I'm shocked the El Paso Times even covered Cemelli de Atzlan's embarrassing lack of participation in local elections. They did endorse her and they have a hard time admitting when they're wrong about something (the city manager thing).
Atzlan could have said anything other than what she did say and come out a little better. She could have simply said, "I have moved around a lot in the past and in all the confusion have missed the deadline to register in time for a few votes. Now that I'm settled, I will be voting in every election going forward." It's a pretty simple answer that is likely the truth. But why tell the truth when you can lie and blame others?
Atzlan claims she was "turned away" twice and then goes on to somehow blame Texas' voting rights. First off, Texas doesn't award any "rights" to anyone. The United States Constitution covers your "rights." Bad start - she doesn't understand the difference the state and federal government.
Things get worse when you realize she tries to make herself a victim for not understanding a very simple rule - you must register 30 days prior to election day. That's a uniform rule in Texas that applies to everyone of voting age. Millions of Texans manage to get it done without a problem. Ms. Atzlan apparently can't follow simple rules. How will she navigate the more complex rules and regulations in city government if she can't understand voter registration laws?
On top of making herself look like she's not capable of executing normal tasks, she creates a question about her ability accept blame for her actions. She claims she filed a complaint. Against who? For what? Is she complaining that she was held to the same standard as all voters? Where is this complaint? Can we get a copy of it? And it better damn well exist, or she's got some explaining to do.
Bottom line - Atzlan tries to blame others for her failure. You don't want this kind of person as a friend and you sure as hell don't want them making local laws and looking after your tax dollars.