East Mountain is located mostly in Upshur County with a small part located in Gregg County.
During Upshur County's 2016 Presidential Election 82.5% voted Republican, 14.9% voted Democrat, and 2.7% voted for other candidates. In Gregg County's 2016 Presidential Election 68.9% voted Republican, 28.0% voted Democrat, and 3.1% voted for other candidates.
During the 2018 Republican Party Primary, voters had the opportunity to vote on proposition #7. This proposition gave voters the chance to voice their opinion if they were "In Favor" or "Against" this following statement: " I believe abortion should be abolished in Texas." In Upshur County, out of 4,940 votes, 3,935 voted in favor of the idea of abolishing abortion in the state of Texas and 1,005 voted against the idea abolishing abortion in the state of Texas. In Gregg County, out of 9,161 votes, 6,831 voted in favor of the idea of abolishing abortion in the state of Texas and 2,330 voted against the idea abolishing abortion in the state of Texas.
The population of the city of East Mountain is 797.
On July 20th the City Council of East Mountain voted on the Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance. The vote was 3 for and 2 abstaining.
In taking this action the City of East Mountain became the fourteenth city to outlaw abortion in the nation.
In the News
KETK - July 21st, 2020
By Patrick Cunningham
The Texan - July 21st, 2020
By Daniel Friend
Disrn - July 21st, 2020
By Bryan Brammer
Life News - July 21st, 2020
By Micaiah Bilger
Live Action - July 22nd, 2020
By Mark Lee Dickson
Faith & Freedom Coalition - July 22nd, 2020
Life Site News - July 22nd, 2020
By Martin Burger
The Epoch Times - July 22nd, 2020
By Matthew Vadum
The World View in 5 Minutes - July 23rd, 2020
By Jonathan Clark
About the Ordinance
The East Mountain Ordinance
First Pitch / Vote
July 20th, 2020
Result: Ordinance Passed, 3 for with 2 abstaining.
Result of Vote
Surgical and Medical abortions are outlawed in East Mountain, Texas.