True the Vote was established in 2009, after a small group of volunteers working at their local polls witnessed firsthand both the need for well-trained election workers and blatant, undeniable acts of election fraud. It is now a National Organization, providing comprehensive, state-specific programs of education, research, and support for volunteers in all 50 states. It has empowered fellow citizens, increased public awareness, built strength for continued election improvements and reforms, and spoken out about the misleading messaging of those who insist voter fraud does not exist. It does.
One of the early successes of True the Vote is the Recall Election of Governor Scott Walker. Wisconsin Union interests tried to recall Governor Scott Walker after the state legislature made changes in the way the teachers’ union does business in Wisconsin. There were one million signatures on the recall petition. True the Vote mobilized and organized 16,000 volunteers in two weeks to verify the recall signatures. During that time they found that approximately 400,000 of those signatures were fraudulent.
But those results were questioned by the Government Accountability Board and eventually Governor Walker caved and the recall election went forward.
Throughout the Wisconsin recall, True the Vote worked in concert with a group of local Tea Party groups including the “Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty” and “We the People of the Republic”, which helped True the Vote launch its recall signature verification efforts.
In the days before the June 5, 2012 recall election, True the Vote announced that it would be training volunteers to monitor polling places throughout Wisconsin, both online and at a small number of locations throughout the state. True the Vote stated that hundreds of people showed up for training and later monitored the polls in Wisconsin, and that these monitors were necessary because of “discrepancies” in the recall petition process as well as “Wisconsin’s long history of election fraud.” True the Vote pledged to man every polling place in Wisconsin on the day of the recall election, which drew sharp criticism from the Barret campaign.
As a result of the efforts of these volunteers, approximately 3,000 dead people were removed from the voter rolls before the election. Also, thanks to the efforts of the trained election observers there were 46 convictions for voter fraud in the year following the election. Most of those were the result of Wisconsin’s same day registration rules and people who were bused in from neighboring states to try to affect the result of the election.
“Our Republic flourishes when citizens are confident that their vote is free, fair, and secure. Yet, according to a recent survey 81% of Americans believe that election fraud is a very real problem. This growing concern jeopardizes our entire system of government; eroding our trust in elected leaders and undermining our confidence in the system by which they govern – beginning at the polls and rising up through the highest offices in the land.
“True the Vote was established in 2009, after a small group of volunteers worked at our local polls and witnessed firsthand both the need for well-trained election workers and blatant, undeniable acts of election fraud. Since then, we’ve continued to grow – and now we’re a national organization, providing comprehensive, state-specific programs of education, research, and support for volunteers in all 50 states. We have empowered fellow citizens, increased public awareness, built strength for continued election improvements and reforms, and spoken out about the misleading messaging of those who insist voter fraud does not exist. It does.
“As you read through the pages of our website, we hope you will gain a better understanding of who we are and what we do. Our purpose is really very simple – to remind voters that they are the safeguards of our representative democracy. Together, we can ensure that our voting process truly does reflect the will of the People. Together we can, True the Vote.”
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