HOUSTON (FOX 26) - The leadership of Harris County's chief prosecutor is on the brink of rejection. As early voters began casting their ballots, those looking to unload District Attorney Devon Anderson spoke of miscues, including the recent use of her opponent's sexual orientation as a divisive issue.
"We had a lesbian mayor for six years," said voter Justin Moffitt. "We are a diverse city. We accept everybody. And I think that was a misplaced card."
"There have been a series of mistakes in that office over the last few years and I think the person now holding that office has proven they can't hold that office," said voter Charles Drayden.
The mistakes and controversies have sliced Anderson's support in multiple directions with moderate women repelled by the forced jailing of a rape victim and many conservatives appalled by the prosecution of anti-abortion activists in the Planned Parenthood hidden camera case.
Texas Right to Life representatives not only refused to endorse the Republican incumbent, but have also actively campaigned against her.
It's a position that executive director Elizabeth Graham says will not change now that Anderson is behind and could desperately use the help.
"Regrettably she has established a pattern of betraying pro-lifers and pro-life voters," said Graham. "Once is a mistake, but twice is a pattern."
Thanks in large part to the bankrolling of billionaire activist George Soros, Kim Ogg, Democratic candidate for DA, is plastering the broadcast airwaves with ads leaving Anderson little room to claw back voters. That has led Rice University political analyst Mark Jones to all but call the race.
"At this stage, it would probably take a miracle for Devon Anderson to win re-election this fall," said Jones. "The deck is stacked against her. With Trump at the top of the ticket, that's a millstone around her neck."