Skip to comments.Houston voter fraud update: 'rats commit class a misdemeanor, excuse it by shouting "intimidation"
Posted on 12/13/2001 10:01:28 PM PST by GOPcapitalist
As part of a continuing effort to catelogue fraud, criminal activity, and other election irregularities by the Democrats during the 2001 Houston Mayoral Election, I am posting this week's update below. Due to the pending nature of our investigations of certain complaints, I regret that some of the details below are vague, and that I have to save several incident reports for later once they've been fully identified.
I. Post Office Fraud continues - To date, myself and others have collected several dozen names and precinct numbers from voters who have, in the last two weeks, reported recieving Sanchez literature long after the election. Some of the literature recieved by these voters was postmarked as early as 2 and a half weeks before the election, AND sent out with a political red tag, which by law requires that mail to be delivered first before general bulk mail. Additionally, the Republican Party recieved a rubber banded stack of returned-to-sender stamped pro-sanchez mailouts, almost all of them from the same street in succession from house to house by address.
II. Danburg letter draws criticism in Austin, possible subject of future inquiry and investigation - As I reported earlier, Brown supporting democrat state rep. Debra Danburg sent out a letter to Republican election judges shortly before the runoff. The letter, which was mailed on State of Texas Elections Committee stationary, contained intimidating threats of felony prosecutions against the recipients. The threats were said to apply if the election judge did not precisely follow a highly questionable misinterpretation of an election procedure that was outlined in the letter. The misinterpreted law was intentionally misconstrued by Danburg so as to more easily facilitate non-credentialed and unregistered democrat voters to cast votes anyway. It's a little early at this point, but the House of Representatives Election Commission and state legislature's GOP leadership has all been notified of the Danburg letter. I can say as of now, we have already recieved angry responses from some of the state representatives we notified. One was particularly angry about Danburg's use of house elections committee stationary to mail the letter. Additional concerns by the representatives have been voiced about Danburg's bolding and/or underlining of the threats of felony prosecution in the letter, as well as the questionable interpretation of the law that she gives. Currently, I am encouraging Republicans who recieved the letter to contact a select lit of state representatives to voice their concerns and complaints as this seems to have gotten their attention. It is too early to say what will come of this and at present I regret that again I must be vague on the details of what is occurring, but I am confident that an issue can be made of this.
III. DEMOCRAT COUNTY CHAIRWOMAN (FORT BEND) OPENLY ENDORSES CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN THE POLLING PLACE:
Fort Bend Democrat Chair Felicia Farrar recently registered a highly publicized complaint to the U.S. Justice Department alleging "voter intimidation" in the recent Houston mayoral elections. Among the things Farrar listed as "intimidation" was the fact that the Fort Bend County Elections Administrator showed up to bring more supplies to a polling place - she called that "snooping intimidation" because he dared to correct an election worker who was violating election procedures while he was there.
Farrar's most glaring accusation came in the form of a complaint against Sanchez poll watchers. At one Fort Bend precinct, a Sanchez poll watcher attempted to exercise his statutory right to observe the activities of election clerks as they signed in voters. The clerks responded by preventing the Sanchez poll watcher from sitting near the table where they were working...until a county official came by and corrected them.
Sure enough, Farrar shot her mouth off and accused the Sanchez worker of "intimidation" for wanting to sit behind a clerk and observe their activities. And of course, the county worker aided that "intimidation" by telling the democrat election judge to correct the situation. She continued by expressly asserting that the poll watcher's activity was "intimidating." She did not say exactly who it was "intimidating," but her comments indicated that she was not talking about the voters, but the CLERKS!
Farrar noted in her complaint, "That is intimidation, to have someone sitting behind you like that."
Only one problem for Farrar: to deny a poll watcher his statutory right to observe an election clerk signing in voters is a Class A Misdemeanor offense. The Texas Election Code makes this clear-
§ 33.061. Unlawfully Obstructing Watcher
(a) A person commits an offense if the person serves in an official capacity at a location at which the presence of watchers is authorized and knowingly prevents a watcher from observing an activity the watcher is entitled to observe.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
Additionally, § 33.056 (a) makes it clear that the poll watcher is "entitled to sit or stand conveniently near the election officers conducting the observed activity"
In other words, Farrar advocated, defended, and attempted to legitimize the blatant perpetration of a criminal offense in her formal complaint to the U.S. Justice Department.
In addition, we have recieved multiple reports of incidents at the polling places as well as several incident reports from poll watchers. Among the incidents include reports of the same democrat voters returning many times throughout the day and voting under different names with different ID cards. Another reported one heavily black precinct in which he said persons were being allowed to vote after simply showing post-it notes with their names written on it as a form of identification. One voter reported seeing Brown literature taped inside the voting booth. Another reported that election workers were removing candidate literature left behind in the voting booth, as they are supposed to after every voter, except when that literature was from Brown, in which cases they were leaving it there.
Additional reports to follow. Please forward me any information you may have if you know about fraud or irregularities in the houston mayoral election. Also, if you are a republican PRECINCT CHAIR pr ELECTION WORKER who recieved the Danburg letter, please freepmail me ASAP
What could the Republican state legislature do about the obvious fraud?
What can the judiciary do? Is there anyone else who can affect the election?
That might "intimidate" perpetrators . . .
I'm also cautiously optimistic something more will come of it. Also, it could effect her committee assignments if, as expected, a republican speaker is finally elected. I notified the top GOP speaker contenders of the letter.
Elsewhere, as I collect names of individual fraudulent voters, I intend to put a report together to try and get some of them prosecuted.
I wish I could invite you to all my parties.
As he said, that's all he can post at this time. Methinks you doth protest too much.
AND we should ALL volunteer as poll watchers/election judges and to help 'get out the vote'.
It should be kept in mind always that Democrats are, by their very nature, criminal in their souls. What do Democrat voters want? They want their political hacks to use the full force of big government, complete with threat of jail, loss of business and home, etc., to confiscate more and more from society's producers so that they, the Democrat voters, can get "free stuff". And of course, the Democrat political hacks are only too happy to buy votes this way. Cities like Houston and the rest of the nation's parasite centers, aka "cities", (the scattered blue splotches on that famous post-election map) are going to have this basic Democrat "philosophy" forever. Regardless of the "legality" of this basic Democrat scheme, it is morally criminal, and most of them know it. "Free stuff" is all that matters. So.... criminality in getting Democrats elected only goes hand in hand with what they do once elected - - behave in a morally criminal manner. The law is of no consequence to these cretins.
BTW, there is one thing that really caught my eye, could be an achilles heal for them.
Yeah, and at least he is doing something!
To GOPcapitalist: Good WORK, keep going, and be careful!
Not to sound paranoid or put a scare in you but remember you are dealing with the party of the dead voters and the UAW you are dealing with.
Must have got that name from the plate in your skull. :)
Must have got that name from the plate in your skull. :)..."
Will SH post something 'less than clever' every time someone fires up a microwave oven in their vicinity? Only time will tell.
Perhaps, but he's a bit more interesting than those who freely flame by posting dates without adding to the discussion. You DO have something to add, dont you anymouse? - I mean were talking about texas here - you know all - so please enlighten us.-
Hmmm - uh errr yup -yeah we figured.
Try some cruex, as the chafe is plainly apparent from here. If that cant be done, politely excuse yourself to vent your flatulence elsewhere.
Steelhead, a plate in the head is better than a zipper impression on your forehead
Houston should also serve as a political lesson to those who are unaware how the DNC can come to town and "under the radar" employee a heavy "knock and drag" effort (stopping bt some homes 3 times on election day).
The old "rule" had always been that fewer people turned out for runoff elections. This election cycle disproved that "rule". Don't take that for granted.
Primary runoffs require that the voter cote in the initial primary.
General elections have no such requirement on the runoff. I'm not proposing a change in the election law, but as long as this is the case, the costly (and obnoxious) DNC tactic of "knock and drag" only needs to be employed once in a city election.
Our mayoral race requires a runoff if no single candidate gets 50% of the vote. It would be great if someday this were required of the presidency (especially as 3rd and 4th party candidates run more successful campaigns).
As I understand this thread, it is a progress report, not a "debate" on whether violations occurred or even if they occurred on both sides.
The courts can decide if the evidence warrents punishment. This is a news story that is not in the Chronicle, and as such can be reported here from personal account. Goodbye.
So did Mary Frances Berry and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in re the 2000 election in Florida. What's your point?
1. GOPcapitalist is obviously a conservative person who is collecting information of voter fraud. Mary Berry is a democrat who was trying to continue to perpetrate or support fraud.
2. Regardless of that, this thread is a discussion of what is happening now, and the actions of GOPcapitalist concerning Houston. My comment was based on right now and not the winter of 2000 in Florida.
3. Ergo, GOPcapitalist is at least doing something as was evidenced by the information he posted and that was clearly what I was responding to.
4. By following the conversation and matching the posts up it is obvious what my point was and that was to respond to what some were saying about what he was doing in relation to this thread. Obviously no point concerning Mary Berry or others outside this thread were referenced so no point regarding them was inferred or alluded to.
Did that help you at all?
All the laws ever written are totally W O R T H L E S S until someone decides to actually enforce them!
I still can't believe that Lee Brown won. I think about it every time I have to drive (err... crawl) downtown. I can't understand how he could have won an honest election considering the he has alienated every group except left-wing blacks.
First, the point isn't what the MOTIVES were behind Berry's and the USCRC's stupid, inane report on the "outrages" of the Florida election debacle. The point is that when you take, point for point, the arguments that are made, they're "much ado about nothing."
That's what most activists think will put otherwise weak evidence "over the top" (and it works, too--just so long as you stick to preaching to the choir).
For example, take the hullabaloo summarized by this statement: "In other words, Farrar advocated, defended, and attempted to legitimize the blatant perpetration of a criminal offense in her formal complaint to the U.S. Justice Department."
Technically speaking, that's so. But it also is "business as usual" for political flacks of every stripe. Democrats excell at this business of screaming and yelling "discrimination", "racism" or (in this case) "voter intimidation." But SAYING something is true, and having the power to MAKE it true are two different things.
Why is anyone surprised that a county Dem party chairman is going to read her playbook, select some appropriate tactic from it, and then try it? Why are you surprised when they lie? This is business as usual, and it means NOTHING, because anyone can allege anything, anyone can claim anything to the U.S. Justice Department, and it don't mean doodly-squat without something more credible than canned rhetoric.
But to hear GOPCapitalist, you'd think the G-Men were coming to put us all in chains because this woman's hysterical. And that the response should be long term prison sentences for her and her cronies.
That's why I make the observation about his blood pressure. If a picayune incident like this is worth 40,000 signatures on an e-petition to him, what's he gonna do when the Dems go to Plan B, and start REALLY causing mischief? I'm afraid the boy is headed for Cardiac Intensive Care.
When it comes down to the line, I would tend to think that a person who gets his kicks by angrily shooting his mouth off at everything that gets more attention than he does is a much more likely candidate for blood pressure problems than somebody who attempts to facilitate a civil discussion among his peers about a very real and recurring problem with our election system. In other words, it seems to me that you are projecting your own faults onto those around you.
For a MISDEMEANOR? Look, I'm appalled, too (though maybe my lack of additinoal mortification is due to the fact that I know who Dems are and what Dems do) but AT BEST this is the kind of thing that calls for a public hand-slap.
Yes, I know what Conan said in response to the question: "What is best in life?": "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!"
But Conan didn't have to worry about due process and rules of evidence and all that stuff.
He's done little to improve their lot in life in Houston. He has not alienated them yet because he appealed to their basic/racist instincts.
For a criminal offense inside of a polling place on election day. I take voting very seriously and firmly believe that any person who knowingly committs a criminal act of any form of election related nature in a polling place should at minimum permanently lose their voting rights, their right to seek state or county elected office, and at minimum should serve at least some prison time. Class A's, I do believe, include a prison sentence of up to a year as punishment, which can also come on top of a $4,000 fine. The rest, well, the law needs to be changed and the penalties made stiffer.
Look, I'm appalled, too
You could've fooled me on that one.
(though maybe my lack of additinoal mortification is due to the fact that I know who Dems are and what Dems do)
Sure you know who they are. Most of us do. But I do not see that as any reason to be apathetic about the whole thing. If we go out fighting them, we can't do it half @$$ed. We've gotta go out with all our big guns ready to counter every trick they throw our way.
but AT BEST this is the kind of thing that calls for a public hand-slap.
You may think so, and as I noted I disagree, but since neither of us currently gets to decide what the law's prescribed punishment is, I think a better solution would be to take a look at that prescribed punishment and follow it. The crime committed was a Class A Misdemeanor. The prescribed punishment is up to a year in prison and a $4,000 fine. Since this is an election case, which I believe should be taken perhaps more seriously than any single other similar offense, I think it is certainly fair to go for the longest sentence possible under the law.
But Conan didn't have to worry about due process and rules of evidence and all that stuff.
Sure he didn't, but we do. And in this particular case, the evidence is overwhelming (the lady publicly admitted the crime was committed, and several witnesses including the poll watcher and the chief county elections officer saw it) and the prescribed punishment upon conviction, which is in this case a no-brainer, is up to a year in prison and $4,000 in fines. I can certainly live with them doing that.
Exactly. Brown has turned city hall, metro, and the public works department into one giant affirmative action program. Under Brown's jobs program a person who lies about her job experience, fabricates her college degrees, and has a long history of taking joy rides in city vehicles and on city time can earn over 200,000 dollars a year with an 8,000 annual pay raise so long as that person happens to be black. I am talking about Shirley "I forged my college degrees" DeLibero, Brown's hand picked Metro chief, of course.
He who robs peter to pay paul will always get pauls vote, and especially so when he shows up on paul's portch with two hired union thugs carrying boards with nails in them saying "it's time for you to go vote."