Texas Supreme Court upholds Governor Abbott’s disaster mandate restricting mail-in ballot deliveries before Election Day to single Early Voting Clerk’s office location

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, October 29 – The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, upheld Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Chinese Coronavirus disaster mandate restricting mail-in ballot deliveries before Election Day to a single early voting clerk’s office location, which the early voting clerk in each county must designate. The ruling came […]

Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline to receive and count ballots as Democrats had wanted. “This is an all-hands-on-deck final […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals orders full statutory signature verification procedures for Texas mail-in ballots, overturns district court ruling that would’ve eased anti-fraud measures

New Orleans and Austin, October 21 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans ruled in favor of Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs and ordered continuation of mail-in ballot integrity procedures under Texas law, despite an effort by the strongly-left-leaning League of Women Voters and others to […]

Texas AG Paxton obtains 5th Circuit Court of Appeals stay in Democrats’ latest attempt to whittle at mail-in balloting security

Texas AG Paxton obtains 5th Circuit Court of Appeals stay in Democrats’ latest attempt to whittle at mail-in balloting security

Image: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports New Orleans and Austin, October 12 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans granted an emergency temporary stay to halt a United State District Court’s order that purported to override Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s proclamation regarding mail-in […]

Texas Supreme Court rules against Harris County Clerk, prohibits early-voting clerks from sending mail-in ballot applications to voters who haven’t requested

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, October 8 – The Texas Supreme Court issued a major ruling during the afternoon of Wednesday, October 7, 2020, when it held that the Texas Election Code does not authorize an early-voting clerk to send an application to vote by mail to a voter who has not requested one […]

Delays in verifying mail-in ballots will slow election tally

Washington, D.C., October 5 (AP) – Voters awaiting results in some of the key presidential battleground states on election night should be prepared to keep waiting, thanks to obstacles that will slow the count for what is expected to be a crush of mailed-in ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many states allow local officials to […]

Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, wife Marlena Jackson, two others indicted, arrested on mail-in ballot vote harvesting scheme in 2018 election

Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, wife Marlena Jackson, two others indicted, arrested on mail-in ballot vote harvesting scheme in 2018 election

Image: Precinct 4 Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown of Longview who was arrested on Thursday, September 24, 2020, for vote harvesting of mail-in ballots during the 2018 Democratic Primary Election. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Longview and Austin, September 25 – Law enforcement authorities arrested Precinct 4 Gregg County (Longview) Commissioner Shannon Brown, his wife Marlena Jackson, […]

As partisanship usurps the law, Texas Supreme Court steps in to prevent mailing of 2 million mail-in ballot applications by Harris County Clerk Hollins

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Houston, September 16 – The Texas Supreme Court issued a stay order and temporary injunction on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, in order to prevent Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins from mailing over two million unsolicited mail-in ballot applications for the November 3 General Election. Hollins and the Texas […]

Ugly recent history of voter fraud by mail-in ballots justifies Texas AG Paxton’s opposition to mass use

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Houston, September 14 – Given the ugly recent history of voter fraud in several elections statewide across Texas, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s efforts to prevent the mass use of mail-in ballots certainly seems justified. A recent study by the Washington, D.C., “think tank,” the Heritage Foundation found […]