The voter integrity group True the Vote told Breitbart News exclusively on Friday that new revelations that the IRS was discriminating in 2012 against conservative non-profits came as no shock to them. “We applied for nonprofit C-3 status early in 2010,” said Catherine Engelbrecht, president of True the Vote, which has come under heavy assault from the left for its focus on voter identification. “Since that time the IRS has run us through a gauntlet of analysts and hundreds of questions over and over again. They’ve requested to see each and every tweet I’ve ever tweeted or Facebook post I’ve ever posted. They also asked to know every place I’ve ever spoken since our inception and to whom, and everywhere I intend to speak in the future.
“We’ve met all requirements, responded to everything, and provided case law in such areas where appropriate,” Engelbrecht continued. “The IRS treatment of us lends to the appearance of a politically-motivated abuse of power and an assault on free speech.”
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).