For Immediate Release: Contact:
September 16th, 2022 Ricky Rodriguez, Executive Director
STATEMENT FROM TARRANT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN RICK BARNES
FORT WORTH, TX – Tarrant County Republican Chairman Barnes’ statement regarding voter fraud and the connection to Deborah Peoples.
“A video has surfaced that shows Fort Worth police camera footage of an officer talking to a local citizen about an alleged voter fraud ring and the connection to the Tarrant County Democrat party. At the time, Deborah Peoples was the chair of the Tarrant County Democrat Party. In the video the individual explained to a police officer that Ms. Peoples directed him to target the elderly, steal their votes, and harvest those votes for specific candidates in the 2016 election. The individual even claimed Ms. Peoples personally bailed him out of jail.
Most concerning, Ms. Peoples is currently a Democrat candidate for Tarrant County Judge, the county’s highest elected position. Tarrant County cannot afford to have officials willing to break the law controlling our election system. I call for an immediate investigation into this matter. If the investigation reveals election laws were broken and votes were stolen, those responsible must be prosecuted to the fullest extent.
We must elect candidates that will uphold the rule of law in our great county, state, and country. We must vote for Republican candidate Tim O’Hare for County Judge and make sure our elections are safe and secure for future elections to come.”