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You can now get trained using the True the Vote website. Getting ready for Election Day is simple – follow the four-step guide found at “Poll Watcher Training” on our site to get placed in a poll near you. And, of course, we urge you to share this info and the website with your friends ASAP! Click here to get started.

 

Introducing VoteStand

This week, True the Vote proudly announced the availability of its election integrity and voter protection smartphone app, VoteStand. Now, you have the power to submit occurrences of election irregularity and fraud - both witnessed and experienced - from the palm of your hand. Throughout the week, TTV has been hosting live, online training sessions for the app and pairing it with poll watcher training. Now it’s time to download the app for either your iOS (Apple) or Android device.

On Monday, November 3, at 6:00pm Central, join True the Vote for a national VoteStand briefing when TTV Founder Catherine Engelbrecht will announce some reports and brief tips for users of the app. Click here to get registered today. Space on the webinar is limited, so don’t delay!

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Check Out the TTV State Resource Map

New functions and resources for voters are added to the TTV website almost daily now. One new resource that is due to expand in upcoming election cycles is the State Resource Map. This function will allow you to access election calendars, voter registration and poll watcher placement rules, local official contact information, voter ID laws and much more. Click here to take a look around.

 

Noncitizen Sting in North Carolina Nets Campaigns

Late this week, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action caught campaigns in North Carolina on hidden camera encouraging a potential noncitizen to vote in the 2014 election. And these weren’t just low-level volunteers getting busted, either. O’Keefe’s cameras exposed a corrupt attitude among campaign managers and high-level candidate surrogates openly encouraging an individual who admitted to being a noncitizen. But enough spoilers, watch the video here.

 

Get Informed, Get Involved

The time is NOW to get re-engaged for Election Day this Tuesday, Nov. 4. Every day it becomes clearer that we are on the front lines of an all-out battle to protect the integrity of American elections.  It’s our duty as citizens to find where we can each make an impact.  Election integrity must be preserved and protected before, during, and after votes are cast. So, our job is not limited to simply observing the polls on Election Day.

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New York Post:

Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls — or else.

The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday.

“Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record,” the letter says.

“We will be reviewing voting records . . . to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014.”

It ends with a line better suited to a mob movie than a major political party: “If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not.

Hat tip Vicki McKenna.

Yes, non-citizens are voting in U.S. elections; yes, non-citizens’ illegal voting can change election outcomes; and yes, voter ID can prevent it.

A new academic paper published in the journal Electoral Studies provides evidence of voting by non-citizens that directly contradicts the Democrats’ “nothing to see here” mantra. Under the neutral headline “Do Non-Citizens Vote in U.S. Elections?” three professors from Virginia universities answer in the affirmative…

Studying survey responses, the authors judge that non-citizen voters tend to favor Democratic candidates by large margins…

It’s not surprising that the party favored by this illegal voting denies it exists and opposes any measures to prevent it, including verifying citizenship before adding voters to the rolls.  But voter ID laws alone won’t prevent non-citizens from voting:

Green-card holders and even illegal aliens get driver’s licenses. But that’s not an argument against voter ID. It’s an argument for issuing driver’s licenses that specify non-citizenship.

Tool available to help voters report cases of irregularity and fraud

HOUSTON, TX. -- October 27, 2014: True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today announced the availability of its free smartphone application, VoteStand, which will allow voters to report cases of potential election irregularity and fraud with ease.

VoteStand empowers voters to help identify, document and, in some cases, capture images of voter fraud or suppression in their varying forms. Submissions are given careful review by TTV and are then referred to appropriate authorities for official action as needed. Users can view referred cases based on their location within the app and share on major social networking sites.

Version 2.0, available for the 2014 election, will allow voters to report instances of:

  • Absentee vote fraud
  • Voter identity fraud
  • Illegal electioneering
  • Machine tampering
  • Felon vote fraud
  • Misinformation/Suppression
  • Multiple voting
  • Voter intimidation
  • Voter registration fraud
  • Vote buying

"Election integrity tools have come a long way from paper incident reports," True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. “The evidence is clear; voters have great concern for the value and security of their voice at every level of the electoral process. Far too often, True the Vote receives reports of irregularities that have been observed and experienced – typically missing critical details or timeliness – which further threaten voter confidence. VoteStand seeks to address those challenges with intuitive technology readily accessible in the palm of your hand.

“We encourage all voters who believe in free and fair elections to download the app and keep up with election integrity in real time.”

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.  

 

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.

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“Groups like the NAACP and ACLU are looking to justify their continued existence, decades after they won the fight. Opposition to voter ID helps them fundraise and pay salaries. So next time you wonder why Democrats oppose photo ID, don’t fall for the easy answer. Don’t think it’s because Democrats have organized cheating operations. The real answer is much more sophisticated, and much more sinister.”

Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

Major IRS Lawsuit Update

Thursday, True the Vote learned that a federal judge ordered our lawsuit dismissed entirely, finding major factors of the case to be moot now. TTV President Catherine Engelbrecht released this statement to media: “The Court today correctly acknowledged that the IRS targeted True the Vote because of its perceived political beliefs. Such conduct is reprehensible and should never be acceptable in a free society. Despite this critical finding, we are stunned and disappointed in the court’s ruling which nevertheless dismisses our case. We will be evaluating our legal options and will announce our intent in that regard soon.”

TTV President Catherine Engelbrecht was featured on Fox News Channel today with Shannon Bream to discuss the case further.

Brett Baier coverage on 10/23

 

Live Training Poll Watcher Training Continues

If you weren’t able to join us for the live poll watcher training session last night, fear not. We’ve got you covered - more live sessions have been scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, at 6PM Central and Wednesday, October 29, at 12 noon central time.

 

Texas Voter ID Doesnt Reveal the Drama Some Hoped For

Since our last newsletter, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the 5th Circuit’s stay of the Texas voter ID ruling – allowing the law to be enforced for the 2014 Election only, during early voting and on Election Day. News reports around the state told a story of little or no drama involving the law as the polls opened for business. Even if Texas blows the doors off of historic turnout records though, it will likely not help as the case continues in the courts, TTV attorney J. Christian Adams reports.

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North Carolina Surprise Part 1: Noncitizen Voters?

Voters in the Tar Heel State were treated to a bit of a surprise this week when news broke that up to 10,000 noncitizens could be on the state’s voter roll. Early reports indicate that 145 noncitizens were discovered registered, while those remaining are currently undergoing a verification process. Some reports indicated that the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was to blame – but it’s not the whole story. The number 10,000 represents those individuals issued driver’s licenses while in the state under a variety of immigration statuses. As a point of fact, some of those 10,000 could be U.S. citizens today.

Careful reassessment of the way the North Carolina DMV issues licenses while complying with the 1993 Motor Voter law should occur, especially as it regards to noncitizen transactions. Data matching is certainly a valuable, albeit reactionary, strategy to keep the voter roll clean in this case. However, proactive measures on the part of issuing officials and lawmakers are necessary here.

 

North Carolina Surprise Part 2: Less Sophisticated Minorities

True the Vote has said for years that voter ID opponents largely act out of a soft bigotry of low expectations for minority voters. However, we did not expect opponents to admit it. But it turns out a Holder DOJ expert testified to just that in the North Carolina election omnibus lawsuit: “[P]eople who register to vote the closer and closer one gets to Election Day tend to be less sophisticated voters, tend to be less educated voters, tend to be voters who are less attuned to public affairs. That also tells me from the literature of political science that there are likely to be people who will end up not registering and not voting. People who correspond to those factors tend to be African Americans…” Read more at Breitbart News.

 

Get Trained as a Poll Watcher TODAY

You can now get trained using the True the Vote website. Getting ready for November is simple – follow the four-step guide found at “Poll Watcher Training” on our site to get placed in a poll near you. And, of course, we urge you to share this info and the website with your friends! Click here to get started.

HOUSTON, TX. -- October 23, 2014: True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today released this comment immediately following the decision by the U.S. Federal District Court to dismiss its lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service.

"The Court today correctly acknowledged that the IRS targeted True the Vote because of its perceived political beliefs," True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. “Such conduct is reprehensible and should never be acceptable in a free society. Despite this critical finding, we are stunned and disappointed in the court’s ruling which nevertheless dismisses our case. We will be evaluating our legal options and will announce our intent in that regard soon.”

 

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.

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In 2012, Vanita Gupta, the current nominee for the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, sent a letter to ACLU supporters opposing capital punishment.  She said America was attached to a “cruel and racially discriminatory” capital punishment system.  Link to her full statement opposing many aspects of the criminal justice system. Throughout the year, the ACLU was […]

Attorney Paul Mirengoff at Powerline has this commentary on DOJ’s use of expert witnesses:

“The requirements that the DOJ’s witness found blacks less able than whites to comply with are (1) registering to vote before the day of the election and (2) voting in the precinct where one lives. Since one needn’t be at all “sophisticated” to comply with either requirement, the DOJ’s witness, who was paid with our tax dollars, must have little regard for African-Americans.”

“The NAACP’s expert was another professor, Barry Burden, of the University of Wisconsin. Burden claimed that blacks and Hispanics are less able “to pay the costs of voting” because of the “stark differences between whites, on the one hand, in North Carolina and those of blacks and Latinos in North Carolina.” By costs, Burden was referring to “the time and effort that a voter has to put in in order to participate.” That includes “locating the polling place, getting the right paperwork, understanding who the candidates are, becoming informed.” From his testimony, it was clear that Burden did not think that blacks and Hispanics have the same ability as whites to accomplish basic tasks such as locating a polling place, filling out a one-page voter-registration form, and learning what issues candidates support or oppose.”

Link here.

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