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SEIU and Houston Voter Fraud

I read this article on Fox News about an SEIU employee responsible for rampant voter fraud in Houston. Is it true?

No.

Sean Caddle does NOT work for SEIU or any SEIU local union. He worked for SEIU in Colorado between 2005 and 2007. He has not been associated with the union since. (Also not an SEIU employee - Steve Caddle, as he has been called by conservative bloggers.)

What about the organization they cite, Houston Votes. Any involvement with them?

SEIU does NOT give any money to Houston Votes or "True the Vote", the organizations listed in conjunction with this allegation.

Why would someone try to hit you with this smear?

It's a cynical attempt by the right to stoke the fears of conspiracy theorists about stolen elections. A recent PPP poll found that 20% of Americans believe ACORN will steal the 2010 elections for Democrats. ACORN, by the way, is an organization that no longer exists.

But mostly, it's because people are trying to silence and discredit a leading voice for working families in this country. SEIU is a 2.2 million member organization dedicated to lifting workers up and helping them achieve the American Dream. Right-wing extremists will stop at nothing to discredit the work our union does for workers in this country.


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SEIU and Voter Fraud. It's not true

With the 2010 elections right around the corner, the Republican noise machine is busy stoking fears about stolen elections.

A recent Fox News article claims an "SEIU employee" is responsible for rampant voter fraud in the city of Houston, TX. Of course, it's not true. The person they cite is not an SEIU employee and our union doesn't fund the organization the article cites, Houston votes.

This is simply an attempt by Fox News to play off Republican fears that a vast left wing conspiracy will steal the upcoming elections. 20% of Americans believe ACORN will steal the November vote - despite the fact the organization doesn't exist any more. Fox knows stories like this drive traffic to their site and raise advertising revenue, rewarding (deliberately?) sloppy reporting.

We know our members are health care professionals, janitors, public employees and many others trying to make change for our families to help them achieve the American Dream. That's exactly why the right-wing is trying so hard to discredit us.

SEIU created a fact check about the story. You can check it out here.

http://action.seiu.org/page/share/ftshouston

They will stop at nothing to discredit the work our union does for working families. That's why sending this message was so important.

Thank you for getting involved.

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