Fake voting flyers distributed to African American voters in Texas
I live in Texas now so i have become a lot more interested in the politics here. I do not know how reliable the sources for this are (The Raw Story via AlterNet News) because i do not usually read them. If they are crack hats, i apologize.
HOUSTON (KTRK) — We have a very important warning about misinformation being spread around some communities across our area. Primarily, residents in local African-American neighborhoods are being told some misleading information about their vote.
The mysterious fliers were handed out in parts of Sunnyside and Third Ward Tuesday night, and it is adding confusion to an already tense early voting period.
The fliers start out by saying “Republicans are trying to trick us” and goes on to urge voters not to vote a straight Democratic ticket. It also says a single vote for Bill White is a vote for the entire Democratic ticket.
In the Sunnyside early voting location, several voters say they were handed such fliers.
“They just said, ‘Here take this,’ and I told them I didn’t need it,” said Gary Carter.
The flier says the Black Democratic Trust of Texas is responsible, but it’s a group that doesn’t seem to exist. That bothers local African-American leaders.
“It angers me to see any negative emails going around related to any process, black or white, and right now, I’m just really tired of it,” said Houston City Council Member Wanda Adams.