True the Vote is a Tea Party-infused organization that aims to recruit one million poll watchers around the country this November, to make sure no one votes fraudulently—notwithstanding mounds of data showing that voter fraud is extremely rare, if existant at all. The Houston-based group says it is focused on non-partisan, ballot security issues, but instead has partnered or affiliated itself with far right candidates, elected officials, and elections administrators solely from the Republican Party. The group also works with hard-line conservative organizations that have helped push the Republican Party to the far right. On the map above, roll over each dot to identify the various groups and individuals now in True the Vote’s network.

As part of Voting Rights Watch 2012, Brentin Mock has tracked True the Vote’s efforts to build a network and recruit Election Day volunteers. These are associations he’s identified as of August 2012. Read Brentin’s full examination of its spreading influence inside the Republican Party.

Read this online at http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/08/infographic_true_the_vote_network_in_2012.html


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