Cummings says True the Vote has a money trail leading to Republicans, citing a donation the group made in August to the Republican State Leadership Committee.
True the Vote maintains it is a nonpartisan advocacy group, and says they are happy to meet with Cummings to explain their mission. But they have so far declined to hand over documents he's requested.
"It's unfortunate to witness private, citizen engagement attacked," Engelbrecht says. "When [lawmakers] attack constituents with a faulty understanding of state law, we abandon our very democracy and the transparency that we rely on as a free people."
Ohio Secretary of State Husted says that despite the oversight committee's concerns, his staff is not worried about True the Vote's efforts in Ohio.
"We have not seen them act in any way that would be inconsistent with what they are allowed to do under the laws," he says.
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