Texas Attorney General warns OSCE on Election Observations
by: Neil Stevens
Left-wing groups have gone to international organizations in the run up to this election, seeking to apply global governance to the United States. The results of this is that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE, not the UN as is often reported) has announced it will send election observers, with the implication that Voter ID laws are a problem.
Now, the reason they’re only investigating Republican-run areas is that Republicans would never run to the OSCE or anyone else to interfere with American elections. But that said, we must not let the OSCE observers think they are above the law. The OSCE is a voluntary organization and it has no binding authority over anyone, which is why Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has warned the OSCE that Texas laws will apply, including bars on unlawful entry of polling places.
Abbott wasn’t shy as he closed his letter:
Elections and election observation are regulated by state law. The Texas Election Code governs anyone who participates in Texas elections—including representatives of the OSCE. The OSCE’s representatives are not authorized by Texas law to enter a polling place. It may be a criminal offense for OSCE’s representatives to maintain a presence within 100 feet of a polling place’s entrance. Failure to comply with these requirements could subject the OSCE’s representatives to criminal prosecution for violating state law.
It seems clear to me that if you’re threatening to prosecute foreign observers, then you’d have to arrest them to do so, because otherwise they’d just flee the country. Arresting OSCE observers would be a strong act to preserve the rule of law, which of course means he’s going to get strong opposition from the left on this.
But I’m sure glad America has Texas to take the lead on liberty and federal government, time and again. If not Texas, who?