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Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:25 AM

Abbott’s Houston raid didn’t end with arrests, but shut down voter drive

On an overcast Monday afternoon, officers in bulletproof vests swept into a house on Houston’s north side. The armed deputies and agents served a search warrant. They carted away computers, hard drives and documents.

The raid targeted a voter registration group called Houston Votes, which was accused of election fraud. It was initiated by investigators for Attorney General Greg Abbott. His aides say he is duty-bound to preserve the integrity of the ballot box.

His critics, however, say that what Abbott has really sought to preserve is the power of the Republican Party in Texas. They accuse him of political partisanship, targeting key Democratic voting blocs, especially minorities and the poor, in ways that make it harder for them to vote, or for their votes to count.

A close examination of the Houston Votes case reveals the consequences when an elected official pursues hotly contested allegations of election fraud.

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/20140830-abbotts-houston-raid-didnt-end-with-arrests-but-shut-down-voter-drive.ece

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Reply Abbott’s Houston raid didn’t end with arrests, but shut down voter drive (Original post)
TexasTowelie Aug 2014 OP
cantbeserious Aug 2014 #1
Unknown Beatle Aug 2014 #2
They_Live Aug 2014 #12
AverageJoe90 Aug 2014 #3
SunSeeker Aug 2014 #4
perdita9 Aug 2014 #6
perdita9 Aug 2014 #5
blkmusclmachine Aug 2014 #7
TexasTowelie Aug 2014 #10
Gothmog Aug 2014 #8
annabanana Aug 2014 #9
TexasTowelie Aug 2014 #11
Cha Aug 2014 #15
northoftheborder Aug 2014 #13
Cha Aug 2014 #14
TexasTowelie Aug 2014 #16
Cha Aug 2014 #17
KamaAina Sep 2014 #18

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:36 AM

1. The Only Way Republicans Win - Suppress The Vote

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 05:06 AM

2. These republican assholes

are relentless. They just keep going and going trying hard to suppress the vote of democratic voters. I'm so sick and tired of their shit! Fuck 'em all! Power hungry, cheating, stealing, koch sucking assholes!

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 10:15 AM

12. They will not stop.

You're absolutely right. Never pretend that they will. Win or lose, they will continue the gerrymander, change voting laws to block votes, and any other way they can cheat to win.

We must be ever vigilant.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 05:56 AM

3. No doubt in my mind, that they're trying their hardest to steal the election.

 

.......Nothing else I can say. Fuck Abbott and his crook buddies.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 06:24 AM

4. Another example of why we still need every bit of the Civil Rights Act.

...and why Republicans on our Supreme Court eviscerated it.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 07:22 AM

6. John Roberts -- today's biggest threat to democracy

Him and his 4 Catholic buddies have sold the US to the corporations and women's rights to the church.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 07:21 AM

5. Where is the media on this?

I know it got covered locally, but they should be screaming in red ink. This is a direct assault on democracy. Instead we get stories about the president wearing a tan suit.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 07:32 AM

7. I remember when that warehouse full of voting equipment in a DEM area burned to the ground.

 

Nothing became of THAT!

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 09:43 AM

10. Thank you for mentioning that again in this thread.

I saw the article in the DMN just before I went to bed and only skimmed the beginning of the article when I posted it. I'll have to read the article again in its entirety.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 08:49 AM

8. Greg Abbott is a nasty and dirty politician

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 08:51 AM

9. Not NEARLY enough publicity on this!. . . .n/t

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Response to annabanana (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 09:44 AM

11. You are absolutely correct.

I have a couple of friends on Facebook that I'm going to contact to spread the news.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 09:20 PM

15. I just found this on another site, annabanana..


Turn Texas Blue @UniteBlueTX
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Abbott's Houston raid w/ guns Shuts Down Voter Drives in Hispanic areas http://share.d-news.co/ivFYXUZ #TeamWendy #UniteBlue
3:44 AM - 31 Aug 2014 232 Retweets 67 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/08/31/dianne-feinstein-go-fight-in-iraq-yourself-2/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 07:12 PM

13. Abbott: Rotten, rotten, rotten. I've never heard this story; needs to be told.

Thanks for finding this.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 09:19 PM

14. Hey TT.. thank you! I was just coming to post something here in your all's Texas Group

about Abbott and that from Turn Texas Blue..


Turn Texas Blue @UniteBlueTX
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Abbott's Houston raid w/ guns Shuts Down Voter Drives in Hispanic areas http://share.d-news.co/ivFYXUZ #TeamWendy #UniteBlue
3:44 AM - 31 Aug 2014 232 Retweets 67 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/08/31/dianne-feinstein-go-fight-in-iraq-yourself-2/

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 11:00 PM

16. Thanks, I think.

The reason why I'm not more grateful is because I have this application downloaded on my computer called "Stop Tony Meow." It was developed in Australia because their prime minister is the conservative Tony Abbott. Whenever a photo has the word "abbott" in the hashtag it replaces the photo of Tony Abbott with a picture of a cute kitten instead. The reason why I installed that app though was because it also works for Greg Abbott! I'm accustomed to seeing pictures of cute kittens and now that I just finished dinner and open up your reply I saw Greg's ugly mug and I want to . Why did you treat me that way, Cha? I thought we were friends?


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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 11:32 PM

17. Sorry, I think.

LOl

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Sep 3, 2014, 02:10 PM

18. Misusing the power of his office

 

hopefully Gov. Davis and her AG will find a nice, accessible prison cell for him.

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