((Personal background: Today February 9th, 2012 I had to go to the county seat of my southeast Texas rural county to take care of registration renewals for vehicles and trailers. My grandson, who lives with us, turned 18 in October and immediately applied for his voter’s registration card. He has not received it so he asked me, if while I was in our county seat, would I look into his registration card’s delay. After concluding my business I dropped by to find out about his registration card. What I learned was a shocker. Before I get into details I want to give the politcal background for the discussion that took place.))
Political Background: as a result of intrastate immigration to Texas, because of a slightly better job market and the 2010 census, Texas is due to pick up 4 new seats in the House of Representatives. A redistricting plan was filed by the Attorney Gerneral’s office and was immediately protested in a lawsuit in the Federal District Court in San Antonio, Texas. This suit went on to the Court of Appeals and the 3 judge panel went so far as to redistrict Texas on their own. The state appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and won, the case was remanded to the district in San Antonio. Currently, the Texas State Attorney General’s Office is trying to beat the clock in the redistricting case.
Enter my conversation today with a person whose job is to verify the accuracy of district lines and voters’ rolls. I asked where the new registration cards were and was told by the local repreesentative that they were being held up due to the redistricting plan. I was then told that the Republican Primary had been pushed to April 17th. It was at this point that the local representative said, yes, that if the plan was approved today, all the filings could be made but if the plan is stalled we (the counties) cannot meet the 60-day, 45-day and 30-day filing requirements stipulated by law.
Immediately, my question was, “What are the implications of going further into Spring of Summer.”
The third individual in the room said, “I heard it said in a meeting last week that the idea being put forth is to drag out the redistricting plan in Texas so long that there will not be a primary election in Texas because of the PRESIDENTIAL RACE.”
My comment was, “There is only one reason to do that and that would to exclude Texans from voting for Ron Paul.”
The comment was, “Absolutely!”
Folks, Texas has only one Favorite Son in the race and it is none other than the scrappy Constitutionalist Dr. Ron Paul. It appears to me, based on this conversation that took place a few hours ago, that the Republican National Convention may be conspiring to prevent Texans from voting for Ron Paul. Everyone should call the local and state officials and complain that Texas may be deprived of voting due to backroom deals or St. Tammany Hall style politics and in so doing, the delegates from our state will not be allotted to Ron Paul based on primary voting but by RNC whims.
It may not do any good to contact your federal representatives and senators but there is a 2-person delegation going to Washington to meet with local representatives to try and stop this outrage. Call your friends and family and make them aware of this possible plan to cheat Texas out of its chance to support Dr. Ron Paul.
End of Emergency Notice.