The Republican-led attempt to unseat from the Texas Legislature newly elected Democrat
Hubert Vo, will require more voter intimidation, says a source close to the Vo campaign. In order to
prove that Vo does not deserve to keep his narrowly won seat, Republican attorneys will have to produce
alleged “illegal voters” in west Houston precincts, drag them into public view, and then compel them
to testify under oath who they voted for.
“Conceptually speaking,” says our source, “asking
people who they voted for has a lot of implications. The easy part of voting is knowing that no one
will ever know who I voted for. If this assurance is violated, then people may never vote against a
powerful person again. Making people disclose their votes is the ultimate form of
Intimidation before, during, and after elections is the Republican way.
It is what connects Florida 2000 to Ohio 2004, and now to the Republican-led challenge against Hubert
Vo. For this reason you may stay tuned to the Texas Civil Rights review for further updates. We will
not be intimidated out of our civil rights.
The Texas Civil Rights Review is taking an
interest in the Republican-led effort to unseat newly elected Democrat Hubert Vo. As argued in a
recent article on the “Whitewashing of Election Fraud” (see below) we see the struggle to maintain
Vo’s seat as part of a national civil rights struggle.
Despite the intensity of the
Republican challenge so far, our source reports that “things are going well–so far all the signals
are in our favor.” Yet that seems difficult to believe this week.
“From the beginning
the Texas Speaker of the House has been sending signals that he doesn’t want to proceed with this
challenge,” reports our source. “But the process keeps moving forward. How can the process keep
moving forward without the Speaker wanting to proceed?”
So why does the source think
that signals are good? For one thing, the deadline for producing a complete list of alleged illegal
voters has been set for early next week. If the Speaker were more sympathetic to the challenge, he
might be giving the anti-Vo camp more time to collect their case.
So far, the allegations
include claims that 14 people voted twice, once via mail, and then again on election day. But our
source tells us that the 14 people in question happen to live on the same block. This leads our source
to believe that a “keying error” is a more likely explanation for the double count. (Frankly, we have
to admit that we don’t know enough about the “keying” process to make an independent assessment
Here’s the tactical schedule:
(Tuesday): Deadline for submission to Vo campaign of complete list of alleged “illegal
Dec. 15 (Wednesday): Conference call between
Early January: Completion of discovery
Early February: Formal hearing on election contest in Texas
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