True the Vote is a Texas-based Tea Party off-shoot thas been described in news accounts as "one of the political right's fastest growing and most controversial groups."
It has been mired in pretty serious controversy, relating to its voter suppression tactics:
- Earlier this year a Texas judge found them to be a "GOP front group" and operating in violating of their tax status.
- Their primary tactics involve poll watching in minority districts which was so aggressive that it sparked an investigation by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.
It was announced earlier last week that Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted would be speaking at the group's Saturday conference in Columbus. Husted pulled out at the last minute, and didn't have to face protesters from ProgressOhio and Fight for a Fair Economy that were waiting for him outside the event.
Here's Rachel Maddow with more info about True the Vote and Husted's recent questionable decisions on voting: