It’s times like these that I really wish I were from Texas. By now you’ve heard about the UN plan to deploy officers to polling locations throughout the United States to monitor the activity of “Conservative Groups” in a supposed attempt to prevent voter fraud. Well Texas, in their very own Texas way, has told them what they can do with those officials.
From The Hill:
Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers, prompting a furious response from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
“The threat of criminal sanctions against [international] observers is unacceptable,” Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”
Lawmakers from the group of 56 European and Central Asian nations have been observing U.S. elections since 2002, without incident. Their presence has become a flashpoint this year, however, as Republicans accuse Democrats of voter fraud while Democrats counter that GOP-inspired voter ID laws aim to disenfranchise minority voters.
Excuse me? Texas doesn’t have the right to tell unwelcome, non-citizen UN officials that they must abide by Texas laws? How about this: The United Nations, which has no jurisdiction anywhere, certainly doesn’t have the right to police the goings on of a sovereign state. I wonder how that statement would sit with old Janez?
Anyhow, to add fuel to the fire, check this letter out.