Sunday, January 12, 2014






 

 
THE TRUTH BEHIND THE NEW MAIL BALLOTS

TUESDAY, the federal lawsuit against Art McDonald and Luis Saenz.  Both seem to believe it is okay to collaterally attack the final order of Judge Banales wherein he found no actionable conduct by Josefina Fisher against Yolanda Begum.  That was April 8, 2013.  In May 2013, Luis Saenz under demand from Alex Begum, brought the criminal charges against Josefina Fisher, although a month earlier Judge Banales found there was no actionable conduct by Josefina Fisher.  It is clear to me Art McDonald is either devoid of even a modicum of awareness of the law or is easily bought. 

THE NEW BALLOT LAW

Why do people like Montoya constantly spin and lie about these things?  Because he can count on the ignorant "I hate reality and facts" people like  Letty Perez Garzoria, to buy his con job.   Letty Perez Garzoria whose ignorance is extraordinary is unaware the Texas Governor and both the state Senate and House are controlled by the Republicans.  The Democrats have zero control over which laws are passed in Texas.

Anyone, someone tell me how these endless lies and disinformation make a community a better place?  I know some people will see this as a me picking on Letty - no - it is about how ignorance hurts our community.  Until these voices have no one listening, Brownsville will never, ever move forward.
 
From Letty

"So the Democratic Party hatched up a new computer based system whereby those that used to request a mail- in ballot every election , now can request a bulk mail in ballot for a whole year and can request ,under the initial request , for other family members as well???? The palanca goes techno now and is extended to extended family members as well!!
So much for C.A.V.A's work!!!"


The law about which Letty speaks was written by and passed by Republicans.  Letty being Letty just spews her lies because the concept of truth or accuracy eludes her. 

Here is the page from the SOS on the issue which verifies this is a law passed by the Republicans and signed by a Republican governor.

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/laws/abbm-notice-and-faqs.shtml

The sponsors of this bill were 2 Republicans and 1 Democrat.

http://openstates.org/tx/bills/83/HB666/

And not that reality ever matters to Letty, but here is a news flash.  In the last major election in Cameron County the Republicans out did the Democrats with mail ballots because they, not the Democrats started the Statewide campaign on the mail ballots.

In every contested race between Republicans and Democrats, throughout the state and Cameron county, save the race between Erin Garcia and Raul Lopez, the Republicans received more mail-ballots than the Democrats.  See election returns  Facts matter, unless you are  Letty Perez Garzoria, or the con artist Montoya - who is paid by the lie and disinformation

IT IS NOW A CRIME TO PAY POLITIQUERAS TO HARVEST MAIL BALLOTS

Here is the deal lost on Letty and Montoya - under the old system the politiqueras had to go back several times to get the qualified voters to sign up for mail ballots.  With each visit they got paid money.  Not any more.  Also with only one visit a year, the politiqueras will be pushing less for the candidates.  Under the new law it is a crime to pay them for harvesting mail ballots.  The politiqueras are not going to keep on going back to push for the candidates when they are not getting paid for their services.  The endless harassment of the seniors will end with a once a year mail-ballot application. Both of these two new laws, initiated and passed by the Republicans and not the Democrats such as Montoya and Letty would have you believe, made the harvesting of mail ballots harder, not easier.

Commissioners Court needs to give Chris Davis the money he needs to take out several Sunday full page ads explaining the new rules.  If the people know the politiqueras have no business going to their homes, the people will stop it.  Also, I am sure the politiqueras do not know it is now a crime for them to get paid for their work.  Once they know they can go to jail if paid or they have to work for free, they are not going to work the mail-ballots.  Both of these laws are a major step forward in breaking the backs of the politiqueras and those who pay them.

The real big issue is how are we going to handle the vans taking people to the polls?

This new law is going to make it easier to prosecute the candidates even if they lose the election.  This is a good thing.

See law summary at Texas Tribune

AN ACT
relating to aid provided to certain voters; providing criminal penalties.
 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 86, Election Code, is amended by adding
 
Section 86.0052 to read as follows:
Sec. 86.0052. COMPENSATION FOR CARRIER ENVELOPE ACTION

PROHIBITED. (a) A person commits an offense if the person:

(1) compensates another person for depositing the carrier envelope in the mail or with a common or contract carrier as provided by Section 86.0051(b), as part of any performance-based compensation scheme based on the number of ballots deposited or in which another person is presented with a quota of ballots to deposit as provided by Section 86.0051(b);

(2) engages in another practice that causes another
person's compensation from or employment status with the person to
be dependent on the number of ballots deposited as provided by
Section 86.0051(b); or

(3) with knowledge that accepting compensation for
such activity is illegal, accepts compensation for an activity
described by Subdivision (1) or (2).
(b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), an offense under
this section is a misdemeanor punishable by:
(1) confinement in jail for a term of not more than one
year or less than 30 days; or
(2) confinement described by Subdivision (1) and a
fine not to exceed $4,000.
(c) An offense under this section is a state jail felony if
it is shown on the trial of an offense under this section that the
defendant was previously convicted two or more times under this
section.
(d) An officer, director, or other agent of an entity that
commits an offense under this section is punishable for the
offense.
(e) For purposes of this section, compensation means any
form of monetary payment, goods, services, benefits, or promises or
offers of employment, or any other form of consideration offered to
another person in exchange for depositing ballots.

SECTION 2. Chapter 86, Election Code, is amended by adding

Section 86.0105 to read as follows:

Sec. 86.0105. COMPENSATION FOR ASSISTING VOTERS
PROHIBITED.

(a) A person commits an offense if the person:

(1) compensates another person for assisting voters as
provided by Section 86.010, as part of any performance-based
compensation scheme based on the number of voters assisted or in
which another person is presented with a quota of voters to be
assisted as provided by Section 86.010;

(2) engages in another practice that causes another
person's compensation from or employment status with the person to
be dependent on the number of voters assisted as provided by Section
86.010; or

(3) with knowledge that accepting compensation for
such activity is illegal, accepts compensation for an activity
described by Subdivision (1) or (2).
(b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), an offense under
this section is a misdemeanor punishable by:
(1) confinement in jail for a term of not more than one
year or less than 30 days; or
(2) confinement described by Subdivision (1) and a
fine not to exceed $4,000.
(c) An offense under this section is a state jail felony if
it is shown on the trial of an offense under this section that the
defendant was previously convicted two or more times under this
section.
(d) An officer, director, or other agent of an entity that
commits an offense under this section is punishable for the
offense.
(e) For purposes of this section, compensation means any
form of monetary payment, goods, services, benefits, or promises or
offers of employment, or any other form of consideration offered to
another person in exchange for assisting voters.

SECTION 3. Section 86.013(d), Election Code, is amended to
read as follows:

(d) The following textual material, as prescribed by the
secretary of state, must be printed on the reverse side of the
official carrier envelope or on a separate sheet accompanying the
carrier envelope when it is provided:
(1) the prohibition prescribed by Section 86.006(b);

(2) the conditions for delivery by common or contract
carrier prescribed by Sections 81.005 and 86.006;

(3) the requirements for the legal execution and
delivery of the carrier envelope, including the prohibition on
compensation for depositing carrier envelopes containing ballots
voted by other persons under Section 86.0052;

(4) the prohibition prescribed by Section 86.006(e);
and

(5) the offenses prescribed by Sections 86.006(f) and
86.010(f).

SECTION 4. The changes in law made by this Act apply only to
an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act. An
offense committed before the effective date of this Act is governed
by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed, and the
former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For purposes of
this section, an offense was committed before the effective date of
this Act if any element of the offense occurred before that date.
SECTION 5. This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
______________________________
______________________________
President of the Senate
Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 148 was passed by the House on April
26, 2013, by the following vote: Yeas 93, Nays 48, 2 present, not
voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
No. 148 on May 23, 2013, by the following vote: Yeas 132, Nays 11,
2 present, not voting.
______________________________
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 148 was passed by the Senate, with
amendments, on May 21, 2013, by the following vote: Yeas 29, Nays
2.
______________________________
Secretary of the Senate
APPROVED: __________________
Date
__________________
Governor

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