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Harris County looking into GOP-connected group asking residents to confirm voter addresses

This is concerning. A GOP/MAGA group is going to homes of people in a mostly African American part of Houston trying to get info on voters.
https://twitter.com/HoustonChron/status/1543010318946902018

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harris-County-looking-into-GOP-connected-group-17277971.php?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=socialflow

The Harris County Attorney’s office on Thursday said it is looking into allegations a grass-roots group knocked on doors in Sunnyside and attempted to get residents to sign affidavits verifying the identities of registered voters living at their addresses.

The county attorney’s probe is based on a complaint from at least one Sunnyside resident who said two men came to her home and asked questions they said were to confirm the identities of registered voters who live at that address. The men gave her an official-looking affidavit form and asked her to sign it attesting to the residents at the address “under penalty of perjury.”

“We are investigating this issue and exploring legal options to protect residents and prevent this from happening again,” the County Attorney’s office said in a statement, adding it is working closely with the Harris County Elections Administrator’s office to fully understand what happened.

In a Wednesday evening news release, the elections office warned residents against “scammers” it said pretended to be from the county elections and voter registration offices and attempted to collect sensitive personal information from voters.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 03:54 PM (1 replies)

Harris County looking into GOP-connected group asking residents to confirm voter addresses

This is concerning. A GOP/MAGA group is going to homes of people in a mostly African American part of Houston trying to get info on voters.
https://twitter.com/HoustonChron/status/1543010318946902018

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harris-County-looking-into-GOP-connected-group-17277971.php?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=socialflow

The Harris County Attorney’s office on Thursday said it is looking into allegations a grass-roots group knocked on doors in Sunnyside and attempted to get residents to sign affidavits verifying the identities of registered voters living at their addresses.

The county attorney’s probe is based on a complaint from at least one Sunnyside resident who said two men came to her home and asked questions they said were to confirm the identities of registered voters who live at that address. The men gave her an official-looking affidavit form and asked her to sign it attesting to the residents at the address “under penalty of perjury.”

“We are investigating this issue and exploring legal options to protect residents and prevent this from happening again,” the County Attorney’s office said in a statement, adding it is working closely with the Harris County Elections Administrator’s office to fully understand what happened.

In a Wednesday evening news release, the elections office warned residents against “scammers” it said pretended to be from the county elections and voter registration offices and attempted to collect sensitive personal information from voters.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 03:53 PM (5 replies)

State Bar of Texas is suing to disbar Ken Paxton and Paxton's defense to this lawsuit makes no sense

https://twitter.com/MikeScarcella/status/1542928516110585858
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 03:49 PM (4 replies)

State Bar of Texas is suing to disbar Ken Paxton and Paxton's defense to this lawsuit makes no sense

Paxton is not a strong attorney and these response to the State Bar's lawsuit makes no sense to me
https://twitter.com/MikeScarcella/status/1542928516110585858
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 03:48 PM (6 replies)

Why white evangelical Christians are Putin's biggest American fan base

I am confused and sad about the fact that so many evangelicals embrace both Putin and tFG.

https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1543142690526732290
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/russia-ukraine-crisis-complicates-american-white-evangelicals-love-putin-n1290442?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma

At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, which wrapped up over the weekend, Lauren Witzke, a GOP candidate for the Senate in Delaware, said: “Here’s the deal. Russia is a Christian nationalist nation. They’re actually Russian Orthodox. ... I identify more with Putin’s Christian values than I do with Joe Biden.”

This isn’t an uncommon stance among some Republicans and white American evangelicals today, who have previously admired Putin because of the alignment of their beliefs with his about homosexuality, authoritarianism and fealty to former President Donald Trump. Many believe Putin’s nationalism, coupled with their Christian belief, is the way America should be.

A few months ago, it’s likely that not much attention would have been paid to a statement like Witzke’s, nor would her support for Putin be so closely connected to her support for Trump. But in light of Russia's current actions, more pro-Putin American evangelicals are coming into sharp focus. Televangelist Pat Robertson proclaimed that Putin is “being compelled by God” to invade Ukraine — his take on Putin’s motivations is questionable at best, but his support for Putin as part of a divine plan is notable......

But whether or not American evangelicals try to distance themselves from Putin in this current news cycle, they have long gravitated toward the Russian president for his hard-line stance against Muslims and, most importantly, his anti-LGBTQ agenda. Putin’s rhetoric about the nation, the family and the church (in this instance, the Russian Orthodox Church), has captivated many and spurred them to embrace similar kinds of political action here in America. Consider all of the anti-gay and anti-transgender laws that are cropping up in states like Texas and Florida. These laws are part of a constellation of family-focused conservative religious ideals also embraced by Putin and other Eastern European leaders who have clung to a hard line against any so-called “anti-family” ideology.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 03:38 PM (9 replies)

Why white evangelical Christians are Putin's biggest American fan base

I am confused and sad about the fact that so many evangelicals embrace both Putin and tFG.

https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1543142690526732290
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/russia-ukraine-crisis-complicates-american-white-evangelicals-love-putin-n1290442?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma

At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, which wrapped up over the weekend, Lauren Witzke, a GOP candidate for the Senate in Delaware, said: “Here’s the deal. Russia is a Christian nationalist nation. They’re actually Russian Orthodox. ... I identify more with Putin’s Christian values than I do with Joe Biden.”

This isn’t an uncommon stance among some Republicans and white American evangelicals today, who have previously admired Putin because of the alignment of their beliefs with his about homosexuality, authoritarianism and fealty to former President Donald Trump. Many believe Putin’s nationalism, coupled with their Christian belief, is the way America should be.

A few months ago, it’s likely that not much attention would have been paid to a statement like Witzke’s, nor would her support for Putin be so closely connected to her support for Trump. But in light of Russia's current actions, more pro-Putin American evangelicals are coming into sharp focus. Televangelist Pat Robertson proclaimed that Putin is “being compelled by God” to invade Ukraine — his take on Putin’s motivations is questionable at best, but his support for Putin as part of a divine plan is notable......

But whether or not American evangelicals try to distance themselves from Putin in this current news cycle, they have long gravitated toward the Russian president for his hard-line stance against Muslims and, most importantly, his anti-LGBTQ agenda. Putin’s rhetoric about the nation, the family and the church (in this instance, the Russian Orthodox Church), has captivated many and spurred them to embrace similar kinds of political action here in America. Consider all of the anti-gay and anti-transgender laws that are cropping up in states like Texas and Florida. These laws are part of a constellation of family-focused conservative religious ideals also embraced by Putin and other Eastern European leaders who have clung to a hard line against any so-called “anti-family” ideology.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 03:38 PM (3 replies)

Uvalde schools police chief resigns from city council

Source: NPR

UVALDE, Texas — The Uvalde school district's police chief has stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead.

Chief Pete Arredondo told the Uvalde Leader-News on Friday that has decided to step down for the good of the city administration. He was elected to the District 3 council position on May 7 and was sworn in — in a closed-door ceremony — on May 31, just a week after the massacre.

"After much consideration, I regret to inform those who voted for me that I have decided to step down as a member of the city council for District 3. The mayor, the city council, and the city staff must continue to move forward without distractions. I feel this is the best decision for Uvalde," Arredondo said.

Arredondo, who has been on administrative leave from the school district since June 22, has declined repeated requests for comment from The Associated Press. His attorney, George Hyde, did not immediately respond to emailed requests for comment Saturday.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2022/07/02/1109577232/uvalde-schools-police-chief-resigns-city-council-pete-arredondo?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 02:29 PM (12 replies)

Pete Arredondo steps down from Uvalde City Council

This asshole was responsible for a number of children and maybe a teacher dying because he was too much of a coward to confront the Uvalde shooter without additional and unneeded equipment
https://twitter.com/HoustonChron/status/1543279145219756033
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Pete-Arredondo-steps-down-from-Uvalde-City-Council-17281189.php?utm_campaign=sftwitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=twitter.com

Embattled Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo is stepping down from his new post on the Uvalde City Council.

Arredondo told the Uvalde Leader-News on Friday that he is resigning from his seat on the City Council. Arredondo, the police chief of the Uvalde , was elected to the District 3 council position in early May.

He was sworn into the role in a private ceremony a week after the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in which an 18-year-old gunman murdered 19 elementary school students and two teachers.

The police chief has come under a firestorm of criticism for his handling of the shooting and the lengthy delay that took place before Uvalde peace officers, Department of Public Safety troopers and federal Border Patrol agents killed gunman.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 02:19 PM (9 replies)

Pete Arredondo steps down from Uvalde City Council

This asshole was responsible for a number of children and maybe a teacher dying because he was too much of a coward to confront the Uvalde shooter without additional and unneeded equipment
https://twitter.com/HoustonChron/status/1543279145219756033
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Pete-Arredondo-steps-down-from-Uvalde-City-Council-17281189.php?utm_campaign=sftwitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=twitter.com

Embattled Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo is stepping down from his new post on the Uvalde City Council.

Arredondo told the Uvalde Leader-News on Friday that he is resigning from his seat on the City Council. Arredondo, the police chief of the Uvalde , was elected to the District 3 council position in early May.

He was sworn into the role in a private ceremony a week after the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in which an 18-year-old gunman murdered 19 elementary school students and two teachers.

The police chief has come under a firestorm of criticism for his handling of the shooting and the lengthy delay that took place before Uvalde peace officers, Department of Public Safety troopers and federal Border Patrol agents killed gunman.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 02:19 PM (2 replies)

Happy Birthday to Thurgood Marshall

https://twitter.com/Sifill_LDF/status/1543262116592979969
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 11:59 AM (3 replies)
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