The Harris County Election Security Task Force

I hadn’t realized that this was a thing, but it was and I’m glad it was.

A task force formed to ensure the security of the November election in Texas’ biggest county has found no evidence of wrongdoing after finishing its work.

The Harris County Election Security Task Force was made up of the Harris County Precinct 1 constable’s office, the district attorney’s office, the county attorney’s office and the county clerk’s office. In a report published Friday, the task force said it “received approximately 20 allegations of wrongdoing that needed to be elevated to the level of a formal investigation.”

“Despite claims, our thorough investigations found no proof of any election tampering, ballot harvesting, voter suppression, intimidation or any other type of foul play that might have impacted the legitimate cast or count of a ballot,” the report says.


The task force operated from Oct. 13 through Nov. 3, which was Election Day, according to the report. Undercover officers made 6,311 visits to 122 early voting and 806 Election Day polling sites. The task force responded to 77 calls for service. And it used four explosive-detecting K-9 units to to make 323 sweeps of polling locations, as well as “continual sweeps” while voters dropped off ballots at NRG Stadium on Election Day. (The task force found no explosives.)

“We all worked together to ensure our elections, which are the lifeblood of democracy, were free and fair and that any and all allegations were thoroughly investigated,” Ogg said.

The report is here, and it’s an easy read. This is good from a pragmatic perspective, in that it was good for the various law enforcement agencies to work together and coordinate efforts, and it was good from a transparency perspective, as each incident is detailed along with the response and resolution. You should read through the incident reports, which begin on page 8 and are the bulk of the document. Incident #2 was the subject of some fever-swamp “reporting” on right wing websites – a fellow Democrat who had come across one of those stories emailed me about it early on, and I noted in my reply to them the various ways in which it sounded like BS – while incident #22 was the Aguirre situation, which the report noted was referred to the DA’s office. The fact that in addition to responding to calls from the public, the task force made regular proactive checks on voting locations to ensure their safety was retroactively reassuring to me. It also had an actual, positive effect, unlike the fear-mongering and snipe hunting our state leaders engaged in. Put this down as another innovation from 2020 that we should keep on doing in the future.

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4 Responses to The Harris County Election Security Task Force

  1. David Kerbow says:

    Thank you for your efforts. Please continue!

  2. Bill Daniels says:

    The foxes guarding the hen house have confirmed, after a lengthy investigation, that, no chickens were eaten, oh, and disregard the audio of a fox admitting to eating chickens and telling us where the chicken bones and feathers are. Everything’s fine, the foxes have investigated themselves, and they turned out to all be very innocent.

    I mean, Damien Thaddeus Jones is a Democrat whistleblower who reported on shenanigans by Borris Miles, She-Jack, and Biden’s erstwhile campaign manager Dallas Jones. But who investigates? The same team that Borris, She-Jack and Jones are on. Are we shocked that it was all swept under the rug?

    Having said that, if the Texas AG and Texas Rangers won’t investigate it, I guess they deserve to get away with it.

  3. C.L. says:

    Bill, I’d be more inclined to entertain your crackpot theories if you didn’t provide hyperlinks to crackpot theory websites.

  4. Manny says:

    Bill will you ever stop with the lies and racism.

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