Wednesday, July 22, 2015

True the Vote Update

True the Vote

Just When You Thought the IRS Targeting Scheme Couldn’t Get More Twisted…

You would think that TTV would eventually become jaded after years of bombshells in the wake of Lois Lerner’s infamous May 2013 admission to targeting organizations presumed to be conservative. In recent days, however, we have come to understand new wrinkles in the case that offer a whole new dimension of insight. 
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Lerner was working directly with the chief officer of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board – the public entity charged with enforcing election and campaign finance laws – during the targeting period. According to the report, “Emails we’ve seen show that between 2011 and 2013 the two were in contact on multiple occasions, sharing articles on topics including greater donor disclosure and Wisconsin’s recall elections … This timing is significant because those were the years when the IRS increased its harassment of conservative groups and Wisconsin prosecutors gathered information that would lead to the John Doe probe that officially opened in September 2012.” This revelation helps make sense of the fact that multiple IRS targets were questioned about what they knew of TTV’s involvement in the 2012 Verify the Recall effort in Wisconsin. The hits just keep on coming.
Replay the July National Webinar: Find the Focus

If you were not able to join us this week, you missed quite a webinar. The battle rages on for election integrity and voting processes accountable to the voters, whether you see it in the daily news or not. You can replay the video and share it with your networks by clicking this 
YouTube link . And you can get a head start by registering for the August 2015 call here.
Legislative Action Needed

Remember when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed it would be a great idea to automatically register everyone to vote using whatever [imperfect] data government agencies had laying around? Capitol Hill quickly followed suit with
H.R. 2694 - the Automatic Voter Registration Act. New cosponsors from around the country have been added in the weeks since. It’s up to you to share your concerns with these lawmakers directly. Raise your voice in opposition, and let your Member of Congress know where you stand as well.

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