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Texas Penal Code Section 37.10:

person commits an offense if he:
        (1)  knowingly makes a false entry in, or false
alteration of,
a governmental record;
        (2)  makes, presents, or uses any record, document, or
thing with knowledge of its falsity and with intent that it be taken
as a genuine governmental record;
        (3)  intentionally destroys, conceals, removes, or
otherwise impairs the verity, legibility, or availability of a
governmental record;
        (4)  possesses, sells, or offers to sell a governmental
record or a blank governmental record form with intent that it be
used unlawfully;
        (5)  makes, presents, or uses a governmental record
with knowledge of its falsity;  or
        (6)  possesses, sells, or offers to sell a governmental
record or a blank governmental record form with knowledge that it
was obtained unlawfully.

Last night someone may have tampered with the record of the vote on the extremist anti-choice legislation that was successfully filibustered by Wendy Davis.

After trying all sorts of other BS tactics, including running roughshod over procedure and objections from the floor, Texas Taliban Republicans attempted to hold a vote on the bill.

But the vote did not occur before the midnight deadline.  

However - someone apparently went into the electronic record of when the vote occurred and ALTERED IT AFTER THE FACT to falsely indicate the vote occurred before midnight.

The photographic proof that this occurred was tweeted by a Texas Congressman.  As reported by Business Insider:

#TIMESTAMPGATE: After A Crazy Night, This Photo Helped Kill A Controversial Texas Abortion Bill


According to Jones, Republicans had to admit that that they were a few minutes late on the bill, when Texas State Senator Juan Chuy Hinojosa tweeted this photo showing that the initial readout of the vote indicated it happened on June 26, but that a subsequent readout had been changed, showing June 25.

Did someone illegally alter a government record, for the purpose of defrauding the citizens of Texas?  

The eyes of Texas are upon you.

Thank you @TxChuy, Juan Chuy Hinojosa, proudly representing Senate District 20.

Let's get the word out on this and make sure a full investigation occurs with respect to tampering with government records:

@TexasMonthly  @mimiswartz

Also worth noting and retweeting:


Just saw this on twitter:

Originally posted to JLFinch on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 05:51 PM PDT.

Also republished by Anonymous Dkos, Abortion, and Pro Choice.

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