A political analyst and former Texas Republican leader says his
home state will not tolerate U.N. observers monitoring its election
Recently The Daily Caller reported that Texas Attorney General Greg
Abbott officially put Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on notice:
United Nations-affiliated election monitors are not above Texas
He was reacting to the announcement from the Organization for
Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) that it would send dozens
of international poll monitors to the United States to monitor the
upcoming elections. Ostensibly the OSCE representatives would be on
the lookout for what liberal-leaning civil rights groups have
described as systematic efforts to suppress minority voters likely
to vote for President Obama.
But Abbott pointed out to the secretary of state that Texas law
prohibits unauthorized persons from entering a polling place or
loitering within 100 feet of a polling place's entrance on Election
Day. "If the OSCE does not want to follow Texas law, then perhaps
it should send its representatives to another state," he stated in
letter to Clinton.
Tom Pauken is a former chairman of the Republican Party of
Texas, who served on President Ronald Reagan's team.
"Part of the problem is you've got a group from the U.N. that
have gotten themselves involved with ACORN and some of these very
liberal groups and want to come in and try to mess with Texas --
and of course we prominently have a sign [that says] 'Don't Mess
with Texas,'" he tells OneNewsNow. "And clearly Texans are united
-- particularly all of us who are conservatives -- in saying this
According to Pauken, it appears the U.N. has gotten the
"The latest I've heard is they're not going to try to come in
and observe at the polling places," he notes. "They're just not
entitled to under our laws. It was a silly idea in the first place,
and clearly [was] pushed by folks nationally who have a left-wing
Pauken says Texans will not put up with foreigners coming into
the state to make mischief.