Texas Attorney General Wants To Keep Poll Observers Out

AUSTIN (October 25, 2012)--Attorney General Greg Abbott delivered a strong message Thursday to poll watchers affiliated with United Nations who want to come and observe voting on Election Day—don’t mess with Texas.

The squabble started after Abbott wrote to the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe, threatening to prosecute any of its members who come near a polling location.

The OSCE wants to come to Texas this year, as it has to poll locations across the U.S. since 2002.

The group calls Abbott's threat "unacceptable" in a letter to the State Department. Abbott on Thursday tweeted his response: "BRING IT."

The State Department says it has reassured Texas that OSCE will follow state election laws.

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