True The Vote Seeks Restraining Order Against Mississippi Republican Party

True the Vote, the conservative voter fraud boogeyman group that recently filed for a lawsuit in Mississippi to help state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R), has filed a restraining order against the Mississippi Republican Party, accusing the organization of tampering with runoff records.

True the Vote, according to The Hill, said it has “dozens of full detailed affidavit reports” describing instances of tampering with votes. The tampering includes “destruction of voters’ absentee ballot applications and mandatory envelopes, illegal alteration of poll books, cross-over and double voting, absentee ballots marked ‘Accepted’ but unopened.”

“Defendant county commissioners have continued to violate federal law by preventing access to election records. Now, we think we know why,” True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht said in a statement. “If the affidavits we now have regarding the destruction of election documents and other similarly stunning findings are true, then no Mississippian, no American, can trust the results of this election.”

Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef scoffed at the motion.

“My initial reaction is I thought it was a headline from ‘The Onion,'” Nosef said according to the Clarion-Ledger. “Now I see how this group has earned their awful reputation.”

Read a copy of True the Vote’s motion here.

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