Posts by Jake Thomas

Dallas Speaks Up About Mail in Ballot Fraud

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Check out this piece put out by reporter Naomi Martin of the Dallas Morning News. It details how these ballot harvesting operations work at the ground level and what’s going on right now in Dallas when it comes to mail in ballot fraud.

Prior to these numerous news stories about ballot fraud in West Dallas, Direct Action Texas, along with friends from Empower Texans, had already been down to Dallas County Elections reviewing thousands of mail in ballot applications. The amount of fraud we found was staggering. However, we were in the early stages of our research when the news from West Dallas broke. Read More

Non Citizens Voting in Your County?

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Wednesday, Fort Worth, TX.

A jury delivered a guilty verdict in a case with statewide implications both in terms of legal precedent & revealing cracks within the election process.

On the seventh floor of the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center, Rosa Maria Ortega was found guilty on two counts of illegal voting and sentenced to 8 years. The first count was for the 2012 general election. The second was the 2014 Republican Primary Runoff. Ortega had voted in both elections while ineligible. (Not a citizen)

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Call to Action! JPS requires citizen input for proposed debt package.

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The John Peter Smith public hospital district, more commonly known as JPS, proposed an $809,000,000 bond package last year without much citizen input. Overwhelmingly, the majority of the money was going to be spent only on the downtown facility in Fort Worth, with more than half being spent on a new inpatient tower. Meanwhile, there was minimal benefit for the rest of the taxpayers in other parts of the county who would also bear the cost of this nearly billion-dollar project. However, the bond never made to the November ballot this year.  An active citizenry of concerned taxpayers raised questions and concerns about the direction and hidden costs of the bond, prompting the Commissioner’s Court to put it on hold.  It will now face a “Blue Ribbon Commission,” in an attempt to calm those opposing the bond.

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Election Law In Texas Is Broken

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“If democracy stands for the principle of one person one vote then ballot harvesting stands for the principle one person one hundred votes” – Prosecutor at the Attorney General’s Office.

If you take a moment to talk to those in charge of prosecuting the election code, you’ll quickly find out just how broken the election code is, as well as how hard it is to criminally convict one who is guilty of election fraud and ballot harvesting. Reform is needed in order to stop those who would seek to undermine our elections and disrespect those who have marched, protested and, more importantly, died for our right to vote.

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