Judges Aren’t Kings. This One Didn’t Get the Memo.

Daily Signal: In the United States, we don’t have kings or queens of any variety.

Still, some judges apparently think they are philosopher-kings, and an order released Tuesday by a federal district court judge in Texas shows he may be in that group.

Judge Fred Biery’s order that state officials allow mail-in voting for all eligible voters in upcoming elections seems totally disconnected from the law and reads like a manifesto from a wannabe philosopher-king, complete with rhetorical flourishes, endnotes, and appendices.  

There are many issues with the opinion.

First, issues of Texas state law are still working their way through Texas state courts—and federal courts often abstain from ruling in such situations.  

Second, Biery brushed aside the concerns of state officials over potential voter fraud, stating in colorful language, “The Court finds the Grim Reaper’s scepter of pandemic disease and death is far more serious than an unsupported fear of voter fraud in this sui generis experience.” He went on to say, “Indeed, if vote by mail fraud is real, logic dictates that all voting should be in person.”

Hold on. 

He acknowledges that between 2005 and 2018, there were 73 prosecutions in Texas for voter fraud, but he buries in the endnotes that “[a]lmost half of [these fraud] cases involved the improper use of absentee ballots, where voter fraud occurs most often.” That’s consistent with information compiled by The Heritage Foundation in its election fraud database.

So, if half of the recorded voter fraud incidents in Texas involved absentee ballots, and research shows that is where voter fraud most often occurs, why reject the state’s concerns that incidents of voter fraud will increase when the use of absentee ballots increases? read more

21 Comments on Judges Aren’t Kings. This One Didn’t Get the Memo.

  1. No kings and queens? What about obama, pelosi, feinstein, newsome, Whitmer, Judge Sullivan, oprah, etc. The list is endless of people being bowed to as “Your Hinyness.”

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  2. If the US was run like a peace full Middle East country, we would take illegal voters outside and behead them in a civilized manner so the need for prisons is kept down.

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  3. “Daily Signal: In the United States, we don’t have kings or queens of any variety.”

    Well, we have drag queens, drama queens, and homo queens. I guess that kinda invalidates your premise. Ohhhh,,,,,you meant royalty. Never mind.

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  4. The Democrat push for “vote at home” (as they seem to be starting to call it) this November seems to indicate they keep the current lockdown restrictions in place at least till then, otherwise there would be no need for it.

    No matter what methods are used to vote, the side that loses will believe the side that wins cheated and stole the election from them.

    There is no practical way to resolve this dilemma and gain all the peoples trust in the outcome, any attempt to do so will be considered rigging the vote by one side or the other.

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  5. @Anonymous
    MAY 25, 2020 AT 1:49 PM:

    Except logic and empirical evidence tells us which side is lying, and which side benefits from voter fraud. If only we had a free press.

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  6. Caller into Chris Plante show in Montgomery County MD received 4 mail in ballots recently. One each for him and his wife. Legit.
    One for his son who moved out of state years ago.

    One for his father who died 25 years ago.

    Yeah. This is on the up and up.

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  7. I agree with the Judge on one point: That voting in person (with photo ID) is the best way to eliminate voter fraud.

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  8. I agree with the American initiated purple finger ink used in Iraq.

    Sorry about you folks who work with PVC pipe for a living. Heh.

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  9. I live in Texas and this idiocy won’t stand, it’ll get overturned on appeal, no doubt about it.

  10. Sounds like Judges need the equivalent to CEU’s, where they’re educated on current cases of law.
    Like all the vote scams that have been uncovered, for instance.

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