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Old 10-12-2018, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Waller County TX: Democratic aid arrested for delivering a letter to the courthouse

Waller County TX has a long history of trying to suppress and prevent black college students at Prarie View A&M from voting that goes back decades and has been repeatedly ruled in violation of the Voting Rights Act. After Rethugs gutted the Voting Rights Act, they're now at it again. They've violated Supreme Court decisions and directives from the DOJ in the process threatened students with being charged with election fraud and other intimidation tactics the GOP likes to use.

Arrest throws Waller County voter registration dispute into further confusion
By Jasper Scherer Updated 8:38 am CDT, Friday, October 12, 2018

A field director for Democratic congressional candidate Mike Siegel was arrested at the Waller County Courthouse Wednesday after he delivered a letter demanding the county update the status of students at a nearby college whose registrations were thrown into question the day before.

Jacob Aronowitz, Siegel’s field director, was released after about two hours, according to Lisa Seger, the Democratic nominee for Texas House District 3, who arrived at the courthouse after the arrest.

The letter, addressed to County Judge Trey Duhon and Elections Administrator Christy Eason, took issue with Eason’s decision to require the students to fill out a “change in address” form to correct the registration issue.

The arrest stemmed from Aronowitz’s decision to take a photo of a clerk receiving the letter, apparently to confirm it had been received, Siegel said in a phone interview. The clerk objected to having her picture taken and complained to a nearby bailiff, Siegel said.

“The bailiff then stopped Jacob as he was trying to exit the building in the stairway and apparently called the police,” he said.

Aronowitz then called Siegel, who is an attorney. Siegel said he heard Aronowitz repeatedly ask why he was being held and whether he was free to go. At one point, Aronowitz told a detaining officer that his lawyer, Siegel, was running for Congress.

“They say, what party is he from?’” Siegel said. “I don’t know why that was relevant.”

Though Aronowitz was released, county officials kept his phone, according to Seger, the state House candidate.

Eason was not immediately available for comment. Calls placed to the Waller County Courthouse were not answered.
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Been cleared up. County backed down when Texas Sec of State got involved.
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