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You state in your objection that jurisdiction needs to remain in the current location because he is married to a court employee and that the judge has had interaction personally with the children and as such this creates an appearance of impropriety and bias such that is supposed to be avoided under the Judicial Cannons and Ethics Rules. You need to tell all of the facts and attach copies of the text messages as support.
At this point you need to consider getting an attorney involved immediately, because having one would certainly stop this in its tracks.
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Absolutely you can keep the case in your county. The second argument in your motion is that you reside in the other county, which makes jurisdiction in your county still appropriate.
If you cannot afford an attorney, then legal aid is your best place to try. However, before you go to legal aid, call around to some family attorneys at http://www.hg.org or http://www.lexmundi.com and while I know that it is tough financially to pay for an attorney, most will negotiate some with you and try to get your ex to pay your fees, but to keep your child and not get railroaded by your ex it is well worth it.
You can file an objection as you are going to do and you can raise that issue in the objection and ask the court in your objection for sanctions for him providing false information to the court. This will all be part of your objection to his motion.