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Election Judge, Anne Beckett, Threatened with Criminal Prosecution (Travis County Board of Elections)

On Wednesday July 11, 2012, while at home, Ms. Beckett received an unexpected call. The land line showed “Travis County,” and guess who was on the phone? It was none other than the head of Travis County Board of Elections, Dana DeBeauvois. The County Clerk, Ms. DeBeauvois started the conversation by saying the incredible: that she was calling to “warn” her that she was the “subject of a criminal investigation into the breaking of election law.”

She alluded that Ms. Beckett broke election law by saying what what she saw. DeBeauvois then said, “Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans want you as their judge.” Intimidation, anyone?

In particular, DeBeauvois said that her “method of tallying votes was questionable.” Yet, according to Ms. Beckett she didn’t specifically tally votes, only making a note of those who either offered a vote for Paul or other information on their own. She only asked what she was required to ask. Regardless, the tone of the conversation from the Clerk bespeaks of intimidation, and that is precisely what Ms. Beckett felt.

Beckett responded by saying that she did not make note of any names, breaking none of the procedures and laws. Specifically, Ms. Beckett said, when threatened with this, “That’s OK, because I didn’t do anything wrong.” She also added that if anyone should be subjected to investigation, it should be “the other judges, because they did break rules.”

In fact, Beckett had already informed the Board of Elections of rule breaking by other sitting judges. She also issued a warning on election-day to the presiding Democratic judge, who pushed her aside and broke the rules regardless.

The specific rules violated by this judge were as follows:

• providing information on other voters, who had arrived; in other words, letting other voters know whether others had come in or not; that completely taboo
• spending hour-upon-hour texting and emailing from a smart phone, which is completely prohibited; this is despite the fact that this judge had put up a sign in the poll, saying “No Cell Phones or Other Electronic Devices Beyond this Point.”

The Republican judge also violated the rules. While books are allowed, again, electronic devices, which are connected to the Internet, are protected for security purposes. Yet, this judge was her I-Pad for nearly the entire poll. She stayed at a distant table and remained fixed on the Internet. Later, she admitted to Ms. Beckett, that she had “spent the day on ABC news.” This would indicate that she could well have been posting on the Internet as well, another prohibition.

Back to the phone call. BeBeauvois also threw out another threatening statement, claiming that the complaint was sent to the “county prosecutor.” The point she made was that she wanted to “warn” Ms. Beckett to expect a call from the prosecutor.
This was disconcerting to say the least. In fact, according to Ms. Beckett she was shaking in nervousness all day, in fact, for three days. Furthermore, she felt so intimidated that she has virtually not left her house since.

It appears that Ms. Beckett, from the facts listed, has a whistle-blower case.

Correction: She has just received by email a notice not to appear any longer as election judge.

Enter Richard Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert took an interest in this dilemma and immediately fired off a letter, sending it direct to the County Prosecutor.

It is hoped that she will be protected by this action; she has received no further communication, other than an email (in just now) dismissing her as election judge.

Mr. Gilbert has advised her not to appear at any county board functions without a police escort due to the nature of the threats against her.

Ms. Beckett maintains that the total vote counts for Travis County remain suspect. She looks forward for all political activists to continue their vigilance on monitoring and confirming the votes.

At the end of the conversation she told the Clerk the following:

“When I was at the polls, I was thrilled at how well it appeared Ron Paul did,” based upon information volunteered to her, “and I was shocked to come home and read the opposite.”

Beckett also asked about the other judges, because, she reported, “they did break rules.” The response was, “Yes, they are also under investigation.”

Regarding a whistle-blower case it must be kept in mind that on that day Beckett was a paid county employee. Thus, she could well have a legitimate case.

Under the advice of attorney she has filed a police report for federal witness intimidation.

THE TEXT of the letter is here (sent to the 'prosecutor'):

Dear Mr. Bradford:

State with specificity what acts Anne Becket did to support the claim she committed any crime by noon tomorrow.

You should know that it is a Felony crime to harrass a Plaintiff to a Federal Case or to harrass a Delegate to a National Convention.

If You fail to timely respond I will deem it your admission that your office should be named as Defendants.

Regards,
Richard Gilbert

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STAY STRONG ANNE!

You make me and my *father* VERY PROUD! I'll say a few prayers for you I promise. You Go Get Em Girl!! Its scum like that who's day is done..no more settling for the "Status Quo" it has been the cancer in our nation. WE MUST DEFEAT THIS EVIL!

THE RON PAUL R3VOLUTION WILL BRING US BACK OUR CONSTITUTION!

Seize the moment and lets make this happen!

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Thanks, Hendog!

I've enjoyed our emails back and forth, too; seems we have a lot in common. Our dads would be proud of both of us. Of that I am sure.

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

Everyday I must deal with Organized Crime attacking our delegate

Anne, you are strong and courageous. It is a privilege fighting alongside you. You are an inspiration to us all. We are fighting for the very survival of our nation and our Constitution. Four million people have come to support our case. They call themselves the Freedom Team. They support you Anne. Our message has succeeded. The world hears us. The few that still do not understand why we fight are just that, a few, and usually anonymous, often Romney trolls in anonymous disguise. I hear from you almost everyday and as you know I always respond with help. I hear from many others, sometimes single mothers with children just having received a call from the Organized Crime criminals announcing they are on their way to their home. Some call and say "I am being followed," Others are threatened with guns and violence. Some are threatened with a lifetime of harrassment. Yet, not one, not one, not one, has left the case. These courageous Delegates are warriors for Liberty and freedom and our Constitution. They see the anonymous postings here by animals who are a disgrace to the liberty movement. They know these anonymous people are few and they know Four million people have their backs. Our message is one of hope to help Dr Paul now when he needs it. Everyday our message is understood by many more people, scores more than the few anonymous hateful people that dwell here.
Enjoy Anne ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiEbNncoSG0&feature=
Sincerely, Richard Gilbert

Thank you, Richard-- again!

I am not shocked that others are being harassed. I expected that when I first wrote about what had happened in Pct. #247.
Do they think their usual m.o. of upsetting people works? Seems to me, it hasn't worked, this year, and especially on anyone firmly planted in the Ron Paul camp (Camp, as in supporters, rather than Campaign.)

You will never know how much your handling this mess has helped me to stand up stronger to them. Part of me, for a moment thought, "What am I doing?". But, the moment passed, and I quickly recalled why.

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

With each day that passes...

The Travis County Elections Board confuses me even more-so.

Why should I be relieved from duties (even if I don't want it anymore) when I am the person who reported this?
I did not call-in to specifically report it, but when I was called to confirm my placement (assignment) as Presiding Republican Judge in my own precinct, the clerk (minor clerk, not the County Clerk) asked me if that "terrible other judge with the short dark hair was still in precinct 247". I knew, immediately she was speaking of the main Dem judge, and I told the clerk all about the rule-breaking by her as well as by the Presiding Rep Judge from that precinct.

Kill the messenger?

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

Hang in there.

This is bigger than just your harassment. Remember "why" you're doing this in the 1st place. "The truth wins out in the end" -Ron Paul

Thank you for this.

God Bless.

Isn't this illegal?

I think I've heard that you can't threaten to sue someone, you just do it. So wouldn't this fall under the same category?

This guy is a friend of a friend of mine and a major Ron Paul supporter. Maybe read this post on his blog called "How to Handle Lawyers Threatening You..."

http://hustlebear.com/2010/12/14/how-to-handle-lawyers-threa...

Great article

Loved it! Thank you.

Thank you, Dr. K

I finally did receive an email from the Board of Elections, and passed it on to you as well as to Richard Gilbert.
I am, "Off the hook", as far as being forced to go in and "work" for these people, at least in July. And, I am happy for more than one reason:
1. I do not trust them to not do something else to me (further than intimidate me) and,
2. I no longer with to participate in what I feel is fraud. The holding of elections surely looks to be a charade, perpetuated to make the voters,
feel better.

Being a part of this system has not made me feel good. I did not expect to see the problems I did see, and I was not happy to see all of the rule-breaking, but when I did, I knew I had an obligation to follow through and report the same. Same was true regarding the Ron Paul vote, which they are stating was 15 for Election day and 4 for the early-vote. It simply is inconsistent with what I personally witnessed.

*thanks again for all of your help in this!

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

this is getting more interesting by the day!

everything is falling apart and there is no way to keep it from coming unglued because why- the truth always wins!

~peace

They are--

making me crazy with their actions.

It makes me never want to participate in anything they do in the future.
I actually feel kind of sad about that.

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

You know, i understand if you dont want to

but i said the same thing back when i used to work for the TSA, i was forced to take the oath to uphold the constitution, and the further i got the more i saw i was doing the oposite.

That being said i quit and said "i wont be any part of this" but the things i DID do there was increase REAL safety and suggest ideas that limited the meassures that are now enforced. Now without me, who was there to stand up to the leadership that was still questioning the rules at the time. I was offered a lead position many times.

People were shocked when i left and still run up and hug me when i visit my old checkpoint from 5 years ago. Those that are still there.

I failed to realize that although i was working with the enemy, i cant change the system from the outside.

I would suggest in the future, if you can stomach it, work the system, and become the system.

Im reminded of the quote "All it takes for evil to win, is for good men to do nothing"

I know at entry level it seems like we cant do anything, but who will moniter in the future, and report it like you did. Can they be trusted? Every position is important, and i fully understand if you dont want to do this anymore, but we need good people, and i hope in future elections you will reconsider.

Well, i am not dropping out of the lawsuit!

I am a part of the lawsuit *L4RP* and they will not convince me to drop out.

Regarding becoming them or replacing them, I am still set to be the (elected-- or unopposed) chairman of my precinct, and I guess the GOP will have to live with that. Like it or lump it, they said they really liked me and my enthusiasm, until I stood up for right.

Actually, as far as I know, it is not the TCRP or the TRP that's been on this. It's been the Elections Board and the County Clerk, so maybe the TCRP is happy for this to be exposed?

And I may be dreaming..

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

Thank you.

And, you are welcome (if you were thanking me).
Responses in the DP are a bit confusing, to me ,unless they have the original response's name in them
So thank you, Rhino.

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

Thank you for this one final time.

God Bless.

I wish you nothing but success.

You are very welcome, Rhino, and on we

go to bring real freedom to all people in this world: no exceptions.

I didn't thank you.

I have corrected the copy above to coincide with the letter you

have just received. I note that this letter said for you to disregard the original notice for you to appear as judge. Thank you for the clarification.

And, yes, you were an excellent judge who followed tightly those rules about not using the potentially compromising electronic devices.

I received it--

Immediately after we spoke.

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

Thank you for this ...

God Bless.