Tea Party Group Trots Out Anti-Voter Fraud All-Stars For National Effort

A Texas Tea Party group that critics said trained poll watchers who intimidated voters in neighborhoods with large minority populations last year is launching a nationwide effort to put an end to what they say is the massive problem of voter fraud.

True the Vote, an outgrowth of the King Street Patriots group, held a “Texas Summit” at the beginning of the month featuring prominent anti-voter fraud speakers J. Christian Adams (a former DOJ lawyer who resigned over its handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case) and Anita Moncrief, who was fired from the community organized group ACORN for allegedly misusing a credit card and then became a critic of the group.Both will be featured at an upcoming National Summit on March 25 and 26 which is being hosted in Houston.

“We’ve received contacts from 45 or the 50 states asking us to do programs in their areas,” Vickie Pullen told TPM in a phone interview.

Pullen said they’ll be showing attendees how they can run the type of operation that True the Vote had in Texas in 2010. She had no information on the Justice Department investigation into alleged intimidation by poll watchers who some said had been trained by True the Vote, and DOJ has said they weren’t targeting the group specifically. The Justice Department had no update on the investigation.

Here’s a video recorded by Adams that True the Vote posted on YouTube: