Posted on | October 19, 2012 | 14 Comments
As polls continue to show surging momentum for Republicans ahead of Election Day, left-wing groups allied with the Democratic Party and the Obama campaign have orchestrated a nationwide attack on conservative-led efforts to prevent vote fraud.
Maryland Democrat Rep. Elijah Cumming has sent letters to Houston-based True the Vote requesting “specific documents about the manner in which True the Vote and its affiliated organizations have been challenging the registration of thousands of voters across the country based on insufficient, inaccurate and faulty evidence,” Politico reported yesterday.
Cumming’s letter is one of the most recent attacks in the Left’s carefully coordinated war against True the Vote, which has pledged to deploy 1 million volunteer observers to prevent vote fraud in the 2012 election. True the Vote has been targeted by threats of investigations, lawsuits and criminal prosecution. As Brentin Mack of the left-wing Nation magazine wrote today, “civil rights lawyers and government officials … are striking back against” the group. Democrats and their allies perversely claim that it is somehow illegal for True the Vote to help prevent criminal violations of election law.
The Left’s “accusations of voter intimidation” against True the Vote are “entirely false,” the group’s founder, Catherine Englebrecht said today during a conference call.
Kendric Ward of Watchdog.org has detailed how True the Vote is being targeted by a coalition that includes the ACLU, NAACP and AFL-CIO. Engelbrecht said today that her group has received a large “amount of hate and electronic warfare,” including attempts to shut down their Web site. Quin Hillyer of The American Spectator has called on Republican leaders to defend True the Vote.
Even as True the Vote is under siege, however, major media organizations are actively assisting the Left’s effort to demonize the election-integrity group, with Jack Feeley and Kristofer Rios of ABC News singling out True the Vote in an article recycling claims about “voter intimidation.”
True the Vote was formed after the 2008 election by Engelbrecht, who exposed illegal voter registration activity by a member of the left-wing group ACORN. Most recently, the group exposed cases of voters double-registered in Florida and other states.