Fighting for election integrity and transparency

Grassroots Coalition Letter on Secretary of State

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Today, conservatives from across the state are calling on Governor Greg Abbott to ensure his appointee to the position of Secretary of State is a proactive leader on election integrity.

In a letter delivered to Governor Greg Abbott’s office this morning, grassroots leaders have laid out several actions the incoming SoS can take to protect elections from known weaknesses.

This past Monday, Abbott named his Deputy Chief of Staff David Whitley to replace outgoing Rolando Pablos.

We look forward to learning more about Mr. Whitley in the coming days ahead of his nomination hearing and working with him to ensure necessary steps are being taken to combat election fraud in Texas.

The letter, included in its entirety below, was signed by over 136 political leaders across the state.

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Direct Action Texas Announces Executive Director and Key Promotion

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Direct Action Texas is pleased to announce the hiring of Daniel Greer and the promotion of Christine Welborn.

Daniel joins Direct Action Texas to serve as Executive Director after running a nonprofit focused on money in politics and operating a political research firm. Daniel has served in several capacities in and around the Texas conservative movement since 2006.

Christine Welborn, a crucial part of Direct Action Texas’ success to date, is being promoted to Director of Election Integrity.

Christine’s promotion is long due and well deserved. Tracking down and exposing election fraud in Texas for 3 years, Christine is a go-to resource for identifying fraudulent behavior in elections.

“I don’t know where we would be without Christine, and I’m proud to have worked closely with her for over 4 years,” said Aaron Harris.

Direct Action Texas congratulates outgoing Executive Director Aaron Harris on his role as Chief of Staff to incoming U.S. Congressman Lance Gooden. Harris will move to an advisory position on the Board of Directors.

“We’re entering 2019 with an energized team and a growing number of Texans concerned with and focused on election integrity.”

Onward.

 

Voter Fraud UPDATE

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Last night WFAA ran this great piece – it is a must watch for all Texas voters. WATCH HERE

I am frequently asked for updates on the various election fraud investigations which Direct Action Texas has triggered. The fact is, there is very little to update as the investigations are ongoing and we can’t add to what we’ve previously stated publicly.

Over the last 2 years I have investigated 5 counties, all leading to active criminal investigations. I have more experience in election and voter fraud than any other person or organization in Texas and nationally. I bring a unique perspective and experience level to any commission on election integrity.

Tarrant County, TX​​​​​​​​
2015-Current

  • Led an investigation starting in June of 2015, into what is now the largest voter fraud investigation the State of Texas has seen. Both Governor Abbott and Att. Gen. Paxton have tweeted about the scope of this investigation.
  • Uncovered an organized group that has stolen elections over multiple years.
  • Documented a stolen State House seat, stolen city council seats and others.
  • DNA evidence has been sought and obtained. (First case of DNA being used in election fraud case in Texas.)
  • Discovered just over 28,000 harvested mail-in ballots in 24-month period.
  • County elections administrator resigned in shame.
  • After we went public with the fraud, the May 6, 2017 election shows little to no vote harvesting – we put an end to it. Unable to harvest mail in ballots, those responsible lost their elections.
  • Texas Attorney General has an active ongoing criminal investigation.

Hill County, TX​​​​​​​​​
2016-Current

  • Investigated 2016 Republican Primary – found that 19.29% of all alleged ballots cast had no voters to account of the vote. 9,038 ballots cast, yet we can only account for approximately 7,171 voters.
  • TX AG impounded ballots and associated equipment in October 2016
  • Criminal investigation recount conducted November 9, 2016.
  • County elections administrator resigned in shame.
  • Investigation is still pending.

Nueces County, TX​​​​​​​​
2016-2017

  • Nueces County Clerk, Kara Sands, files a complaint resulting in three active criminal investigations. Her complaint alleged both in person and mail-in ballot election fraud in the 2016 Municipal Election.
  • Alerted to allegations that election fraud continued into the 2017 election cycle, despite the increased scrutiny.
  • Investigated potential fraud in the November 2017 General Election and filed complaints on 30 counts of alleged mail-in ballot fraud.
  • Three Robstown residents indicted on 9 counts of election fraud committed during the 2016 Election Cycle.

Harrison County, TX​​​​​​​​
Jan. 2017-Current

  • Documented harvested ballots in a small town – Marshall, Texas – after receiving a tip from government employee.
  • Local elections administrator had filed complaints with Texas Secretary of State, to no avail. We documented the harvesting and filed a complaint.
  • After we went public with the fraud, the May 6, 2017 local elections show no/little signs on ongoing harvesting and subject of investigation lost their elections.
  • Texas Attorney General has an active ongoing criminal investigation.

Dallas County, TX​​​​​​​​
Current

  • Began investigating Dallas County in March 2016.
  • Documented hundreds of harvested ballots within a matter of a few days.
  • County District Attorney has launched an official investigation and task force after meeting with myself and numerous media reports of voters coming forward who have had their ballots harvested.
  • Dallas County is in initial phases of investigation but has the potential to be much larger than Tarrant County.
  • The Dallas Morning News and local TV stations have covered this fraud extensively over the last month.

 

Texas Secretary of State Resigns

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Yesterday, Texas Secretary of State (SoS) Rolando Pablos announced he was resigning his post effective December 15, 2018.

The SoS departure comes ahead of a legislative session where substantive election integrity reforms are going to be considered. It’s essential that the incoming SoS be active in pursuing and implementing needed changes.

For instance, the SoS isn’t currently comparing registered voters to a DPS database to ensure non-citizens aren’t incorrectly registered and illegally voting. In the past year, the Texas Attorney General’s Office has prosecuted and secured convictions of non-citizens voting in Texas elections.

Additionally, to ensure confidence in our electoral process, how and when the SoS issues directives should be addressed. Directives from the SoS guide local officials in how they execute elections, meaning they need to be understandable and timely.

Direct Action Texas is reviewing current practices at the SoS and working with grassroots leaders across Texas to cast a comprehensive and compelling vision for election integrity.

Texans deserve and should be demanding a SoS proactively engaging ahead of elections and essential discussions during the upcoming legislative session.

In Texas, the SoS is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The legislative session begins January 8, 2018.

Tarrant County Voter Fraud Conviction Upheld

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The Texas 2ndCourt of Appeals has upheld Rosa Maria Ortega’s voter fraud conviction. Ortega, a non-citizen, resident alien was originally convicted and sentenced to eight years in jail by a Tarrant County jury for voting illegally.

Direct Action Texas staff were present during the original trial and witnessed Ortega’s testimony and attempted defense. Her attorney attempted to sway the jury with claims that “She voted Republican! Like some of you might have” and that one vote couldn’t make a difference in an election. His arguments were weak, at best, and failed to refute the evidence presented.

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