JACKSON, MS. -- July 24, 2014: True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today released a statement following an evidentiary hearing in its lawsuit regarding the 2014 Mississippi Republican Primary Run-Off Election.
"We are grateful that the Court, recognizing the import and gravity of this matter, moved quickly to provide these 21 Mississippi voters with a chance to tell their stories," True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. “True the Vote and these plaintiffs simply want Mississippi to follow the law. Mississippi and America deserve to have the myths debunked and prove-up the facts of this election.
“In spite of what has been said and reported, we are not seeking access to the Social Security numbers of Mississippi voters,” Engelbrecht continued. “We are seeking un-redacted access to poll books, absentee ballot applications, absentee ballot envelopes, military ballot requests and reports on results from the State Election Management System (SEMS).”
True the Vote originally filed a lawsuit against Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the Mississippi Republican Party to seek an immediate court order that election records be shared to inspect for illegal votes ahead of certification for the June 24 U.S. Senate Primary Runoff Election (True the Vote, et. al v. State of Mississippi, et. al. (3:14cv144-MPM-SAA)).
True the Vote (TTV) is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) voters’ rights organization, founded to inspire and equip volunteers 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.