IF TEXAS DOES NOT HEAR FROM JONES TODAY, ELECTION IS OVAH!
By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2018 Journal GlobaLinks)
FILIPINO AMERICAN Gina Ortiz Jones has conceded her cliff-hanging election loss to the congressional seat at the 23rd District of Texas last Nov. 19
in last month’s general elections but she has until today, Dec. 6, to decide if she is going to request a recount.
In an email message, Sam Taylor, the Communications Director of the Texas Secretary of State, told PM, the philamessenger.com ,Wednesday that while re-elected Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “has canvassed the final results yesterday, Ms. Jones has until 5 p.m. tomorrow to request a recount.
“Unless she changes her mind in the next 24 hours, there will be no recount in TX-23.”
Governor Abbott’s final results showed Ms. Jones shaving the lead of incumbent Will Hurd by 224, from 1150 at the close of the Nov. 6 elections down to 926 as the Republican Hurd tallied 103,285 votes or 49.17% against Democratic candidate Jones’ 102,359 votes or 48.73%.
GINA ORTIZ JONES TWITTER POST
In her Twitter post on Nov. 19, Ms. Jones said, “Our campaign was based on the belief that everyone is equal - equally deserving to be heard at the ballot box and served in our communities. While we came up short this time, we ran a race of which we can be proud.
“After election results were canvassed in Medina County this morning (Nov. 19) and across the district over the previous days, Gina Ortiz released the following statement:
"EVERYONE IS EQUAL"
“Our campaign was based on the belief that everyone is equal - equally deserving to be heard at the ballot box and served in our communities.
“We worked hard to make this a reality, understanding this is the only path toward the more perfect union that our founders envisioned.
“While we came up short this time, we ran a race of which we can be proud. I remain committed to serving my community and country, and I wish Will Hurd the courage to fight for TX-23 in the way in which our district deserves.”
Had Jones won, she would have been the 32nd first-time House members, who broke the record by seven more than the record set for freshmen women during the 1992 “Year of the Woman” election.
WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRST FIL AM IN THE HOUSE
She would have also become the first Filipino American woman in the U.S. Congress.
At the close of the canvassing on Nov. 6, Jones was trailing Republican incumbent Will Hurd by a slim 1,150 votes when she collected 101,753 votes or .49% against Hurd's 102,903 votes or 49%, according to records of the Texas' Secretary of State's office.
But in her twit that day, Ms. Jones said, “#TX23, did you cast a provisional ballot? TOMORROW (11/13) (Tuesday) is the deadline to make sure your vote is counted. Every voice deserves to be heard and every vote must be counted. Call 1-844-TX-VOTES or fill out your information here.
She said, “This is not over—every vote matters and must be counted. The TX-23 Congressional race is too close to call and, at present, only 0.5% separates Gina from Will Hurd. Provisional, absentee, mail-in, and military/overseas ballots are still being counted and, in a race this close, every vote matters.
“If you cast a provisional ballot, you have until Tuesday 11/13 at 5:00 p.m. to make sure your vote counts. CALL 1-844-TX-VOTES OR ENTER YOUR INFORMATION BELOW and we will contact you.”
“Provide us your Name, E-Mail and Phone Number” and you will be contacted.
She also asked to provide name, email and phone number if someone observes irregularity by describing the irregularity.
Notes to our dear readers: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
It’s not free to put together stories, photos and video clips that you read here. We have to pay for copies of the court records that we obtain from various court sources in the United States. We also have to buy our still cameras and video cameras. We spend hours collecting, reading, verifying and typing our stories and editing those photos and video clips. And we cannot do this forever for free. If you are reading this now for free, this is just an announcement that next time, you want to read our articles and photos and view our videos, you will be paying for a subscription to get access to the premium and explosive contents of our website by putting your credit card information in our system or by paying thru Paypal. We also accept donations. We reserve our right to unilaterally and arbitrarily increase our rates.
What you read here is for your personal information only and not to be shared with others. You will not be allowed to download, copy-paste, take a screenshot of our products, without our permission and without registering and subscribing to our website.
If you want to share our products to media outlets, these media outlets should get in touch with us and pay for one-time, one-outlet publication/broadcast. Media outlets using our products cannot alter nor delete the contents of our product, including the name/s of the author/s and the name of our outlet to preserve the integrity of our product. Our product should not appear in the sister publication/s or affiliate/s of the designated authorized outlet. Otherwise, we will exercise our rights against violators under International Copyright laws.
Thank you for your continued patronage.