Emails (excerpted), Jeff Smith, owner, Opinion Analysts, March 26-27, 2014

From: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:54 PM

To: Jeff Smith

Subject: Selby query

 

Jeff:

 

...I bug afresh  to see if you have data on the primary and general election voting history for Kesha Rogers, DOB 12/9/76. It’s possible her first name is LaKesha instead. We are checking a claim that she is not a Democrat.

 

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W. Gardner Selby

 

PolitiFact Texas

www.politifact.com/texas

 

Austin American-Statesman

 

From: Jeff Smith

Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:17 PM

To: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Subject: Re: Selby query

 

Any idea where she lives/is registered?

 

From: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:08 PM

To: Jeff Smith

Subject: RE: Selby query

 

Harris County I believe

From: Jeff Smith

Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10:58 AM

To: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Subject: Re: Selby query

 

She is registered in Harris County, seems to be an indifferent voter.  Registered in 2001, but first vote is 2004 general.  Voted in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2014 Dem primaries, no Republican primaries...

From: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:38 PM

To: Jeff Smith

Subject: RE: Selby query

 

My summary and yet more questions below.

 

THIS ACCURATE? Citing data you jointly own with the party, you emailed us that Rogers initially registered to vote in Harris County in 2001 and  voted there in the 2002 through 2008 November general elections, but not in the 2010 or 2012 general elections. Rogers also voted in the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Democratic primaries before voting again in the 2014 Democratic primary. You said the records show no instances of Rogers voting in a Republican primary.

 

MY Q’S: I wonder if Rogers moved in 2012 to Fort Bend County? I say this because she won nomination as the party’s US House candidate in the 22nd Congressional District in those years. Would your voter file reveal such?

From: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:22 PM

To: Jeff Smith

Subject: RE: Selby query

 

Double checking. Did she vote in the 2004 Dem primary, then the 2004 general? I am guessing, then, that her first vote was in the 2004 Dem primary.

 

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From: Jeff Smith

Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:39 PM

To: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Subject: Re: Selby query

 

My mistake.  That first vote was the 2002 general, not 2004.  She voted in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 generals – no generals since 2008.

11:16 a.m.

March 27, 2014

...She is also registered to vote in Fort Bend County, where records show that she voted in the 2010 and 2012 Democratic primaries and the same year generals...