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Rep. Jackson-Lee, TX Tea Party Poll Watching Group Trade Accusations (VIDEO)


At least one poll watcher, who has not been named, filed a complaint against Jackson-Lee. Anonymous sources on a conservative blog also accused Jackson-Lee of electioneering. Video that appears to be of Jackson-Lee only shows her talking with two people outside of a polling place, but it is unknown what that conversation is about.

A YouTube user by the name of VoteSJLOut posted a video the user says allegedly shows Jackson Lee politicking outside of the Palm Center polling place in a heavily minority area of Houston. Jackson Lee won the 2008 general election with 77.32% of vote.

According to a press release from the Liberty Institute, volunteer poll-watchers "also are being verbally and physically harassed by people loitering at the polls with no intention to vote at the time, including a man identified as a reverend and Houston Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee who was seen inside the polling location electioneering and threatening to turn a poll-watcher's name to the Department of Justice for voter intimidation."

The Liberty Institute is representing King Street Patriots founder Catherine Engelbrecht in a defamation suit filed against her by Houston Votes and the affiliated group the Texans Together Education Fund.

"As a matter of law, corporations cannot sue individuals for defamation; this attack is baseless," Kelly Shackelford, president/CEO of the Liberty Institute, said in a statement. "All these attacks are clearly an attempt to bully and silence a group of volunteer citizens who are just trying to keep the election process honest. This is pure desperation by a Democratic Party everyone knows is not doing so well."

Here's the video that is said to show Jackson-Lee outside a polling place.