Democrats are running out of plays to tip the scales their way before the Midterm elections.
But without a massive GOP turnout, they may not need any more.
Because this Federal judge is going to bone-chilling lengths to play politics over ballots.
There are few issues that are as pressing to the future of American democracy as election integrity.
This ought to be a nonpartisan concern, but the Left has already managed to turn this into an entirely partisan problem.
But a federal judge just locked up two activists for trying to keep elections secure.
Nothing infuriates the Left like election integrity
For many years now, the right has stood for basic and common sense election integrity.
This has come in the form of advocating for voter ID laws and other common sense reforms to make elections fair and transparent.
Two people who have dedicated themselves to this cause are Gregg Phillips and Catherine Engelbrecht of the election integrity organization True The Vote.
Unsurprisingly, these two have come under a full on assault, including from election software company Konnech.
This is because the two rightfully questioned some of the dubious practices undertaken by Konnech, and as a result Konnech has filed a civil suit against them.
This suit has made its way to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and is being overseen by Judge Kenneth Hoyt.
Unfortunately, Hoyt appears to be going out of his way to help Konnech.
Judge orders election integrity activists jailed
Hoyt ordered Phillips and Engelbrecht held in contempt of court last Thursday for failing to divulge a confidential source.
As a result, the two are scheduled to be jailed this Monday morning without bond.
But this is just the latest of Judge Hoyt’s mission to silence Truth the Vote.
The most egregious move happened when Judge Hoyt granted Konnech’s request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) – aka a gag order – against Engelbrecht and Phillips.
This made it impossible for the two to access Konnech’s technology and as a result make their case.
But this is where things get interesting. On October 4th, Konnech’s defamation case should have been entirely destroyed when Konnech’s CEO, Eugene Yu, was arrested for illegally storing the personal data of American election workers on servers in China.
However Judge Hoyt proceeded in the civil case as if nothing had happened at all.
Judge Hoyt went as far to issue the gag order against True the Vote, conservative commentator Emerald Robinson reported.
True the Vote elaborated on the gag order in a press release, stating “True the Vote was sued last month by Konnech to try to silence our organization, including obtaining an ex-parte TRO, conducted in secret so that True the Vote had no opportunity to contest it. This TRO limited True the Vote’s ability to speak on the litigation.”
The statement went on to say “Today Konnech CEO Eugene Yu was arrested based on alleged evidence of the very activities he and his organization attempted to suppress. Konnech was assisted by many reporters who unblinkingly accepted their now discredited claims as fact, and simply repeated them.”
The bottom line is that by every account Judge Hoyt is not doing his duty to be a fair and impartial judge. In fact, he appears to be doing the exact opposite.
It will be interesting to see where this case goes next.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.