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Texas GOP Official Called for “Army” of Poll Watchers to Deploy in Communities of Color

HeadlineApr 09, 2021

In Texas, a newly leaked video reveals a Harris County Republican official urged his party to create an “army” of poll watchers made up of 10,000 people from Houston’s majority-white suburbs. The unnamed official says the poll watchers should mobilize on Election Day in predominantly Black and Brown communities in Houston.

Harris County Republican official: “We’ve got to get folks in these suburbs out here that have, you know, a lot of Republican folks that got to have the courage. If we don’t do that, you know, this fraud down in here is really going to continue.”

The video was published by the government accountability group Common Cause Texas, which warns the efforts could further fuel voter suppression in communities of color.

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