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  • Babin requests voter fraud investigation

    Babin for WebU.S. Representative Brian Babin (R-Woodville) Courtesy of https://babin.house.gov/

    By Chris Edwards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brian Babin (R-Woodville) announced on Monday, Dec. 21 that he will object to the Jan. 6, 2021 vote in the House of Representatives on certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

    Babin, along with 18 congressional colleagues spearheaded by GOP Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, sent a letter to request a hearing with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) and several other congressional committee chairs from both chambers. The aim of Babin and the others who signed on to the letter is to urge the congressional leadership to investigate and conduct hearings regarding voter fraud and election theft. “Confidence in our election process must be restored,” Babin said.

    According to a news release that accompanied the letter, if Congress refuses to act before the Jan. 6 date, Babin said he will object to the Electoral College vote as submitted on the House floor “on behalf of the millions of Americans, myself included, who do not trust the validity of this election.” The date of Jan. 6, 2021 is when Congress will count all of the Electoral College votes in a joint session.


    The Presidential race between President Donald Trump and Biden was met with controversy and allegations of voter fraud even before the election was called in Biden’s favor by the Associated Press and most major media outlets on Nov. 6.

    Trump had warned of the potential for fraud prior to the election with the use of mail-in, or absentee, ballots, and has alleged fraud in several states in which Biden carried the majority of electoral votes.

    In total, this year’s general election was a historic one for the Presidential race with a record turn-out, and record-breaking popular vote totals for both candidates. Biden won about 81.2 million votes, according to the AP, while Trump won about 74.2 million. Those tallies place both men at first and second place, respectively, in American history for vote earners in the Presidential race.

    The Electoral College certified the election win for Biden on Dec. 12 with the projected number of winning votes (306) to Trump’s 232.

    State Rep. James White (R-Hillister) voiced support for Babin’s move on social media. “Congressional objections to electors is constitutional and statutorily consistent. I fully support Congressman Babin in this constitutional function,” White said.

    In an interview on Newsmax show Greg Kelly Reports, conducted last week, Babin spoke to the issue. He referred the voter fraud as “an enormous risk to our democratic, constitutionally based republic.”

    “We haven’t had our day in court…we’re going to get our day in Congress on January 6,” Babin said.

    Babin also said in the interview that he had spent time on Monday with the President, some of the other legislators who signed onto the letter, Vice President Mike Pence and the President’s lawyer Rudy Giuiani.

    The President has continued to allege that widespread voter fraud was responsible for Biden’s win, and has made many claims on Twitter articulating such. On Christmas Eve, Trump tweeted that voter fraud is not “a conspiracy theory, it is a fact.”

    Many allegations of voter fraud have concerned the use of Dominion Voting Systems hardware and software, while some have claimed that deceased voters were not removed from the rolls. Earlier in the month, Babin penned the “You Must be Alive to Vote” act.

    Election officials uncovered one such case of a dead person voting in Pennsylvania. A man named Bruce Bartman is accused of unlawful voting and perjury over allegations that he pretended to be his dead mother in order to cast a ballot for Trump in November’s election.

     

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  • Judge Black issues peace bond warrants for Biden, Fauci

    ClydeBlack1FILE PHOTO Houston County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Clyde Black has issued peace bond warrants commanding that President Joe Biden and medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci be brought before him.

    By Alton Porter

    Houston County’s Precinct 1 justice of the peace has issued peace bond warrants commanding that President Joe Biden and his chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci be brought before him to answer to complaints brought by county residents.

    The warrants were issued Wednesday by JP Peace Clyde Black to “the sheriff or any constable of Houston County.”

    “You are commanded to take the body of Joseph Biden, Defendant,” states the warrant issued for the president, “and bring Defendant forthwith before me at the Justice of the Peace Office, in Houston County, Texas, then and there to answer a lawful complaint that Defendant has threatened and is about to commit against the person of John Doe-Multiple Citizens….”

    The warrant states Biden is about to commit offenses by “mandating allowed entry of illegal criminal immigrants; threatening illegal confiscation of personal firearms; endangering lives with mask mandates; ordering mandatory vaccinations; creating panic and fear with false pandemic numbers; creating danger with gender regulations in schools, against the laws of the State of Texas.”

    Biden was due in Texas today to see damage caused by the recent disastrous winter storms, visit food banks and to address other issues.

    The warrant for Fauci claims he has endangered lives—creating public fear and panic—and has engaged in policies denying medicine needed to fight disease and more.

    “In Texas, according to Chapter 7 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the authority for peace bonds is given to the JP (justice of the peace) in all Texas counties to try to ensure the peace by protecting threatened people or people who feel threatened from violence or further violence or harm to them or their family or property,” Black told the Courier in explaining why he issued the warrants. “That’s the nature (of the warrants). I was just doing my job.”

    He added that we issued the warrants after “people came to me” expressing concerns about their safety and other matters. Those people “are looking for help and they’re concerned about everything from their personal health to the health of their family and their rights under the Constitution.”

    “And as judge,” Black said, “part of my duty and obligation to the people who elected me is to enforce the laws of the state of Texas. When people come to me with a complaint, if it’s something in my jurisdiction, I’m kind of obligated to do that. I was just doing my job that my constituents elected me to do and that I’m sworn in obligation to the Constitution.”

    Asked what he expects to happen next, now that the warrants have been issued, Black said, “I’ve been issuing warrants and giving them to law enforcement for 15 years now. I have the same expectation I do of a game warrant that I issued. I expect law enforcement to act on it.

    “When I issue a warrant, I take it to local law enforcement. After that, I have no further action with it until the warrant is served. I don’t know how the law enforcement agencies works. I’m not in law enforcement; I’m a judge.”

  • Office of Emergency Management urging vaccinations

    virus logoFILE PHOTO - Coronavirus

    By PCNS Staff

    President Joe Biden set a goal Tuesday for 70% of the country’s adult population to receive at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot by July 4.

    Polk County is well on track for that mark when considering those who are 65 years of age and older. Of that age group, 67.80% in Polk County have been vaccinated with at least one dose, and 57.63% have been fully vaccinated.

    The totals aren’t as impressive amongst younger adults.

    According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 14,540 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID vaccine, and 10,612 people in Polk County have been fully vaccinated. There have been 24,102 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the county.

    The Polk County Office of Emergency Management has a total case count of 3,282 locally, with 1,493 of those confirmed positive, 1,789 probable and 136 cases that are active.

    They are still encouraging residents in Polk County to get vaccinated and remind all that COVID-19 is a vaccine-preventable disease.

    The virus and its impact are not diminishing. According to the health district, numbers in COVID-19 cases and COVID hospitalizations each day have slightly increased. There have been 112 fatalities and an estimated 3,034 recoveries.

    A pause was placed on the administration of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine April 13, but lifted April 23. The Texas Department of State Health Services recommends vaccine providers in Texas resume administering the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine following the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    The pause was recommended after reports of six cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals following administration of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. During the pause, medical and scientific teams at the FDA and CDC examined available data to assess the risk of thrombosis involving the cerebral venous sinuses, or CVST (large blood vessels in the brain), and other sites in the body (including but not limited to the large blood vessels of the abdomen and the veins of the legs) along with thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelet counts.

    The teams at FDA and CDC also conducted extensive outreach to providers and clinicians to ensure they were made aware of the potential for these adverse events and could properly manage and recognize these events due to the unique treatment required for these blood clots and low platelets, also known as thrombosis-thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS).

    The two agencies have determined the following:

    · Use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine should be resumed in the United States.

    · The FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.

    · The FDA has determined that the available data show that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older.

    · At this time, the available data suggest that the chance of TTS occurring is very low, but the FDA and CDC will remain vigilant in continuing to investigate this risk.

    VACCINE INFORMATION (POLK):

    PROVIDERS:

    Brookshire Brothers Pharmacies:

    936-327-4354 in Livingston, 936-398-9227 in Corrigan, 936-646-2488 in Onalaska

     

    CVS:

    936-327-2561

    Address: 1500 W. Church St., Livingston, TX 77351

    Vaccine: Phizer

    Vaccine Days: 7 days a week

    Administration Fee: No Charge Appointments: Online at https://www.cvs.com/content/coronavirus

     

    Wal-Mart Pharmacy:

    936-327-1294

    Address: 1620 W. Church St., Livingston, TX 77351

    Vaccine: Check availability online

    Vaccination Days: Check availability online

    Administration Fee: No charge Appointment Scheduling Information: https://corporate.walmart.com/covid-vaccine To Schedule an Appointment: Online at https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302

     

    Walgreens:

    936-327-1086

    Address: 1501 W. Church St., Ste. 500, Livingston, TX 77351

    Vaccine: Pfizer

    Vaccine Days: Daily While Supplies Last (check availability online)

    Administration Fee: No Charge Appointments: Online at https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19/location-screening

     

    Health Center of Southeast Texas:

    936-327-4660

    Address: 204 West Park Drive #200, Livingston, TX 77351

    Vaccine: Call to check availability

    Appointments: Call 936-327-4660

     

    West Park Primary Care:

    936-328-5820

    Address: 210 West Park Drive, Ste. 104, Livingston, TX 77351

    Vaccine: Call to check availability

    Appointments: Call 936-328-5820

     

    Livingston (HealthMart) Pharmacy:

    936-327-5510

    Address: 714 W. Church St., Livingston, TX 77351

    Vaccine: Call to check availability

    Vaccine Days: Daily While Supplies Last (check availability online)

    Administration Fee: No Charge

    Appointments: Call 936-327-5510

     

    Polk County Emergency Management:

    Clinic Location Address: Given upon Appointment

    Vaccine: Moderna

    Vaccination Days: Fridays

    Administration Fee: No Charge Appointments: Online at http://www.etxcovidvaccine.com

     

    Angelina County & Cities Health District:

    Sign up at: www.etxcovidvaccine.com. Those without internet access, can call the Coronavirus hotline at 936-630-8500 to register for a vaccine.