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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Texas threatens to arrest UN observers


Why exactly is the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe monitoring U.S. elections?

And, under what specific authority does "The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections”?






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Mo Jeaux
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: Texas threatens to arrest UN observers


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Jim Crow Laws brah. All Republicans.


Exactly. All Republicans want to reinstitute a poll tax. Hell, we really just want to take sufferage away from minorities. Oh, a women too. Let's not forget about the war on women. We won't be happy unless only white, males over 21 who own property can vote.






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MFn GIMP
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Member since Feb 2011
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re: Texas threatens to arrest UN observers


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According to Rick Perry there are 3 reasons for arrest.

1. Trespassing
2. Voter Intimidation
3. Well, he couldn't remember the third one.





Back on topic, God Bless Texas.






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trackfan
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Member since Sep 2010
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Under what treaty are these inspectors operating?

The U.S., as a member of the U.N., is a signatory to the U.N. Charter.






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CptBengal
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Under what treaty are these inspectors operating?


The U.S., as a member of the U.N., is a signatory to the U.N. Charter.


Go read the preamble to the UN Charter you moron. It actually completely negates this argument. Are you really this stupid?






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kclsufan
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“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,” Abbott wrote. “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.”

A very reasonable approach. Texas has got this thing under control.






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LSUGrrrl
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Frisco, TX
Member since Jul 2007
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re: Texas threatens to arrest UN observers


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For what offense?


Texas election laws do prohibit loitering within 100 ft of polling.

State Of TX Poll Watchers Guide






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Cholo
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National City, CA
Member since Oct 2012
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Texas!





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Carlton Banks
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Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California
Member since Feb 2008
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The U.S., as a member of the U.N., is a signatory to the U.N. Charter.
Chapter 1, Article 2, Section 7:

"Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter; but this principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures under Chapter Vll."






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lsu13lsu
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Member since Jan 2008
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But given steps by Republicans to make it harder for people to vote over the last few years, I can see why Republicans don't want anyone to spoil their efforts.


Too hard for people to get IDs? LOL!






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trackfan
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Chapter 1, Article 2, Section 7:

"Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter; but this principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures under Chapter Vll."

"Observing" is not "intervening".






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Eighteen
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Member since Dec 2006
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Chapter 1, Article 2, Section 7:

"Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter; but this principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures under Chapter Vll."


Boom






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Carlton Banks
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Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California
Member since Feb 2008
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re: Texas threatens to arrest UN observers


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"Observing" is not "intervening".
If they want to break Texas law and get closer than 100 feet, then they are intervening in the Texas election process.

If they want to follow the law and stay 100 feet away, then they are free to do that just as I am free to do that.






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kclsufan
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"Observing" is not "intervening".

I agree. As long as these (air quotes) "observers" don't do anything in violation of Texas law, then let them observe and learn a thing or two.

However, if they're there to (air quotes) "monitor" as part of some shite stirring later on, then I hope Texas runs their asses in jail.






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LSURussian
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Texas threatens to arrest UN observers

"Arrest"?? I'm surprised Texas Rangers don't just shoot the frickers.....






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TIGRLEE
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Cenla
Member since Nov 2009
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Thats awesome.





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elprez00
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Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
11554 posts

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U.S. treaties trump state's rights.

I did not know this. Just did a quick search apparently Treaties supercede states rights, but not federal ones. See Reid v. Covert






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KaiserSoze99
Texas A&M Fan
Frisco, Texas
Member since Aug 2011
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Everyone please rise for the National Anthem:

Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State!
Texas, Our Texas! so wonderful so great!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test
O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.

God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.
God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long


And now:

I've seen a lot of places,
I've been around the world.
I've seen some pretty faces,
Been with some beautiful girls.
After all I've witnessed,
One thing still amazes me,
Just like a miracle,
You have to see to believe.

'Cause God blessed Texas
With His own hand.
Brought down angels
From the promised land.
He gave them a place
Where they could dance.
If you wanna see heaven, brother,
Here's your chance.
'Cause I've been sent
To spread the message:
God blessed Texas.










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stat19
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Member since Feb 2011
11113 posts

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Alabama has said they will be passing laws that disallows non-registered voters anywhere near polling places.

If you can't vote you can't be there.


Makes sense -

Why do I have a feeling I'll see Chinese soldiers around voting booths before I die.



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KaiserSoze99
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