Texas Threatens Jail for International Election Observers

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    by Owen

    You have to love Texas sometimes.

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott further fueled the controversy on Tuesday when he sent a letter to the OSCE warning the organization that its representatives “are not authorized by Texas law to enter a polling place” and that it “may be a criminal offense for OSCE’s representatives to maintain a presence within 100 feet of a polling place’s entrance.”

    {extended} Texas sparks international row with election observers - The Hill's Global Affairs

    There is also another state - can't remember which - that is threatening the same! :clap2:
     
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    Alabama too

     
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    What is the Texas AG afraid of, what is he hiding?
     
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    If one has to explain to you why our country should not have one of its greatest freedoms,voting in a free election, observed by people from 3rd world oppressed countries....well you know...there is no hope and changy thing.
     
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    Someone quote me the statute to support AG Abbott's opinion, please, because any officer who arrests such a passive observer will be subject to charges of official intimidation.

     
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    This is a gross overreaction to these observers. This is not a big deal.
     
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    If you think elections in the US shouldn't be observed by impartial observers, you have a very uninformed view of American elections.
     
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    The UN should have no part of our elections and by sending in so called monitors requested by no surprise...

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    Now on this very board I see lefties saying there is no need for voter IDs because the elections are so fair and honest and uncorrupt. Hypocrisy.
     
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    I agree, voting is a great freedom. But tell me, how would international observers restrict anyone's vote?
     

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