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Tuesday, Nov. 6th is Election Day – the last chance voters in Texas have the opportunity to have their voice heard and cast their vote.
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You can vote from 7AM to 7PM at your precinct location. You must vote at your assigned precinct location (unless you live in Travis County, you can vote anywhere).
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What Should You Bring?
Yes, however the types of ID that are acceptable for voting in Texas are very broad. You may vote with any of the following forms of ID:
- Your voter registration card (whether current or expired)
- A driver’s license or personal identification card issued to you by the Texas Department of Public Safety. You may also bring a similar document issued to you by an agency of another state, even if the license or card has expired;
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- Your United States citizenship papers;
- Your United States passport;
- Official mail addressed to you by a governmental entity; or
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
AUSTIN, TX – Another former Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals endorsed Keith Hampton for Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals today. Baird joins former colleague of the Court, Judge Morris Overstreet, and Texas Supreme Court Justice Hightower in their endorsements of Keith Hampton.
“Keith will make an outstanding judge,” said Baird. “And I think judges across Texas share that view, though most can’t endorse him if they are subject to assignment.” Texas judges who are in active judicial service are ethically prohibited from endorsing other judges and judicial candidates.
“We need a fresh voice on the Court, and Keith is that voice,” said Baird. “While Keller escaped removal by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and impeachment by the Legislature, she will not be and should not be rewarded with re-election by Texas voters.” Continue reading
AUSTIN, TX – Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Jack Hightower weighed in today, endorsing Keith Hampton for Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals. Hightower joins Hampton’s endorsement from Judge Morris Overstreet, the first African-American elected statewide, announced two weeks ago.
“I have known Keith almost his whole life,” said Hightower, who knows Keith from his hometown roots in his district (Burkburnett, Texas). “He was voted best qualified by my fellow lawyers and judges, and won Lawyer of the Year just in the last five years. He is an accomplished lawyer and legal scholar, and I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t vote for him.”
Justice Hightower served the Texas Supreme Court for almost ten years before retiring. He has previously served as District Attorney, Texas State Senator, and Congressman for a North and West district spanning 33 counties, from Wichita Falls to Amarillo. Continue reading
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Keith Hampton Campaign Launches VoteNoSharonKeller.com
AUSTIN, TX – Today, Keith Hampton, candidate for Presiding Judge on the Court of Criminal Appeals launched a website to remind voters of Sharon Keller’s lethal behavior on the court.
“It is important that voters remember Keller’s history of abusing constitutional rights of defendants,” said Hampton. “As the highest criminal court in Texas, the decisions made here are literally life and death, and Sharon Keller continues to stand on the wrong side of history.”
The website focuses on the cases, opinions, and ethics complaints throughout Keller’s career on the Court of Criminal Appeals.
Two cases of note are the Michael Richard and Roy Criner cases. In the Richard case, Keller famously told a death-sentenced inmate’s lawyers, “We close at 5 p.m.” to their appeal filing. In the Criner case, Keller dismissed two DNA tests that proved Criner’s DNA was not at the scene of the crime. When asked how someone would prove their innocence if DNA wasn’t enough, Keller responded,”I don’t know. I don’t know.”
In addition to Keller’s court behavior, she faced a record $100,000 fine for withholding millions in personal assets from the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC).
“Not only did Keller lie to the TEC, but she did so when asking that the Judicial Conduct Commission (ultimately taxpayers) to pay for her legal fees during her defense of the Richard case,” said Hampton. “Keller is the moral compass of the court as Presiding Judge, it doesn’t get much worse.”
Keith Hampton: For the last twenty years, Keith has defended the Texas Constitution and the Constitution of the United States in hundreds of criminal cases. As an active member of the criminal defense bar, a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, Keith has tirelessly worked for fairness, integrity and justicefor all Texans. If elected, Keith Hampton will be the only judge who has handled death penalty cases in all stages of litigation – from accusation, trial, appeal and all post-conviction proceedings, including appearing before the Supreme Court of the United States.
AUSTIN, TX – Today, former Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Morris Overstreet announced his endorsement of Keith Hampton for Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
“Keith is exactly what the Court needs right now,” Overstreet said. “He has the intelligence, judicial temperament and integrity to mark a new day for the Court.”
Judge Overstreet was the first African-American elected to a statewide office in Texas history when he became a Judge on the Court of Criminal Appeals. A former prosecutor and judge from Amarillo, Overstreet served the Court for eight years, during which he authored over five hundred opinions.
“Keith Hampton will bring a depth and scope of scholarship and experience that will enrich the Court,” Overstreet said. “And I have no doubt he will ensure intellectually honest opinions.”
Hampton is running against Judge Sharon Keller, the incumbent judge who was condemned by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and punished with the largest fine in Texas history by the Texas Ethics Commission for her actions related to a death penalty case.