True the Vote Fires Back at Hillary Clinton Remarks on Voting Laws

TTV Founder Catherine Engelbrecht took great exception to remarks given by 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, on the subject of voting laws in various states during her visit to Houston this week. Clinton’s call for new federal mandates and attacks on election integrity laws did not go unanswered. “If Mrs. Clinton was genuinely concerned about state policies on early voting, her speech shouldn't have been given in Texas, a state that already has a successful early voting program, but rather in her adopted home of New York, a state that has no early voting option at all … Mrs. Clinton’s condemnation of voter ID laws is an unsurprising development given her demonstrated disdain for transparency in government … This speech has put the American electorate on notice that the same D.C. bureaucrats willing to target and abuse organizations like True the Vote will soon control the entire franchise – unless Americans rise up.” Click here to read the full press release.

Read coverage of TTV’s remarks at The Hill, The UK Daily Mail, Hot Air and PJ Media.

 

We Will Not Be Silenced: TTV on Capitol Hill This Week

TTV attorney Cleta D. Mitchell testified before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this week on the issue of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) noncompliance by the Obama Administration. Joined by Sharyl Attkisson, Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, Jason Leopold of VICE News and others, Ms. Mitchell explained how True the Vote has seen substantial delays in receiving FOIA service as it sought documents related to government targeting in the past years according to the law.

Click here to access witness testimony, exhibits and hearing video.

 

The DOJs Next Frontiers in Election Takeover

The Loretta Lynch DOJ has opened new fronts in the federal takeover of elections, now focusing on Indian reservations and those deemed mentally incompetent. TTV attorney J. Christian Adams writes in PJ Media this week: “In the first instance, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has drafted and sent a bill to Congress which would force state election officials to turn over power to tribal governments to determine the location and number of polling places on Indian reservations in state-run elections … In the second instance, the DOJ is seeking to erode the power of states to prohibit the mentally incompetent from voting, as long as they express a desire to vote to their caregiver, often a unionized government worker … In both instances, the Justice Department is acting at the behest of activist groups and undermining powers the Constitution gives to the states.” Click here to read the full article.

 

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TRUE THE VOTE RESPONSE TO HILLARY CLINTON’S VOTING RIGHTS SPEECH IN HOUSTON

Hillary Clinton calls for nationwide mandate of early voting that will result in new taxes and won’t increase turnout

Bad News for Anti-Voter ID crowd: America Disagrees

“Poll Shows Noncitizens Can Shape Elections”

North Carolina public forum to be held on photo ID regulations

“I’m such a good citizen I vote more than once”

“Centreville woman faces vote-fraud charges”

At least 30 fraudulent ballots cast in East St. Louis

“Most Democrats Think Illegal Immigrants Should Vote”

“Or in the modern Democratic political calculus, getting rid of the prohibition would, for all intents and purposes, allow the incompetent person’s caregiver – frequently a unionized government worker – to cast multiple votes as long as they claimed the incompetent person had expressed a desire to vote.

The legal and ethical argument against allowing incompetent persons to vote is a worthy debate, but what really got our attention was Adams’ research on who, exactly, was behind this effort to overturn the Qualification Clause of the Constitution.”

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HOUSTON, TX. -- June 4, 2015: True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today released the following statement in response to 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s remarks at Texas Southern University.

Early Voting

“The blatant hypocrisy in Hillary Clinton’s words tells me all I need to know about where her campaign is headed,” True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. “If Mrs. Clinton were genuinely concerned about state policies on early voting, her speech shouldn't have been given in Texas, a state that already has a successful early voting program, but rather in her adopted home of New York, a state that has no early voting option at all. If her solution to this claimed civil rights issue is requiring states have 20 days of early voting, then why did her campaign sanction a lawsuit against Ohio on the basis of its early election program, which is already 28 days long?” 

Mandatory Registration

“Clinton’s embrace of mandatory or ‘universal’ voter registration may sound above reproach, but the actual means to accomplish such a policy would risk substantial voter dilution for citizens. For such a federal policy to work, Washington voter registrars would be dependent on Social Security, driver license and other social service agencies already proven to commingle citizens and illegal aliens for new records.

“Mrs. Clinton’s condemnation of voter ID laws is an unsurprising development given her demonstrated disdain for transparency in government.

As always, the issue is never the issue,” Engelbrecht continued. “Mrs. Clinton's position on voting rights is not really about voters or rights, it's about expanding Washington's takeover of state and local powers through federal mandates and courtroom intimidation. This speech has put the American electorate on notice that the same D.C. bureaucrats willing to target and abuse organizations like True the Vote will soon control the entire franchise – unless Americans rise up.”

 

True the Vote (TTV) is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) voters’ rights  organization, founded to inspire and equip voters for involvement at every stage of our electoral process. TTV empowers organizations and individuals across the nation to actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation. For more information, please visit www.truethevote.org.

VoteStand is now available for both iOS (Apple) and Android devices free of charge. For more detailed technical information, visit the official VoteStand website at www.votestand.com.

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HOUSTON, TX. -- June 4, 2015: True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today released the following statement in response to 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s remarks at Texas Southern University.

Early Voting

“The blatant hypocrisy in Hillary Clinton’s words tells me all I need to know about where her campaign is headed,” True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. “If Mrs. Clinton were genuinely concerned about state policies on early voting, her speech shouldn't have been given in Texas, a state that already has a successful early voting program, but rather in her adopted home of New York, a state that has no early voting option at all. If her solution to this claimed civil rights issue is requiring states have 20 days of early voting, then why did her campaign sanction a lawsuit against Ohio on the basis of its early election program, which is already 28 days long?” 

Mandatory Registration

“Clinton’s embrace of mandatory or ‘universal’ voter registration may sound above reproach, but the actual means to accomplish such a policy would risk substantial voter dilution for citizens. For such a federal policy to work, Washington voter registrars would be dependent on Social Security, driver license and other social service agencies already proven to commingle citizens and illegal aliens for new records.

“Mrs. Clinton’s condemnation of voter ID laws is an unsurprising development given her demonstrated disdain for transparency in government.

As always, the issue is never the issue,” Engelbrecht continued. “Mrs. Clinton's position on voting rights is not really about voters or rights, it's about expanding Washington's takeover of state and local powers through federal mandates and courtroom intimidation. This speech has put the American electorate on notice that the same D.C. bureaucrats willing to target and abuse organizations like True the Vote will soon control the entire franchise – unless Americans rise up.”

 

True the Vote (TTV) is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) voters’ rights  organization, founded to inspire and equip voters for involvement at every stage of our electoral process. TTV empowers organizations and individuals across the nation to actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation. For more information, please visit www.truethevote.org.

VoteStand is now available for both iOS (Apple) and Android devices free of charge. For more detailed technical information, visit the official VoteStand website at www.votestand.com.

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ABC News reports that Hillary Clinton wants to impose early voting mandates on every state for 20 days.   Such a significant change nationwide would require new funding and new voting equipment in many states, thus requiring taxes or an unfunded mandate on the states.   Early voting has not increased voter turnout.  Interesting how New York or Pennsylvania and primarily Northeastern states have no early voting.  Apparently her influence does not reach very far.

More data showing how out of the mainstream the anti-voter ID crowd is: 8 in 10 Americans now support voter ID.

A poll by John McLaughlin confirms again we may have a significant problem with noncitizens participating illegally in our elections. Based on a sample survey of 800 Hispanics in 2013, McLaughlin found that of foreign-born respondents who were registered voters, 13 percent admitted they were not United States citizens.  Link to the Daily Signal

The N.C. State Board of Elections will host a public hearing Friday on proposed rules for implementing voter photo identification requirements for 2016.  Link to article

More fraudulent votes in St. Clair County, Illinois:

“At least 30 absentee ballots in East St. Louis’ Precinct 13 in the last mayoral election are fraudulent because they were filled out by just three people, according to a handwriting analysis.  Those and other absentee ballots in the April 7 municipal election are being investigated, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly confirmed.”

Voter Fraud-IL-East St Louis signatures

“Trash cinema auteur” and “bit of an outlaw” John Waters admits dabbling in federal voter fraud – or what he calls being “a good citizen” – in 1972:

“I have committed voter fraud, yes, but she didn’t win so it didn’t matter,” he recalls, continuing to explain his zeal for democracy.  “I voted for her twice, because in those days they didn’t have picture ID.  So in California, I would ask people, ‘Are you gonna vote?’ and if they said no, I would go vote for her. I wouldn’t do that today. I get carried away – I’m such a good citizen I vote more than once.”

This is the classic leftist political-ends-justify-the means mindset, whereby felony fraud is transformed into “zeal for democracy.”

Of course, California still doesn’t require an ID to vote.

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