Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today informed U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is not exempt from Texas election law. The Attorney General’s letter to Sec. Clinton comes a day after the OSCE sent the State Department a letter asking that federal officials take steps to ensure the OSCE’s election observers are not “restrained in their activities” while in Texas.
In the response, Attorney General Abbott made clear: “The Election Code does not authorize OSCE representatives to enter polling places. If the OSCE does not want to follow Texas law, then perhaps it should send its representatives to another state.”
Attorney General Abbott added: “I’m particularly offended that the European organization seems to be working with American groups tied to ACORN — a community coalition accused of voter fraud.”