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Why Did Harris Counties EA Rent Out a 30k sqft Warehouse for Voting Equipment When The Department has a Election Technology Warehouse?
A few nights ago, I was perusing through the Elections Department contracts, when I found a lease Isabel Longoria had signed for a thirty thousand square foot warehouse “to hold election equipment” citing “fire code hazards” this contract
I found this extremely curious, since the Elections Department already has an Election Technology warehouse and office in the counties building. Apparently “the Elections Administrator has a 30k+ sq ft deficit in space. This lease will help alleviate the space deficit and will lead to the Elections Technology Center coming into compliance with the fire code.”
How do you lack 30K square feet for elections equipment in this scenario?
On October 26, 2021 the election administrator, Isabel Longoria entered a 2 year lease, costing the county 25 thousand a month to lease out a massive warehouse in order to “hold election equipment” Upon inspecting the lease contract, I uncovered that G&I X Industrial Houston, LP, a Delaware limited partnership is part of DRA Advisors a real estate company based out of New York City.
The one thing which I do not understand, is why would the Elections Department need, “more space to store the election equipment” when the county has a brand new Election Technology Center built after a terrible fire back in August 2010 which burnt the last department down to the ground with all new voting machines the county had just bought in the warehouse.
I uncovered that the Election Administrator had submitted a study to be conducted by AutoArch Architects regarding the existing counties building space and the Election Technology Center.
When I went into the counties auditors site, I found a invoice for 20 thousand for AutoArch Architects. I presume this was from the study in which they conducted on the behalf of the Elections Administrator, Isabel Longoria.
So I must ask, was this a way for the Election Department to just enrich their cronies in New York, or what???