For the Record: Facts About True the Vote
Many inaccurate statements have been made in the media about True the Vote, including three recent articles in our hometown paper, The Houston Chronicle. The most recent article, “Tea Partiers Confer in Houston to Fight Vote Fraud,” on April 29, 2012 repeats factually incorrect statements made in the previous two. Since one of our goals is to speak the truth, we feel we owe it to ourselves, our supporters, and those who seek information about us, to parlay the facts:
- True the Vote and King Street Patriots are connected by history but they are distinct organizations.
- The allegation that there is or was an investigation of either True the Vote or King Street Patriots by the U.S. Department of Justice is false.
- The allegation that there was voter intimation by True the Vote-trained volunteers is false. The Harris County attorney’s office is on record to support that fact. There has never been any credible proof to the contrary.
There was no attempt to contact us for factual information about these serious charges. Furthermore, the tone of these articles intentionally casts our organization and its goals in a negative light.
For instance, in the recent article, “Tea Parties Confer in Houston to Fight Vote Fraud,” the reporter asserted a statement that in no way reflects the rhetoric used by the people covered in the article (i.e. “Attorney General Eric Holder is the group’s bête noire.”) To the casual reader, it might appear that this outrageous slur (“bête noire” is French for “black beast” and means something or someone particularly detested or avoided) was made by conference speakers or attendees, and not the reporter. It is astonishing that this was written and then approved by editors.
It is our hope is that the Houston Chronicle and other members of the Fourth Estate will take a deeper look into the issue of election fraud, instead of somehow intimating that it is a fantastical (or worse) assertion by members of one political party. The truth is, 63% of Americans believe there is voter fraud (Rasmussen) – and it’s all over the map, from the local to the highest levels. At least 46 of the 50 states have prosecuted and/or convicted persons for election fraud in the last decade.
Our bottom line: We are in this together, and we are all affected when the votes of the franchised are cancelled out by fraudulent votes. We welcome all voices, all people, of all backgrounds, races, religions and political views, to help us protect the sanctity of the American vote. We are working hard to provide a million volunteers at the polls this November so that the process is preserved. The outcome is up to the voters.
If you have questions about True the Vote or are interested in bringing True the Vote to your area, please contact us at email@example.com.