The San Antonio city council voted unanimously on Thursday, Aug. 16 place three city charter amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot for the voters to decide. The SA mayor and most members of the city council have opposed the amendments and formed a PAC to raise money to fight them.
The amendments would: 1) cap the salary of future city managers and place term limits on them; 2) lower the threshold for signatures on referendum petitions, increase the amount of time allowed for gathering them and remove prohibitions against overturning utility rates, tax levies and appropriations; and 3) give the Firefighters’ union the ability ask for arbitration if necessary.
The city has been fighting against these charter changes because they don’t want their power limited nor have the voters have a say in the matter. The SA city council has often ruled without having voter input on controversial issues, such as the oridnance forcing private businesses to provide sick-leave to their employees that was passed today.
Yesterday, Wednesday, Aug. 15, a state district judge denied a request from the city’s PAC to prevent the City Council from calling for a November charter amendment election at today’s meeting. The judge said the Firefighters’ union did not act illegally in gathering signatures for the petitions for the city charter amendments.
On Monday, June 11, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Ohio’s state law that allows them to clean their voter rolls of inactive voters. Republicans cheer it, and Democrats cried foul.
The Court ruled 5-4 that Ohio voters who have not voted in two years can be flagged, sent a confirmation notice, and if they fail to respond and don't vote within the next two years, they can be removed from the rolls. The process is one of two methods that Ohio officials use to identify voters who are no longer eligible to vote due to a change of residence (or possible death).
Democrats and liberals were upset, and called it “discriminatory because they seem to want anyone, everyone, anywhere, and everywhere to vote. Republicans and conservatives said this law helps to have more fair elections and to discourage voter fraud.
The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz has opened up a double digit lead over Democrat challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (50% – 39%) the Texas Senate race. This compares to the April 18 survey that showed close race with Sen. Cruz at 47% and O’Rourke at 44%. While O’Rourke has been emphasizing his “Hispanic” roots, Cruz now even lead among Hispanic voters 46%-44%.
O’Rourke has received a lot of donations from California and New York, but not much from Texas Democrats, which make many wonder how serious this run really is. Texans should be reminded that O’Rourke is pro-illegal immigration and sanctuary cities, pro-abortion, pro-central government and judicial activism, and loves to tax and spend.
For several months Democrats and the liberal Media have been announcing a “blue wave” of Democratic Party voters was going to sweep Texas and change the state. However, Tuesday’s voter turnout did not show that to be the case at all.
In the gubernatorial runoff between Lupe Valdez and Andrew White, probably the most important election for Democrats to see who will challenge incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, barely 420,000 Democrats voted. It was the lowest turnout since 1920!
This was not an isolated situation either. In the runoff for U.S. congressional district 27 special election to replace former Cong. Blake Farenthold in deep Democrat south Texas, the Democrats casted a 10,200 total votes for their two candidates. But GOP runoff winner Michael Cloud got 14,400 total votes all by himself.
There does not seem to be a “blue wave” for change developing for Democrats, at least not in Texas. Nevertheless, Republicans and conservatives need to be careful regarding general elections, as dead people and illegal aliens have been known to vote Texas.
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George Soros is pumping money into the Bexar County Democratic DA primary race - Wake up San Antonio and Bexar County! Noted anti-American leftist George Soros has indicated how important the LGBT and Sanctuary Cities movements are to him and his supporters by financially backing progressive/leftist Joe Gonzales for Bexar County district attorney in the Democratic primary. Soros has donated just under $70,000 to back Gonzales in his Democrat primary challenge to Bexar County District Attorney Nicholas LaHood. LaHood is a Democrat but opposes sanctuary cities and said he supports Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s crackdown on cities that defy federal immigration law. It is evident that Soros and Left want to "fundamentally change" Texas with open borders and LGBT issues because if Texas falls, the rest of America falls too.