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Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Jerbear, Oct 24, 2012.

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  1. Jerbear

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    Texas Attorney General warns United Nations election observers could be arrested

    Don't mess with Texas !!!!!!

    http://www.examiner.com/article/texas-attorney-general-warns-united-nations-election-observers-could-be-arrested


    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott warned observers with the United Nations-affiliated group Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to stay away from polling places in Texas on Election Day or face arrest, the Huffington Post reported Wednesday.

    In a letter sent Tuesday to Ambassador Daan Everts, Abbot said that "groups and individuals from outside the United States are not allowed to influence or interfere with the election process in Texas."

    "All persons," he said, "including persons connected with OSCE—are required to comply with these laws."

    "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," he added.

    On Saturday, we reported that the OSCE intended to monitor the activities of conservative groups who are concerned with the potential of voter fraud.

    Ambassador Janez Lenarcic, director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), wrote Secretary of State Clinton, calling Abbot's warning "unacceptable."

    “The threat of criminal sanctions against OSCE/ODIHR observers is unacceptable,” he said. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

    “Our observers are required to remain strictly impartial and not to intervene in the voting process in any way,” he added. “They are in the United States to observe these elections, not to interfere in them.”

    Abbot, however, said that the group was urged to "monitor states that have taken steps to protect ballot integrity by enacting Voter ID laws."

    "The OSCE may be entitled to its opinions about Voter ID laws, but your opinion is legally irrelevant in the United States, where the Supreme Court has already determined that Voter ID laws are constitutional," he added.

    The organization has met with liberal groups like the NAACP and the ACLU, but it is unknown whether they have met with conservative groups.

    We asked Neil Simon, Communications Director of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, if the group had met or intended to meet with True the Vote.

    "I'm not positive whether the staff in DC currently has had the opportunity to meet with True the Vote, but we welcome the opportunity to hear from them," he told Examiner. "Listening to diverse views and observing independently is all part of the process of election observation."

    Simon has not responded to our request for comments on Attorney General Abbot's statement.


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    Hahaha.... You go Texas.....

    Jerbear
     
  2. pretzel

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    Its none of the UN's business to monitor our states voting . Im surprised that any state will let them in.
     
  3. timberfaller

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    Thats the best thing that could happen, short of just kicking the whole UN out of this country!!
     
  4. schwabby

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    I don't think OBSERVING is INFLUENCING, hence the AG is blowing smoke out his butt and is more likely to end up prosecuted than an OBSERVER. You got a problem with observers? The Republicans will have huge numbers of them in Democratic districts.

    Steve
     
  5. oldgahchamp

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    Hew schwabby, Care to let us know what Gun Club you shoot at and are you an NRA, ATA, member?
     
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    Schwabby, are you nuts? Those Republicans are citizens of the US. We neither need, want nor condone any of the actions of these observersl. They have not political status since they have no rights because they are non citizens. Herb Roach
     
  7. otnot

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    Who runs this country? The U.N?
     
  8. Stl Flyn

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    I do not know why anyone would want to observe this political system anyway! It's a f'ing joke! This election is an embarrassment! I would imagine they would look at this election and think that we are some third world country that has just implemented the voting, and two party system. Seems nobody here trusts the system, unless their guy wins! Why the hell should they want this system. Your right keep them out of here, so we are not the laughing stock at the next U.N. council meeting!
     
  9. John Galt

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    The fart czar has lost it again! He needs help- somebody please frack him before it's too late.
     
  10. timberfaller

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    Hey ole schwabby,

    What's your take on the New Black Panthers??

    hint: we were assured they were just "Observers" by OUR AG Holder
     
  11. CharlieAMA

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    The U.N. has been a joke for years. They can't run their own affairs, let alone monitor our elections. I still don't understand what authority they have to come here and monitor our elections. Charlie
     
  12. Stl Flyn

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    The difference is monitoring, or observing.
     
  13. Rick Barker

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    Stl Flynn

    What would you recommend?

    monarchy or dictatorship?
     
  14. timberfaller

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    Are they going to wear their Blue helmets SO WE know which ones they are??
     
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    Thank your local chapters of ACLU and NAACP among a few others for asking the UN to observe our election process.
     
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    I presume you are talking constitutional monarchy. I would take that definitely over the dictatorship, only because I have seen that here already.
     
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    I would think anything with bammy his idol in control would work! I think he might even do a Monica on bammy!! Of course, talking about flynie pooh! Tom Rhoads
     
  18. Stl Flyn

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    Tom,

    You related to Galt, or are you his left hand man?
     
  19. Rick Barker

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    Who would be the royal family, Bush?

    That might not go over with a lot lefties.

    Oooohhh think of the recurring expenses for vacations, housing, travel, weddings, etc. etc.

    Will be need a fleet of747's for each member of the royal family members?

    Can our people in Congress even say harumph, harumph, or here, here???

    Will they start talking so funny we need subtitles?

    Maybe we should just ask the UK to come back and take over again?
     
  20. CharlieAMA

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    Will we all have to have a Corgi dog? Charlie
     
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