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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 11:54 PM

Federal Judge denies True The Vote Motion to Intervene In Lawsuit

Source: Brad Blog

A federal District court judge has nixed a rightwing "voter fraud" group's Motion to Intervene on behalf of the state of Texas in the U.S. Dept. of Justice's lawsuit to block the Lone Star state's polling place Photo ID restriction law.

Last month, The BRAD BLOG reported on the DoJ's Opposition motion filed in response to the motion by the Republican "voter fraud" fraudsters who call themselves "True the Vote" (TTV). In its motion, TTV sought to become a party to the DoJ's federal legal challenge to SB-14, the state's polling place Photo ID restriction law which TX Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) instituted just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court demolished one of the central protections of the long-standing federal Voting Rights Act this past summer.

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos tersely dismissed TTV's motion, issuing a two-page order [PDF] finding that the organization's "interests are generalized and are adequately represented by the State Defendants."


Read more: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10422



This sounds encouraging. But why set trial so far ahead?

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 02:18 AM

1. Nice to see True the Vote slapped down

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They're the people who bus white suburbanite "poll watchers" into inner city black precincts to intimidate the voters.

They're also one of the major groups accusing the IRS of conspiring to deny them non-profit status.

Their founder, Catherine Engelbrecht, has also served as a spokesperson for Groundswell, Ginny Thomas's creepy right-wing organization. (http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/groundswell-group-plotted-scandals-congress) She also pals around with Hannah Giles, the fake prostitute from James O'Keefe's ACORN scam videos, and with FBI provocateur Brandon Darby.

So all in all, it couldn't happen to a better bunch of troublemakers.

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Response to starroute (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 01:38 PM

4. I had to deal with True the Vote in 2012

I had 80 or so poll watchers out in 2012 in my county to watch these idiots.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:46 AM

2. good to see this

In 2012 the True The Vote people tried to get access to the polls
in central Ohio to be election observers but they filled out the
paperwork falsely and with wrong information and they were denied
any chance to send in their Ohio resident poll watchers to
"oversee" the vote.

In 2004 in Ohio True the Vote was called "the Mighty Texas Strike
Force" and they helped w steal the state.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 01:37 PM

3. True the Vote is appealing this ruling to 5th Cir.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/107813849 The 5th Cir. is one of the most conservative courts in the land. I am afraid that even if the DOJ and the Plaintiffs win, Priscilla Owen and the 5th Cir. will reverse this decision

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