Harris County judge fires back at election investigations

This comes as calls develop from Republicans to look into alleged election irregularities.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is firing back after District Attorney Kim Ogg introduced an investigation into the county’s election course of.

This comes as calls develop from Republicans to look into alleged election irregularities.

It’s not the primary time the 2 high-profile Democrats have sparred. Judge Hidalgo is looking on elected officers to reject what she calls election extremism.

While many skilled no issues at the polls, different Harris County voters noticed delayed openings of polling websites, workers coaching points and poll paper shortages on Election Day.

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Hidalgo stated nothing nefarious went on as voters went to the polls.

“Last week the individuals of Harris County made their voices heard,” she stated.

Hidalgo defeated Republican challenger Alexandra Mealer to win re-election to the county’s highest office.

“They selected unity over division, they selected reality over exaggeration and divisiveness and falsehoods,” she stated.

Meanwhile, Republicans proceed to press for investigations into Harris County over what they name election irregularities.

Those investigations are coming. Ogg on Wednesday introduced that her office was launching an investigation into the problems voters confronted at Harris County polls.

“I for one acknowledge how corrosive and the way damaging Election denialism is to Democracy,” Hidalgo stated.

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Without naming Ogg immediately, Hidalgo known as for elected officers to reject makes an attempt to feed into election denial.

“Whether different elected officers need to try this and need to get spun round, that’s their prerogative. But I feel the individuals of this county elected us to do our jobs and to sort out the issues that basically matter,” she stated.

One voter who filed a grievance and did not need to converse on digicam stated she needed to go to a different precinct after being advised there have been issues at her polling location.

Hidalgo stated there’s room to enhance elections, however there wasn’t systemic or willful manipulation of the election outcomes.

“I’ve and I proceed to problem our election staff to enhance on their processes and I’m assured that Mr. Tatum is ready to do this,” she stated.

Ogg has requested help from the Texas Rangers in her investigation into the election course of.

KHOU 11 has reached out to the DA’s Office for a response, however we’ve not heard back.

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