NBC News: Texas GOP recruiting ‘army’ to fight voter fraud in largely minority areas of Houston
NBC News: Texas GOP recruiting 'army' to fight voter fraud in largely minority areas of Houston
Texas Republicans are working to recruit a “army” of 10,000 poll workers and watchers to fight voter fraud in Houston, leaked video of a Harris County Republican Party presentation reveals.
“We’re trying to build an army here — 10,000 people in Harris County,” a man who identifies himself as an official with the county Republican Party said in the video, released by advocacy group Common Cause Texas.
The official said he is seeking volunteers from the suburbs where he lives “that will have the confidence and courage to come down here in these areas,” he said, pointing to Houston’s diverse urban center on a map of voting precincts. …
Common Cause Texas said the presentation, which is dated March 10, was circulated online by the Harris County Republican Party.
“The impetus for releasing right now is there are some bills in the legislature that seek to empower poll watchers in some really scary ways, and also at the same time, take away the power of the presiding judge at the poll site from being able to remove a disruptive poll watcher,” said Anthony Gutierrez, executive director of Common Cause Texas. The group blurred out the Republican official’s name from his presentation for his privacy.