For some time now, we've known that a Democratic sweep was a very real possibility, but I don't know that any of us realized what a tremendous margin was coming. When you lose judges like Kristin Guiney, Ryan Patrick, Stacey Bond, and Brock Thomas, it becomes pretty clear that our little world is ultimately controlled by voters who know nothing of the judges' reputations or what they've done to make this System better.
Devon Anderson's loss was a foregone conclusion. Even if she had been in the good graces of the Republican Party, it wouldn't have saved her from the ultimate outcome of what happened tonight.
The straight ticket voters who pulled the Democratic lever (as of this writing) outnumbered the Republican straight ticket voters by over 65,000 votes.
Once again, we are sadly reminded that partisan politics have absolutely no place in the Criminal Justice System.
My personal belief is that a backlash against Donald Trump is what sunk Republicans in Harris County. The irony (as of this writing) is that it appears he's going to succeed in his race, while he left a trail of destruction in Harris County.
I would say that I'm stunned, but this is a repeat of 2008 -- just with more dramatic margins. The more interesting analysis will be whether or not Harris County voting blue is a permanent thing.