I'm betting you think that seems like a pretty easy question to answer. Obviously, she voted against all three ballot measures - right? I mean, she's so rooted in this community and so concerned about its future that she'd vote her conscience - right?
Well, maybe not.
You know, some people just like to go through the voter rolls to make sure the "community advocates" aren't just "talking the talk" when it comes their respective issues. It's a good idea to check and see if those who claim they should get a vote on everything are actually casting a vote when they do get a chance. An eagle-eyed reader of this blog seems to have uncovered something interesting about Three Names and her status as a registered voter in El Paso County. It seems that she has no status as a registered voter in El Paso County! At least that's what the State of Texas is saying.
WHAT? OH MY GOD! Que LASTIMA!
The state of Texas says Three Namas Allala is still a registered voter in Travis County. I'm waiting for a friend to go check El Paso County's records, but it seems as if she never registered in El Paso even though she cites her mailing address as being in El Paso. Her "permanent residence" is in Travis County.
I don't know where she lives or where she prefers to get her mail, but I don't think she could have voted against the propositions earlier in November. I also don't think she can be signing the petitions (I don't think she has) her group circulates. Maybe I'm wrong - maybe El Paso County hasn't sent their data to the state yet? You never know.
You can look at this revelation two ways -
1. Here's someone who doesn't even care to call El Paso her "permanent residence," telling the rest of El Paso how to vote. That would make her just like me - a nobody with nothing in the game, but has an interest in how it is played and who wins.
2. She really cares about El Paso even though she lives in Austin. She is so passionate about El Paso, she's willing to get involved even though she doesn't live there. She's all heart!
I just want to see the faces of all the "investigative journalists" in El Paso who are drinking Three Names' juice and didn't think to research her at all. If you're a former New York Times badass journalist and author, you'd at least vet your source's legal voting address when being spoon fed political gossip from her, right? Wrong... I guess.
Every journalist in town was bested by a pesky citizen with access to google. I love it.