TX Dem Party Sues King Street Patriots for Voter Intimidation
The Texas Democratic Party added its name today to the list of parties suing the King Street Patriots for offenses connected to their pre-election activities in Harris County.
It seeks monetary damages against the Houston-area Tea Party group for the “1960s style” voter intimidation it says has already occurred at the polls on the first day of early voting. The complaint also asks the court to halt what it characterizes as in-kind support of Republican candidates in violation of its nonprofit status. During a conference call with reporters, TDP lawyer Chad Dunn accused the group “blatantly ignoring our election laws” and said that, even in the first “three or four hours” of early voting, witnesses in minority precincts had reported representatives from the group “shouting misinformation” and “following voters and standing behind them” as they tried to vote. Dunn said TDP intended to release video of the incidents within the next few days.
Hmm. I thought it was a violation of TX election law to videotape inside a polling place?