TRUE THE VOTE FORMALLY RESPONDS TO REP. CUMMINGS’ ACCUSATIONS

HOUSTON, TX. October 5, 2012 - True The Vote (TTV), the nonpartisan election integrity organization, formally responded to Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings’ factually bankrupt allegations today in an open letter.

“As stated in a letter dated October 1 to your colleague Senator Barbara Boxer, I believe we agree on many common goals, such as the right of every American to have the opportunity to participate in a fair and legal electoral process,” True The Vote President, Catherine Engelbrecht said. “As an esteemed Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, it is important that you are apprised of all the facts. Your open letter dated yesterday and comments to CNN this morning demonstrate a second-hand knowledge or poor staff- researched understanding of our organization’s activities.”

Engelbrecht raised awareness to ongoing concerns regarding election integrity, stating, “Election integrity is a serious concern across the nation – the state of Maryland is no exception. In this year alone, as reported by The Washington Post, a federal congressional candidate seeking to join Maryland’s Congressional Delegation was forced to resign from her race by Democratic Party officials after alleged felony double voting was uncovered in her voting history. This week, True The Vote turned over 99 similar cases to authorities in New York, Ohio, Florida and Rhode Island.”

Finally, Engelbrecht offered to help resolve the issue quickly: “It is both obvious and unfortunate that you are not familiar with all of the details of the mission or methods of True the Vote.  This letter serves as an effort to coordinate a convenient meeting time in your Washington, D.C. office, during which I can brief you and your staff about our program and help dispel any misconceptions you may have.”  

The open letter has been made available to all interested parties here.

 

True The Vote (TTV) a nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots organization focused on preserving election integrity is operated by citizens for citizens, 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.

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