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Wed Nov 14, 2018, 02:35 PM

 

Progressives unseated all 59 Republican judges up for re-election in Houston in the midterms

By Josh Hersh and Mimi Dwyer Nov 14, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas The Democrats' blue wave didn't quite capture the great state of Texas, where Beto O'Rourke lost a close race to Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott cruised easily to a second term as governor. But further down the ballot, especially in the big cities, blue was the only color.

Nowhere was that more true than in Houston, where a combination of Beto-fever and Texas's straight-ticket-voting option meant that every single Republican judge on the Harris County bench lost their seats to Democrats 59 new judges, all told, including more than a dozen black women, and at least one democratic socialist..

The wipeout could mean a wholesale transformation of the judiciary in Houston, a city with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation, a crisis over bail reform for indigent defendants, and an historic penchant for the death penalty.

"For 19 black women and a socialist to be elected judge in Houston, which is the epicenter of mass incarceration, is not a small deal," said Jay Jenkins, an attorney with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. "The possibility that we could fix some of the issues that the sitting judges have just proved unwilling or unable to fix is on the horizon."


https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/pa5b8z/progressives-unseated-all-59-republican-judges-up-for-re-election-in-houston-in-the-midterms

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 02:45 PM

1. Democrats won big for Texas

 

"Nowhere was that more true than in Houston, where a combination of Beto-fever and Texas's straight-ticket-voting option meant that every single Republican judge on the Harris County bench lost their seats to Democrats "

On BETO's coattails.
He won it for Texas. Thanks BETO, Thanks straight ticket Democratic Voters

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Response to Bfd (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 02:46 PM

2. Yes indeed!

 

Change is coming to Texas!!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 02:54 PM

3. Wow!!

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Wed Nov 14, 2018, 08:25 PM

4. We have a ton of new Democratic Judges in Harris County

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