State to Clinton: Int'l vote monitors must follow Texas law

By REUTERS
October 26, 2012 06:41

 
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AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' attorney general warned US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday that international election monitors planning to observe balloting in the state were not above Texas law.

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott's letter to Clinton was the latest move in his campaign to ensure that the Vienna-based human rights watchdog Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe did not mess with Texas.

"It appears that OSCE is under the misimpression that the State Department can somehow help its representatives circumvent the Texas Election Code," Abbott wrote. "Texas law prohibits unauthorized persons from entering a polling place - or loitering within 100 feet of a polling place's entrance - on Election Day. OSCE monitors are expected to follow that law like everyone else."

In a letter on Tuesday to the Warsaw-based Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the OSCE's monitoring arm, Abbott had warned that failure to follow Texas law could subject OSCE representatives to criminal prosecution. 

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