Fake voter guides sent to Texas churches

The Rev. Franklin Graham is spreading the word to Texas Christians not to be deceived by fake voter guides being distributed to churches.

Fox News’ Ted Starnes reports: “Authorities are investigating fake voter guides promoting Democrat Robert (Beto) O’Rourke that were placed in Christian churches across Texas.”

The real Vision America voter guide is on the left. The fake version is on the right.

“They tried to deceive the people of God in the house of God,” Vision America president John Graves told Todd Starnes on his radio program. “They are trying to influence elections through deceit.”

Vision America is a Christian ministry that provides voter guides to churches and people of faith across the nation. In 2016, the distributed more than 5 million voter guides.

Graves said his organization received calls from a number of churches in Texas from pastors who noticed the Vision America voter guides had been altered.

“They kept our logo, our look, our colors, but they flipped the issues of the candidates,” Graves said. “The fake voter guides clearly favored O’Rourke. They made Ted Cruz look like he was pro-abortion.”

Graves argues that the fake guides represent voter fraud and argues that whichever organization paid for them should be prosecuted under civil and criminal statutes.

“I’ve been around this type of work for 20 years and I’ve never seen anyone go to this level of deceit and dishonesty to try to deceive Christians,” Graves said.

It appears that Texas churches were targeted in a statewide coordinated effort to undermine Sen. Ted Cruz.


One Dallas-area church caught on video a man and woman entering the church’s premises and replacing the real voter guides with the fraudulent ones.

Graves said once they identify the culprits they will consider pressing charges.

“It’s an evil spirit behind it,” he said. “The people who did it – it exposes the spirit behind them.”

“What the enemy meant for evil – God can turn it into good,” Graves said.

Sen. Ted Cruz is pro-life. Rep. O’Rourke is not.

Vision America’s voter guide is freely accessible online.

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