Fighting for Transparency & Fiscal Responsibility in Local Government

DAT Filed 30 New Election Fraud Complaints in Nueces County

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Robstown, just outside of Corpus Christi, elects its city council in November. Shortly after the Nov. 7th, 2017 election DAT was contacted by a candidate and his wife about irregularities in the mail in ballots. As we’ve seen before, this candidate won in person early and in person election day voting, but lost by mail in ballots. As a matter of fact, the mayor’s entire slate won with roughly the same number of mail in ballots across the board. After reviewing the evidence and conducting some field interviews, Direct Action Texas has filed 30 election violations with the Secretary of State (SoS) and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

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Concerned Parent’s Open Letter to Grapevine Colleyville ISD Trustees

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To Mindy McClure and Becky St. John;

I am writing to you as a concerned parent and grandparent in the GCISD school system.  I have been involved as a PTA board member, active member of the PTA and proud supporter of my local public schools, teachers and fellow parents in efforts to make GCISD the best. But I am now seeing something happening within the schools that disturbs me. I have spoken about it on the website “GCISD Parents for Strong Schools” and asked for your response but have gotten no response from either of you.

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Update: The Residency Game

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Direct Action Texas (DAT) has now filed an official election complaint with the Texas Secretary of State (SoS) concerning Jay Harris of Denton County. DAT recently reported on his problematic application for Precinct Chair of precinct 4006. On his application Harris lists his address as 900 Bluebonnet, but Harris actually lives in precinct 1015, at 2221 Hollyhill.

Not only are the two precincts on opposites sides of the city, they also have different representation. For instance, while Harris should be voting in Senate District 12, he will be voting in Senate District 30, potentially illegally. The people he currently represents are not his neighbors. He doesn’t live in their community. He has to drive almost 20 minutes to get there from his actual residence. Read More

BREAKING NEWS — Tarrant County Judge Forges Dozens of Signatures – UPDATED!

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In a strange turn of events, Justice of the Peace Russ Casey, is now under scrutiny for having potentially forged dozens, if not over hundred, signatures on his petitions for ballot access. If true, this would be a felony transgression.

To appear on the ballot in Texas for judicial positions, candidates must secure petition signatures from registered voters. For a Justice of the Peace that number is 250 signatures.

Incumbent Judge Russ Casey, who is no stranger to controversy having been reprimanded by the State Board on Judicial Conduct last year for requiring sexual favors from his court coordinator, has challenged the signatures of his two challengers on a technicality.  Doing so caused one of his challengers to review Casey’s signatures. Last Friday candidate Lenny Lopez contacted Direct Action Texas with what appeared to be forged signatures. Read More

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