by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has 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 and has apparently threatened to arrest international monitors sent to watch US election.
In response to the request to look over the American presidential election, the Vienna, Austria-based organization agreed to deploy 44 monitors to the United States earlier this month to watch for any wrongdoing, but those auditors are being told that Texas won’t stand for any interference from abroad.
Texas governor and former Republican Party candidate for president Rick Perry wrote through his Twitter account that any monitors or inspectors from the United Nations would be barred from taking part in anything involving the election process in the Lone Star State, commending the Texas secretary of state for “swift action to clarify the issue.”
Voters in Texas historically elect GOP electorates during the presidential election, and currently Republican Party candidate Mitt Romney is slated to be the expected victor next month according to the most recent polls.
One can but wonder what the Texas government has to hide. Then again,
if recent issues with the voting machines, the company which makes them is, strangely enough, associated with the GOP's presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, are anything to go by a great deal.
In some of the recent pre-election day voting – some US States vote, in truth, before the main Election Day – a majority of votes that were cast, according to those that voted, for Obama were returned as being cast for Romney.
It was claimed then that that was just a hiccup with the machines but there are many who believe a different tack and wonder as to whether the machines are rigged.
One can but wonder as to why, therefore, Texas wants no international election observers at its voting stations while they are the first to demand that elections in other countries are monitored by observers by the selfsame organization.
May the reader be the judge...