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Lina Hidalgo challenger Alex Miler to contest county election results

In a tweet late Thursday night, Alex Miler, the Republican nominee who lost to incumbent Democrat Lina Hidalgo in the November race for the Harris County judgeship, said she would contest the results of the contest after reviewing available public data.

“After reviewing all publicly available data, I have decided to apply to run in the light of the post-election assessment provided by Harris County Election Commission Administrator Clifford Tatum,” Miler. said in a statement attached to her tweet. “It is unforgivable that after two months the public did not know whether and to what extent the voices were suppressed. Far from a “success” as described in the report, there were significant operational problems throughout the election period. A day that casts doubt on whether the counties’ failures have robbed voters of the right to vote.”


Miler described the county’s analysis of problems that arose at a number of polling stations on Election Day as “an excuse the dog ate my homework” and accused officials of not making the necessary effort to investigate.


“I do not have the backing of the government to investigate the cases with the seriousness and effort that justifies reports of voter suppression, but I do have the opportunity to exercise my legal rights as a candidate,” Miler said. “My decision to apply to run for elections is mainly about protecting the right to vote in free and fair elections.”

“There aren’t many things that Lina Hidalgo and I agree on,” Miller concluded, “but of course we can both agree that it’s not American to suppress voices.”

A first-time political candidate, Miler raised millions of dollars for the campaign against Hidalgo in 2022. Republican recognized the election at 9:25 am PT on November 9, 2022, the morning after the polls close. In the final results, Hidalgo won about 16,000 votes against her challenger.

On Wednesday evening, Hidalgo’s team announced that the judge was taking temporary leave to deal with a “family matter” and would not be attending the first sessions of the 2023 session starting on Monday, January 9th.





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