I spent part of my life in deep south Texas in a town near Laredo (Freer, Texas) and to this day I can remember (I was about 10 or 11) going with my parents to vote in one of the elections. Across the street from the polling location were people representing a man named George Parr. He ran Duval County. (To this day the Texas Rangers refer to Duval County as Parr County.) His people were "giving" food to the low-income locals who had come to vote and were "suggesting" whom they should vote for.
This would not be the first time this has happened in our history. If you look back at LBJ and the mysterious voting box disappearance, you will find another example.
I think it is very strange that the Senator did not receive any votes in those areas, and I agree it should be investigated.
Just thought I would add an additional example from another state.
Feb 19 2008 - 1:37pm