True the Vote President: Battle Continues Against IRS Targeting

Saturday, 16 Nov 2013 06:45 PM

By Todd Beamon and Steve Malzberg

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
After three years and a lawsuit against the IRS, True the Vote has finally received its tax-exempt status, but the war against the agency's targeting of conservative groups wages on, the organization's founder and president, Katherine Engelbrecht, told Newsmax TV.

"In the judgment of the administration, we represented a threat — and that threat needed to be silenced, needed to be intimidated," Engelbrecht said at the annual Restoration Weekend conference in Palm Beach, Fla. "They did their level best and failed."

True the Vote was among many conservative, tea party, and religious groups that a Treasury Department inspector general revealed had been targeted for special screening of their applications for tax-exempt status.

Story continues below video.



The screenings occurred between 2010 and last year's presidential election.

Then, True the Vote sued the IRS, receiving its tax-exempt status in September, though the legal action is pending. The 501(c)(4) status allows the organization to keep its donors private. 

Another lawsuit has been filed in federal district court by an organization representing 25 tea party and conservative groups in 15 states that were targeted by the IRS.

The Obama administration "is not playing nicely," Engelbrecht told Newsmax. "The committees in Congress are requesting documents. They're coming back redacted, or they're not coming back at all. It's leaving a lot to try and bring this to conclusion.

 "It's certainly our hope and if Congress can't do it — and Congress has some restrictions that we don't have in our lawsuit — we are very hopeful to use the discovery process to get to the bottom of things," she added. "We know it's going to be a multi-year thing, but we're committed."

True the Vote is a Texas-based organization set up to stop voter fraud. It pushes for stronger voter ID laws.

Related Stories:

 

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Atheist Sues After New Jersey Rejects License Plate

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 22:31 PM

Shannon Moran, of Maurice River Township has filed a lawsuit against the state Motor Vehicle Commission, saying it viola . . .

South Carolina Mayor Fires Lesbian Police Chief

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 22:20 PM

A South Carolina mayor fired his 20-year veteran chief of police, who is a lesbian, reportedly declaring in a recorded p . . .

Discovery Channel Everest Jump in Doubt After Deadly Avalanche

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 22:12 PM

The Everest Jump Live special that Discovery Channel had planned for May 11 is in question following a deadly avalanch . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved