Court Orders True The Vote Leaders Released From Jail

A federal appeals court in Louisiana has ordered the release of two leaders the election watchdog group True the Vote after they were detained for contempt of court late last month.
TOPSHOT - Voters cast their ballots for Early Voting at the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office in Norwalk, California on November 5, 2018, a day ahead the November 6 midterm elections in the United States. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A panel of three GOP-appointed judges for the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals late Sunday ordered group President Catherine Engelbrecht and one-time board member Gregg Phillips to be released, show court documents obtained Monday by Just the News.
  • A spokesperson for True the Vote said Engelbrecht and Phillips are expected to be released Monday, “when the paperwork is complete.”
  • The two leaders were sent to jail Oct. 31 in Texas for not complying with a court order to turn over evidence relating to their legal battle against Michigan-based poll watcher software firm Konnech.
  • They refused to name an unidentified individual whom they say was present at a 2021 meeting during which they purportedly received evidence to substantiate their claims against Konnech and face a defamation claim over their assertions.

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