper trail audit system.” Roberts recounted that numerous election experts have told him that “Texas has the worst paper trail system for ballot fairness of any state in the United States.”
Roberts explained, “With all of this that we’ve seen nationwide with the voting systems, what concerned me is that when we walk in with the Hart Inter Civic eSlate voting machines, we show our ID, sign the poll book, and get the ticket, we go to the ballot, use our ticket, and pull up our ballot…Nobody who votes on those machines can audit their own vote.” There is no way to prove that the ballot cast was as the voter intended.
Roberts disagreed with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s assurance that Texas voting machines come from a Texas-based leasing company. Roberts discovered in his investigation that Hart Inter Civic, which leases the voting machines to Montgomery County, is owned by a San Francisco, California-based company, HIG Capital, owned primarily by two individuals who contribute enormous sums of money to ActBlue and to Democratic candidates across the country. “State legislators and Congressman don’t even know this.”
Roberts told the Commissioners Court, “These Hart eSlate systems have their own problems. After the 2018 election, the State of Ohio kicked Hart eSlate systems out…Hart provides no paper trail audit system. None.”
Robert further elaborated, “When I hear a County official tell me ‘we don’t have a problem with these systems, because they’re not connected to the Internet,’ that tells me that they don’t understand how vulnerable these systems are to hacking and other problems. The fact that the eSlate systems are not hooked up to the Internet has absolutely nothing to do with changing the votes.”
A few minutes later, Robert Cartwright, a Professor of Information Technology at Rice University, told the Commissioners Court, “We need a paper ballot for audit purposes.”
Kirk Osborn, who ran for Congress in the March, 2020, Republican Primary Election then recounted a riveting story about his experience watching the vote counting in Montgomery County. Osborn told the members of the Commissioners Court, “Early in the evening the night of the election, after 30% of the voting precincts had reported their results, I had 16,332 votes. A couple of hours later with the final tally and 100% of voting precincts reporting, somehow my vote total was 15,217 votes. I just knew that something wasn’t quite right.”
Osborn noted that there was no method by which he was able to audit the number of votes he had received, because the Montgomery County Election Office did not make that information available.
Montgomery County Republican Party, Tuesday evening, January 12
Bob Coats, the elected Republican Precinct Chairman from April Sound, introduced a resolution on “2020 Election Fraud” during the Tuesday, January 12, 2021, meeting of the County Executive Committee of the Montgomery County Republican Party (MCRP). All of the one hundred elected Precinct Chairs comprise the County Executive Committee of MCRP.
Coats’ resolution passed by unanimous vote of the Republican Precinct Chairs. MCRP Treasurer John Hill Wertz said to this newspaper last night, “By virtue of a resolution passed by the County Executive Committee last evening, Bob Coats is tasked with putting together a committee to investigate the voting processes and equipment that we use here in Montgomery County.”
MCRP’s “Resolution on 2020 Election Fraud” reads as follows:
“The Republican Party of Montgomery County affirms that Election Fraud was committed across the United States in a myriad of ways and will work to provide as broad of a document to source every credible instance of fraud for future generations to understand how the 2020 Election for President of the United States was essentially stolen from President Donald J. Trump and given to Joe Biden.
“We will establish an Electoral Fraud committee which will work to compile as many credible instances of fraud as possible, but not limited to:
- Manipulation of Voting Machines through electronic means (algorithmic)
- Exclusions of poll watchers
- Violations of multiple state laws by not following state constitutions
- Manipulations of mail in voting
- Foreign Interference in our election and any other category of sophisticated manipulation of election integrity but limited to Ballot Harvesting, non-verification of signatures, etc.
“The Montgomery County Republican Party will always support election integrity and will provide this report within 30 days to all of our State and National representatives, lest we forget the lasting impact this will cause our Democracy. This is also designed to insure that the truth is documented by Patriots who care about the lasting injury this will have upon our Republic.”
San Antonio arrest for voter harvesting
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton yesterday announced the arrest of Rachel Rodriguez for election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot. Each charge constitutes a felony under the Texas Election Code.
Rodriguez was exposed in a Project Veritas video last fall while she engaged in vote harvesting leading up to the 2020 election. The Election Fraud Division of the Office of the Attorney General reviewed dozens of hours of unedited, raw footage, which led to this arrest. In an uncharacteristic moment of honesty, Rodriguez acknowledged on video that what she was doing is illegal and that she could go to jail for it. If convicted, Rodriguez could face up to 20 years in prison.
“Many continue to claim that there’s no such thing as election fraud. We’ve always known that such a claim is false and misleading, and today we have additional hard evidence. This is a victory for election integrity and a strong signal that anyone who attempts to defraud the people of Texas, deprive them of their vote, or undermine the integrity of elections will be brought to justice,” said Attorney General Paxton. “The shocking and blatantly illegal action documented by Project Veritas demonstrates a form of election fraud my office continually investigates and prosecutes. I am fiercely committed to ensuring the voting process is secure and fair throughout the state, and my office is prepared to assist any Texas county in combating this insidious, un-American form of fraud.”
This investigation is ongoing. Individuals involved in or with knowledge of this organized vote harvesting scheme are encouraged to come forward and cooperate with the Office of the Attorney General.