A case of "legal" voter fraud.
As I've posted in the past, I am a precinct judge for my voting precinct. This is my first foray into organized politics. I was required to attend a class last weekend to train me on the care and feeding of the electronic voting machines that Harris County uses. Before the class started (I was very early) I spoke with a guy that said he was Precinct Judge for a precinct in the Montrose Area. When I mentioned to him that my Precinct was so republican that I have been unable to find a democrat to serve as an Assistant Judge, he commented that his Spanish speaking clerk actually lived up in my area, but maintained a mailing address in his precinct for the express purpose of being able to vote there. What galls me is that not only does he know about this and condones it enough to put her on his payroll in violation of his oath of office to preserve the sanctity of the voting process, but the way the law reads, she can get away with it by merely stating she INTENDS to live there at some future date. This is a clear loophole in election law tht allows people to basically pick and choose where they would like to vote in order to prevent thier vote from being overwhelmed in thier true home precinct. I've reported this to both the Republican Party and to Beverly Kaufman's office. Tom Moon, in Mrs. Kaufman's office explained that while he sympathized with me and agreed that it was far from ethical conduct, it was not specifically against the law. GRRRRR!!!!