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  • DOJ Working With Elijah Cummings To Protect The IRS

    09/11/2014 4:48:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    IRS: An aide to the attorney general accidentally calls the office of the House Oversight Committee chairman, asking for help in spinning the defense of the agency whose head just said they obey the law when they can. We have commented many times of the all-too-cozy relationship between the IRS and Democratic members of the House and Senate, with members writing to the agency demanding that specific conservative groups and political action committees they find particularly irritating be subject to the "special scrutiny" that the Tea Party and other conservative and religious groups were subjected to in the ongoing scandal....
  • Conservatives suing IRS fail to get injunction

    08/07/2014 3:02:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Merced Sun Star ^ | 8-7-14 | Michael Doyle
    <p>A federal judge on Thursday declined to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the Internal Revenue Service from destroying e-mails or other potential evidence.</p> <p>The ruling by U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton is a blow to True the Vote, the Texas-based organization that’s suing the IRS over its handling of a tax-exempt status application. After filing the suit, conservatives and lawmakers learned that e-mails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner had gone missing.</p>
  • IRS gives full account of lost Lerner emails

    07/19/2014 10:41:07 AM PDT · by Innovative · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rachael Bade
    The IRS declared under oath and penalty of perjury on Friday that Lois Lerner’s hard drive is irrecoverable after being wiped clean by tech staff and recycled with an outside contractor, according to a court filing.
  • Second federal judge tells IRS to explain lost Lerner emails

    07/11/2014 2:01:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-11-14 | Shayla Bezdrob and Doug McKelway
    A second federal judge has now ordered the IRS to explain under oath how the agency lost emails from former division director Lois Lerner, the woman at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal. U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton told Obama administration lawyers on Friday he wants to see an affidavit explaining what happened with Lerner's hard drive. The IRS claims her computer suffered a crash in 2011 that wiped her email records at the time clean. But at a hearing examining a lawsuit against the IRS by conservative group True the Vote, Walton said he wants to...
  • Miss GOP Chairman: "We're coming for True the Vote, MS voter plaintiffs over ... Fraud Allegations

    07/10/2014 5:35:52 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Mississippi GOP Chairman Joe Nosef issued a statement Thursday in response to the latest legal actions from True the Vote, saying he plans to target the election integrity organization and its lawsuit's various Mississippi voter plaintiffs with legal action.
  • Conservatives Announce Lawsuit in Mississippi Senate Race

    07/02/2014 7:32:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 2, 2014 | Alexis Levinson
    A conservative group has taken up state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s cause, filing a lawsuit against the Mississippi Secretary of State and the Republican Party of Mississippi to challenge the results of the recent runoff for Senate. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., defeated McDaniel by a 6,700-vote margin in the June 24 runoff and won the GOP nomination. Now a conservative group, True the Vote, alleged Wednesday they were denied access to election records, specifically in Hinds and Rankin Counties. They also allege that they found evidence of unlawful “double-voting,” in which Mississippians who voted in the Democratic primary later voted in...
  • True The Vote Sues MS Secretary of State, GOP over Cochran's Alleged Voter Fraud

    07/01/2014 1:56:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Conservative election integrity organization True The Vote filed suit in federal court Tuesday against Mississippi’s Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the Mississippi Republican Party, asking a judge for an immediate injunction against them so that the election material from the state’s June 24 GOP primary runoff can be inspected. The lawsuit comes as allegations that Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) campaign and his allies engaged in voter fraud to win last Tuesday’s runoff against conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Cochran bested McDaniel by fewer than 7,000 votes but did so with an overwhelming turnout from liberal Democrats in the black...
  • Another federal judge tells IRS to explain itself on lost emails

    07/01/2014 2:31:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7-1-2014 | Mark Tapscott
    Another federal judge tells IRS to explain itself on lost emails BY MARK TAPSCOTT | JULY 1, 2014 | 5:04 PM IRS attorneys will be even busier than normal next week, because another federal judge has told them to show up in court July 11 to defend the federal tax agency. They will have to explain to U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton why the IRS shouldn't be required to let an outside expert evaluate whether emails on the computer hard drives of former IRS official Lois Lerner and six colleagues really are lost forever, as the agency recently told...
  • TRUE THE VOTE CALLS ON MISSISSIPPI GOP CHAIR TO PRESENT ELECTION RECORDS FOR INDEPENDENT REVIEW

    06/26/2014 9:57:53 PM PDT · by kingattax · 45 replies
    True the Vote ^ | 26th of June 2014
    LAUREL, MS. -- June 26, 2014: True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today released a letter submitted to Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef calling for the release of absentee balloting information for independent review prior to election certification. "In order to avoid potential state and federal legal challenges we request that you preserve all absentee ballot applications, absentee ballots and accompanying mailing envelopes until the challenges to them can be resolved,” the letter stated. “Furthermore, we request that you not certify this election until this matter can be satisfactorily resolved.” "This issue...
  • Report: IRS Sent Database Containing Confidential Taxpayer Information to FBI

    06/09/2014 11:27:54 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 9, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    The Internal Revenue Service may have been caught violating federal tax law: In October 2010, the agency sent a database on 501(c)(4) social-welfare groups containing confidential taxpayer information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to documents obtained by a House panel. The information was transmitted in advance of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s meeting the same month with Justice Department officials about the possibility of using campaign-finance laws to prosecute certain non-profit groups. E-mails between Lerner and Richard Pilger, the director of the Justice Department’s election crimes branch, obtained through a subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder, show Lerner asking about the format in which...
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings Could Go To Prison for Five Years

    05/13/2014 12:00:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    TheRightPlanet.com ^ | 5/13/14 | staff
    “This is the law. And every two years — let me tell you something. Every two years I come to the Congress, just like my good friend, Mr. Labrador, we put up our hands to swear to uphold the Constitution and the laws of this country. It is the law.” That’s what Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings told Anderson Cooper last October. What was he talking about you may wonder. Was it the disastrous Fast and Furious scandal and the cover-up that followed? No, Rep. Cummings dismissed questions over the DOJ Attorney General Eric Hold’s role in the affair as “an...
  • New York joins campaign to end Electoral College role in presidential elections

    04/18/2014 12:11:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:45 AM | Glenn Blain
    New York has joined the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College’s role in determining winners of presidential elections. Under the National Popular Vote Compact, which Gov. Cuomo signed off on Tuesday, the state has agreed to award its electoral college votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote. Currently New York’s electoral colleges votes go to the winner of the state’s popular vote. …
  • New York the latest state to sign compact to end electoral college

    04/18/2014 6:32:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2014 | Rick Moran
    Governor Cuomo has signed off on the National Popular Vote Compact, giving New York's 29 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. SILive: Count New York in. The Empire State has joined the National Popular Vote compact with legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. States that have signed on to the interstate agreement will award electoral votes for president to the candidate who receives the majority of the national popular vote. "With the passage of this legislation, New York is taking a bold step to fundamentally increase the strength and fairness of our nation's presidential elections,"...
  • Cummings Denies Conspiring With IRS To Target Conservative Groups

    04/17/2014 2:26:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    WJZ - CBS-Baltimore ^ | 4-16-2014 | Derek Valcourt
    Cummings Denies Conspiring With IRS To Target Conservative Groups April 16, 2014 11:40 PM Derek ValcourtBALTIMORE (WJZ)—A cable news channel sets a critical eye on a popular Maryland Democrat. Congressman Elijah Cummings is taking heat from Fox News over allegations he helped the IRS to target conservative groups.Derek Valcourt talks to the congressman about those allegations.Congressman Cummings isn’t talking to Fox News about those allegations, but he did sit down to talk to WJZ.Cummings is known even to allies as a tough political fighter.“You remember the old movie with Rocky when he’s telling Rocky ‘Keep your left up, keep you...
  • 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 · 85 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 · 308 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...