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Failed Texas GOP Leaders

Controversial county officer should explain under-the-table job offer, late night resignation and election misconduct

Less than six weeks after asking Harris County voters for another four-year term as Tax Assessor Collector, Republican Paul Bettencourt is bailing out on them – perhaps to avoid answering legal questions about pending litigation charging him with illegal partisan activity.

Republican Secretary of State Attempting Partisan Power Play

Today Texas Democrats asked a Dallas District Judge to require recount officials to follow state law and ensure every valid vote in the House District 105 (Irving) election is counted.

Olson bizarrely blames an imposter or look-alike

Today, the Lone Star Project filed a formal report with Fairfax County, Virginia prosecutors and alerted the Virginia Attorney General, calling for an investigation of voter fraud by Texas Congressional District 22 Republican chal

Olson’s vote in Connecticut highlights legal trouble and tenuous Texas ties

Documents obtained by the Lone Star Project show that Republican congressional challenger Pete Olson (Texas CD22 – Houston) voted in both the State of Virginia and the State of Connecticut during a five month period in 2003.

Formal FEC complaint names Zedler, Barton, and Granger

 

Republican House Caucus Chair uses bogus address to register, file for office and file campaign reports

Frank Corte is claiming a San Antonio vacant lot as his official residence. Not a vacant house, but a VACANT LOT. Corte shows the bogus address on his voter registration, his candidate filing application and on several official reports he filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.

After very brief deliberation, State District Court Judge Tom Lowe denied Republican State Senator Kim Brimer’s effort to knock his Democratic challenger, Wendy Davis, off the November ballot. Judge Lowe upheld Davis’ position on every important disputed point.

LSP research reveals Republican Kim Brimer paid himself over $37,000 in phony campaign loan “repayments”

Campaign finance records show that Republican State Senator Kim Brimer (SD10 – Fort Worth) has again used campaign contributor funds for personal gain.

East Texas Federal Court will hear challenge to flawed Texas law

For more than two years, the Lone Star Project has detailed how Texas Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott uses his official office to market and carry out a phony “epidemic of voter fraud” initiative. (Source: Abbott column, March 1, 2006).

  • Coverage for 200,000 Texas children – No
  • Coverage for low paid State Employees – No
  • Coverage for highly paid Austin lobbyists – Yes

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