Skip to comments.Runoff Election Day in Texas 7AM to 7PM, Vote Ted Cruz over Dewhurst [LIVE THREAD]
Posted on 07/31/2012 5:58:53 AM PDT by Steelers6
This listing has all the Republican races today http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/july31_162_state.htm
I hope Cruz wins by more than 10 points. What a signal that would be.
Those of us who do not live in the Great State of Texas
wish you success in sending Cruz to the senate.
Give us a credible candidate like Cruz, here in Tn and
we will send Lamar Alexander packing as well!
Hubby and I just put our two votes in the box for Cruz! Steady turnout here in a Republican conservative area. Don’t know of anyone who is voting Dewhurst.
From your keyboard to God’s inbox!
If we had a runoff for the presidential race primaries there is NO WAY IN HELL “Mitt” Romney would have won.
You and your hubby’s vote may end up being historic in a
number of ways.
It would have shown a tested plan to remove even the most
entrenched GOPe’s. And will only embolden Tea Partiers
across the country.
Give us a credible candidate like Cruz, here in Tennessee
and we will send Lamar Axexander packing too.
All the nations conservative eyes are on the great state of Texas. God speed!
Yes, the conservative nation eyes are on Texas! God speed in
sending Cruz to the senate.
Mega Dickey’s Barbecue Dittos, JL.
Now, go do a Scott Walker, Texans.
Wondering how a Cruz victory will affect Perry’s approval rating. He’s gonna have major egg on his alcohol reddened face tomorrow.
Any news on election day turnout?
I don’t live in Texas... :-) But reports on Twitter are that turnout is very high. And my Tea Party friend says that noone she knows is a Dewie voter.
“Ted Cruz has a bright future. Maybe one day we can put him on SCOTUS.”
I just returned from voting in my conservative section of Texas just north of Austin. I always wait to election day so that I can get a feel for the crowd or lack thereof.
The voting was multi-precinct as is common in runoffs. The line was out the door and no one was in the Democrat line. It was at least equivalent to a presidential election in turn out. I asked one of the watchers how it had been earlier and he said it has been heavy all day.
I would guess that the majority would qualify as members of the non-existent Tea Party./s
Based on my gut feel and lying eyes the Rino Elites are going to be much saddened tomorrow...
I live in Houston and am very familiar with Medina, who is sleazier than Dewhurst. If you search you will find that a few years ago Medina’s home burnt down. The story is that Medina was having an affair, and his wife discover it and set the house on fire. Medina tried to help cover up the arson, but the matter went to a grand jury. The grand jury voted to indict, but the GOPe got the indictment set aside. The entire thing was swept under the rug. Here is the Chronicle story:
Medina was appointed by Perry for no reason other than than affirmative action. He has remained immune from criticism because he is a GOPe token “hispanic”. He is support by Perry and the other GOPe officeholders.
I know Devine, and I can say he is a far better lawyer than Medina; he is far more honest than Medina; he is incontrovertibly pro-life; and he is much more of a principled conservative than Medina.
There are no perfect candidates, but Devine would be a significant improvement over Medina.
If you live in Harris County, you might also take a look at Carl Pittman for Sheriff. Pittman was endorsed by Joe Arpaio. Guthrie seems to be another creature of the Harris County R establishment.
I know he was born in Canada so he cannot be President. He could be Atty General though.
They hid the polling place from me. I knew they would likely consolidate precincts, but they put it at a church about 4 miles from my home in a place difficult to find. Then there was a line almost out the door on the Republican side (nobody on the democrat side) as they had to write down the address information from the voter ID or drivers license of each voter - they didn’t have complete voter rolls for each precinct like they usually do. It took a long time. But I was like, hell, they’re not going to keep me from voting with a RINO-e trick like hiding the sausage. Cruz Missile, all the way.
Like Governor Dewhurst, they are not bad people, but they are not what we need right now in Washington, or Austin for that matter. They are ‘Compassionate Conservatives’ with soft hearts and we need people up there who will be willing to vote for possibly harsh austerity measures.
Oh good, I thought I was doing the right thing in voting for Christi Craddick, but I wasn’t quite sure.
“I know he was born in Canada so he cannot be President.”
For the record, Ted Cruz was born in Canada while his parents were working for the oil industry there, but was a U.S. citizen at birth under federal law. I’m not sure if his father was already a U.S. citizen at such time, but even if he wasn’t, Ted’s mother was a U.S. citizen who had resided in the U.S. for more than 10 years, at least 5 of which were after having turned 14, so Ted met the legal criteria to be a U.S. citizen at birth. The prevailing interpretation of constitutional scholars for a couple of centuries now is that a person who is a U.S. citizen at birth under U.S. law is, ipso facto, a natural-born citizen of the United States.
But Ted Cruz isn’t running for president, he’s running for the Senate (which merely requires being a U.S. citizen for the past 9 years), and, as you mentioned, he would be a more natural fit for Attorney General or Supreme Court Justice (which don’t even require being a U.S. citizen).
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