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February 21, 2014 - 2:29 pm
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James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas captured Battleground Texas organizer Jennifer Langoria admitting that the group uses its voter registration drives as data-mining operations for their political operations. Whatever one thinks of Project Veritas, it did not put words into Battleground Texas’ mouth.

“So every time we register someone to vote we keep their name and number,” Langoria says.

According to Texas election law, it is unlawful to transcribe, copy, or otherwise record a telephone number furnished on a voter registration application.

Battleground Texas has, therefore, been caught in what appears to be election fraud.

It’s not the first time. Earlier this year, Project Veritas captured a Battleground Texas volunteer discussing forging a signature on official voting documents. “It happens all the time,” she said.

It’s also illegal. Project Veritas did not put those words into the mouth of that Battleground Texas volunteer.

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and state Sen. Ken Paxton, candidate for attorney general, are calling for the group to be investigated.

The media in Texas have done their dead-level best to ignore both of Project Veritas’ videos as long as they possibly could. When the media here do cover them, they have tended to downplay the videos’ potential significance. The Texas Tribune even interviewed a Democrat election lawyer — but not a Republican one — to defend Battleground Texas’ actions seen in the Veritas video. The prevailing media opinion seems to be that, because leftwing outfits have often criticized Project Veritas, every story that it unearths is worthless or worse.

Leftwing outfits are often created expressly to attack Republicans and to defend Democrats and their allies. The media ignore that, too. Media often cite these leftwing groups as if they are non-partisan watchdogs, while either joining criticism of Project Veritas or downplaying what the group finds. This is neither fair nor balanced journalism.

Wendy Davis should not be allowed to ignore the Project Veritas videos. Wendy Davis should answer for them. Davis is the presumed Democratic Party’s nominee for governor in Texas. She is running for office, presumably, to represent all of Texans and Texas values.

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"The media" is the bought-and-paid-for propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Expecting them to commit journalism is an exercise in futility.
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Wendy suffers from 'I wannabe a rich & famous politician' syndrome. And Wendy has no business representing the people when she can't even figure out how to represent herself.
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"The media must make sure that she makes that choice in front of all the eyes of Texas."

Good luck with that...crickets...
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Davis and this Battleground Texas organization reminds me of when the Democratic party was using Cindy Sheehan to try to make their point, that was back in the "Bush" days. When they had obtained all the mileage they could out of her, they garbage canned her. They will do the same to Davis, and she is less viable then Sheehan was. This is par for the Democratic party since it's inception!
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Might be worth investigating how (and how quickly) the Texas Tribune got its non-profit status. They claim to be non-partisan. They obviously aren't in this instance.
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Wendy Davis supports abortion because he mother couldn't have one?
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Associating "The Texas Tribune" with 'media" is like associating a Corvair with a Porsche. Texas Tribune is essentially a content aggregator funded by dark sources, and hosted on the cheap. There is more to be gained by investigating that aggregator, than by the content it republishes.
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To even consider the "Trib" as part of the media is a joke. Started by a Democrat operative and funded, and provided seed money in a shady way, by George Soros, hardly makes it worthy of even referencing. It has more in common with Media Matters than any other group. It even has its own death row "groupie" who laments the injustice of capital punishment even for those who rape and murder young teen aged girls.

The Texas Secretary of State has the authority to investigate Battleground Texas, and that would remove Abbott from appearing to have any conflict of interest.
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This is fraud here and now. Where is Perry and the current attorney general?
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Her opponent is Greg Abbott, the current Attorney General of Texas so it's unlikely he would investigate.
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The Left would go crazy with a conflict of interest charge if Abbott attempted to investigate Davis and her campaign. Pushing the "media" to check into the allegations is probably the way to go.
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Abbott shouldn't excuse himself; so what if the lefties go crazy. Its called getting a taste of your own medicine, on par with Obama's campaign donor investigating the IRS.
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The current AG is her opponent.
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"The media" is the bought-and-paid-for propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Expecting them to commit journalism is an exercise in futility.
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Yep. Hey FCC: my community is not being served with critical information about a corrupt organization with strong ties to President Obama and his community organizing Progressive movement.
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Oh what is that I hear........crickets from FCC
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Wendy suffers from 'I wannabe a rich & famous politician' syndrome. And Wendy has no business representing the people when she can't even figure out how to represent herself.
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What with the lies about her biography, her support of late term abortion, her campaign tactics, her refusal to condemn and distance herself from Battleground Texas, seems like she has figured out how to represent herself. Doesn't sound like the type of person Texas would want though.
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"The media must make sure that she makes that choice in front of all the eyes of Texas."

Good luck with that...crickets...
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Houston Chronicle? ROFLMAO.
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"Wendy Davis should be allowed to ignore the Project Veritas videos."

No, she should NOT be allowed to ignore the videos.

Otherwise, spot on. I intend to retweet this.
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Typo, thanks.
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