Paxton Sues 2 More School Districts for Unlawful Electioneering


AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed lawsuits against Huffman Independent School District (“ISD”) and Aledo ISD, alleging the misuse of state resources to sway political races through unlawful electioneering.

The legal action stems from a gathering at Hargrave High School, where the Huffman ISD Superintendent purportedly directed faculty to endorse 16 specific politicians backing particular policies. Furthermore, when staff requested a roster of the endorsed candidates, they were informed that a Huffman ISD administrator would provide it. Aledo ISD officials are similarly accused of leveraging school resources to advocate for specific political agendas.

These alleged transgressions run afoul of the Texas Election Code, which prohibits the utilization of “state or local funds or other resources of the district to electioneer for or against any candidate, measure, or political party.”

While hindered from pursuing criminal charges under the Texas v. Stephens ruling by the Court of Criminal Appeals, Attorney General Paxton pursued civil injunctive measures. Paxton cautioned that engaging in illegal electioneering constitutes criminal behavior, potentially subjecting offenders to prosecution by local authorities. Despite the current inability to criminally prosecute violators, Paxton reiterated his commitment to safeguarding the integrity of Texas elections through all available avenues.

These litigations represent a continuation of Paxton’s broader campaign to combat the surge of illicit electioneering statewide. Castleberry ISD has already consented to an injunction against such activities, while Frisco ISD has been placed under temporary restraining measures. Legal actions have also been initiated against Denton ISD and Denison ISD for comparable infractions.

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It is only fitting that a Drew Darby add is in the story. The question is how about the SAISD? I attended a meet and greet with Stormy Bradley and a "Retired" public school teacher went on and on with previously publicly distributed speaking points from Drew Darby. The endless repetitive droning reminded me of recordings of Joseph Goebbels. The bottom line is this is a battle between a Texas Teachers Union whose students rank 41st in the country and someone that wants to improve our students lot and help our teachers as well. With the voucher system in place Florida placed 14th in K-12 and number one if you include college and university. With both Governor Abbott's and President Trump's endorsement any real Republican should be voting for Stormy. All the rest of the nonsense is pure Goebbels.

I don't know why everyone forgets that the über-leftist communists were keen on authoritarian droning and even, to this day, have a taste for the old genocide (China).

Not necessarily knocking the comparison, but I imagine a better one could be made. And not that public school curriculums really elucidate these facts... So most don't get it.

At least this prepresentative of the local educators wasn't busy arranging a tryst with underage students, as is so common these days.

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