Monday, September 27, 2010

Is the SEIU Connected to Voter Fraud in Harris County, Texas?

In a story on Saturday, Fox News introduced us to possible voter fraud in Harris County Texas (Houston). It all started so innocently: a group of citizens decided that they should not just talk about politics and government, but actually get involved. So they did, by volunteering at the polls. But a civic duty turned into a nightmare.

“What we saw shocked us,” Catherine Engelbrecht, the group’s leader, said. “There was no one checking IDs, judges would vote for people that asked for help. It was fraud, and we watched like deer in the headlights.”

She lead the charge to create “True the Vote,” a citizen-based grassroots organization that began collecting publicly available voting data to prove and root out voter fraud wherever they could find it.

What ensued is almost like a John Grisham novel: a tragic fire, a possible SEIU connection, and a county left scrambling before the November election. RedState lays out the story [emphasis added by RS]:

1. In 2008, a group of citizens in Harris County, Texas saw what appeared to be a massive attack on the integrity of the election process.

2. Last month, a mysterious fire broke out that destroyed most of the voting machines for Harris County, Texas. [Houston is in Harris County.]

3. The fire occurred three days after Harris County voter registrar Leo Vasquez issued a press release stating:

“The integrity of the voting rolls in Harris County, Texas, appears to be under an organized and systematic attack by the group operating under the name Houston Votes,” Vasquez said at a 2 p.m. press conference at his office, where he also released copies of applications in some of the most egregious cases. READ MORE...

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