The headquarters of the Harris County Democratic Party was ravaged by anti-election and pro-revolutionary news the day before election day.
“The vandals used red spray paint to write ‘Election No, Revolution Yes,’ with a drawing of a sickle and hammer symbol on the front of the building. The front door was covered with dripping red paint,” the party said in a press release.
The locks to the office were also covered with superglue, so officials could not enter the building on Monday.
The officials said these attacks were a reaction to a possible victory for the Democrats in Texas.
“This is what happens when the Republicans lose,” said Harris County Democratic Party Chairwoman Lillie Schechter in a statement. “They use scare tactics and intimidation to scare voters.”
“This will not distract us from our mission to vote Democrats up and down and improve people’s lives through positive progressive politics,” she added.
For the first time in over four decades, the Democrats are hoping to actually win the Lone Star State. No Democratic presidential candidate has won Texas since Jimmy Carter in 1976. Four years ago, President Donald Trump won with a nine-point victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Texas Republicans are beginning to feel growing pressure as polls show the race is getting tighter.
On Sunday, the Texas Supreme Court rejected the Republicans’ motion to deny nearly 127,000 votes already cast in Harris County. The Republicans argue that the drive-thru vote in the mostly Democratic district – the most populous in the state – is not consistent with federal law and are seeking to reject ballots cast in this manner.
Efforts to get rid of the ballots from 10 drive-thru polling stations in Houston will now be left to a federal-level hearing on election night. The Democrats hope that Sunday’s decision by a purely Republican court will preempt Monday’s ruling.
Texas polling officials have also extended the election times this year. Since Thursday, eight polling stations in Harris County have been open for voting around the clock.
On Friday, voters in the district exceeded the total number of 2016 ballots cast. According to the Harris County Democratic Party, over 1.3 million votes were counted by Saturday morning at 1 a.m.
Texas is becoming an increasingly important state for both President Donald Trump and Democratic-nominated Joe Biden as tensions between the parties have escalated in the final weeks of the election.
On the last weekend of the 2020 election campaign, video footage showed a caravan of drivers carrying Trump 2020 flags meeting a Biden campaign bus driving from Austin to San Antonio.
The Biden campaign told CNN that “there were nearly 100 vehicles around the campaign bus. Due to security concerns following the incident, the Texas Democrats cancelled several campaign events on Saturday.
According to the Texas Tribune, the alleged harassment is now being investigated by the FBI.
Washington Newsday turned to the Harris County Democratic Party for comment, but did not hear a response prior to publication….