Testimony by a prosecutor at the Attorney General’s office revealed nearly half of voter-fraud related complaints received by the OAG allege well-organized groups are engaging in voter harvesting operations aimed at stealing elections.
In a video released by Direct Action Texas, the AG’s Chief Criminal Prosecutor Jonathan White shared troubling testimony before the House Committee on Elections earlier this month. According to White, nearly half of complaints (43 of 90) allege “ballot harvesting or vote harvesting” operations.
State Rep. Michael Schofield (R–Katy) reiterated the question to clarify:
“So our target is not one person, mistakenly voting when he’s not supposed to…it’s organized, mass attempts to steal votes and steal the entire election.”
White replied, “Correct.”
Direct Action Texas is the Tarrant County-based organization that previously uncovered enormous discrepancies in Hill County’s 2016 primary election results, spurring an ongoing criminal investigation by the AG’s office. Attempts by local election officials and their vendor to “explain” the problem have only created more questions than answers.
DAT also filed a criminal complaint regarding allegations of numerous election law violations inside Tarrant County. Texas Scorecard was first to break the story of the AG’s ongoing criminal investigation there.
Not only did Tarrant County’s election administrator publicly acknowledge the investigation’s existence, he shockingly attempted to absolve his office from any responsibility to report suspicious activity to a higher authority.
It’s unclear whether or not White’s testimony was also referencing Tarrant County’s alleged voter-harvesting scheme, or unrelated reports of alleged criminal activity in other parts of Texas.