Skip to comments.Sheila Jackson Lee wants DOJ to monitor tea partiers at polls
Posted on 10/29/2010 11:13:59 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether tea party groups are intimidating black and Hispanic voters in her district.
Jackson Lee has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to send poll monitors to her district on Nov. 2 to make sure the King Street Patriots, a local conservative voter turnout and tea party group, arent stopping people from voting.
Many of these incidents of voter intimidation have been occurring in predominately minority neighborhoods and have been directed at African-Americans and Latinos, she said in the letter. It is unconscionable to think that anyone would deliberately employ the use of such forceful and intimidating tactics in 2010 to undermine the fundamental, constitutional right to vote.
I urge you to order an immediate investigation into these incidents and call for the Department of Justice to send poll monitors to Harris County immediately to ensure a safe and neutral voting environment during the Nov. 2 election, Jackson Lee wrote.
Lee says the tea party group is sending in poll watchers who have been trained to aggressively monitor voters by standing directly behind them.
The King Street Patriots have also gone after Jackson Lee, saying Jackson Lee is asking for votes right outside polling places.
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Wow I did not know her district had any Republicans in it?
She is an ass
Perdue to import foxes to guard hens!
Well of course she does. How can she cheat if people catch them all the time?
Sorry Sheila, they’re busy right now searching for the flag Armstrong and Aldrin set up on Mars.
Yeah ... never mind the NBPP guys in balck fatigues, combat boots, and carrying night sticks. < / sarc
She was guilty of electioneering in a polling place herself just days ago.
Democrats make me sick!
I want the DOJ to be monitoring the ethically challenged Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas).
Funny that no specific incidents were cited!!
Wouldn’t matter if Jackson Lee was inside flipping the levers on the machines. Once they reach 100% that’s it ~ and it will be 100% in those districts no matter who runs or who counts the votes!
What? Are we going to get a grilling before we vote as to whether we attended a Tea party?
What constitutes a “tea party person”, you dolt Sheila J Lee?
I have been a poll watcher this week and there is no way I would have been allowed in the area where people were actually voting.
Doesn’t that pig realize that the DOJ has already outsourced that job to the New Black Panther Party?
Words fail me.
Interesting since the camera addicted Lee has been making the rounds of early voting places violating the electioneering Laws.
She thinks she has the pathetic Houston Media (which is true) behind her.
THIS MUST BE PUT ON THE TEA PARTY ALERT LIST!!!!!!
I don’t know what you guys are talking about! I take my lilly white butt down to the hood and intimidate black and latino voters every election. I’ve been shot 473 times, and I’m telling you, you DO get use to it.
BFD. I want the DOJ to monitor Sheila Jackson Lee for polling irregularities.
Never mind Republicans; does it have any Americans in it?