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Don't Mess With Texas

3:39 PM, Oct 25, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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As reported in the Hill:

Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers, prompting a furious response from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

So far, the Texans are only threatening the international observers with arrest.  No mention of anyone being horsewhipped.  Still, a the inevitable spokesperson is, inevitably, outraged:

“The threat of criminal sanctions against [international] observers is unacceptable,”  Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

Some friendly advice to Janez Lenarčič: Don't push it, partner.  We're talking about Texas, here.

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