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Texas Says No Way, Jose to U.N. Election Monitors
GOP USA ^ | 10/25/2012 | GOP USA Staff

Posted on 10/25/2012 8:11:49 AM PDT by IbJensen

Don't mess with Texas. It's a slogan that not only applies to littering on state roads, but also regarding unwanted interference by the United Nations. Left wing groups have enlisted the U.N. to help monitor American elections, and Texas' attorney general is having no part of it.

As reported on Monday, the U.N. is stepping onto American soil to monitor the upcoming elections with the specific focus of looking for "voter suppression activities by conservative groups."

Here's the report from The Hill:

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a United Nations partner on democratization and human rights projects, will deploy 44 observers from its human rights office around the country on Election Day to monitor an array of activities, including potential disputes at polling places. It's part of a broader observation mission that will send out an additional 80 to 90 members of parliament from nearly 30 countries.

Liberal-leaning civil rights groups met with representatives from the OSCE this week to raise their fears about what they say are systematic efforts to suppress minority voters likely to vote for President Obama.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP and the ACLU, among other groups, warned this month in a letter to Daan Everts, a senior official with OSCE, of "a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans -- particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities."

The Daily Caller reports that Texas is balking at the idea of U.N. involvement. In a letter sent by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the AG warns that U.N. poll watchers "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.

"Groups and individuals from outside the United States are not allowed to influence or interfere with the election process in Texas," wrote Abbot. "This State has robust election laws that were carefully crafted to protect the integrity of our election system.

Abbott also states in his letter that if U.N. members want to learn more about the American election process, Texas will be happy to help them out.

Elections and election observation are regulated by state law. The Texas Election Code governs anyone who participates in Texas elections--including representatives of the OSCE. The OSCE's representatives are not authorized by Texas law to enter a polling place. It may be a criminal offense for OSCE's representatives to maintain a presence within 100 feet of a polling place's entrance. Failure to comply with these requirements could subject the OSCE's representatives to criminal prosecution for violating state law.

The Daily Caller reports that Alabama may also be seeking ways to bar the U.N. monitors.

Bringing the U.N. in for American elections simply because some left-wing groups fear "conservative intimidation" is outrageous. The only thing the U.N. would do is ensure that voter fraud DOES happen.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: getobamaoutofus; getunoutofus; texas
UN get out of the USA and go to hell or Africa. Moscow would be a great relocation!

Will our worthless government NEVER understand that U.S. Citizens do not want to be WORLD CITIZENS? Dump the United Nations a useless orgamization pushing World Citizenship and socialism!

1 posted on 10/25/2012 8:11:55 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

BEAU-TI-FUL!

My first two years in the States (85-87) were in Texas. And the saying ‘Once a Texan, Always a Texan’ makes me proud of ‘fellow’ Texans.

Just wish I could escape people’s republic here and move to a true US country.


2 posted on 10/25/2012 8:22:15 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: IbJensen

“Don’t mess with Texas.”

fer sure, fer sure. I so enjoyed living in Texas when I was stationed there in the late 80s, and would move back again, too. Respectfully offer a sharp salute rendered from this GRIT (Girl/grandma raised in the south) to these brave Texans! :)


3 posted on 10/25/2012 8:24:33 AM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: IbJensen

Gregg Abbott, Texas Attorney General

A fact that those outside Texas may not know:

At age 26, shortly after finishing law school, Abbott was partially paralyzed in a freak accident. He and a friend were jogging past a huge tree in his neighborhood when it snapped and fell on him, leaving him wheelchair bound.

4 posted on 10/25/2012 8:26:10 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: IbJensen

I may have to consider moving to Texas if Ohio decides to give Jug Ears four more years.


5 posted on 10/25/2012 8:27:22 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: IbJensen

Horse manure. They are biased to look only for wrongdoing on the part of conservatives. They have NO legitimacy and no jurisdiction.

Tell you what, go try it out in Illinois and we’ll think about it.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 8:27:49 AM PDT by TexasVoter (No Constitution? No Union!)
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To: IbJensen
I lived in Texas for 7 years. Two of my kids were born there.

That being said... Time to put your money where that Texas sized mouth is.

The AG talks of possible "jail time" is these UN a-holes interfere. These UN jerks have stated quite clearly that "messing with Texas" is exactly what they have in mind.

Do you really think Union employee police will do more than give lip service to that directive?

This may very well come down to YOU having to take a personal stand. Be prepared.

7 posted on 10/25/2012 8:33:07 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: IbJensen
Message to U.N. from TEXAS

In the Eyes of a Ranger
The unsuspecting stranger
Had better know the truth of wrong from right

Cause the eyes of the Ranger are upon you
Anything you do he's gonna see
So when you're in Texas look behind you
Cause that's where the Ranger’s gonna be!

8 posted on 10/25/2012 8:38:52 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: IbJensen
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9 posted on 10/25/2012 8:46:21 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: IbJensen

Texans are naturally hospitable, and would not want to taint that image. I recommend the guests first be taken on a tour of the Ellis unit at Huntsville, prior to being advised of their accommodations and status as guests. Present each with a photo of a “Vote Aqui” sign taken at a distance of 100 ft, bearing the notice, “Objects Appearing Larger than this may entail your visit back to Huntsville!”


10 posted on 10/25/2012 8:48:16 AM PDT by Temujinshordes
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To: sassy steel magnolia

laura bush, a real first lady as opposed to the POS moochelle, used that phrase when she christened USS TEXAS.


11 posted on 10/25/2012 8:52:54 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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I am not sure how to feel about it. Because this gives Chavezes and Castros an excuse to not let international observers to their elections.


12 posted on 10/25/2012 9:02:01 AM PDT by Krosan
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To: Dead Corpse
“The AG talks of possible “jail time” is these UN a-holes interfere. These UN jerks have stated quite clearly that “messing with Texas” is exactly what they have in mind.
Do you really think Union employee police will do more than give lip service to that directive?”

You must have lived under a rock when you lived in Texas. Texas is a right to work state and no one has to be a member of a union to have a job.

During an election, if an election judge needs law enforcement help, such as a person or persons are violating the distance marker beyond which no one came come except a voter, the judge usually calls the constable who is elected to office in that precinct, and he deals with the problem. Either the people move behind the distance marker, or they go to jail. If the constable didn't do his job, he wouldn't be reelected to office.

Since this has come up in Texas, one can be sure our law enforcement will be ready to deal with the problem. They are Texans first and will arrest those outsiders if they come past those distance markers and won't move.

The only way to get into a polling place is to be a voter or an appointed poll watcher. Only two entities can appoint poll watchers - the county chairman of a party and a candidate can have one poll watcher in each voting precinct where the candidate is on the ballot. These watchers have a document showing they are appointed poll watchers and they must deliver their document to the election judge the moment they enter a polling place. The document is signed by the county chairman or the candidate who appointed the poll watcher. Every poll watcher has to be a resident of that county - no UN foreigner piece of crap can be a poll watcher as they live in some other country.

UN dummies either follow our laws or they are going to jail, period.

13 posted on 10/25/2012 9:09:18 AM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: IbJensen

Good. And stay out. If I see any of these jerks around our polling place I may just lose it and cause an international incident.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 9:13:42 AM PDT by Ironfocus (O Must Go)
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To: Marcella
"You must have lived under a rock when you lived in Texas."

Under a rock?

Quick search for Texas police Union

Not hardly...

Anyone beholden to a Union is automatically suspect IMO. History bears this out rather well...

15 posted on 10/25/2012 9:20:54 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Krosan

I am not sure how to feel about it. Because this gives Chavezes and Castros an excuse to not let international observers to their elections.


As if their monitoring in Cuba and Venezuela actually matters.....right. The UN is a worthless money pit that allows third world dictators to steal billions of dollars.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 9:21:19 AM PDT by Hogblog
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Now that is what I call shot placement. Right on target.


17 posted on 10/25/2012 9:21:59 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Hogblog

I think it matters in some countries. Recently a country of Georgia had a change of power through elections. This is not common at all in the region and I think international observers helped to keep the fraud down.


18 posted on 10/25/2012 9:26:37 AM PDT by Krosan
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To: Dead Corpse
I repeat, Texas is a right to work state - no one has to join a union to work - a union cannot fire a worker.

You are totally off base if you think a Texas law enforcement officer is going to be on the side of some UN piece of crap. Actually, the peace officer would have to try hard not to shoot the sucker immediately just for being in Texas. You do not know the Texas mind set no matter how long you lived here under a rock.

19 posted on 10/25/2012 9:32:42 AM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: Marcella
You are totally off base if you think a Texas law enforcement officer is going to be on the side of some UN piece of crap.

I'd take that bet. Especially since law enforcement in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio have come down on the side of gun control and other liberal issues in the recent past.

Like I said... Put the money where your mouth is.

20 posted on 10/25/2012 9:43:07 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: IbJensen

nobody is ask WHO are these UN observers? Are they associated with some united states left wing group like Acorn or the new Acorn as part of their long term attack on the united states?

Is this an NGO which is self appointed and claiming to be UN related?

The UN does not just appoint this BS.


21 posted on 10/25/2012 10:14:02 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: IbJensen
So..... accoding to both the Governor and the Attorney General of the State of Texas

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and every Citizen in the State should treat them as such!

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Works fer me. :-)

22 posted on 10/25/2012 10:23:54 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MeekOneGOP; ValerieTexas; txhurl; basil; DrewsDad; HiJinx; SwinneySwitch; HopeandGlory; ...
I just got back from early voting. I was in line for over an hour. There were not many who were ashamed to say they were voting ABO. A couple of ladies close to me were saying they did not vote in 2008, because they knew 0 had no chance to take Texas.

I'd say the line had over 100 people in it when I got there and at least that many when I left. Every other year I voted early, there may have been 20 or 30 from the time I got there to the time I left.

23 posted on 10/25/2012 10:56:58 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Took us 30 minutes in NW Austin where they had 18 booths. We are used to just walking up and voting without waiting.

There is a restriction from talking about the races within 100 feet of the polling places.

24 posted on 10/25/2012 12:12:38 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: Dead Corpse
Especially since law enforcement in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio have come down on the side of gun control and other liberal issues in the recent past.

You'd lose. Politically appointed management has taken that position at times, but never effectively here in Houston.

This IS the town of Joe Horn, who blew away two illegal alien burglars in his front yard and was no-billed.

Would the average police officer arrest a UN busybody ? Under the right circumstances, yes.

25 posted on 10/25/2012 1:26:45 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: DrewsDad

We live in the NW area of Travis county and it leans about 75 or 80% Republican. I saw one “Veterans for 0 bummer” sticker in the parking lot. Lots of R/R stickers on the vehicles. I had to walk about 100 yards to the start of the line. Believe me, we here are sick of the current admin and don’t mind saying so in public.


26 posted on 10/25/2012 1:27:40 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: jimt

http://www.infowars.com/articles/bb/cctv_houston_police_wants_cams_in_homes.htm

Dream on. Police Chief’s are pretty notorious for being political hacks....


27 posted on 10/25/2012 3:36:47 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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