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Texas attorney general warns UN poll watchers to keep their distance
The Daily Caller ^ | October 24, 2012 | Jessica Stanton

Posted on 10/24/2012 1:16:18 PM PDT by upbeat5

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot sent a letter Tuesdsay warning United Nations-affiliated poll watchers that they do not have jurisdiction in the state and will, therefore, be criminally prosecuted if they attempt to interfere at Texas polling locations on Nov. 6.

The letter, addressed to Ambassador Daan Everts, came in response to the announcement that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will deploy scores of election monitors to the U.S. in an effort to monitor conservative groups for voter suppression or intimidation.

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Once again, GOD BLESS TEXAS!
1 posted on 10/24/2012 1:16:23 PM PDT by upbeat5
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To: upbeat5

I LOVE GREG ABBOTT!! “Hey there, Sparky - try that in Texas and you’ll get your a@@ handed to you...”

Love it. Loveitloveitloveit.


2 posted on 10/24/2012 1:19:06 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: upbeat5

This is an invasion by the socialist, evil, Muslim UN who is for socialist, evil, Muslim dictator Obama.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 1:19:13 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: upbeat5

To paraphrase Mr. Abbott: “Don’t mess with Texas!”


4 posted on 10/24/2012 1:19:34 PM PDT by tpmintx (Problem: People who work for a living are almost outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living (47%).)
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To: upbeat5
if they attempt to interfere

Not good enough. They will be arrested if they step within the polling perimeter and if any talking or interfering with voters they will be arrested. Keep this trash out of Texas.

5 posted on 10/24/2012 1:22:28 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: upbeat5

When the ICC was being considered by the U. N., it came to light that a clear majority of nations didn’t have to sign on to get it passed. In fact, leaders of nations didn’t even have to submit their plan to approve to their own legislatures first. If they wrote a letter, that was sufficient for the U. N.

Now it wants to oversee our elections?

Why do we allow those sanctimonious anti-Americans on our soil in the first place. And why are there U. S. outposts across our nation?

I object to them being here.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 1:23:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama's myth is oozing out onto the floor. He's the political Lance Armstrong.)
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To: jagusafr

Greg Abbott - The next Governor of Texas!!!!


7 posted on 10/24/2012 1:24:09 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: upbeat5

I will be an election judge in Texas (Galveston County) on Nov 6. Here are the relevant passages of the Texas Election Code (Chapter 33):

WATCHER DEFINED. In this code, “watcher” means a person appointed under this subchapter to observe the conduct of an election on behalf of a candidate, a political party, or the proponents or opponents of a measure.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986.

Sec. 33.002. APPOINTMENT BY CANDIDATE. (a) Watchers may be appointed by each candidate whose name appears on the ballot or the list of declared write-in candidates in an election for:(1) a public office other than the office of vice-president of the United States; or(2) an office of a political party.(b) In an election for an office of the state government that is filled by voters of more than one county, watchers may also be appointed by the candidate’s campaign treasurer.(c) In an election for an office of the federal government that is filled by voters of more than one county, watchers may also be appointed by the chair or treasurer of the candidate’s principal campaign committee or by a designated agent of the chair or treasurer.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 864, Sec. 32, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1349, Sec. 15, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Sec. 33.003. APPOINTMENT BY POLITICAL PARTY. (a) The county chair of each political party that has one or more nominees on the ballot may appoint watchers.(b) If the county chair does not make an authorized appointment, any three members of the county executive committee may make the appointment.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 864, Sec. 33, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Sec. 33.004. APPOINTMENT FOR WRITE-IN CANDIDATE. (a) A group of registered voters may appoint watchers on behalf of a write-in candidate in an election in which a declaration of write-in candidacy is not required to be filed.(b) To be eligible to participate in the appointment under this section of a watcher for a precinct polling place, a person must be a registered voter of the precinct. To be eligible to participate in the appointment under this section of a watcher for an early voting polling place, the meeting place of an early voting ballot board, or a central counting station, a person must be a registered voter of the territory served by that facility.(c) The minimum number of voters required to make an appointment under this section is the lesser of:(1) 15; or(2) five percent of the registered voters of the appropriate territory as determined from the list of registered voters to be used for the election.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 203, Sec. 2.38; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 554, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1349, Sec. 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Sec. 33.005. APPOINTMENT FOR ELECTION ON MEASURE. (a) In an election on a measure, watchers may be appointed by the campaign treasurer or an assistant campaign treasurer of a specific-purpose political committee that supports or opposes the measure.

I don’t see UN as a group that can appoint poll watchers. And I will (and have in the past) call the police to maintain order in my polling place, if necesary.


8 posted on 10/24/2012 1:24:19 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: upbeat5

Oh Please Please Please I hope one of these OECD dorks does something stupid so he can be arrested.


9 posted on 10/24/2012 1:25:21 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: upbeat5
To watch out for conservative voter intimidation? WTF? Who was harassing voters in 2008?

Yes, God bless Texas, and grant American men in the other 49 states some balls!

10 posted on 10/24/2012 1:25:56 PM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: upbeat5

Non-citizens aren’t even allowed in polling places here in MA. In TX ...?


11 posted on 10/24/2012 1:27:47 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: upbeat5
If you read the article, it's more than just non-interference. The law bans "international observers" from within 100 feet of the entrance to a polling place.

This whole accusation is a crock anyway. Our election laws are far less stringent than most third-world countries. Try to vote in Mexico without an ID.

What would really be interesting is if we went to the system used in places like Iraq: your thumb is inked with an indelible purple ink. That would end absentee voting and early voting.

Then, we could concentrate on the fraud by the people that conduct the elections.

12 posted on 10/24/2012 1:30:28 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: PGR88
Oh Please Please Please I hope one of these OECD dorks does something stupid so he can be arrested.

Don't hope. The communist Left is just itching to concoct a martyr and cry foul. Better to just lock them out at the front end.

13 posted on 10/24/2012 1:30:46 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: upbeat5

Send in the Texas Rangers if the UN turds cause problems.


14 posted on 10/24/2012 1:34:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: upbeat5
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot sent a letter Tuesdsay warning United Nations-affiliated poll watchers that they do not have jurisdiction in the state and will, therefore, be criminally prosecuted if they attempt to interfere at Texas polling locations on Nov. 6.

 

Here's an idea. Send these UN poll watchers to Philly. Let them watch the New Black Pampers poll watchers. And vice-versa.

Now THAT should be a helluva show!

15 posted on 10/24/2012 1:34:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: pabianice

“Non-citizens aren’t even allowed in polling places here in MA. In TX ...?”

The answer is yes, they can under some circumstances. A voter in Texas can receive assistance in casting their vote from any individual except an employer or a union official. Even if the assistant is not a registered voter. If a registered voter (a citizen) comes in with a foreign national to assist in casting a ballot, that individual is permitted in the polling place. The assistant must be capable of understanding and swearing to the oath of assistance, and can only mark the ballot as directed by the voter.

So let’s say you burned your fingers too badly to mark a ballot (which should teach you to mess around with Democrats). You can come into the polling place with your eight-year-old child or the child’s English nanny, and either — if they swear the oath of assistance and can read the ballot — can mark the ballot as directed by the voter.


16 posted on 10/24/2012 1:36:40 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: upbeat5

They will need to start givng out blue helmet decals for people’s cars after the election....

HEH


17 posted on 10/24/2012 1:43:09 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: polymuser

and grant American men in the other 49 states some balls!
AMEN! Enough is enough. Stay away from Louisiana - anyway, we are RED!


18 posted on 10/24/2012 1:44:58 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: upbeat5

Every state should/must set up watchdog law enforcement to make sure these interlopers get no more accommodation than any other USA citizen. I have no compunction or worry about these foreigners being put in jail for a time. It is time we stood up and told the world this is the USA and we are not servants for the internationalists.


19 posted on 10/24/2012 1:51:14 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: No Truce With Kings

I doubt they will bother our tiny precinct but as a judge, I would do as you say. What are they gonna do? I mean we could launch a chemical weapon and they won’t notice a thing.


20 posted on 10/24/2012 2:04:15 PM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: upbeat5

If I see a man wearin' a blue helmet I shoot the man wearin' it!

/s

21 posted on 10/24/2012 2:07:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye
This was my red line ... once I saw blue helmets on our soil acting in an authoritative capacity I would know that we were at war and would act accordingly.

That goes for any LEO (traitor in my eyes) protecting / cooperating with the blue helmets

22 posted on 10/24/2012 2:23:36 PM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: upbeat5

Will they be wearing Blue Helmets?

Hope so

TT


23 posted on 10/24/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If the black pampers showed up the un guys would wee-wee their pants & run.


24 posted on 10/24/2012 2:28:31 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: TigersEye

Beat me by “” That much

TT


25 posted on 10/24/2012 2:31:07 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: upbeat5

I hope something happens so that these UN idiots and their liberal American enablers can be on national TV and be exposed for what they are trying to do.


26 posted on 10/24/2012 2:42:19 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: upbeat5
Anyone know if these people will be in Georgia?

I tried searching, but only references on the web involve the republic of Georgia.

27 posted on 10/24/2012 2:45:07 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: Logical me

The Texas AG today said they must obey Texas voting laws. This means that if they are not voting they cannot legally be within 100 feet of a polling place. Good luck laddies. We don’t care much what others think. Come and get it.


28 posted on 10/24/2012 2:52:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: upbeat5

They should be declared enemy invaders and shot on sight.


29 posted on 10/24/2012 2:53:54 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: justlurking
That would end absentee voting and early voting

Thanks. Four combat deployments and several others aside would mean I would've missed three POTUS elections; not counting the midterms. I was "lucky" enough to have been gone for every one of the last three Presidential elections.

30 posted on 10/24/2012 2:55:23 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: TigersEye

I say we extend the Texas Castle Doctrine.

this is a state version of a home invasion.


31 posted on 10/24/2012 2:59:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: TigersEye

I say we extend the Texas Castle Doctrine.

this is a state version of a home invasion.


32 posted on 10/24/2012 2:59:38 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: clamper1797

No foreign troops on our soil. Somebody famous wrote about that or somethin’.


33 posted on 10/24/2012 2:59:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye
Those UN Blue Helmets make great planters once the requisite 7.62x51mm "drain holes" are installed.


34 posted on 10/24/2012 3:02:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: TexasTransplant

You've got to get up pretty early in the morning...

35 posted on 10/24/2012 3:04:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: carriage_hill

“They should be declared enemy invaders and shot on sight.”

Umm . . . how about we just call the cops and have them arrested if they break our laws. These goobers are not going to be armed if they enter a polling place to pretend they are “poll watchers.” I will treat them like everyone else — if you are not voting, assisting a voter, an election worker, a registered poll watcher, or normally employed in at a location used as a polling place, and doing your normal job you cannot get within one hundred feet of the polling place. I will ask anyone violating that law to leave. If they do not leave, I will call the local police and let the law deal with them. And the law does. Trust me. No need to waste ammo on them.


36 posted on 10/24/2012 3:05:07 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I wonder how many of the poll watchers will try to defect.

We will be footing the bill for their existance for the rest of their lives- food, shelter, medical, education, Obama phones, etc.,...


37 posted on 10/24/2012 3:05:34 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: upbeat5

Alabama concurs with Texas!!!

http://www2.oanow.com/news/2012/oct/23/us-doesnt-need-foreign-referees-its-elections-ar-4817218/


38 posted on 10/24/2012 3:07:03 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: No Truce With Kings

Okay; sounds like a better/less messy plan.


39 posted on 10/24/2012 3:08:13 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: freedumb2003

I’m in CO. Up here I think we should just invite them on a nice hike in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Visit and old western ghost town. Check out an historic abandoned mine. You know, treat them like speshul guests.


40 posted on 10/24/2012 3:09:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: upbeat5

I live in the DFW area, voted already...
Why on earth would the UN need to send these monitors here? Do they think conservatives are uncivilized? Or is this just intimidation tactic on THEIR part....
I don’t believe in all of this global community bull$hit.
I believe in the “Leave me the HELL alone” credo.
Unless they are here for a nice vacay and plan to inject some money into our local economies, they need to GTFO.


41 posted on 10/24/2012 3:09:41 PM PDT by free-n-TX
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To: Repeat Offender
Yup, that was my point. If our election procedures were as restrictive as some third-world countries, a lot of people wouldn't be able to vote.

I won't be home on election day, either. I've been out of town on business every week for the past couple of months, and it will continue at least until Thanksgiving.

Fortunately, my state has early voting, and the polls are open this Saturday and Sunday. That's on my to-do list when I get home this weekend.

42 posted on 10/24/2012 3:14:42 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: upbeat5
Even if they came in droves there are 8,461 voting precincts in Texas so they'll not visit many.
43 posted on 10/24/2012 3:15:19 PM PDT by deport
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To: upbeat5
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot sent a letter Tuesdsay warning United Nations-affiliated poll watchers that they do not have jurisdiction in the state and will, therefore, be criminally prosecuted if they attempt to interfere at Texas polling locations on Nov. 6.

Who ever gave the UN the idea that they had any power in the US to begin with? Did that wench Hillary sell us out again?

44 posted on 10/24/2012 3:31:08 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I wonder how many of the poll watchers will try to defect.

We will be footing the bill for their existance for the rest of their lives- food, shelter, medical, education, Obama phones, etc.,...


45 posted on 10/24/2012 3:45:30 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: TigersEye

Maybe they should be deployed in the voting districts around the Atchafalaya Swamp.

hehehe


46 posted on 10/24/2012 3:55:14 PM PDT by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: Einherjar

Send those boys to the hills of Tennessee and West Virginia. Or Idaho. Maybe somewhere around Dead Horse Point’s voting station. Or an Indian Res.


47 posted on 10/24/2012 3:57:05 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: rurgan

Some of this UN scum need Lynching.


48 posted on 10/24/2012 3:59:42 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: rurgan

Some of this UN scum need Lynching.


49 posted on 10/24/2012 3:59:42 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: upbeat5
God bless Texas, how I love it! I wanna go home.
50 posted on 10/24/2012 4:07:28 PM PDT by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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