Republinuts have been lawsuit filing fools recently. One lawsuit against Beto O’Rourke because of a billionaire’s hurt feelings and the other against Harris County because they didn’t like the election.
[Kelcy] Warren, the co-founder of Energy Transfer and chair of its board, filed the lawsuit last month in state district court in San Saba County, accusing O’Rourke of a “relentless and malicious attack” on him. The lawsuit alleges defamation, slander and libel, and it seeks over $1 million in damages.
At first, I thought it said “definition” of character. I agree with O’Rourke, it’s frivolous and pretty whiny. Kelcy is just a poor little rich man.
Speaking of whiny, the local republinuts filed a lawsuit against election chief, Isabel Longoria, for a variety of reasons.
The lawsuit, which lists Longoria by name, claims she interfered with the Republican chair supervision of the primary election by “failing to abide the county chair’s appointment of Presiding Judges and alternate judges” and interfered with “the county chair’s supervision by electing to treat a 10,000 vote discrepancy in the county as a matter ‘for further investigation rather than providing the county chairs and the presiding judges the underlying data suggesting that Defendant could not get those votes counted before a court-imposed deadly.”
So, instead of trying to seek facts, the GOP is putting out all sorts of conspiracy theories to see what sticks, or not. It’s the usual playbook of questioning the legitimacy of elections, including the republican primary which was run by the republicans. All of this with the purpose of attacking County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Democrats. I hope the lawsuit is dismissed.
Bottom line: The votes are being counted and finalized, including the 10,000+ that were scanned but not tabulated. A review of the process is being done. The County Commissioners will get to question the election administrator this week. Answers are coming. Anything else the local republinuts do is just to add a very annoying smokescreen to the facts and more delays.