According to the Lone Star Project, Campaign Legal Center and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), submitted a formal request to the US Department of Justice asking for an investigation into the activities of Republican Texas State House Member, Dwayne Bohac (HD138 – Houston).
Documents obtained by the Lone Star Project reveal that Bohac was part of a corrupt enterprise within the Harris County Voter Registrar's office in which his employee, Ed Johnson, also worked as an associate voter registrar and participated in disqualifying nearly 70,000 voter registration applications and personally reviewing at least 7,000 provisional ballot affidavits. The scheme is the subject of a pending federal lawsuit.
The full formal complaint can be seen here.
Again according to the Lone Star Project:
The request to the DOJ is fairly broad, asking that the investigation not only investigate Bohac's specific activities in Harris County but also his official actions as a Member of the Legislature. Since the Lone Star Project broke the story months ago, Dwayne Bohac has gone into virtual hiding refusing to release any statement or respond to press inquiries.
In response to the filing, Dwayne Bohac's consultant, Jason Smith, told Quorum Report,”This is a phony out-of-state front group with a phony name. It's all political and being orchestrated by the ACORN cover up by the national Democrat party.”
If Smith had simply googled the organizations he would realize these are two legitimate, non-parisan groups and have nothing to do with the partisan political spew being flung.
As Quorum Report notes, CLC lists donors including The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Rockefeller Family Foundation. On the other hand CREW website has its annual list of the “Fifteen Most Corrupt Members of Congress” which includes eight Democrats and seven Republicans.
This is not, nor should it be, a partisan matter. Representative Bohac is being questioned by KHOU in Houston and the Lone Star Project has released troubling information about Bohac here, here, here, and here.
Rather than quoting last years Republican talking points, Bohac and his campaign should respond to the allegations and the DOJ should investigate Bohac for his unethical and possibly illegal actions.