10k Uncounted Ballots Emerge in Texas, Election Official Quits Suddenly
The votes were counted a whole week after the election
Ten thousand mail-in votes — 6,000 Democrats and 4,000 Republicans, went uncounted after the March 1 primary in Harris County, Texas.
The votes were counted a whole week after the election, the Texas Tribune reported.
Isabel Longoria, the Harris County Elections Administrator, who was appointed to the position in 2020, announced her resignation on Tuesday, just days after the Harris County Republican Party announced legal action to oust her.
According to Fox, Longoria was appointed elections administrator by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.
Longoria's resignation came hours after Hidalgo called for a “change of leadership” in the elections office, Fox reported.
As The Western Journal noted:
In addition to the missing ballots, Longoria’s county was plagued with other problems, including a shortage of poll workers, and issues with voting machines.
Longoria claimed that her office reported the votes immediately upon discovery, but Harris County Commissioner Tom Ramsey disputed that claim, according to the New York Post.
“We know about them because of the protocol if the Secretary of State was able to call us and say, ‘Hey, you’re short the 10,000,’” Ramsey said, according to the Post.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was incensed that Longoria so badly “bungled the election” in her county.
“Republicans & Democrats agree: Harris County elections chief bungled the election,” the Republican governor tweeted Wednesday.
“Bad staff & inadequate voting machines were just part of it. They ‘found’ 10,000 more votes a week AFTER the election,” he pointed out.
“There are 254 counties in TX. Only 1 got it wrong.”
Republicans & Democrats agree: Harris County elections chief bungled the election.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 9, 2022
Bad staff & inadequate voting machines were just part of it.
They "found" 10,000 more votes a week AFTER the election.
There are 254 counties in TX. Only 1 got it wrong.https://t.co/pnGJ0QLLyZ
Although he matter seems to be a result of gross incompetence, it does show how easy it is to undermine the process.
As The Journal adds:
It was called the most secure election of all time but was later found to be fraught with problems. Charges of outright fraud that were once deemed impossible have also come to light since then, all while proposed voter identification laws have been challenged by Democrats as a return to Jim Crow-era racism.
With so many moving parts to the process and so much on the line during elections, it would make sense to take every measure to ensure elections are correctly conducted and ballots correctly counted.
However, Democrats continue to resist procedures that make it tougher to stuff ballot boxes while their corporate cronies and celebrity blowhards back them up on it.
Meanwhile, distrust in the process continues to fester among the American people who see things like what happened in Harris County and the Democratic Party’s hysterical rejection of commonsense election measures and wonder if their votes are really appropriately counted.
If this continues unabated, there’s no hope for a united country behind any president or politician going forward — and that’s a grave consequence that simply must be avoided.