Najvar Law Firm sent this open letter to the Valley View ISD Board of Trustees (Pharr, TX) Friday. With municipal elections for the City of Hidalgo approaching May 10, the letter points out the criminal and civil provisions protecting public employees from attempts by their employers to coerce votes, and requests that the school distribute the letter to all its employees.
See this recent video report by KRGV discussing the type of voter intimidation that occurs in parts of the Rio Grande Valley.
The latest from The Monitor and
KGBT Channel 4
One would think there would be much more statewide coverage of the very intersting, and troubling, political corruption and voter fraud issues so prevalent in South Texas elections. Some previous coverage of the role of “politiqueras” and voter assistance fraud was pointed out to me today:
“Politiqueras a fixture in Rio Grande Valley elections,” San Antonio Express-News (5/25/12)
“Voter turnout efforts clash with history in South Texas,” Texas Tribune (10/10/12)
HT to Rep. Aaron Pena for pointing these out. He’s quoted in the Express-News piece as saying that “voter assistance abuse is the voter fraud of choice.”
See this post from January 24 at El Rrun Rrun.