Fed-Up TX Leaders Take Stand, Tell Feds They Can’t Control Sovereign State

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    This is all about Dems who think they have all the power in the world when they have an agenda. They cite the constitution, even the bible, when they think it suits them but they usually tend to ignore it or claim it's a living document subject to change and reinterpretations.

    They want illegals to vote because the believe that will help them regain power. Period. We all know that if illegals tended to vote Republican, the left would have purged voter rolls ages ago and created stricter guidelines for registering, like proof of citizenship.





    "Under Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Lone Star State has been arguably the most aggressive in the union in terms of investigating and fighting voter fraud.

    Back in January, the state announced it had found 95,000 potential noncitizens who had registered to vote between 1996 and the present, at least 58,000 of whom had cast a vote in Texas elections.

    However, the aforementioned committees have taken an interest in this, mostly because Democrats profess to believe voter fraud doesn’t exist and is instead a pretext to oppress minority voters — as if somehow minorities were less able to obtain voter ID or follow voter registration laws.

    According to a news release from Paxton’s office, both committees wanted “privileged and confidential information related to ongoing voter fraud investigations.”

    And Texas said no.

    “Congress lacks authority to force a sovereign state to produce privileged and confidential documents, particularly those relating to active law enforcement efforts and litigation,” a letter from First Assistant Attorney General Jeff Mateer to the committees said."



    “The House of Representatives’ own rules expressly require their requests and investigations to be ‘related to, and in furtherance of, a legitimate task of Congress,'” Paxton’s office noted in the news release, citing Mateer’s letter.

    “There is no congressional power that involves a guarantee of voting rights to noncitizens under Texas law.”


    Fed-Up TX Leaders Take Stand, Tell Feds They Can't Control Sovereign State
     
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    I say good for them.

    But I would also like to see how many of the 95,000 are actually noncitizens. In most cases like this the vast majority are actually valid voters.
     
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    Post a few cases.
     
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    You know Paxton admitted that claim of 95000 illegal voters was bullshit, and he apologized for his hair on fire bullshit, don't you?
    Texas official apologizes for inaccuracy of voter purge list
     
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    It seems Americans are increasingly prone to ignore the House Democrats in their ham-handed attempts to intimidate them into complying with their every non-legal whim.

    A very good sign.
     
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    Ham handed? Paxton made a crazy claim, and they asked for any proof he might have for that claim. What's he afraid of?
     
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    Cons won’t let facts stand in their way .
     
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    It is NONE of the Houses Business what steps Texas takes legally in the matter.
     
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    You think trying to purge 95,000 voters from the rolls without a valid reason is legal?
     
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    It is FEDERAL LAW to purge Voter rolls no matter what democrats claim.
     
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