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"Is this still America? Is this government so drunk on power that it would turn its full force, its full might to harass, intimidate and threaten an average American who only wants her voice and their voices heard?
What had True the Vote done? What “crime” had they committed to receive such attention? They had simply pointed out the irregularities in voter registrations submitted by ACORN’s front group, Houston Votes, and irregularities in Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s district
Many of the group’s members began to realize that the polling places and election judges who depended on community volunteers weren’t receptive to all volunteers -- they wanted Democratic volunteers. The group soon learned why.
There were instances of election judges who told voters who they should and should not vote for, many voters were allowed to vote without any form of identification at all -- a clear violation of Texas law, etc. Engelbrecht and her King Street volunteers decided to do what the Left seems to hate; they decided to “snitch.”
The local authority tasked with election matters was the Harris County Tax Assessor and Voter Registrar, Leo Vasquez.
Vasquez announced in a press conference on August 24th 2010 that his investigation of only 24,000 registrations, the number of registrations from the previous month, only 7,000 were new voters. He stated that the other 17,000 were problematic.
Vasquez went further to state “Evidence shows that the Houston Votes and Texans Together organization is conspiring in a pattern of falsification of government documents, suborning of perjury and a deliberate effort to over-burden our processing system with thousands of duplicate and incomplete voter registration applications...”
These lawsuits accused her of being racist by "preventing people of color from having a voice".
May I ask since when is protecting the honesty of our elections, racism?
Originally posted by Trueman
reply to post by elouina
America is no longer considered the great country it once was? Let this be an example of why.
America is not a country, it's a continent.
Originally posted by elouina
Catherine Engelbrecht, a very articulate woman, was an active Tea Partier. But this had nothing to do with the organization that she created, True The Vote, or its intent. In July of 2010, Catherine applied for nonprofit status of True The Vote, a non partisan organization. Their primary intentions were to stop voter fraud through the use of monitors and engaging citizens to be proactive.
She had 17 visits with alphabet agencies, which include the IRS, OSHA, FBI domestic terrorism unit, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives twice. The cost to her? Hundreds of thousands of dollars! Her family business operated for 20 years without being audited. This changed the day she filed her non profit application. The ATF even had her open her safe!
Originally posted by Nephalim
I can tell you 2 sure fire ways to know when its not "America" anymore.
1: It's the day when you realize you're being made to feel like a f***n criminal in your own home and you've not done a damn thing wrong.
2. When it seems that everything good, just and moral you were taught is turned on its head and upside down.
Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
Yes, it is still "America" but is not "Ameica" as in the thread title, which I am assuming is a typo.
Observing how understaffed polling places seemed to encourage voter fraud, she established True the Vote to train poll workers to “true” the vote: “to research the voter rolls in their home districts and to report inaccuracies to their County and State, to identify instances of vote fraud, and to be able to serve as observers at the polls to assure the integrity of the vote.”
That was in February. In July, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration paid a visit to Engelbrecht Manufacturing while Bryan, Catherine, and their children were out of town. The OSHA inspector talked with the managerial staff and employees, inspecting the premises minutely. But Bryan says the agent found only “little Mickey Mouse stuff, like, ‘You have safety glasses on, but not the right kind; the forklift has a seatbelt, but not the right kind.’” Yet Catherine and Bryan said the OSHA inspector complimented them on their tightly run shop and said she didn’t know why she had been sent to examine it.
Not long after, the tab arrived. OSHA was imposing $25,000 in fines on Engelbrecht Manufacturing. They eventually worked it down to $17,500, and Bryan says they may have tried to contest the fines to drive them even lower, but “we didn’t want to make any more waves, because we don’t know [how much further] OSHA could reach.”