Texas Voter Purges

A subject near and dear to my heart.  About a decade ago I went to vote here in Texas.  Had my voter registration card, had been in the same house for a decade and had been voting from this same location just as long.  Oddly my name wasn’t on the rolls.  Even odder, my wife, in pretty much the exact same situation, was still registered.

I refused to go away and perhaps held up the line a bit.  Eventually someone brought over a judge, with an unlikely German accent.  I told him the facts, and he said (maybe a bit dramatically): let this man vote!  I believe my ballot was only provisional, though.

My wife suspected shenanigans.  She had recently given our first, small, political donation to a local candidate who had helped out our neighborhood with a road construction issue.  Yes, the candidate happened to be a Democrat.

I was pissed and tried to find out what had happened.  I wrote all of my Representatives.   Only Lloyd Doggett replied.  I eventually learned that there were “problems” with the company contracted to management voter rolls.  Yeah, right. I still want someone to go to jail for this, but I couldn’t get any traction. I’m suppose I could have hired a lawyer or called the local TV station.  Today I would.  I see little has changed here in Texas.  It seems to have gotten worse.  I suppose someone has been held to account in some way, but I think another hatchet man did his job and took his fall.  Anyone wanna bet he ends up in a cushy job with political connections?

Texas secretary of state resigns after leading botched voter purge that questioned the citizenship of almost 100,000 people



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