International observers coming to U.S. polling stations are getting criticism from the Texas Attorney General.
Civil rights groups called for the United Nation to send observers hoping to ward off possible voter intimidation.
The Attorney General and the Texas Secretary of State’s Office both sent letters to the U.N. They warned any observer involvement in the polling places could lead to arrests.
International observers sent on behalf of the United Nations are coming to monitor Texas polling stations. Civil rights groups think it’s necessary to help combat voter suppression.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott finds the international observing offensive.
"Especially because they are affiliated with a group called ACORN a group notorious for engaging voter fraud. We don’t need any group associated with voter fraud coming and telling Texas how to conduct its elections," said Abbott.
The "Association Community Organization for Reform Now" or "ACORN" was accused of voter registration fraud back in 2008. Project vote, one of the civil rights groups that invited the international observers, admits they used to be a part of ACORN. But they are no longer affiliated and claim acorn was never found guilty of voter fraud anyway.