Monday, March 06, 2006

Politiquera History

James Osborne of The Monitor has another story on politiqueras, this one discussing the history of the paid political operatives. Their power grew when the state laws expanded early voting rules, resulting in the abuses we see to this day.

I wonder what examination of Hidalgo County's mail-in and early voting ballots from this year will uncover.

2 Comments:

Blogger pugsley dibrute said...

I often wonder if the politiquera plague is just a south texas thing or what. I lived in the Houston area prior to being old enough to vote , so this is a new thing to me . I feel that this perverts the system and smells illegal as hell to me. I wonder why the "legal system" allows this but then again the "legal system" must be part of this curse . Is this a democrat thing or am I wrong ? Anyone ?

7:12 PM  
Blogger Mack Harrison said...

It's not a Democrat thing, it's a South Texas thing. I'm sure that if the Republicans were the one party in charge, they would have the same corruption and voter fraud problems the Dems have.

8:11 AM  

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