Before 2009, Engelbrecht was not part of the political process, but after volunteering at the polls during Texas elections, she saw instances of fraud and abuse that she didn't think could go unexposed.
Her decision to found her election integrity group would get her multiple visits from a handful of federal government agencies.
“Ms. Engelbrecht, in the first 20 years of business, did OSHA ever visit your place of business?”
“No sir,” she responded.
“After you filed the [tax-exempt application for King Street Patriots], OSHA visited then, right?”
“In the first 20 years of business did the [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives] ever come to your business?” Jordan continued.
“And they came a couple times once you filed your application?”
“And in your first 20 years of business, did the IRS ever audit you?”
“But once you filed your application, they audited you?”
“And in your first 20 years of business, did the FBI ever visit you?”
“But once you filed your application, did they visit you?”