Skip to comments.Justice Department to Monitor Elections in Texas
Posted on 05/25/2012 10:25:30 PM PDT by Rabin
The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor primary elections on May 29, 2012, in Fort Bend, Harris and Jefferson Counties in Texas, to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and other federal voting rights statutes. The Voting Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group. In addition, the act requires certain covered jurisdictions to provide language assistance during the election process.
(Excerpt) Read more at justice.gov ...
Heck maybe they can just send the Black Panthers down
with their night sticks they reek of justice.
Can/t wait to see what the Governor of Texas has to say about this.
Well, lookit this. Houstonians need to scream it from the rooftops that the DOJ will be at every polling place.
The fact that they don’t care about absentee and early tells me the fix is IN for those three areas.
Eric Holder just hates Republican voting Texas. Think he’d like to put a fence around our state and declare us an enemy nation - you know, all these legal guns and preppers down here who have several Bibles in the house.
Every state office holder is a Republican and we have the majority in the Texas House and Senate.
Ya’ll come down and visit this freedom state. Holder can stay in Washington. We don’t need his liberal kind down here.
“Forget uniformed Black Panthers wielding weapons at polling places; we are more concerned about fabricating infractions to intimidate Republican states.”
The Sheriff of each of these counties should announce that they will be personally monitoring the Just-us Dept.folks—you know, so they don’t step on a fire ant hill or sumthin’.
I would love for them to try and stop me from voting.
“Heck maybe they can just send the Black Panthers down
with their night sticks they reek of justice.”
Ahh, we have Texas Rangers and they wouldn’t take kindly to anyone crossing the distance marker at polling places. Maybe the governor will have a talk with our Rangers.
There’s a saying about Texas Rangers - “One riot, one Ranger.”
Good bit of analysis, Rabin; good on you!
True story: My husband in a wheelchair faced down the Black Pathers with hoods over their faces and carrying shotguns.
He was a Texas Republican county chair and we were at the Republican state convention in Houston. Due to a bone problem, he couldn’t walk those long distances so we had a motorized wheelchair for him.
We came back from lunch one day and went through a small park in front of the convention center to get to the front door. I went ahead of him and went inside the building.
He was still on the path and approaching the street to cross to get in the building. Black Panthers with hoods and shotguns surrounded him, preventing him from crossing the walkway. Now, Bill had on a cap that said, “Jail To The Chief” (Clinton was president).
Well, Bill started shaking his finger at the Panthers and yelling at them they shouldn’t have shotguns and hoods and to get out.
Police across the street just stood there, did nothing. News cameras started rolling. They had locked down the building and I couldn’t get out - I would have beaten them to death for messing with my husband.
So, it was a stand off. A not large man, a Texas Ranger, crossed the street into the Panthers and told them to get out of Bill’s way and leave that area.
They did - one problem, one Ranger.
That night, Bill in his wheelchair with his cap was shown on TV, surrounded by Panthers while he was yelling at them to leave.
That story about Bill and the Panthers is still told among Republicans. Bill died last August.
Well I don’t get riled up very often, especially late at nite...but this will do it.
bookmark in anger until I can look at it tomorrow.
I bet the DOJ just didn’t think far enough ahead to hire bodies for early voting.
The Justice Dept did not seem concerned when armed Black Panthers intimidated voters in Philadelphia.
ping to my post on this thread about Bill facing down Black Panthers.
It could be worse. The U.N. could decide to send monitors.
The Voting Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group.
“...minority language group” So, if we’re white, then it’s o.k. for the Black Panthers to intimidate us at the polling place as long as we speak English; huh?
Dress rehearsal for the general election in November.
It isn't about white voters. It's about white poll watchers and election judges/alternate judges.
Those scurrilous Texans are impeding the illegal alien voters!
Why would anyone who is an American Citizen need "language assistance?"
Oh, I get it: those who are here and "UNDOCUMENTED" and have not gotten around to learn our language (and more than likely are NOT eligible to vote, but as they need not show any ID, will be allowed anyway) may need "assistance" to show them which "Demo-Rat" they should vote for.
Nuttin to see here folks; just move along, its the new norm so get used to it.
I would love to see holder in an orange jump suit only lets wait until the criminal is out office so he cannot pardon his friend
prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group
Why not simply prohibit ANY discrimination at all?
May God bless Bill and rest his soul. What a hero and patriot we have lost with his passing.
Or worse than that, Jimmy Carter!
Not the first time they’ve been in Texas to monitor elections. There were here on May 12, 2012 to monitor municipal elections in Dallas, Galveston and Jasper Counties.
I hate to say it, but it’s almost a given that there is going to be trouble in Harris Co. This fed monitoring is part of the plan.
The fact that they dont care about absentee and early tells me the fix is IN for those three areas.
From the article:
“.....the act requires certain covered jurisdictions to provide language assistance during the election process.”
It appears this is looking at language helpers in these three counties. Next thing is you may see ballots printed in various languages..
I was one of those “white poll watchers” Thursday and Friday after work this week. We thought things were going OK.
I pointed out one lady who first answered honestly the question “do you still live at this address?” and then was allowed to vote saying she still had property in Dallas County - the election clerks didn’t know what to do with me standing there. The election judge was nowhere to be found at the moment. They allowed her to vote. I later realized she should have been given a provisional ballot. There were -0- provisional ballots during two weeks of early voting at this location...
I must say that Republican voters outnumbered Democrat voters almost 3 to 1 during the entire voting period.(I witnessed shutting down the machines and wrote down the numbers.) Republican voters also were the most able voters - the only voters needing “assistance” were Democrats.
This was the first time hubby & I have poll-watched and we didn’t think much was happening because of our presence UNTIL (while I was following the election judge around getting numbers) the alternate judge(?) spoke to my husband and told him that, when we showed up, EVERYTHING changed! She said she was invisible until we got there. She thanked him for us showing up! Made our day.
There ARE Democrats who care about the process!
“The Sheriff of each of these counties should announce that they will be personally monitoring the Just-us Dept.folks”
You’ve got the right idea. The governor should send Texas Rangers to watch the federal fascists to be certain they don’t engage in voter fraud or stuff ballot boxes. It’s time for states to take the gloves off.
There is a rather large black population block here and they don't seem to have ever had a problem in the past with voting.
Still red. Even Harris County was blue that time.
Blue in a sea of red.
IMO it's now known that this county may finally change colors and it's worrisome so reinforcements are being sent in to insure a win again.
Talk about an obvious tell!
To all TEXAS Primary voters: List the top 10 demonstrated positive values for each Candidate for all offices, and vote accordingly.
BTW, let us make this a clothespin-free election!
If you value your vote, then vote your values!