Anti-LGBTQ Texas GOP Megadonor Charged With Two Felonies Related To 2020 “Voter Fraud” Search Incident

The Texas Tribune reports:

Conservative activist Steven Hotze on Wednesday was indicted on two felony charges related to his alleged involvement in an air conditioning repairman being held at gunpoint in 2020 during a bizarre search for fraudulent mail ballots that did not exist, according to his attorney, Gary Polland.

Hotze, 71, was indicted by a Harris County grand jury and faces one count of unlawful restraint and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The charges stem from Hotze’s hiring of more than a dozen private investigators to look for voter fraud in Harris County ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Read the full article.

Hotze last appeared on JMG when he left a voice mail for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, telling him to “shoot to kill” Black Lives Matter activists.

You may recall that Steven Hotze has compared gays to “communist termites” eating away at America’s moral fabric. He is also fond of declaring that it’s now a hate crime to denounce homosexuality.

It was Hotze who bankrolled the successful campaign to repeal Houston’s “wicked, evil, Satanic” LGBT rights ordinance, during which he compared gays to rapists and murderers.

According to Hotze, same-sex marriage will result in children “practicing sodomy” in kindergarten.

In 2017, he appeared here when he “prophesied” that God will deliver “just retribution” to lawmakers who vote for LGBT rights.

When he’s not calling on God to kill politicians or for the governor to kill Black Lives Matter activists, Hotze sells “miracle” supplements because high cholesterol doesn’t really cause heart disease.

Hotze regularly quotes QAnon slogans.

Longpole • 2 months ago

These old white trumper’s think they can get away with stuff just like Trump does.
This is why Trump is their hero.

mikeiver Longpole • 2 months ago • edited

Guess what, he will get away with it. This is the one star state we are talking about here. The state that put a black woman in jail for 5 years for attempting to vote with the help of a poll worker and a provisional ballot when she was banned. He will 100% be let off!

Gigi • 2 months ago

Republicans keep talking about voter fraud but it seems the only people committing voter fraud are Republicans.

Christopher Gigi • 2 months ago

It’s always projection with that lot.

Nic Peterson • 2 months ago

Dude is facing some serious charges but he is white, christian and conservative so this kind of behavior is what we should expect.

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