You must register to vote in the party primaries by tomorrow.
From an email from our Houston district rep Culberson:
“If you were displaced by Hurricane Harvey, like my brother and his wife, and you have temporarily moved until you can repair your house, your voter registration may have been suspended because the Post Office is prohibited from forwarding our new voter registration cards. You are still registered, but you will need to fill out a Certificate of Residency form, which you can print from this link, and give it to the Election Judge so you can vote in your home precinct.”
First – do what John says. Vote in the primaries NOW.
Register as a Republican if you are in Texas. Seriously. You can vote for whoever you want in the actual election.
But as y’all know, human-ballot-robots will just click a party-line-vote.
Yes, sure they are smart people. But smart is a dime a dozen and few have the time to research. Thus lacking the discipline to study and gain knowledge on the candidates themselves, they click a party (the party of the North in the “War Between the States” if you are curious) and then walk out.
Voting in the Texas primaries matters because most voters in Texas straight-line party vote like robots for the carpet-bagger party. (Google it. History is good for you.)
Example: despite every major city in Texas voting Blue in the last Presidential election, despite the terrible options given to us by both parties, there are still the rural voters who straight party line vote. I know they are smart.
I’m was privileged to be an Aggie myself, I studied POLS at TAMU which required critical thinking. I believe I am qualified to speak to this topic.
I have voted in primaries for both parties over the years. (So what? I’m pro-America and pro-Earth) I volunteered for Bush 41’s re-election campaign. I volunteered in support of Mayor Bill White. I supported Mayor Annise Parker. I’ve volunteered (at great personal expense) to support Congressman Culberson in DC when he was on the cutting edge of tech and they we’re blocking his push for the latest tech.
To be clear, John is a good man. I first met him because we went to the same Church (MDUMC) in the Energy Corridor in West Houston. Our kids we’re in different Sunday School classes that all of us volunteered to teach.
Register as a Republican and pick your next Rep. Because the actual vote won’t matter in Texas state level elections.
Congressman John Culberson is a friend, was a long time client, and I like what he says in person. Yet I don’t like that some DC dorks and K-street absorbed him into party line votes.
Davey Crockett would, actually he did, die fighting for our rights. But DC can consume a person apparently. I still have hope for John as a leader. Right now every time I read a roll call vote summary in the Chronicle I’m kinda disappointed to see party/pac money “trumps” representative leadership. (We want you back John!)
To repeat – go vote in the primaries. If you aren’t registered with a party then tomorrow is the deadline in Texas.
Note: I’m from the party of George Washington. (Google it)
As an independent, I have no problem voting in either primary, and I have, in a nation that has distorted the electoral college and gerrymandered districts like schoolyard bullies. (I’m looking at you Tom Delay.)