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State Dept: Texas canít arrest international election observers
Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 10/26/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT by Snuph

International election observers planning to visit Texas polling places have “full immunity” from being arrested in the United States, the State Department said when discussing a letter from the Texas Attorney General.

“I’m not going to get into any kind of hypothetical situations or predict where this is going to go other than to say we have every expectation that this will be worked out and to state the fact, which is that under U.S. law they are eligible for immunities,” said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. Reporters tried to get her to state explicitly that Texas could not arrest election observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), but Nuland would only reiterate that OSCE observers have full immunity.

Attorney General Greg Abbott, R-Texas, warned OSCE that it “may be a criminal offense for OSCE’s representatives to maintain a presence within 100 feet of a polling place’s entrance,” as The Hill noted.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: diplomaticimmunity; dontmesswithtexas; gregabbott; marxistbrotherhood; osce; projectvote; statedept; texas; victorianuland; votefraud
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1 posted on 10/26/2012 4:02:05 PM PDT by Snuph
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To: Snuph
Call, Victoria.

Lay those cards on the table.

Let's us dance.

/johnny

3 posted on 10/26/2012 4:04:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Snuph

We’ll see how this turns out.


4 posted on 10/26/2012 4:04:35 PM PDT by panzerkamphwageneinz
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To: Snuph

What, we can’t arrest them?

Well then, let’s shoot the commie bastards!


5 posted on 10/26/2012 4:05:09 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Snuph
Maybe, maybe NOT.. I wonder if taking them into custody, and dragging them away is covered? ....Developing
6 posted on 10/26/2012 4:05:24 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Snuph

Just because they have “diplomatic immunity” doesn’t mean that Texas officials are obliged to let them go wherever they like, afaik.


7 posted on 10/26/2012 4:05:37 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: IrishPennant

The State Department can pound sand.


8 posted on 10/26/2012 4:05:42 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: Snuph

Im sure there are other ways to ensure these “monitors” don’t interfere with Texas law, like being filmed at all times by the state police.


9 posted on 10/26/2012 4:06:07 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Snuph

So what, give them their get out of jail free card and they get out on Wednesday


10 posted on 10/26/2012 4:06:09 PM PDT by Figment
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To: IrishPennant

So what happens if they just “get lost” in jail till Wednesday?


11 posted on 10/26/2012 4:06:31 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Snuph

Sure they can and they should! I am getting a little sick of the federal government.


12 posted on 10/26/2012 4:07:08 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Snuph

I still want to know why these observers are not in Shitcargo or Detroit? Hey how about a few in Philadelphia?

A second question. What enforcement authority does the State Department have? Suppose Rick Perry tells Hillabitch Clintdog to go play with herself?


13 posted on 10/26/2012 4:07:30 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Snuph

The obvious tactic here is as follows:

You arrest the perps. Remove them from the polling place. 10 minutes after the polls close, you “realize your horrible error”, release them.

As far as immunity goes, surely our freedoms under 1st amendment trump some foreigner? How is that working out for the videographer in CA?


14 posted on 10/26/2012 4:07:40 PM PDT by RedElement
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To: Snuph

So, will Obama send in Federal troops to violate State law and support foreign interference in the elections? That will go over big /s.


15 posted on 10/26/2012 4:07:41 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Snuph

Texas Rangers versus the Federal Marshalls.

It’ll be a good one! Million dollar pay for view opportunity.

Go Texas!


16 posted on 10/26/2012 4:07:45 PM PDT by ladyjane
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17 posted on 10/26/2012 4:07:57 PM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: Snuph

“Immunity” never stopped a good old-fashioned azz-whoopin’.


18 posted on 10/26/2012 4:08:43 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Snuph
I was once appointed as an election observer by the local GOP committee. The Democrat hack running the assigned polling place refused to seat me because I did not have an observer certificate with a raised seal, just a plain seal. I had to drive back to GOP hq. to get a certificate with a RAISED seal.

Let Texas play the same type of game with the UN Observers. Tell them to drive to Foggy Bottom and come back with the right type of certificate.

19 posted on 10/26/2012 4:08:58 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Snuph

W’all now... Las tahm Ah looked, Texas has an international border with Messico, so A’ll tell ya whut we’re agunna do. We won’ arrest them furriners, we’ll jes escort ‘em to the Rio and point’em south.


20 posted on 10/26/2012 4:08:58 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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