Texas - Election Statutes a complete listing of this HUGE regulatory monster. Delegate PENALTIESSubmitted by HonorGod on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 12:08
I was asked to look into potential legal penalties for Texas Delegates that fail to follow the PRESELECTED candidate they are to represent. I have looked and I cannot find any penalties in the law, but when you look at the never ending laws, you feel as though you can easily miss something.
In my opinion (worth about 1 cent) if I pay to be affiliated in a party, pay to go to a state convention and then pay to go to the National Convention without COMPENSATION from the party... Then I am acting as a independent agent. I am not under a contract and am not restrained.
I did find this interesting tidbit:
UNLAWFULLY PROHIBITING EMPLOYEE FROM ATTENDING POLITICAL CONVENTION
(a) A person commits an offense if, with respect to another over whom the person has authority in the scope of employment, the person knowingly:
(1) refuses to permit the other person to be absent from work for the purpose of attending a precinct convention in which the other person is eligible to participate or attending a county, district, or state convention to which the other person is a delegate; or
I did not find what I was asked to find, but that does not mean it is not there. After hours of looking at all the statutes I simply cannot continue. Others are welcome to review.