New Harris County Elections Administrator Clifford D Tatum Only Qualifications are His Ability to Screw up Elections and to Not Pay His Taxes

New Harris County Elections Administrator Clifford D Tatum Only Qualifications are His Ability to Screw up Elections and to Not Pay His Taxes

Clifford D. Tatum moved to Harris County, Texas in August 2022 to accept the position of Harris County Elections Administrator. He replaced embattled Isabel Longoria, who so badly mishandled her job duties during her short-lived tenure, she was forced to resign in disgrace July 2022.

From the research I’ve done on Clifford Tatum, it seems his best qualification is to make “Third World Countries” elections look pristine compared to the trainwreck that ensues after Tatum takes the reign.

Here are Tatum’s qualifications, which on the surface, look impressive, until one takes a deeper look:

Tatum served as Chief Information Security Officer on the DC Board of Elections from December 2019- July 2022

Tatum served as General Counsel for Election Assistance Commission, US from December 2015-October 2019

From October 2011-December 2015, Tatum was the Executive Director of District of Columbia Board of Elections

From March 2007-December 2011 he was the Principal at ECLS Consulting, which provided expertise in elections, cybersecurity and advisory over elections

During the 2012 DC Elections, where Tatum served as the Executive Director of District of Columbia Board of Elections, election overseers and constituents compared to the elections he oversaw as “Voting in a third-world Country.” The election was plagued by long lines, multiple ballot errors and malfunctioning equipment.

During the November DC Elections of 2014, Tatum was under intense scrutiny for not handling the elections smoothly. He even halted the vote count for hours during the city’s 2014 April primaries months earlier under suspicious circumstances. The following year he accepted the position as General Counsel for Election Assistance Commission.

In September 2019, the Election Assistance Commission voted to fire Clifford Tatum and Brian Newby for failure to secure their states election systems. The decision came after Tatum and Newby faced severe, extensive criticism from inside and outside the EAC for undermining its election security work and ignoring, micromanaging and mistreating staff.

Both men were accused of serious personal mismanagement and occasional hyper-partisanship by executive leadership at the EAC.

The Taxman Cometh, but not for Tatum

Then there is a little matter of Tatum’s inability to pay his “Fair Share” of the tax burden most Americans face.

For six-years, tax years of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to be exact, it appeared that Tatum missed filing his taxes, and owes $108,209.02, not counting penalties and interest.

Notice of Federal Income Tax Liens against Clifford D Tatum

2013– $8928.29

2014– $6287.41

2015– $7196.40

2016– $32814.95

2017– $23023.92

2018– $29958.05

Total Tax Liens– $108,209.02

The only conclusion we can make is that wherever Clifford Tatum has run the elections where he was entrusted to, disaster was soon to follow.

Plus, the fact that for six years has failed to pay his taxes shows that Harris County did not do their homework when making the decision to hire Tatum as Harris County Elections Administrator.

But then again, maybe that was the goal of Lina Hidalgo and Rodney Ellis?

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Joseph Menslage

As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.