Texas AG to Euro election observers: Back off
This is from an email sent out by Faultline USA:
When the far left can't win legitimately, it will do it by any means necessary, and if it means calling in outsiders from foreign nations to tinker with our elections and intimidate our voters, so be it. They've done it.
According to Red State the "Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE, not the UN as is often reported) has announced it will send election observers, with the implication that Voter ID laws are a problem."
The obvious intent is to intimidate conservative voters.
Red State today:
The OSCE is a voluntary organization and it has no binding authority over anyone, which is why Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has warned the OSCE that Texas laws will apply, including bars on unlawful entry of polling places.
Abbott wasn't shy as he closed his letter:
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.
An earlier report yesterday said that the OSCE observers would be sent to the following five states: Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida
Send this information to your state AG and ask for the same kind of warning to be issued to these foreign "observers" who are "seeking to apply global governance to the United States."
The belief that America can't handle it's own elections is so abhorrent that even if the left's request for assistance from the OSCE is a stunt, they should be massively ashamed of themselves. There is a primal First Principle above all others: Citizens are capable of governing themselves. We have federal, state, and local laws to deal with any concerns expressed by either side about the fairness of the vote. The idea that these laws are not adequate is absurd.
Therefore, the only possible explanation for bringing in outsiders to "monitor" the vote is not to ensure a fair election, but to try and intimidate their political opponents. The OSCE should be forced to disclose where they are going to be at any given time so that citizens can peacefully demonstrate their unhappiness with their presence.
They should also be required to demonstrate that they are monitoring both sides in this election for fraud and other violations. This means they should be visiting polling stations that lie in Democratic areas as well as Republican. Otherwise, they prove themselves hopeless partisans whose pronouncements on the election can safely be ignored.
Finally, they must not be sheperded around by the likes of the NAACP, the ACLU, and others who so stupidly invited them and have a partisan agenda. They should be guided by qualified state and local election officials. If they want to see our electoral system in action, have someone from the clerk's office, or the Secretary of State's office with them to answer any questions and ensure they don't violate the law.
Finally, they have no business talking to voters before they enter the polling station. The rule that they should be 100 feet away from the entrance should be enforced to the letter.
The entire exercise would embarrass any normal American. Seeing who asked the OSCE to monitor our election doesn't surprise any of us.