Voters need to watch polls for suppression
Again, voters voting in Parker County’s 44 precincts need to be aware of the Tea Party movement called “True the Vote,” which could be in your voting precinct location during early voting Oct. 22 through Nov. 2 and also on Election Day, Nov. 6.
This organization is planning on challenging votes cast by the elderly, the disabled and people of color in order to suppress the vote against President Obama. Although federal law has suspended the requirement of a photo ID in many states any verbal attempt to stop or challenge minorities’ votes is possible by this extreme right wing of the Republican party.
It is very important that Democrats all over Parker County volunteer as poll watchers at voting locations throughout this county. Calling the voting administration office and possibly the police department if voter suppression is observed against any vulnerable minority voter is needed.
Although the federal Justice Department has been called requesting observation by federal inspectors here, the public is greatly needed to spot suspicious manipulation of electronic voting, especially the insertion of semi-cards into the central tabulators at each polling place and moving voting machines in transport to each polling place from the Courthouse Annex on Santa Fe Drive in Weatherford, then returning them at the end of Election Day on Nov. 6.
The main reason for taking these precautions is that not one Democratic office has been elected in Parker County since the arrival of the electronic voting machines in 2005 and the arrival of the voting registrar employed there.