On Monday, San Antonio Express-News reported that Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott is deploying troops to the polls in the sate, a move that a president can’t even due because it can suppress the vote.
“The Texas Army National Guard said Monday it had been ordered to dispatch 1,000 troops to five major cities around the state in conjunction with the Nov. 3 election,” San Antonio Express-News reported.
Voters are outraged by the news, some of them expressing their anger via Twitter:
This is 1950s segregated south type behavior — prospect of Texas Army National Guard at polling locations is a blatant act of voter intimidation.
Governor Abbott needs to immediately make clear that the Texas Guard will not be used to hover at polling sites intimidating voters. https://t.co/WstFuXZSAz
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) October 26, 2020
Let Governor Abbot know how you feel about this by calling his office:
(512) 463-2000 https://t.co/ZIYXKlUYBW
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 26, 2020
Kommandant Abott to deploy his storm troopers per Hair Twitler's command. https://t.co/3zTAbMfFzY
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) October 26, 2020
TX Gov. Abbott will deploy 1,000 national guard soldiers to polling places on November 3 to intimidate Democrats from voting.
— =Mask it or Casket= (@seriousfun8309) October 26, 2020
Texas #GOP Governor Abbott to deploy 1000 National Guard troops for election – Express-News reports Democratic “strongholds” will be receiving the Guard units, including San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth.https://t.co/ISZhvTnQHD
— reddawns (@reddawns) October 26, 2020
— EllenZ #VoteToday🚙 (@ellenzelwell) October 26, 2020
@GregAbbott_TX why are you sending the National guard to Democratic strongholds in the state for Election Day?
— Shaun M 🇺🇸 (@scfm69) October 26, 2020
WHAT THE LIVING FUCK??!!https://t.co/KTNdA6IgCu
— sparanormal (@spara) October 26, 2020
So instead of opening more polling places or making early voting easier this jackass… https://t.co/1hOTfnL4f8
— Maxwell SmartPhone (@therealplau) October 26, 2020
So it begins Republicans pulling out all the authoritarian tactics especially in Texas ! Note he’s only deploying them to Democratic stronghold cities !
Texas GOP Governor Abbott to deploy 1000 National Guard troops for election | Raw Story https://t.co/uMkbtYqjF0 via rawstory
— katie straka (@SPN411) October 26, 2020
— Lisa Mims (@lisamariemims) October 26, 2020
— danny. (@MambaClutch_8) October 26, 2020
https://t.co/wWoTUXaERd Well, I hope the Natl Guard is ordered to maintain peace and keep armed militias away from the election polling centers and not to intimidate anyone under any circumstances. One hostile act by the Natl. Guard and it will be on Abbott for election rigging.
— Tim (@timiamiamtim) October 26, 2020
— Paul Revere's Ghost (@RevereGhost) October 26, 2020