Blue Wave Sweeps Out Harris County Judges
The Democratic Blue Wave hit Harris County and swept out every single Republican judge. Family attorneys will have to deal with nine new family district judges and their nine new associate judges starting January 1. All three juvenile judges also lost to Democrats. Democrats won county-wide in Fort Bend County but the GOP held on to its grip on power in Galveston, Brazoria and Montgomery counties. The superbly qualified Kerri Foley,
a Republican, was elected to be County Court No. 2 judge in Galveston County. The Houston Courts of Appeals also went Democratic. In a local congressional race,
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher beat John Culberson. Outside of Beto O'Rourke losing state-wide, local Democrats were exultant last night. Even popular Harris County Judge Ed Emmett lost his race. It was a total sweep in Harris County in county-wide races.
Sadly, we lost some excellent public servants in this sweep. David Farr, Roy Moore and Chris Daniel were wonderful at their jobs and they lost because of forces beyond their control. I know who is going to arbitrate my big property case next January.
If there is any joy to be had from last night, it is that evil Dr. Hotze no longer has influence in our courts and Jared Woodfill, Gary Polland and Doug York are going to have to radically adjust their business plans. We all can rejoice because political connections and influence will no longer make a select few rich in our family and juvenile courts.
I do not always like being correct, but here are my election predictions and the actual outcomes:
I said Beto O'Rourke would win Harris County by 11% to 16%.
Beto won by 16.4%.
I predicted that if Beto won by twelve percent or more, then the Democrats would probably win all of the judicial races.
The Dems won every single race and even beat Judge Lisa Millard, who probably did not even show up to vote.
I predicted that [alleged] Zodiac Killer, Ted Cruz, would win the sadly deluded state of Texas by 5%.
Cruz was able to report to his lizard alien masters that he won the state by 2.6%. Beto came closer than any Democrat has done state-wide in Texas in many years.
I said the Democrats would win the U.S. House of Representatives
and that the Republicans would add one to their narrow majority in the Senate
(the GOP looks like it added two to its majority in the Senate).
As I expected, President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday night to declare the evening a "tremendous success." His tweet did not mention the GOP loss of the House. Just wait until the new Democratic House starts investigating the administration and demanding Trump's tax returns. I expect Robert Mueller to finish his investigation this year and 2019 is going to be a nasty, crazy prelude to a long presidential election year in 2020. I urge you to check out
to keep up with the presidential election.