True the Vote Sues IRS
Last week we brought you news about True the Vote's issues with the IRS,another Texas-based tea party's IRS Questionnaire that asked questions about the verify the Recall Project, and True the Vote Founder's Catherine Engelbrecht's alleged harassment by various government agencies.
True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters' rights organization, filed suit in federal court in Washington today against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), asking the
Court to grant its long-awaited tax exempt status and seeking damages for the unlawful actions by the IRS in the processing of its application for exempt status. ActRight Legal Foundation, a 501(c)3 fundamental rights and public interest law firm represents True the Vote in the lawsuit.
"We've been waiting for three years to receive a decision from the IRS about our tax exempt status," True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. "After answering hundreds of questions and producing thousands of documents, we're done waiting. The IRS does not have the power to pocket veto our application. Federal law empowers groups like True the Vote to force a decision in court - which is precisely what we aim to do."
"True the Vote is dedicated solely to promoting election integrity in our Republic," Engelbrecht said. "Our mission is to educate Americans on all of the rights they enjoy as voters. We do not pick winners and losers, but instead fortify the voting process so that it is fair and free. If this goal is deserving of such scrutiny, then we have serious questions that we, as a nation, must face," she added. Read more...