True the Vote
True the Vote Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Thursday 02/18/2016, 6:12pm
In case we needed any more proof that the “voter integrity” group True the Vote is more interested in stirring up unfounded fears about voter fraud in order to pass restrictive voting laws than in actually ensuring the integrity of elections, Rick Hasen of Election Law Blog spots this fundraising email: (Image: Election Law Blog) We previously wrote about True the Vote and its leader Catherine Engelbrecht: Engelbrecht has worked to drum up support for harsh voting restrictions that disproportionately affect racial minorities by hyping fears of widespread “voter... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Thursday 01/29/2015, 1:32pm
Catherine Engelbrecht, head of the “voter fraud” vigilante group True the Vote, testified this morning at a hearing on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. attorney general. Engelbrecht discussed her claims that she was targeted by the IRS, but also criticized Attorney General Eric Holder for his work protecting voter rights. Engelbrecht said she was “extremely disappointed” to hear comments from Lynch acknowledging that voter ID laws are meant to suppress minority voter turnout and applauding the Justice Department’s work protecting voting rights. (Lynch... MORE >
GOP Picks 'Voter Fraud' Conspiracy Theorist, 'Constitutional Sheriff' To Testify In Loretta Lynch Hearing
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Tuesday 01/27/2015, 2:17pm
The Senate Judiciary Committee has released a list of the witnesses who will testify at this week's hearings on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general, and two of them signal the GOP’s intention to tie Lynch to their criticism of Attorney General Eric Holder’s efforts to combat racial discrimination in voting rights and law enforcement. Among them is Catherine Engelbrecht, a Tea Party activist who founded the group True the Vote to promote the myth of widespread voter fraud and who has clashed with Holder over his defense of voting rights, or what she calls his... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 11/24/2014, 6:32pm
Christian Nationalist David Lane's effort to turn America into a theocracy moves forward as he seeks to recruit 1,000 pastors to run for public office. David Lazarus says that Muslims praying in the National Cathedral "looked like a chilling scene from a Last Days, anti-Christ-takes-over-the-world disaster movie." Here is a helpful tip for the folks over at OneNewsNow: The man in the image featured in this article is not Bishop Harry Jackson, it is E.W. Jackson. Glenn Beck continues to insist that "the AP should be ashamed of themselves" for having "... MORE >
Paranoia-Rama: Obama's Murderous Endgame, New George Soros Conspiracy Theory, And Beware 'Sodomite Semen'
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Friday 11/07/2014, 6:10pm
RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right. The GOP’s strong performance in this week’s elections hasn’t curbed far-right fears about the Obama presidency, and in fact, some fear that the president may now pursue extremely deadly policies. When not worrying about the government, conservatives are also suspicious about what gay people are doing to their coffee. 5) Obama Worse Than Stalin, Mao And Pol Pot Rick Wiles has regularly warned that President Obama “will bring unspeakable violence and... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Wednesday 11/05/2014, 2:07pm
A week before Election Day, the “voter integrity” group True the Vote released a new smart phone app to empower its army of citizen detectives to report suspected incidents of voter fraud and intimidation across the country, in the hopes of creating, as True the Vote’s founder Catherine Engelbrecht put in an interview on Monday, “an archive that will finally pull the curtain back on the myth that there is no voter fraud.” But it seems that the evidence of massive voter fraud that Engelbrecht hoped to expose failed to materialize. In the week that the app was... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Tuesday 10/14/2014, 4:17pm
It’s been a rough few days for voter-ID proponents. On Thursday, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office came out with a report showing that restrictive photo-ID measures had depressed turnout in Tennessee and Kansas, especially among young people and African Americans. The same day, the Supreme Court blocked the implementation of a photo-ID law in Wisconsin that voting rights advocates said there was not enough time to implement before the election and a federal judge in Texas struck down that state’s restrictive law, citing its impact on minority voters and... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Thursday 09/18/2014, 4:30pm
True the Vote is one of the most influential groups working to make it harder to vote by pushing for restrictive voter ID laws and launching challenges against people it thinks might be ineligible to vote, tactics which are supposedly directed at preventing voter impersonation fraud and double voting — crimes that in reality are exceedingly rare. In order to cover up the fact that voter ID laws keep many times more people from the polls than the miniscule number of voter impersonation cases that they might prevent, groups like TTV try to conflate in-person voter fraud — the... MORE >
Pat Robertson: Gays & Islamists Are Allies So 'Let Them Kill Themselves'
6/14/16 @ 11:40am
Tom DeLay: Obama Is A Communist 'Muslim Sympathizer' Who 'Hates America'
6/15/16 @ 3:30pm
Ted Cruz, Who Attended Event Calling For Gays To Be Put To Death, Delivers Characteristically Smug Response To Orlando Attack
6/13/16 @ 2:00pm
Anti-LGBT Pastor Steven Anderson Applauds Orlando Massacre: 'There's Fifty Less Pedophiles In The World'
6/13/16 @ 11:45am
Walid Shoebat: 'The Only Ones Moaning Over Fifty Gays Slaughtered Are Liberals, Idiots And Gay Lovers'
6/13/16 @ 10:15am