Director of “True the Vote” Promotes Election Fraud without Evidence, Receives Big Pay Out
Catherine Engelbrecht, Director of True the Vote, has made over a million dollars by claiming massive voter fraud in the 2020 Election.
True the Vote is a nonprofit organization that claims to have discovered massive voter fraud. Its director, Catherine Engelbrecht, has pushed the myth of sweeping voter fraud from the political fringes to the mainstream. But she and her organization refuse to show any evidence.
Trying to Overturn the Election
During the 2020 election, Engelbrecht falsely claimed her organization had found large-scale voter fraud. This claim fueled former president Trump’s allegations of election fraud and his refusal to accept election results.
Engelbrecht later admitted during a deposition that True the Vote did not have evidence of massive voter fraud.
Despite this, she has continued to promote the idea that ballot harvesting changed the results of the 2020 presidential election. When asked for evidence of ballot harvesting, Engelbrecht once again refused to give any.
Making Money From a Lie
Pushing the Big Lie that the 2020 election was fraudulent has made Engelbrecht lots of money. Engelbrecht has made over $1 million from True the Vote.
Some of her income is likely illegal.
Even though in Texas, it is illegal for nonprofits to loan their directors money, True the Vote has loaned millions to a company owned by Engelbrecht. Within days of receiving $2.5 million from a donor to stop the certification of the 2020 election, True the Vote distributed much of the money to her and a business partner’s company for a campaign that quickly fizzled out.
What is more, True the Vote has inconsistent tax returns, making it difficult to follow the money.
Legal and nonprofit accounting experts who reviewed Reveal’s findings said the Texas attorney general and Internal Revenue Service should investigate.
“This certainly looks really bad,” said Laurie Styron, executive director of CharityWatch.