They claim that they particularly need volunteers because they “have the confidence and courage to go to certain areas”
Texas According to the Washington Post, in a leaked video of a recent speech, a man who claimed to be a Republican official in Harris County, Texas said that the party needs 10,000 Republicans to conduct an “election integrity team in Houston”. “.
He then took out a map of voters in the area and pointed out the densely populated and ethnically diverse urban core of Houston, saying that the party particularly needs volunteers and they must “come here with confidence and courage”, adding: “This is a scam.”
The official cited widespread voter fraud, which has not been documented in Texas, which prompted the need for a “large number” of opinion observers to monitor voters in every electoral district in the county.
Now, the Texas Public Utilities Organization, the government accountability organization that released the images yesterday, is issuing a warning that such efforts may threaten and suppress voters in the greater Houston area.
The organization’s executive director, Anthony Gutierrez, told the Washington Post: “It’s clear that we’re talking about recruiting people from predominantly Anglo-Saxon cities to African-American and Hispanic communities.”
He added: “This is a character. There is no other way but to stand and observe at the polling station.” So, “Why do you suggest that someone should be’brave’?” Gutierrez asked.
In a statement to the Washington Post, the Harris County Republican Party stated that the “common cause” was “blatantly and incorrectly portraying the characteristics of the recruitment video of grassroots pollsters.” Party Chairman Cindy Siegel accused the group of trying to “imitate Republicans.”
Siegel said: “The goal is to activate a volunteer army for each district in Harris County.” “And to enable voters to participate in the entire vote from beginning to end, and to ensure that every legal vote is counted.”