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  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 75 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • Enabling an IRS witch-hunt

    04/13/2014 7:10:11 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4-13-2014 | Post Editorial Board
    Enabling an IRS witch-hunt By Post Editorial Board April 13, 2014 | 9:25pm Elijah Cummings was his characteristically restrained self last week when he accused Republicans who voted to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of putting themselves “on the same page of history books with [Joe] McCarthy.” From the start of the investigations into the IRS targeting of conservative organizations, Cummings has accused Republicans of a witch-hunt. But recently unearthed e-mails highlight his own involvement with the IRS, contradicting his earlier denials. During hearings back in February, Cummings objected to testimony from the founder and lawyer for...
  • Voter fraud could be another winning issue if timid Republicans find the courage to use it

    04/13/2014 8:25:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/13/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Over the past several years voter fraud has been a central element of Democrat victories in many close elections. Dead voters, addled nursing home voters, non-existent voters, illegal alien voters, intimidated voters, multiple voters and ineligible felon voters have carried the day for many Democrats. Recent studies from True the Vote and other sources have established what honest observers have known for years: Democrats don’t care about anything but who counts the votes and how the count is done. Predictably Barack Obama and his Democrats laugh at Republican charges of voter fraud and insist convictions of such charges are based...
  • True the Vote Witness Who Testified on IRS Scandal Pens Blazing Letter to Grandstanding Democrat

    04/13/2014 6:37:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4-13-14 | Kyle Becker
    Catherine Engelbrecht became the face of the IRS scandal with her riveting testimony before Congress on how her group True the Vote was targeted by the IRS for selective persecution and harassment. Recently, it was discovered that Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings had a hand in the IRS targeting True the Vote. You might remember Cummings as the grandstanding Democrat who railed against Darrell Issa’s investigation of the scandal after a Congressional hearing with IRS official Lois Lerner had closed (and then implied that Issa was racist): Further making the situation ironic and unsightly for justice-avoiding Democrats is that emails show...
  • True the Vote president calls Cummings damning emails ‘the tip of a very ugly iceberg’

    04/12/2014 8:04:39 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 4-12-2014 | Michael Dorstewitz
    April 12, 2014 True the Vote president calls Cummings damning emails ‘the tip of a very ugly iceberg’ by Michael Dorstewitz The explosive discovery by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that its ranking Democratic member coordinated with the IRS to target True the Vote came as no surprise to its founder and president. She called it “the tip of a very ugly iceberg.”Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the committee’s chairman, released emails earlier this week strongly suggesting that Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was in direct communication with disgraced IRS supervisor Lois Lerner in an effort to target True the...
  • Speaker Boehner Comments on the Criminal Referral For Lois Lerner

    04/09/2014 6:37:03 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    Speaker of the House ^ | 4-9-2014 | Press Release
    Speaker Boehner Comments on the Criminal Referral For Lois Lerner Posted by Speaker Boehner's Press Office April 9, 2014 Press Release WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the House Ways & Means Committee sent a criminal referral letter to the U.S. Attorney General outlining probable criminal actions taken by Lois Lerner during her tenure at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):“The Ways & Means Committee, led by Chairman Camp, has conducted a serious and thorough investigation of the IRS, uncovering abuses and criminal acts that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the...
  • True the Vote President: Cummings Emails 'Tip of an Ugly Iceberg'

    04/11/2014 5:29:37 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 11 Apr 2014
    The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee actively conspired to inappropriately target and silence tea party-affiliated groups, says Catherine Engelbrecht, president of True the Vote. House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa released emails this week that suggest Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, prompted the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the conservative organization as it was applying for nonprofit status, according to The Washington Examiner. Engelbrecht told John Bachman and J.D. Hayward of "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV that these emails will undermine claims by Cummings and the IRS that no conservative groups were targeted for political reasons. "I'm thrilled to...
  • Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces Up to Five Years in Federal Prison

    04/10/2014 4:19:05 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 10:07 PM | Posted by Jim Hoft
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) could face up to five years in federal prison for obstructing a Congressional proceeding. On Wednesday, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the committee sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries from the IRS, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing: “Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional...
  • Cleta on the Cummings case

    04/10/2014 10:04:14 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 18 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 10, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    Washington superlawyer Cleta Mitchell represents True the Vote, one of the groups illegally targeted by the IRS in the scandals that have exposed the agency as a partisan operation. True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht has been harassed by federal law enforcement authorities representing three different federal agencies. They represent the price of politics in the Age of Obama. As John notes below, yesterday the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee released emails that show Democratic staffers communicating with the IRS about True the Vote. It appears that Elijah Cummings, the committee’s ranking Democrat and therefore the Congressman to whom these...
  • Darrell Issa says emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting of True the Vote

    04/09/2014 4:07:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/9/2014 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    This story was published at 4:33 p.m. and has been updated with a response from Rep. Cummings.House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel's top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative organization applying for non-profit status. Issa said records obtained last week from the IRS show communications from the office of ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., about True the Vote, a Texas-based, non-profit conservative group that aims to prevent voter fraud.The communications at one point involved Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official whom Issa's panel is poised...
  • Rep. Issa Reveals Emails Between Rep. Cummings' Staff and Targets of IRS Investigation

    04/09/2014 3:52:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 9, 2014 | by John Sexton
    The heat in the IRS investigation just went up. Rep. Darrell Issa, head of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter today to ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings in which he accuses Cummings of working to "obstruct the investigation" into IRS misbehavior. The bulk of Rep. Issa's letter is devoted to some recently uncovered emails which demonstrate that Rep. Cummings was seeking information on True the Vote, the voter integrity group based in Texas which became the target of much unwanted government attention. Cummings' staff contacted the IRS in August 2012 to inform them that they...
  • NEW EMAILS SUGGEST COLLUSION BETWEEN IRS, REP. CUMMINGS IN TRUE THE VOTE TARGETING

    04/09/2014 3:58:33 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4.9.2014 | by LOGAN CHURCHWELL
    The U.S. House Oversight Committee today released emails between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Democrat Minority Leader Elijah Cummings of the same committee detailing joint attempts to collect non-public information from True the Vote. According to the release obtained by Breitbart Texas, House Oversight offered glimpses into coordinated fishing attempts for information: Five days after Cummings contacted True the Vote seeking “copies of all training materials used for volunteers, affiliates, or other entities,” the IRS sent True the Vote a letter requesting True the Vote provide “a copy of [True the Vote’s] volunteer registration form,” “…the process you use...
  • BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings

    04/09/2014 2:24:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 306 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/9/14 | Katie Pavlich
    New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote.
  • Can States Require Proof of Citizenship for Voting?

    04/01/2014 6:18:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 1, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    In 2011, Kansas passed the SAFE Act — Safe and Fair Elections — which requires voter ID, proof of citizenship and signature verification. In other words, it’s designed to make sure that all votes cast in Kansas are cast legally by the person identified as the voter. The law was to go into effect January 1, 2013. But the Obama administration stood in the way. At issue are the forms states use to register voters for federal elections. Kansas and Arizona require proof of citizenship, while the federal government’s form — incredibly — does not. The federal government attempted to...
  • Holder's call to let ex-felons vote divides Senate Democrats

    03/01/2014 2:42:36 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Attorney General Eric Holder’s call to restore voting rights to felons after they’ve served their time in prison has split Senate Democrats. Liberal Democrats who are not facing tough re-elections this year say it’s the right thing to do, but vulnerable incumbents are steering clear of the proposal. ADVERTISEMENT Holder has become increasingly outspoken recently. This week he declared that state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws that are discriminatory. Political experts say barring ex-felons from voting impacts African Americans disproportionately.
  • Heroic Woman Deserted, Left Alone on Front Lines

    02/10/2014 8:27:40 PM PST · by Shery · 20 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 9 February, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    Heroic Woman Deserted; Left Alone on Front Lines by Shoebat Foundation on February 9, 2014 in Blog, General On today’s Ben Barrack show… Catherine Engelbrecht is an incredibly heroic and patriotic woman. In 2010, she founded True the Vote and King Street Patriots in Houston, TX. Ever since, she’s been harassed by the IRS, the FBI, the ATF, and even OSHA. As if that’s not bad enough, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who last year said it was time to ‘move on’ from the IRS scandal has been accused by Engelbrecht of harassing her personally, using House Oversight Committee letterhead to...
  • America’s Latest Heroine Fights Back

    02/09/2014 9:59:59 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 2-9-14 | John Hinderaker
    We wrote here about the then-upcoming hearing on the Obama administration’s IRS scandal before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. One of the witnesses at that hearing was Catherine Engelbrecht; she was a sensation. She introduced herself... Good morning Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee. My name is Catherine Engelbrecht. I am the Chairwoman of True the Vote, a nonprofit election integrity organization; the Founder of King Street Patriots, a citizen-led liberty group; and President of Engelbrecht Manufacturing. Her testimony included these ringing words: But know this, my experiences at the hands of this government in these last...
  • Dem Rep. Sent Three Threatening Letters to Conservative Activist Using Committee Letterhead (Video)

    02/06/2014 10:20:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/62014 | Jim Hoft
    This afternoon True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Elijah Cummings alleging the Congressmen intimidated her and and her group. Rep. Elijah Cummings on three separate occasions sent letters from the House Oversight and Government Reform, stating that he had concerns and felt it necessary to open an investigation on True the Vote. The Congressman also smeared True the Vote in several cable news interviews in 2012. In the hearing today, Cummings accused True the Vote of racism saying that they were trying to suppress the vote. Catherine Engelbrecht was on with Megyn Kelly tonight:...
  • Witness at IRS Hearing: ‘I Will Not Retreat; I Will Not Surrender’

    02/06/2014 11:52:17 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 85 replies
    CNS News ^ | 02/06/2014 | Melanie Hunter
    King Street Patriots founder Catherine Engelbrecht, one of many conservatives who claim they were unfairly targeted by the IRS when applying for tax-exempt status, told Congress Thursday that she is “more determined ever than before to stand before you and to all of America and say that I will not retreat.” “This government attacked me because of my political beliefs, but I refuse to be cast as a victim,” she said. “I am not a victim, because a victim has no options. I do have options, and I intend to use them all to the fullest extent of my capabilities.”...
  • Issa: FBI impeding inquiry into IRS targeting of conservative groups

    12/03/2013 6:48:56 AM PST · by oxcart · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/03/13 | Stephen Dinan
    The House’s chief investigator says the FBI is stonewalling his inquiry into whether the agency and the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative group True the Vote for special scrutiny, and Rep. Darrell E. Issa is now threatening subpoenas to pry loose the information from FBI Director James B. Comey Jr. Mr. Issa, California Republican, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, are leading the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s IRS inquiry. They also said the FBI is refusing to turn over any documents related to its own investigation into the IRS, which began in the days after an auditor’s report...
  • Study finds IRS suppression of Tea Party swung 2012 election

    11/12/2013 8:03:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-12-13 | Sean Higgens
    A new study by the American Enterprise Institute -- "Do Political Protests Matter? Evidence From The Tea Party Movement" -- finds that the movement boosted Republican turnout by three to six million votes in the 2010 election. This effect was blunted in the 2012 election, though, because growth in the movement stalled. That slowdown happened, co-author and AEI economist Stan Veuger notes, at the same time that the IRS began coming down hard on these groups. He argues in a RealClearMarkets.com article that this most likely had a major impact in the 2012 election. "The founders, members, and donors of...
  • Mobilizing Election Integrity, at Judicial Watch

    09/26/2013 3:01:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 26, 2013 | J. Christain Adams
    Judicial Watch is mobilizing resources for the fight over election integrity — the organization has just announced the hiring of former Department of Justice Voting Section Deputy Chief Robert Popper. This is very bad news for vote fraudsters, vote deniers, and organizations (including Eric Holder’s Justice Department) that stand in the way of election integrity. Popper worked with me on the New Black Panther case at the Justice Department. This means that three of the four lawyers who worked on that case have left DOJ, and are now on the side of preventing lawlessness in voting rather than aiding and...
  • Election Watchdog Hands Florida 173 Cases of Alleged Voter Fraud

    08/17/2013 3:54:44 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 30 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 17th, 2013 | William Patrick
    A Texas-based watchdog known as True the Vote is staying one step ahead of Florida’s elections officials. The organization has identified 173 cases of alleged interstate voter fraud, or double voting, in Florida and Maryland, the group announced Monday. Each case represents a single person voting in both states during the same federal election cycle, dating to 2006. “The 173 cases does not mean 173 illegal votes,” said Logan Churchwell, communications director for True the Vote, a nonpartisan voters’ rights and election integrity group. “It means at least double that.” The group used updated 2012 voting data to cross-reference Florida...
  • Who Is the Savvy William Wilkins?

    07/23/2013 6:47:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7-23-13 | Jeffrey Lord
    Obama-appointed IRS Chief Counsel is sued. IRS targeted Christine O’Donnell. So. Buckle in. True the Vote, the Tea Party-style group targeted by Internal Revenue Service officials who are now at the very heart of the IRS scandal, is suing William Wilkins. That would be the William Wilkins who is the IRS Chief Counsel. True the Vote, “the nation’s leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization,” is announcing today that it is adding Wilkins — one of only two Obama political appointees to the IRS — to its federal lawsuit against the IRS. The group is also adding five other ranking...
  • Why did the Obama administration target Catherine Engelbrecht personally?

    06/09/2013 6:21:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    http://www.renewamerica.com ^ | june 3, 2013 | Michael Gaynor
    The key question that needs to be answered now is...WHY WAS CATHERINE TARGETED PERSONALLY? Bell asked: "Was there anything in particular that you think may have triggered that special attention?" Catherine answered: "We believe that much of it had ultimately had to do with True the Vote activities involving our 'Verify the Recall' project to ensure that petition-gathering connected with actions in Wisconsin to remove Governor Scott Walker were following the rules. This was obviously seen as a threat by liberal organizations and unions bent upon recalling him. "It's important to understand that our purpose and actions in this project...
  • 157 Shulman WH Visits: IRS Fish Rots From The Head

    05/30/2013 4:24:23 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 30, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The attorney for Tea Party groups has intimidating letters from IRS offices around the country, not just Cincinnati, including one signed by the Tax Exempt Organizations director. This is no rogue operation. If the IRS vendetta against Tea Party and conservative political and religious groups were the act of rogue agents in a single office — a discredited alibi some administration defenders cling to — perhaps they can explain what happened to Catherine Engelbrecht. Shortly after Engelbrecht founded True the Vote, which trains election volunteers to help root out voter fraud, and King Street Patriots, a group with ideals...
  • Key IRS Exec Takes The Fifth, But Tea Party Couldn't

    05/22/2013 4:42:57 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 22, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The rest of us must answer IRS questions under threat of perjury, but the agency's execs can take the Fifth. A Tea Party targeted by the IRS — and the FBI and OSHA and the ATF — thinks that's unfair. We do too. Lois Lerner, chief of the IRS' exempt organizations division when the Tea Party and other conservative groups were targeted for their opposition to President Obama, has invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to be questioned on her earlier testimony, her opening statement or any knowledge she may have of who ordered the targeting, who created the...
  • Claim: IRS May Still Be Targeting Conservatives

    05/26/2013 10:24:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 26, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Though the White House has insisted the IRS stopped formally targeting Tea Party and conservative organizations in May of 2012, two attorneys representing conservative organizations have claimed the IRS's targeting may still be ongoing. Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Cleta Mitchell, the attorney representing True the Vote, have evidence their clients are still being targeted. According to National Review, Sekulow "plans to file suit in federal court in the coming weeks on behalf of more than two dozen conservative groups that claim their harassment at the hands of the nation’s tax authority continued...
  • Senator Creates Site For Targeted Conservative Groups

    05/22/2013 3:51:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | May 22,2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Senator John Cornyn’s office has launched an online “hotline” for Texans who believe they were unfairly targeted by the IRS to share their stories.
  • Conservative group sues IRS, IRS employees for tax status, damages [IRS OSHA ATF & FBI harassment]

    05/21/2013 5:40:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2013 | Caroline May
    The conservative Houston-based True the Vote filed suit against the Internal Revenue Service in federal Washington, D.C. court Tuesday, requesting the court grant the organization tax-exempt status and damages from IRS harassment. “We’ve been waiting for three years to receive a decision from the IRS about our tax exempt status,” True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said in a statement. “After answering hundreds of questions and producing thousands of documents, we’re done waiting. The IRS does not have the power to pocket veto our application. Federal law empowers groups like True the Vote to force a decision in court –...
  • True the Vote Files Suit Against the IRS [harassed by IRS, OSHA, ATF, and FBI]

    05/21/2013 3:48:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | May 21, 2013 | Ian Tuttle
    True the Vote, a Houston-based nonprofit dedicated to fighting voter fraud, has filed suit in federal court against the IRS, asking the court to grant its tax-exempt status (three years after applying) and seeking damages for unlawful actions taken by the IRS against the organization. Catherine Engelbrecht, a member of the Harris County, Texas, tea-party organization King Street Patriots, founded True the Vote after serving as a poll worker during the 2008 elections. Observing how understaffed polling places seemed to encourage voter fraud, she established True the Vote to train poll workers to “true” the vote: “to research the voter...
  • Look who's rubber stamping foreign vote-counting (George Soros)

    05/21/2013 8:34:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    WND ^ | May 20, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    The foreign-headquartered company that recently purchased the leading U.S. electronic voting firm is boasting that it was highlighted in a report on how technology is making the election process more efficient, secure, transparent, accessible and reliable. The report, WND has learned, was authored by a firm with links to billionaire activist George Soros. The information comes after WND reported two weeks ago that SCYTL recently acquired the software division of a non-profit election organization tied to Soros’ Open Society Institute. Yesterday, WND reported SCYTL announced its technology will be deployed at more U.S. jurisdictions ahead of the 2014 midterm elections....
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Urged Feds to Investigate True the Vote in 2010(See reason in comments below)

    05/21/2013 6:52:09 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    brietbart ^ | 5/21/13 | b darby
    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 directly assert that the “alleged events” were factual and that the True the Vote effort was behind the crimes. The letter offered no documented...
  • UNREAL!… IRS Shake Down of ‘True the Vote’ Involved Visits From FBI, OSHA and... (Video)

    05/20/2013 5:25:08 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    UNREAL!… IRS Shake Down of ‘True the Vote’ Involved Visits From FBI, OSHA and ATF – Who Checked Gun Safe (Video) Catherine Engelbrecht of True The Vote joined Governor Mike Huckabee to discuss the harassment and abuse she received from the Obama IRS since she applied for tax exempt status. Her group does not advocate for particular parties or candidates but just for fair elections at all levels. The group obviously is a huge threat to Barack Obama and Democrats. Engelbrecht reminded Governor Huckabee that in the last 18 months voter fraud cases have been prosecuted in 36 states. Engelbrecht...
  • True Scandal

    05/20/2013 2:02:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 45 replies
    NRO ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Catherine Engelbrecht’s tale has all the markings of a classic conspiracy theory: She says she thinks that because of her peaceful political activity, she and her family was targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies. Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherine’s story becomes credible — and chilling. It also raises questions about whether other federal agencies have used their executive powers to target those deemed political enemies. Before the Engelbrecht family’s three-year ordeal began, Catherine says, “I had no real expectation or preparation for the blood sport that American...
  • Houston group among those targeted by IRS? (True The Vote)

    05/15/2013 12:24:13 PM PDT · by Kolath · 15 replies
    KTRK Houston ^ | 05/14/2013 | Ted Oberg
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Last week, the IRS admitted it targeted groups with Tea Party or patriot in their name for extra scrutiny. The groups were applying for tax exempt status. True the Vote is one group based here in Houston. True the Vote was the subject of harsh critique during the election season for some of their polling place monitoring work. Critics said it was designed to hurt Democratic candidates. It may be one of the things the IRS was looking at to keep the group from being tax exempt. But after three years of intense IRS questioning and investigations...
  • True The Vote Wins in Settlement with St. Lucie County, Florida Elections Supervisor

    05/07/2013 5:02:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    True The Vote Press Release ^ | 05/07/2013 | True The Vote
    Access to all ballots and registration information has been granted to True the Vote for citizen-led audit of the 2012 contest for Florida's 18th Congressional District HOUSTON, TX. May 7, 2013 - True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters' rights organization, today announced its settlement with the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections regarding records inspection rights under federal law and the Florida Constitution. The agreement provides True the Vote access to all ballots, registrations, and other election related data necessary to conduct an audit of a federal election in Florida's 18th congressional district. The audit is unprecedented in that it will be led...
  • True the Vote Files Lawsuit Against Supervisor of Elections Over Mishandling of Allen West Recount

    02/04/2013 7:26:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Voter integrity group True the Vote (TTV) filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Lucie County Florida Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker for failing to uphold election law and for failing to enforce record inspection rights under the National Voter Registration Act and the Florida Constitution. The lawsuit has been filed in light of the gross mishandling of the recount between Rep. Allen West and now Rep. Patrick Murphy by St. Lucie County election officials. "True the Vote's lawsuit will provide information kept from the public. It will allow for a public debate on exactly what happened, why it happened,...
  • Report: Kellogg Foundation, SEIU funded attacks on Voter ID laws

    12/04/2012 8:26:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-4-12 | David Martosko
    A progressive foundation and a labor union have combined to pour millions of dollars into a “racial justice” group that was hostile to voter ID laws during the 2012 campaign season, according to a conservative watchdog group in Wisconsin. While True the Vote and other right-leaning campaigns were promoting ID requirements for voters and monitoring the implementation of ID laws at the state level, the Applied Research Center (ARC) was pushing back with claims that photo ID requirements at polling places were thinly veiled expressions of racism. Media Trackers, the conservative Wisconsin group, reported Monday that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,...
  • OHIO DEMS FALSELY ACCUSE TRUE THE VOTE

    11/06/2012 10:35:55 AM PST · by barmag25 · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/6/12 | BRANDON DARBY
    True the Vote commented on allegations reported in the media that citizens they trained forged candidate placement signatures, preventing observer placement in Franklin County, Ohio. The Ohio Democratic Party claimed that a True the Vote volunteer, Jan Loar, forged candidate signatures to place poll watchers in Ohio. The Ohio Democratic Party pasted the words of a left-leaning blog in their November 5, 2012 press release.
  • True the Vote: Keeping Our Elections Free and Clean

    11/05/2012 4:26:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    HOUSTON, TX - The 2012 election will be the first in 30 years where the country will see a large organized presence dedicated to the integrity of votes cast, all thanks to voter integrity group True the Vote. During the 2008 election cycle, Catherine Engelbrecht volunteered at the polls in Harris County, the second largest voting block in Texas. She noticed that although she was there with a small group of people to observe, Harris County had a poll watcher shortage of at least 50 percent. There weren’t enough people observing the election process to prevent fraud. Shortly after her...
  • True the Vote to Elijah Cummings: Retract Your Smears

    10/30/2012 10:44:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Voter integrity group True the Vote has issued a formal request to Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings asking him to retract defamatory statements he made about the Houston based group on national television and in writing. Not only has Cummings made false statements about the mission of True the Vote, he has also misled the public about the group's response to an October 4 request from Cummings for documents, a request he has no authority to enforce. An attorney representing True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht sent Cummings a letter late Tuesday afternoon. From the letter: Dear Rep. Cummings:I represent Catherine...
  • SEIU, AFL-CIO, ACLU and Others Ready Attack Against Voter Integrity

    10/19/2012 12:24:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    As I reported yesterday , Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings is using intimidation and bully tactics to threaten voter integrity group True the Vote. As I also mentioned, he isn't alone in his attacks. On October 10, AFL-CIO Florida attorney Alma Gonzales sent a letter to local True the Vote leader, private citizen and volunteer Kimberly Kelly, threatening legal action should the group continue their efforts to get voter rolls cleaned up and to train poll watchers for Election Day. Gonzales also accused the group of violating the rights of voters. "According to press reports, True...
  • Dem wants poll-watching group's data (Elijah Cummings)

    10/18/2012 3:01:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2012 | Jordy Yager
    Less than three weeks before the election, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is demanding more documents from a conservative group that claims to be battling instances of voter fraud throughout the country. But Cummings contends the real goal of True the Vote is to stop legal voters — mostly in minority communities — from casting ballots, by deploying hundreds of thousands of volunteers to intimidate them. As the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Cummings also raised concerns in a letter on Thursday to Catherine Engelbrecht, True the Vote’s founder, about the group’s ties to the Republican...
  • Democrats Harassing Voter Integrity Group True the Vote (Elijah Cummings)

    10/09/2012 2:52:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings is harassing the voter integrity group True the Vote, which is led by President Catherine Engelbrecht. Cummings is asking the group to produce a number of documents by October 14 and sent a letter to Engelbrecht last week expressing his concern with the group's "illegimate voter registration challenges," or in other words, efforts to expose voter fraud. In order to examine why your organization appears to be responsible for so many illegitimate voter registration challenges, I request that you provide the following information and documents: (1) a list of all individual...
  • Voter watchdog says it's uncovered absentee ballot fraud in Florida, New York

    09/25/2012 2:06:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2012 | Cristina Corbin
    A national voter fraud watchdog group announced Tuesday that it has uncovered at least 31 cases of absentee ballot fraud in New York and Florida -- a finding the group claims is "just the tip of the iceberg." True the Vote, a group that focuses on voter fraud, said it turned over 31 cases to state and federal election authorities in which individuals cast their votes in two states in the same federal election -- which is a felony. Logan Churchwell, a spokesman for the group, told FoxNews.com that the organization accessed Florida's complete voter registration roll and cross-referenced it...
  • The Left Continues To Ignore Rampant Voter ID Fraud, Says Photo ID Laws Are Racist

    08/04/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2012 | Demetrius Minor
    With the presidential election less than four months away, it's imperative that voters in November find the process as fair and accessible as possible. Several states have decided to enact the requirement of possessing a photo ID to help prevent the occurrence of voter fraud. Predictably, many on the Left are vocalizing their opposition to these measures, claiming that the elderly and minorities would not have the resources needed to acquire one, putting them at a distinct disadvantage. This debate was accelerated to a higher level when Emily Schultheis of Politico opined that young voters and minorities will be grossly...
  • Election Integrity: It Matters

    07/27/2012 3:22:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    In 2009, Catherine Engelbrecht of Houston volunteered to be a poll watcher. From that moment forward, her life changed. During her time as an election volunteer, she saw people come in with duplicate registrations and people coming into the polling place to vote only to find out someone else had already voted for them through the mail.  This, among other reasons, is why Engelbrecht founded True the Vote, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending voter fraud. True the Vote started with the intention of working locally, but quickly expanded to more than 35 states in just three short years. “When...
  • An Army Ranger Sets Us Straight on the SCOTUS Ruling - STEP UP!

    06/29/2012 8:34:14 AM PDT · by rightjb · 21 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 6-29-2012 | Alan Vera
    From Alan Vera of True the Vote: I majored in political science and minored in military science. I’ve served this country as an Army Airborne Ranger in special operations. In modern history there has never been a war settled by a single battle. In modern history there has never been a military force that won each and every single battle. In our own Revolutionary War the Patriot Heroes suffered nothing but defeat for the first year. Yet they won our freedom through perseverance and determination. Yesterday we lost a battle. It stings because we were betrayed by someone in...
  • ACORN Whistleblower Says Obama DOJ 'Has Gone Wild'

    04/29/2012 10:30:54 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.28.12 | Kevin Mooney
    Unless voter integrity efforts take root this year, the notion of free and fair elections could become a relic of American history, Catherine Engelbrecht warned listeners during the "True the Vote National Summit in Houston, Texas yesterday. Engelbrecht, who is the president and founder of the organization, cited specific instances throughout the country where the number of voters listed on registration rolls exceeded the actual number of eligible voters. She also said it was far too easy for non-citizens to obtain voter registration forms.<snip>Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who was elected with support from Soros and ACORN, oversaw the...