From Paul Bettencourt’s facebook. My response has been deleted already. see it below.
Can you believe 46 VOTERS have actual Harris County Voter Registrations at this one UPS Store? 8 have already voted in this election! REALLY!!
I’m not after the actual folks registered here in this tiny, apparently overcrowded commercial “residence” LOL, but an explanation from the Voter Registrar Ann Bennett (D-Harris County) who is making a mockery of the voter registration process by allowing voter registrations in 100+ sites like this one all over Harris County!
The integrity of the voter roll matters! We have had a State Representative race won by just 7 votes. The one UPS store pictured here at 11152 Westheimer, can be checked out at www.hctax.net so you can see this for yourself!
Under Texas Law you are you supposed to register at your residence, but two elected Democratic officeholders now disagree and allow this “packing of voters” into this store and other sites per my good County Clerk Stan Stanart (R-Harris County) who says it clearly. (Watch our press conference here: https://bit.ly/2zg3m9Y) Under Texas law you are required to register to vote where you live. Does anyone believe that there are 46 people living in this UPS store?!
Rather than act on a voter residency challenge that was brought by a constituent of mine in SD 7, that challenged roughly 4,000 voter registrations based upon residency, both the elected Voter Registrar Bennett and County Attorney Ryan have opted to reject this legal challenge and do nothing.
This stands in direct contrast to the opinion of the Texas Secretary of State – the highest election official in Texas who issued their first opinion in 5 years because of these nonsensical actions. Its importance is discussed at our press conference. (Read more: https://bit.ly/2qgVnVU)
All of this comes on the heels of almost 300 Baytown voters left off the voter rolls because Bennett’s Voter Registration department sat on annexation information sent by the City since July. Additionally, Bennett is in Federal Court arguing that she does not have to take self-identified non citizens off the voter roll nor release the names under the Texas Open Records Act that come from the county jury selection process.
The integrity of the voter roll is at risk! It is the bedrock of fair and transparent elections. Where in the world is Ann Harris Bennett’s (D-Harris County) own explanation!
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“What a decrepit hypocrite you are Paul Bettencourt whinning about voters registered at UPS stores. There are tens of thousands who do so including many republicans. Its the law. Greg Abbott pointed out in his AG opinion GA-0141 that a mailbox meets the statutory requirment for voter registration in Texas. Has Bettencourt not heard of the Republican legal opinon of Speight vs Willis where 9000 RV park voters were upheld in the Senate election of Todd Staples. Bettancourt was among the dittering hypocrites who stood by while Abbott unjustly prosecuted the innocent in the Woodlands RUD election.”