What are Bexar County officials hiding?

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The Texas Scorecard reports: “Bexar County’s elections department faces a federal lawsuit if it continues to deny access to public records of non-citizens found on the county’s voter rolls.

“The county refused a request by the Public Interest Legal Foundation to inspect records of non-citizens who registered to vote and then were later removed from the voter rolls after the county discovered they weren’t citizens. It’s a violation of federal and state law for non-citizens to register to vote.

What is it that Bexar County has to hide about non-citizens registering to vote? Are they hiding the names so as to block any prosecutions? Is that obstruction of justice?

“In an unusual move, the Bexar County District Attorney’s office responded to [the group] on behalf of Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen. In a letter dated December 14, Assistant DA Clarkson Brown explicitly told PILF that if representatives appeared for inspection at county offices, they would be denied access.”

“Other counties across Texas are complying with federal law,” said J. Christian Adams, president and general counsel of Public Interest Legal Foundation who added: “We will go to federal court if we must to obtain these public records.”

Bexar County officials are claiming that the federal rule for voter roll inspection only applies to the Texas Secretary of State not to county election offices. OK but, so what?

What is it that Bexar County has to hide about non-citizens registering to vote? Are they hiding the names so as to block any prosecutions? Is that obstruction of justice?

If my memory serves me well, Bexar County is also a county that had to be sued by Texas to get it to follow the law and purge dead folk off its voter rolls.

What are the folk in San Antonio hiding? We all have a pretty good guess.

Comments

  1. Dan Moore says:

    I think Bexar county’s web of lies may eventually catch up with them.

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