True the Vote This Week 8/12/16

12th of August 2016

Help Wanted

Election officials across the nation are taking to the airwaves and interwebs to scream “HELP WANTED!” before the November 2016 election. Click on your state to find appropriate contact information for your local elections office. Then, tell them that you’re ready to volunteer!

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So, what’s next for our IRS lawsuit?

Sweet, sweet six-years-in-the-making victory – that’s what it felt like as we saw the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia hand down a judgment in favor of True the Vote that returns our case to trial and discovery. What did we win? A new day in court to consider our First Amendment harms suffered at the hands of the IRS. When do we get it? The clock will likely start next week. TTV Founder Catherine Engelbrecht responded to this historic ruling in a press release:

We are now closer than we've ever been to revealing the collusions and cover-ups used in the weaponization of the IRS against the American People. This lawsuit has been a struggle every step of the way, but it’s a battle that must be fought. When a rogue government sets out to silence its citizens and deny them their Constitutional rights, we all suffer for it. No one should be subjected to what True the Vote was made to endure. Today our fight continues on behalf of all Americans.”

Engelbrecht also appeared on Fox News August 8 to react to the ruling:

If you’d like to read a ‘greatest-hits selection’ from the court decision, click here.

Schedule a TTV speaker today!

Just in time for the height of the 2016 Election, True the Vote has fanned out staff and speakers around the southern and southeastern United States -- with more to come. Do you have a meeting or conference coming up and would like to book a speaker on the subject of election integrity? We’ve streamlined the request process with a form now available on the website, here. We can’t wait to attend your next event!

Wisconsin is #Winning the voter ID fight

Just when the leftist media-narrative curators thought they had convinced the nation that voter ID was on the ropes, Wisconsin had to go and ruin it. An order allowing Badger-state voters to vote anyway after claiming they did not have ID was stayed by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. It also offered a grim prediction of how the litigation will continue for anti-ID agitators.

TTV Advisory Board Member Hans von Spakovsky summed it up in the National Review this week: “As the three-judge panel, led by Judge Frank Easterbrook, says in the stay order, the Seventh Circuit had ‘concluded that anyone who is eligible to vote in Wisconsin, but cannot obtain a qualifying photo ID with reasonable effort, is entitled to an accommodation that will permit him or her to cast a ballot.’ But Judge Adelman, on remand of the case to his court by the Seventh Circuit, ‘instead of attempting to identify those voters, or to identify the kinds of situations in which the state’s procedures fall short,’ instead ‘issued an injunction that permits any registered voter to declare by affidavit that reasonable effort would not produce a photo ID — even if the voter has never tried to secure one, and even if by objective standards the effort needed would be reasonable (and would succeed).’ You can read the rest of the article, here.

Remember to bring your ID to the polls, Badgers.

What can you do now?

Feeling a little overwhelmed? Are you unsure of how to start fighting back? Again, TTV has important resources available to help you, and we know how to put you to work.

Online Training: If you haven’t signed up with the TTV Knowledge Network for poll watcher training, today is a good day to do it. It’s free, easy and available right now. What are you waiting for?

Tell your local election officials you want to help: Your local polling place is probably a man short and still needing help. Contact your local official now and tell them that you want to work in the polls!

Keep the online conversation going: The stretch between conventions and the election gets pretty hot online, and misinformation will undoubtedly be widespread. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and help us spread the TTV message. You can follow our election news blog here and share links within your network. Do you see someone trolling @TrueTheVote online? Push back!

We also hope you’ll throw several bucks our way! Every. Dollar. Helps. You can contribute online here or find our mailing address to give the good old-fashioned way.

Did you know? PEW Research highlighted a study that detailed the total amount it would cost to collect ALL voter files in the country. True the Vote’s national voter roll research databank costs $126,482 -- just for the raw data! If you haven’t yet, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help underwrite our research efforts.

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