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I issued the following statement on a federal judge’s decision to dismiss all charges in a lawsuit brought by True the Vote, a voter integrity non-profit organization that was aggressively targeted by the IRS.
American Citizens have a right to publicly disagree with government without the threat of being targeted by those in positions of power.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court voted to strike down Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act as unconstitutional. The 5-4 ruling was authored by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court overturning Section 4 of the Rights Act is a major breakthrough for protecting the rights of the states to control their own elections as guaranteed by
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate election integrity org True the Vote and its associated Tea Party group, King Street Patriots, immediately before the IRS and DOJ began targeting the group in June 2010.
Rep. Jackson Lee sent a letter to Holder which alleged that True the Vote was intimidating voters and their election monitors were crossing the line in unspecified “instances” of voter intimidation. The letter went on to
Earlier this week, TexasGOPVote reported on the attacks on King Street Patriots and True the Vote by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies under what appears to be a high level coordinated effort to harass and deny services to groups because of their political views. If this is not the tyranny that President Obama asked college graduates to ignore, I don't know what is.
King Street Patriots (KSP), and Catherine Engelbrecht personally, were attacked by what appears to be a coordinated inter-agency blitz.
Tea party groups' allegations that the IRS has long been targeting them for their political beliefs were recently confirmed by an apology from the IRS. The scandal gained traction as congressional leaders began efforts to hold the IRS accountable and understand the depths of the federal government’s politically-motivated abuses of power. Read more »
The 2013 True the Vote national summit kicked off with a bang. After an opening video welcome for Texas Governor Rick Perry, several hundred attendees from across the nation heard from experts on election reform and voter fraud.
The summit brought together citizens from more than 20 states and nationally known experts and bipartisan speakers. Panelists discussed the 2012 elections, national issues and trends, the latest research, legislative updates, and training methods to help interested citizen leaders strengthen the election process. Read more »
True the Vote Hosts Two-Day National Summit to Strengthen U.S. Election Process on April 12-13 in Houston, TX
The following is being released by True the Vote:
WHO/WHAT: True the Vote, a citizen-led initiative to promote fair and free elections, will host its third annual two-day summit on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Houston, TX. This year's summit, themed "The Power of Citizen Engagement," will focus on the upcoming challenges facing Americans as we near the 2013-14 election cycle and review the enormous lessons learned in 2012. Read more »
Louisiana Congressman Charles Boustany, M.D. made waves this week after publicly criticizing voter registration functions in Obamacare application drafts – leading to an emerging debate as to whether such options should be available in the 60-plus-page form. Unfortunately, the debate has largely ignored the core flaws of the application program until now, according to activists in the voters’ rights community. Read more »
Millions of Americans were stunned after watching Hamilton County, Ohio voter and Organizing for America volunteer Melowese Richardson proudly admit to casting multiple ballots for President Barack Obama. Recently surfaced emails expose how Organizing for America worked to monitor and block any possibility of a citizen volunteer catching others like Ms. Richardson in the act.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, True the Vote shared emails between Obama staffers discussing targeting specific individuals they believed were associated with True the Vote in Hamilton County, Ohio. Official records
The following is a letter from Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote:
In Florida, someone is sending threatening official-looking letters to Republican voters. The letters appear to come from an election official and falsely insinuate that the recipients are not eligible to vote.
This is yet another true case of voter fraud. It’s the type of criminal behavior that convinced me to form True the