The group True the Vote has collected millions off spreading “the big lie” that the 2020 election was stolen by voter fraud.
Cassandra Jaramillo (she/her) was a reporter for Reveal, focusing on police accountability and threats to democracy. She previously was a reporter at The Dallas Morning News, where she covered the Dallas Police Department and criminal justice issues.
Group Behind ‘2000 Mules’ Has Deep Ties to Ken Paxton
The Texas attorney general would be the one to hold True the Vote accountable on allegations that it swindled a $2.5 million donor. But the nonprofit’s founder has been a friend and ally.
She Helped Create the Big Lie. Records Suggest She Turned It Into a Big Grift.
A review of thousands of pages of documents paints the picture of True the Vote as an organization that enriches insiders rather than rooting out voter fraud.
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6 Takeaways From Our Investigation Into a Prominent Voter Fraud Nonprofit
The story of True the Vote highlights how exploiting Trump’s Big Lie has become a lucrative enterprise, growing from a cottage industry to a thriving economy.