Long waits led to disturbance at polling site, official says

Long waits led to disturbance at polling site, official says

A disturbance at the busy Acres Homes early voting location Friday night was related to representatives of the NAACP protesting long wait times for disabled voters, county officials said Sunday.

An article on the website Townhall.com, linked on the widely read Drudge Report, stated that people wearing NAACP shirts “took over” the Acres Homes polling place, electioneering and voicing support for President Barack Obama while poll workers “did nothing.”

Assistant County Attorney Doug Ray disputed that account.

“It wasn’t like they were taking control of the place. It wasn’t like we did nothing about it. That’s just not true at all,” Ray said.

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Long waits led to disturbance at polling site, official says

I don’t care WHAT they *claim* their intentions to have been, what happened here was nothing more than electioneering, nothing more, nothing less, and electioneering is against the law in the state of Texas.

TEX EL. CODE ANN. § 61.003 : Texas Statutes – Section 61.003: ELECTIONEERING AND LOITERING NEAR POLLING PLACE PROHIBITED

(a) A person commits an offense if, during the voting period and within 100 feet of an outside door through which a voter may enter the building in which a polling place is located, the person:

(1) loiters; or

(2) electioneers for or against any candidate, measure, or political party.

(b) In this section, “voting period” means the period beginning when the polls open for voting and ending when the polls close or the last voter has voted, whichever is later.

(c) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

TEX EL. CODE ANN. § 61.010 : Texas Statutes – Section 61.010: WEARING NAME TAG OR BADGE IN POLLING PLACE

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a person may not wear a badge, insignia, emblem, or other similar communicative device relating to a candidate, measure, or political party appearing on the ballot, or to the conduct of the election, in the polling place or within 100 feet of any outside door through which a voter may enter the building in which the polling place is located.

(b) An election judge, an election clerk, a state or federal election inspector, a certified peace officer, or a special peace officer appointed for the polling place by the presiding judge shall wear while on duty in the area described by Subsection (a) a tag or official badge that indicates the person’s name and title or position.

(c) A person commits an offense if the person violates Subsection (a). An offense under this subsection is a Class C misdemeanor.

I have been a *supporter* at local polls in the past, we ALL had to adhere to the 100 foot rule and if we went into the elections building to use the restroom we had to remove any pins, buttons, stickers or any other candidates material from our persons.

We had TEA Party people out on the line and they had to remove their TEA Party gear, shirts and so forth, before going into the polling place itself.

When we were working polls in support of certain candidates we always had HUGE coolers filled with bottled water and soft drinks. If someone needed a bottle of water we gladly gave them one, FREE, at OUR location, 100 feet from the polling place, and hell yes, we talked about our candidate, but if they had already voted it was just a little bit of conversation.

But, you see, we were not NAACP slugs, Union thugs or Democratic election people, we had to stick to the rule of law.

I have only one question regarding this entire incident: WHY IN THE HELL WERE THE POLICE NOT CALLED?

The Houston elections people were very lax in their duty! The Obamites should have been arrested.

But, if the 2008 election is ANY indicator, it’s OK to break the law and intimidate voters, as long as YOU are Black, the POTUS is Black and his Attorney General is Black!

This voting place, as I understand it, is a Black neighborhood. It’s all moot at this point.

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3 Responses to Long waits led to disturbance at polling site, official says

  1. You got it, it is only RACIST if WHITES get out of line, but if it’s blacks getting out of line, it’s OK….That is the way it is, like you said, it is a moot point.

    According a very close friend, that pattern of behavior happened all over the polling stations with white voters being intimidated by black gang bangers stopping and yelling “you better vote for OBAMA” again nothing said.

    It’s the acts of a desperate candidate and desperate Democratic Party.

  2. “It wasn’t like they were taking control of the place. It wasn’t like we did nothing about it. That’s just not true at all,” Ray said.

    Question to Asst County Attorney Douglas Ray:

    What, sir, DID you in fact DO about it??

    Another GOWP, I expect.

    BZ

  3. Katie says:

    Not many parents teach their children patience. In fact they teach them the opposite and are horrified when they act up.

    These are just spoiled brats who cannot remember that everyone is in the same line and will all get the same chance to vote.

    BTW, if they don’t vote on that day why can’t they vote on Election Day?

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