AUSTIN – Republican Dan Branch today announced his plan to create a Voter Fraud Task Force in the Office of the Texas Attorney General. Branch’s Voter Fraud Task Force received high praise from Catherine Engelbrecht, the president of the King Street Patriots and the founder of True the Vote. She joins a growing list of conservatives, Tea Party leaders, and grassroots Republican activists from across Texas who support Branch's plan to crack down on voter fraud.
“As a conservative who gets results, Dan Branch will devote the resources and attention necessary to prevent voter fraud and protect the integrity of eligible votes as our next Attorney General,” Engelbrecht said. “Having spent more than thirty years practicing law and more than a decade fighting for Texas, Dan Branch has the experience and expertise to protect our state’s most important asset: the ballot box.”
“Thanks to Catherine’s tireless work on behalf of Texas voters, her indispensable support in passing our state’s Voter ID law, and her vigorous help defending it from our overreaching federal government, Texas is cracking down on fraudulent votes,” Branch said. “I am pleased to have Catherine’s support of my Voter Fraud Task Force, and look forward to working with her in my role as the next Texas Attorney General to preserve the integrity of the ballot box.”
Texas has emerged as a leader in vote integrity. “The Obama Administration may oppose the Voter ID laws, but the United States Supreme Court has upheld the law and, in fact, even Democratic-controlled states have already enacted them,” Branch said. “I have a clear plan to attack voter fraud in Texas.
“As Attorney General, I will:
- closely monitor the activities of groups that would seek to subvert ballot integrity
- appoint a Special Counsel devoted to exposing and prosecuting any instance of voter fraud, and
- aggressively defend the landmark Texas voter ID law from the Obama Administration’s spurious attempt to invalidate it.”
Dan Branch has received the endorsement of four former Texas Supreme Court Justices, including a former U.S. Attorney General and a former Chief Justice; ten former top deputies to Attorney General Greg Abbott; 13 legal and campaign advisors to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz; eight conservative former U.S. Supreme Court clerks; Federalist Society leaders across Texas; a majority of the Texas House Republican Caucus, including the Tea Party Caucus Chairman; over 50 leaders and members of the Texas Federation of Republican Women; 30 young Republican leaders; and grassroots activists across Texas.