True The Vote wins after a decade-long battle against the IRS that started in 2010!
True the Vote’s founder Catherine Engelbrecht had this to say after the victory:
“At the outset of this case, I testified before Congress and swore that I would never retreat or surrender. Today I have fulfilled that oath. Thank you to all the citizens across the country who stood steadfastly beside us. We could not have done it without your support.”
Engelbrecht told Breitbart News that she believes the victory for freedom should be dedicated to the late Andrew Breitbart:
“It’s been on my heart. In so many ways, this is really a victory that should be dedicated to Andrew,” Engelbrecht said in a phone interview on Thursday morning. “When this all began, I got a call from Andrew, who knew that I was way out of my wheelhouse of expectation that a government could do what was already happening. Andrew stepped in and ran towards the fire on my behalf. the lessons learned in that, the willingness to just charge in because it was the right thing to do—truth has no agenda, right? He just said, ‘Let me be your rodeo clown. Let me go in front. Let me go in front.’ And in some ways, maybe True the Vote went in front for other organizations and citizens and for others who may be scared to speak out. It was a long battle, but we won.”
US District Court Judge Reggie Walton ruled that the IRS targeted the group that fights for election integrity by displaying “unconstitutional discrimination and unethical behavior”
CBN reports that the ‘True the Vote’ v. IRS lawsuit has finally come to an end. And it’s being seen as a big victory for freedom in the IRS-Lois Lerner saga in which conservative organizations were targeted and blocked from gaining tax-exempt status to keep them from being involved in the 2012 election. The judge ordered the IRS to pay all legal fees for True the Vote.
Judge Walton ruled
True the Vote was targeted by more than just the IRS! Under the Obama Administration, the DOJ, FBI, ATF, and OSHA launched 23 audits and investigations into True the Vote.
In 2013, True the Vote sued the IRS and spent millions fighting the government agency that had also targeted Tea Party groups.