By Gary P Jackson
As you have likely heard by now, the Obama regime has invited a group affiliated with the United Nations to “observe” the November elections. These “observers” will be deployed in locations including Richmond (VA), Harrisburg (PA), Raleigh (NC), Austin (TX), Des Moines (Iowa), St. Paul, (Minn.), Topeka (KS), and Tallahassee (FL).
Christian Adams wrote a strong piece exposing who these “observers” are:
PJ Tatler has obtained the document detailing the places across the United States where United Nations election observers will be deployed. The document identifies the stateside targets, particular officials as well as their country of origin. To see it, click here.
For example, Aida Alzhanova of Kazakhstan will be monitoring in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Phoenix, Arizona. Elchin Musayvev from Azerbaijan will be monitoring in Concord, New Hampshire.
Kazakhstan has been criticized for a weak human rights record and a government that tightly controls speech, assembly and the free exercise of religion. Azerbaijan is worse. The government there has violently cracked down on peaceful protests and the “atmosphere for journalists is hostile. . . . The government tightened restrictions on religious groups. . . . Torture and ill-treatment in police custody continue with impunity.”
This is not setting well with the American people. We are a sovereign nation, the United Nations has no right to be here as “observers” That they seem to be targeting Republican voters to “observe” smacks of voter intimidation, which is a civil rights violation. Not that the Obama regime would care, as they showed when they vacated the felony convictions of two Black Panther thugs convicted of civil rights violations after showing up armed at a Pennsylvania polling location in 2008.
These U.N. “observers” are affiliated with a group with close ties to ACORN, which has been the subject of numerous FBI investigations stemming from massive voter fraud, conducted by the democrat group. President Barack Obama was once employed by ACORN.
Don’t mess with Texas
Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued a stern warning to these people, including the threat of criminal prosecution should they enter a polling place or come within 100 feet of one.
The Attorney General’s press release: [emphasis mine]
Attorney General Abbott Tells International Election Observers to Abide by Texas Election Laws
Texas AG says Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has no jurisdiction over Texas elections
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today advised the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe — a United Nations partner — that groups and individuals from outside the United States do not have jurisdiction to interfere with Texas elections.
The Attorney General’s letter comes after the international group — comprised of 56 members including EU nations and other countries such as Albania, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, the Russian Federation, Slovenia and Turkey — announced they would be sending election observers to sites throughout the United States, including Texas, on Election Day.
Text of the letter:
October 23, 2012
Ambassador Daan Everts
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
UI. Miodowa 10
Dear Ambassador Everts:
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will reportedly dispatch election observers to the State of Texas to monitor the November 2012 general election. While it remains unclear exactly what your monitoring is intended to achieve, or precisely what tactics you will use to achieve the proposed monitoring, OSCE has stated publicly that it will visit polling stations on Election Day as part of its monitoring plan.
In April, you reportedly met with a group of organizations that have filed lawsuits challenging election integrity laws enacted by the Texas Legislature. One of those organizations, Project Vote, is closely affiliated with ACORN, which collapsed in disgrace after its role in a widespread voter-registration fraud scheme was uncovered. In September, a federal appeals court rejected Project Vote’s challenge to the State’s voter-registration regulations and allowed Texas to continue enforcing laws that were enacted to protect the integrity of the voter-registration process.
According to a letter that Project Vote and other organizations sent to you, OSCE has identified Voter ID laws as a barrier to the right to vote. That letter urged OSCE 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.
If OSCE members want to learn more about our election processes so they can improve their own democratic systems, we welcome the opportunity to discuss the measures Texas has implemented to protect the integrity of elections. However, groups and individuals from outside the United States are not allowed to influence or interfere with the election process in Texas. This State has robust election laws that were carefully crafted to protect the integrity of our election system. All persons—including persons connected with OSCE—are required to comply with these laws.
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.
Attorney General of Texas
Governor Perry also weighed in with a strong declaration:
No UN monitors/inspectors will be part of any TX election process; I commend @TXsecofstate for swift action to clarify issue.—
Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) October 23, 2012
The United States is a sovereign nation, and Texas a sovereign state. Under the United States Constitution, the states are in charge of elections. My interpretation of this is that the federal government has no authority to invite these inspectors in.
This is nothing more than an attempt by democrats to create controversy surrounding the elections, and unrest when Obama is defeated.
In 2000 our nation proved we can handle our voting procedures just fine. That election was a fiasco, and Al Gore, with the aid of the democrat controlled Florida Supreme Court attempted to steal victory from George W Bush. That attempt was stopped. If America can handle that, it can handle pretty much anything.
Like the United States, Texas has it’s own legacy of hard won Liberty and Freedom, through revolution. We don’t take kindly to those who attempt to infringe on those Liberties and Freedoms.