It’s insulting to the United States to have bureaucrats from the corrupt United Nations here monitoring our elections like we’re Haiti. That’s why it’s so gratifying to see Texas giving them exactly the respect they deserve.
Don’t mess with Texas elections.
That’s the double-down message Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott delivered Thursday to poll watchers affiliated with United Nations who want to come and observe voting on Election Day.
The squabble started after Abbott wrote to the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe, threatening to prosecute any of its members who come near a polling location.
“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,” Abbott wrote.
Abbott concluded his letter by adding that the Texas Election Code governs all election participants and that OSCE officials are not authorized to enter a polling place. He said 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,” Abbott wrote.
UN-related vote monitors warn Texas: Don’t mess with us. My response: BRING IT. Official letter to follow reut.rs/WK2dj0
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 25, 2012
Seeing some prissy UN monitor perp walked into a Texas jail would be an immensely enjoyable experience and Texas would be just the state to do it if they don’t mind their P’s and Q’s.