Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott got a wintry blast from the East today with a blistering editorial in the Washington Post upbrading him for his threats against European election monitors, likening him to Russian "autocrat" Vladimir Putin.
Abbott said last week that the monitors would face legal sanctions if they violated Texas law to stay 100 ft. from a polling place. "Mr. Abbott issued his bizarre warning to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has monitored scores of elections around the world, including six in this country since 2002," said the Post.
"One likely effect of Mr. Abbott’s grandstanding, which was seconded by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, is to hand a propaganda gift to dictators and autocrats everywhere. They may now cite his example as evidence that the United States is no more open to electoral scrutiny from outsiders than they are. Don’t mess with Texas — or with Belarus!"
-- Maria Recio
Washington Post editorial