Democrat Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo extends “Stay Home, Work Safe” orders until 10 June 2020
As reported by the Houston ABC affiliate KTRK, Democrat Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a ruling by judicial fiat:
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is expected to sign an order that will extend the county’s ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ order until June 10.
Her office said the order will align with Gov. Greg Abbott’s current order. On Monday, Abbott announced additional reopenings that included bars and professional sports.
The decision has sparked an online debate, with some saying Hidalgo is trying to keep people safe, while others say the time has come to get on with our lives.
Earlier this month, Hidalgo issued a stay-at-home order just two days after the statewide stay-at-home order expired Thursday April 30. That has since expired on Wednesday.
In a tweet posted by Hidalgo, she wrote, “This is no time to tempt fate. As folks settle into a new normal please remember we don’t have a cure, and people are still getting sick. Keep yourself and your family safe by social distancing as best as you can and avoiding unnecessary contacts.”
(Read more at the left-leaning KTRK)
This probably has more to do with convincing the population to vote by mail
When we consider the ways Democrat forces have worked to raise fear of COVID-19, we could count:
- Democrat Lina Hidalgo and Clay Jenkins closed down two major Texas cities based on Judge Jenkins’ reference to a model that predicted 583,000 Texan deaths from only coronavirus. After an article came out in a San Antonio paper questioning the legitimacy of those models, it seems nobody has made direct reference to the models in public in Texas.
- Democrat-friendly reporters use fearmongering tactics to suggest that areas opening for business will cause a “second wave” of COVID-19.
- Democrats raise the COVID-19 death count by including non-related deaths (deaths by auto accident, deaths by cancer, etc.),
- Democrat governors from three states have moved COVID-19 patients from hospitals to nursing homes with disastrous results
- Democrat Governor Cuomo ordered nursing homes in New York state to take in COVID-19 patients, causing a spike in deaths at nursing homes in New York.
- As if one mistake in nursing homes was not enough, Democrat Governor Murphy required nursing homes in Hew Jersey to take in COVID-19 patients, again causing a spike in deaths at nursing homes.
- As if to take the heat off of other Democrats, Democrat Pennsylvania Governor Wolf and and his Secretary of Health Dr. Rachael Levine forced nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients. Oddly, only a few right-wing news outlets like RedState and blogs like Bunkerville noted that Dr. Levine moved his (her) mother from a nursing home to a hotel before this went down.
- Certain government entities and the ACA industry produce non-stop advertisements telling us
- “Stay home, stay safe,”
- “We’re in this together,”
- “In this stressful time, we need to take extraordinary measures to stay safe,”
- And a myriad of other somewhat frightening messages regarding what seems to be a house arrest of an entire population.
- At the same time, the states who have locked people into their homes without hopes of going to work have also locked their citizens out of church
- Mayor Bill DeBlasio threatened to “permanently close” churches if they met with the COVID-19 crisis (a policy that he announced in March).
- Democrat leaders in Chicago have issued citations against pastors who held services with more than 10 people in attendance.
- A Mississippi church was bombed after the pastor did not bow to the stay-at-home orders of the Democrat socialists
- A Democrat mayor had police issue $500 citations to church members who attended a drive-in service at a Mississippi church parking lot.
- In Democrat Gavin Newsom’s California, a county outlawed singing during online church services.
From this pattern of trying to scare the American people and provide no hope, what will Democrats do?
We can see an overall pattern of trying to scare the population. But to what end? One possible end would be to push the use of mail-in ballots.
That’s right. Democrats think that you can stand in line at the grocery store and stand in line at the post office, but you cannot stand in line to vote.
Mail-in ballots have at least these shortcomings:
- Election law in the United States is handled on a state-by-state level. Therefore, many jurisdictions are not prepared to handle the volume of mail-in ballots a national election by mail would require.
- Depending on the state, mail-in ballots might not require a valid identification and, therefore, might be more susceptible to fraud.
- During the last four elections, 28 million ballots went missing according to the Election Assistance Commission.
- Even though political operatives know that ballot harvesting is illegal in Texas, there have been many accounts of the practice (where an operative goes to an area and volunteers to fill out ballots for those who might otherwise not vote) still pop up.
- Consider that a Philadelphia elections judge and Democratic Party official pleaded guilty Thursday to stuffing ballot boxes in favor of Democratic candidates for elections between 2014-2016. What will they do when a more relaxed environment built around mail-in ballots exists?
Additionally, Harris County Democrats have made certain that the fox is guarding the hen house
As reported in the Houston Chronicle explains that the bumbling Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman got Christopher Hollins (vice chairman for the Texas Democrat party) appointed as the interim Harris County Clerk.
A Houston lawyer and Texas Democratic Party official will serve as interim Harris County Clerk, taking the reins two months before voters cast ballots in primary runoffs in July.
Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 3-2 along party lines to appoint Christopher Hollins, vice chairman for the state Democratic party. He will serve until a new clerk can be elected in November.
Incumbent Diane Trautman, who was elected in 2018, announced May 9 she would step down because of health issues. Trautman’s last day is May 31; Hollins will start the following day.
County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis said Hollins’ pledge to serve only on an interim basis factored in their decision.
“I’m committing to him with the understanding that he will bring his skill set to running the best election we can, for the sake of our county and democratic rights of all the residents, and not focusing on advancing personal political ambitions,” Hidalgo said.
Hollins, 33, was selected after 10 p.m., more than 12 hours after Commissioners Court convened, and did not address the body. He said in a statement Wednesday morning he was grateful for the opportunity.
(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)
Let’s see how appointing the chairman of the committee to defeat Lt. Governor Dan Patrick as election clerk over Dan Patrick’s district goes
Considering that Christopher Hollins most recently lead the committee to defeat Republican Dan Patrick and, now, he oversees the election in that politician’s district — it seems like there is a possibility for dirty tricks.