Skip to comments.State Department warns Texas AG not to arrest UN-affiliated election observers (list of locations)
Posted on 10/27/2012 5:32:58 AM PDT by markomalley
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has warned a group of UN-affiliated international election observers that they could be subject to criminal prosecution if they breach state laws by being within 100 feet of polling place entrances.
The US State Department issued a warning as well. No, not to the election observers to Texas:
International election observers planning to visit Texas polling places have full immunity from being arrested in the United States, the State Department said when discussing a letter from the Texas Attorney General.
Im not going to get into any kind of hypothetical situations or predict where this is going to go other than to say we have every expectation that this will be worked out and to state the fact, which is that under U.S. law they are eligible for immunities, said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. Reporters tried to get her to state explicitly that Texas could not arrest election observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), but Nuland would only reiterate that OSCE observers have full immunity.
Hey, its not like the State Department has anything else to worry about.
The observers will in part be looking for voter fraud and suppression activities by conservative groups. Theyre only monitoring conservatives because nobody on the other side of the political spectrum has been busted in a voter fraud scam since, oh Wednesday.
A list of where the observers will be stationed is here. Because this group is affiliated with the UN, the comptrollers of those listed cities would be wise to prepare to have to unpaid parking tickets on the ledger until the end of time.
The State Dept. does not run Texas. Go lie to some Obama-loving media person about Benghazi massacre, Hillary. You’re good at that.
That's my understanding of the technicalities, too. If these observers violate Texas law, they can and should be detained until their departure flight begins boarding. I'm sure the Governor will even buy them a one-way ticket to wherever, just to avoid the "charge or release" deadline.
In fact, that would secure another term for Perry like nothing else could.
One can not observe that which is invisible.
The professional and perpetual blatant fraud is hidden under layers and layers of obscuring election bureaucrats. Most of those don’t know and certainly don’t realize their job is solely to provide an additional layer of fraud obfuscation.
The foreign observers are never able to penetrate the layers and with some trumped up sense of relevance report alll is well.
I hope the Texas AG puts them all in "protective custody" the very minute they arrive...
So as far as I am concerned the state has much right to enforce their rules as the feds do. Secondly, what enforcement agency will bid the SD's rules domestically? AG?, DOJ?.... Good luck with getting that worked out by election time.
If I was them, I think those UN observes probably shouldn’t be wearing their pretty teal helmets here in Texas.
To our dear friends at the U. S. Department of State: You might be right about these folks’ immunity, but if we here in Texas decide that it is in the best interest of their safety for them to be taken into protective custody, then perhaps you could let us know where you’d like to pick them up on November 7th. Thank you for your cooperation.
Stay thirsty, my friends.
I almost cracked up when I saw that Austin was the only city listed in TX-—the weirdest, most liberal town in the state!
I guess someone doesn’t trust the libs......
To boot, 44 invaders will be positioned across the fruited plain to catch any conservative voting fraud. They have to be transported from overseas, housed and fed during their occupation of our sovereign territory. Are we going to see the expense sheets they turn in for reimbursement? Will they see the local sights while they're encamped here? Will they eat at MacDonald's like too many Americans have to resort to now, metaphorically-speaking? Will they be put up at the local el cheapo Don't Tell Motel? We will never know, of course.
In addition, methinks when the designated precinct locations of these international spies are presented in full detail, a hundred-feet-away !!! FREEP !!! beamed at the U.N. usurper ensconced therein would be SOOOO delicious.
I hope one such hostile intruder will be coming to my locale.
These people are not Diplomats. They are not UN employees. I seriously doubt they carry the proper documentation or carry a diplomat passport.
Kinda like "catch an release".
If I see one of these jackwagons at one of my polling places, I’ll be the one arrested after breaking their nose. Screw this, it’s time for full out revolution.
Don’t arrest them or what? That sounds like a challenge.
What's that saying?
The more complicated the plumbing, the easier it it to stop up the drain.
So as far as I am concerned the state has much right to enforce their rules as the feds do.
Exactly! the ironic thing us both federal law AND Chapter VII of the UN Charter (which is what the OSCE operates under) ALL say they have to abide local laws.
Abbott is only holding them to the same standard as any other poll watcher.....but Hillary wants to try to bluff Texas, and they KNOW we don't play that.
IMHO - the huffin' and puffin' coming out of the State Dept. is more to take the heat off Benghazi, because even a legitimate diplomat's immunity will only protect him from prosecution.
In other words, you CAN beat the rap, but you can't beat the RIDE!
Looks like they’ll just be in the state capitals. By the time the ballots get to those they will have been laundered pretty good. Here’s a few places where observers should go, but feel free to add to the list: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus (OH), Philadelphia, Chicago, West Palm Beach, Miami,... In short, the big cities of the battleground states is where the most fraud will occur.
> States have rights, the federal government does NOT
You’re right !
The constitution guarantees the rights of citizens and states and that’s it. The federal government has only those authorities not prohibited.