Texas Fraud smells like Tom Delay
Bush on Straight Democratic Ticket in Travis County, Tx
Read the whole story - turns out this was human error. BUT an easy mistake to make. PROOF YOUR BALLOT! Austin Texas, via Dkos diary
Update Diary Comment by some people on the ground Move along nothing to see.
ohwilleke writes : [Texas Gerrymander Case Not Over]
Mon Oct 18th, 2004 at 19:26:45 GMT
(From the diaries -- kos)
This year's Congressional elections in Texas will be carried out under newly drawn Congressional District boundaries. The old boundaries were redrawn while Texas Democrats screamed bloody murder and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay tried to get the FAA to intervene (for which he was recently ethically reprimanded by the House ethics committee).
But, Democrats appealed the legality of the redistricting. The Texas boundaries had already been redistricted by a court when the legislature of Texas failed to reach agreement on boundaries. The Democrats said that you couldn't do it all over again without a census in between for purely partisan reasons. The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused to act in time for this election, but today has sent the case back for further consideration of whether it was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander
Tom Delay Subpoenaed for Role in 2003 Texas Redistricting
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R) was subpoenaed in Houston to an October 25, 2004 deposition concerning his role in the controversial dispute between Democratic Legislators and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) during last year's redistricting struggle. Texas State Representative Lon Burnam (D--Fort Worth) subpoenaed DeLay in his ongoing lawsuit challenging DPS's use of public funds to achieve political ends and for its destruction of documents following the exodus of Democratic Legislators from the State to prevent a quorum in a redistricting effort that Democrats claim was illegal.
Kerry NOT on north texas ballot by anna on Thu Oct 21st, 2004 at 16:51:38 GMT
- hey markos - along those same lines, i heard on one of our local radio stations this morning that John Kerry is apparently not on the absentee ballot in collin county texas. collin county is just north of dallas and home to about half a million registered voters.
- the news broke this morning on K104, a local hip hop station. i've called the collin county elections supervisor and was routed through several lines before i hit someone's voice mail. i left a message asking WTF is up with the ballot. i've also alerted the local media, although i don't expect much follow up from them. it also hasn't hit google news yet, but i'm sure it will shortly if we can generate some heat.
- i cannot find a sample of collin county's ballot online, but will post if i find it.
so here we are folks - collin county will not have the opportunity to vote for john kerry.