Poll watchers in Harris County, Texas -- where a Tea Party group launched an aggressive anti-voter fraud effort -- were accused of "hovering over" voters, "getting into election workers' faces" and blocking or disrupting lines of voters who were waiting to cast their ballots as early voting got underway yesterday.
Now, TPMMuckraker has learned, the Justice Department has interviewed witnesses about the alleged intimidation and is gathering information about the so-called anti-voter fraud effort.
"We are currently gathering information regarding this matter," Justice Department spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement confirming the Civil Rights Division's involvement.
Answer by older at 8:49 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 8:57 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:00 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Did Michele Obama violate Illinois Election laws?
It’s unlawful in the state to have a “political discussion” or engage in “electioneering” within 100 feet of a polling place.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:13 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:15 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
..so why would you be willing to make THAT judgement..but this one...eh not so sure?
Because, IMO~ the video of the way the BP handled themselves around the media was aggressive. That is all I have to go on. I wasn't there. So it is my subjective opinion they were there to be aggressive.... Do you have video to demonstrate (beyond hearsay) the demeanor of the poll watchers in Texas? That is MY opinion.. Maybe you are used to night sticks, people dressed in 'securtiy patrol' gear and agressive behavior towards others (incl media) out in public where you live... But, IMO~ their behavior could intimidate someone. I would need to see video of TX poll watchers since I am not there. ;o)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:28 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:35 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by SuperChicken at 9:37 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:37 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
The commissioner admitted it was intimidation but then says the reason why they weren't arrested was because there weren't more than 3 people... wtf is that?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:11 AM on Oct. 20, 2010