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Justice Department to Monitor Elections in Texas
USDOJ ^ | May 25, 2012 | STAFF

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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ericholder; holder; justice; justicedept; texas; tx2012; usdoj
To Cool if some Tex could Monitor the Fed quislings.

Rab

1 posted on 05/25/2012 10:25:43 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: Rabin

Heck maybe they can just send the Black Panthers down
with their night sticks they reek of justice.


2 posted on 05/25/2012 10:27:44 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Rabin

Can/t wait to see what the Governor of Texas has to say about this.


3 posted on 05/25/2012 10:30:43 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Rabin

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.


4 posted on 05/25/2012 10:36:59 PM PDT by txhurl (AB would vote for Scott Walker.)
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To: Rabin

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.


5 posted on 05/25/2012 10:40:47 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: Rabin

Holder:

“Forget uniformed Black Panthers wielding weapons at polling places; we are more concerned about fabricating infractions to intimidate Republican states.”


6 posted on 05/25/2012 10:42:53 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Rabin

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’.


7 posted on 05/25/2012 10:47:05 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Rabin
Please send these geniuses...

I would love for them to try and stop me from voting.

8 posted on 05/25/2012 10:47:43 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: funfan

“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.”


9 posted on 05/25/2012 10:49:47 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: txhurl

Good bit of analysis, Rabin; good on you!


10 posted on 05/25/2012 10:56:04 PM PDT by Ace's Dad (Reagan Contra; in-country off the USS Racine.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

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.


11 posted on 05/25/2012 11:04:05 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: Rabin

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.


12 posted on 05/25/2012 11:04:27 PM PDT by berdie
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To: txhurl

I bet the DOJ just didn’t think far enough ahead to hire bodies for early voting.


14 posted on 05/25/2012 11:09:24 PM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold Rs to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: Rabin

Strange.
The Justice Dept did not seem concerned when armed Black Panthers intimidated voters in Philadelphia.


15 posted on 05/25/2012 11:10:33 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Gator113; onyx; TheOldLady; Jim Robinson

ping to my post on this thread about Bill facing down Black Panthers.


16 posted on 05/25/2012 11:10:58 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: 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

It could be worse. The U.N. could decide to send monitors.

17 posted on 05/25/2012 11:11:56 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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To: Rabin

The Voting Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group.
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“...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?


18 posted on 05/25/2012 11:19:48 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: pistolpackinpapa
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.

19 posted on 05/26/2012 1:54:06 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Rabin

Those scurrilous Texans are impeding the illegal alien voters!


20 posted on 05/26/2012 2:08:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: Rabin
In addition, the act requires certain covered jurisdictions to provide language assistance during the election process.

"Language assistance?"

WTF?

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.

21 posted on 05/26/2012 2:16:48 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Gabrial

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


22 posted on 05/26/2012 3:58:07 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: Rabin

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?


23 posted on 05/26/2012 4:34:53 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Marcella

May God bless Bill and rest his soul. What a hero and patriot we have lost with his passing.


24 posted on 05/26/2012 4:40:35 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Graybeard58

Or worse than that, Jimmy Carter!


25 posted on 05/26/2012 4:42:49 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Rabin

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.


26 posted on 05/26/2012 4:51:26 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Rabin

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.


27 posted on 05/26/2012 4:54:02 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Rabin
So does this mean they can stop the voting if they see something they don't like? For instance, white voters wearing Pro-Life buttons or white voters wearing American flag lapel pins or white voters wearing crucifixes or white voters in general? Would they get upset if black voters are holding “voting guides” that tell them who to vote for? Would they get upset if Hispanics are wearing any representation of the flag of Mexico? Would they get upset if any race wore a Romney 2012 pin? How about a Obama 2012 pin?
We all know the answer to that. ALL OF THIS CRAP COMES TO A ROARING STOP IF VOTER I.D. LAWS ARE ENACTED. But voter I.D. laws need teeth. How about the first punishment for possessing or providing a false voter I.D. is immediate forfeiture of all property and possessions along with immediate deportation. Hispanics could be returned to their native countries, African-Americans to Northern Sudan (I hear they need more cannon fodder), and all others to their true hearts desires, Mother Russia?
The way you handle a cancer is you cut it out or you poison the body to make the cancer die or you irradiate it. I vote for options 1 and 3.
28 posted on 05/26/2012 5:08:04 AM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: Rabin
So does this mean they can stop the voting if they see something they don't like? For instance, white voters wearing Pro-Life buttons or white voters wearing American flag lapel pins or white voters wearing crucifixes or white voters in general? Would they get upset if black voters are holding “voting guides” that tell them who to vote for? Would they get upset if Hispanics are wearing any representation of the flag of Mexico? Would they get upset if any race wore a Romney 2012 pin? How about a Obama 2012 pin?
We all know the answer to that. ALL OF THIS CRAP COMES TO A ROARING STOP IF VOTER I.D. LAWS ARE ENACTED. But voter I.D. laws need teeth. How about the first punishment for possessing or providing a false voter I.D. is immediate forfeiture of all property and possessions along with immediate deportation. Hispanics could be returned to their native countries, African-Americans to Northern Sudan (I hear they need more cannon fodder), and all others to their true hearts desires, Mother Russia?
The way you handle a cancer is you cut it out or you poison the body to make the cancer die or you irradiate it. I vote for options 1 and 3.
29 posted on 05/26/2012 5:08:30 AM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: txhurl

The fact that they don’t 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..


30 posted on 05/26/2012 5:18:34 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: lentulusgracchus

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!


31 posted on 05/26/2012 5:30:49 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: exit82

“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.


32 posted on 05/26/2012 6:23:22 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Rabin
...and Jefferson Counties in Texas...
Oh, now I know something "hinky" is going on.
On a county by county comparison this county has been alone in a sea of the opposite color for years.
This is from the 2008 election and Jefferson County (Beaumont is the largest city) is the red county on the lower right, just to the right of Harris County (Houston is the largest city), the other red county.

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.

33 posted on 05/26/2012 6:26:37 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Rabin
Here is the county by county map for 2004 for comparison.

Still red. Even Harris County was blue that time.

34 posted on 05/26/2012 6:29:25 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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And here for 2000. (sorry, no individual Sate map for then that I can find) You know where to look by now.

Blue in a sea of red.

35 posted on 05/26/2012 6:34:24 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Rabin
...to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and other federal voting rights statutes.
So this "excuse" is nothing more than a bald-faced lie.

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!

36 posted on 05/26/2012 6:39:10 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Rabin

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!


37 posted on 05/28/2012 7:13:19 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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