‘Constitutional Sheriffs’ Organize to Ensure Election Integrity

The Texas-based group is looking for participators nationwide.

QUICK FACTS:
  • A group of “constitutional sheriffs,” have formed to look into claims that the 2020 U.S. presidential election was rigged to disadvantage former President Donald Trump and keep election fraud from happening in the future.
  • The group, The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association and True the Vote, is based out of Texas.
  • Thus far, they have worked to dispel myths about voter fraud and teamed up to find other like-minded local law enforcement officers across the country.
  • The group asserts that the 2020 election was stolen and it is their responsibility to take steps to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen during future elections.
IDEOLOGY BEHIND THE MOVEMENT:
  • Richard Mack, founder of the constitutional sheriffs’ organization said during an interview at the Las Vegas meeting “This is our top priority. It’s our duty.”
  • Mack also touted the True the Vote partnership later in the week at FreedomFest, a national gathering of libertarian-leaning thinkers and political figures, where he urged that sheriffs “join us in this holy cause.”
  • “2000 Mules has presented overwhelming evidence,” said Mack, urging sheriffs to investigate its fraud claims. “It cannot be dismissed.”
BACKGROUND:
  • Assertions of voter fraud have been rampant, nationwide, since the 2020 presidential election. However, many are now focusing on ensuring upcoming elections are safe, including verification of citizenship for voters.
  • This has caused one legal battle to take place in Arizona where the Biden administration’s Justice department seems ready to do battle over their new law that would assess the qualifications of would-be voters.
  • The attorney general of Arizona, Mark Brnovich calls it the “height of absurdity” that the Justice Department is attempting to stop the state from requiring voters to provide proof that they are U.S. citizens.