Skip to comments.Reports: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Broke Laws at Polling Place, Harassed Poll Watchers
Posted on 10/22/2010 10:19:13 AM PDT by kristinn
There are two reports that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) violated electioneering laws inside a polling place and harassed poll watchers at the Acres Home Multiservice Community Center on October 18th.
Liberty Pundits has two eyewitness anonymous sources, a poll watcher and an election clerk, who describe Rep. Jackson Lee speaking with and shaking hands of voters inside a polling place located in the same building as her district office and getting in the faces of poll watchers
KPRC 950 host Michael Berry (@28:45) interviewed Houston poll watcher Catherine Engelbrecht of King Street Patriots/True The Vote on October 19th about what was relayed to her by poll watcher Marcia Ferguson.
Engelbrecht said that the poll watcher complained to the election judge that Jackson Lee was violating the law by campaigning inside the polling place by shaking hands with voters waiting in line to vote.
Engelbrecht did not know the whole story of what happened other than the poll watcher complaining.
Liberty Pundits had a fuller account from their sources who asked for anonymity for their safety:
So the source, a poll watcher, went into the room housing the voting booths and there stood Congresswoman Lee shaking hands with voters and greeting othersclearly electioneering. The poll watcher then went to one of the clerks and asked the presiding judge to take care of it.
While this occurred, the poll watcher heard Lee loudly say to the crowd in the voting area,Ive heard a lot of complaints about voter intimidation by poll watchers. I am not going to allow voter intimidation.
The poll watcher started writing the incident down.
Lee then went to the poll watcher and asked,Whats your name? Who do you represent?
A poll watcher is not allowed to speak in the polling area, so directed Congresswoman Lee to the presiding judge. The poll watcher said that Congresswoman Lee indicated that she wanted names to report to the Department of Justice for voter intimidation.
The presiding judge asked Congresswoman Lee to leave.
... This account is backed up by another worker there, an election clerk, who also wished to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. He relayed concern for his safety.
The election clerk described the poll watchers as timid. He said that they stayed out of the way, were quiet and and did not talk to any voters.
He confirms that Congresswoman Lee was, in fact, back near the voting booths and talking to the presiding judge but he did not overhear her conversation but saw her from a distance. He estimated that Sheila Jackson Lee was within 10 feet of the voting machines but was not herself voting. He also witnessed Congresswoman Lee talking to the poll watcher but again, could not hear the contents of the conversation.
The clerk corroborated the poll watchers report that there were consistent election law violations in the polling places.
There have been no reports in the media about this reported egregious violation of the law by by a U.S. Congresswoman.
H/t Dan Riehl and BlogHouston.net
This is the same woman whom demanded to buy a silencer at a gunshow, and in front of an ATF agent, was not arrested for the violation of “conspiracy to violate the National Firearms Act of 1934”.
She’s black. So the law doesn’t apply.
The Presidents wife did with on backlash so why not.
I'd loved to have answered, "What's that weird thing on your head? How many flags are there on Mars?"
sounds like these poll watchers are going to need video recording cell phones...
Send all info to Drudge, Breitbart, Rush, Hannity, Malkin, to expose; 24/7. Exposure is all the RATs fear.
Doucment everything; in writing and video tape.
Exactly. Neither this racist not Michelle Obama violated any laws. The laws don't apply to blacks at a polling place, so they can't be violated. just ask Attorney General Holder and anyone who tried to vote at a New Black Panthers patrolled polling place in 2008.
How many flags are there on Mars?”
Right. And she’s smarter than those who continue to vote for her.
when we trained in Ohio for 2008...
we were told the cellphones pictures and video were not welcome in the polling station...
they were intimidating to the voters.
TIMID poll watchers? Little old ladies? Where are the tough looking Marine types?
Gawd, don’t we have anyone with guts anymore?
Queen Shiela alert
Not only is she black, but she’s also a good Democrat. The laws are invoked only if “evil” Republicans are in violation or suspected of something. Good Democrats, since they are good Democrats, never ever violate laws or ethical standards. (sarcasm)
Not welcome? But was it illegal?
Meanwhile a sign asking people not to cheat is a bad thing?
Mooshele and Moosheila team up.
I am so utterly embarrassed that Sheila Jackson Lee is from Texas. I am filled with shame each time this dolt opens her mouth and stupid falls out or she pulls a stunt that would earn someone with less melanin a quick trip to the local jail.
Truly sad that her constituents continue to vote for her year after year.
Maybe this was the hope and change Oboma campaigned about. So far, he's destroyed the economy, created a record deficit, produced a record number of homeless, set a new food stamp record, lost millions of jobs, so why not destroy the elections, too? He might as well go for it all. His voters would be eternally grateful if he made everyone in the country as miserable and as self loathing as they are.
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