Since it is becoming evident that the Democrats' "Blue Wave" isn't going to materialize in this midterm election, some of high profile Democrats like San Antonio's Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro are starting to look for excuses regarding the defeat.
Castro tweeted on Monday, Oct. 22, the first day of early voting, that he saw two uniformed police officers patrolling the parking lot of the Las Palms shopping center voting site. He then asked people to let him know "if other uniformed law enforcement is present at any polls."
What? Since Las Palms is a predominantly Hispanic Democratic area, is Castro suggesting there is something suspicious about the police presence in the area? Is he actually hinting at voter intimidation by San Antonio police officers?
That same morning, Castro also held a press conference expressing concerns about "voting irregularities." He cautioned about voter suppression at polls.
Curiously, he did not mention anything about "ballot harvesting" which is common in heavy Democratic areas. Ballot harvesting is where large numbers of tampered absentee ballots usually for elderly, infirmed or deceased voters, are submitted.
Castro's fake concerns have more to do with the possible Democrats' losses in the midterm elections than anything else. He's setting the stage to excuse possible Democratic Party losses, even in Hispanic areas.