Election 2012

Iowa Threatens To Arrest International Election Observers

Joins Texas in bipartisan disdain for the furriners

|

Iowa has joined Texas in warning international election observers of possible criminal prosecution if they violate state laws and get near polling places on Election Day.

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz — like Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott last week — on Tuesday threatened Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe election observers with arrest if they came within 300 feet of a polling place's entrance, in violation of state law. (In Texas, it's 100 feet.)

NEXT: Twitter Becomes Major News Source for Storm-Bound

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. Just 48 more states to go!

    I have already voted and it was for Gary Johnson. When bargaining in any marketplace the buyer has only as much leverage as his willingness to walk away. Were I willing to vote for any evil monster the GOP nominates my leverage in the election would be zero. My grandfather used to say he would vote for a snake if the Democrats nominated him. With Clinton he had that opportunity and changed his mind on that subject.

  2. I fail to see the problem with kicking international elections observers to the curb.

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.