The Texas Democratic Party found itself in hot-water this week after a government watchdog group accused liberal activists of urging “non-citizens” to vote in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.
“The possible violation was first raised Thursday by the Public Interest Legal Foundation(PILF), a nonprofit specializing in election integrity, which alerted both state and federal authorities,” reports Fox News.
“A complaint says the Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending applications with citizenship box pre-checked. This is being investigated. If true there will be serious consequences,” posted Texas Governor Greg Abbott on social media.
A complaint says the Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending applications with citizenship box pre-checked. This is being investigated. If true there will be serious consequences. #txlege #tcot #PJNET https://t.co/dgSPT8f77G
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 18, 2018
The controversy comes just three weeks before Texas voters head to the polls; ending months of speculation surrounding Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke’s attempt to flip the state blue.
TIGHT IN TEXAS: Beto Smashes All Fundraising Records, Raises $38 Million
Texas Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is riding high heading into the 2018 midterm elections; smashing all fundraising records and raking-in over $38 million in just three months in his efforts to replace Sen. Ted Cruz.
According to Dallas News, the progressive candidate “raised an astonishing $38.1 million in three months, as Democrats in Texas and nationwide showered him with donations for his bid to oust Sen. Ted Cruz.
The funds surpassed all previous records for fundraising donations in Senate history.
The whopping $38 million is more than triple the cash raised by Cruz in the same period; with the sitting Senator taking in $12 million.
“The people of Texas in all 254 counties are proving that when we reject PACs and come together not as Republicans or Democrats but as Texans and Americans, there’s no stopping us,” O’Rourke said.
Read the full story here.
TED CRUZ CHALLENGER: ‘Nothing More American’ than KNEELING During Anthem
Ted Cruz’ Democratic challenger for his US Senate seat found himself in hot water this week; telling a room full of supporters there’s “nothing more American” than kneeling during the performance of the national anthem.
Liberal hopeful Beto O’Rourke was speaking at a local event when he was asked to comment on whether he believed NFL players “taking a knee” during the anthem was disrespectful to America’s military.
‘I can think of nothing more American.’ — Beto O'Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful pic.twitter.com/bEqOAYpxEL
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 21, 2018
“I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee for your rights anytime, anywhere, any place,” said O’Rourke.
“Comments like his are a slap in the face to every man and woman who has ever served our nation and put their lives on the line to defend American values,” Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey said Thursday.
Watch O’Rourke’s stunning comments above.