Dan Wood Files Court Motion to Unseal Lance Gooden Initiated Voter Fraud Case
Alleged Voter Intimidation By Gooden Covered Up By Illegal Sealing of Case
Terrell, Texas –Dan Wood, candidate for United States Congress in the 5th District of Texas, filed a motion to unseal the voter fraud case Lance Gooden initiated during the spring 2018 Republican primaries in order to determine if Gooden’s voter intimidation tactics were intentional or simply a by-product of his inexperience in election matters. Plea2UnsealCourtRecordsWoodvGooden
• Newly revealed e-mail proves collusion to seal case was meant to prevent reporters from understanding the case.
• Voter intimidation resulted in a “chilling” effect of African-American voters in the TX- CD5 race
• REMINDER: Kaufman County Republican precinct chairs held a vote of no confidence in Lance Gooden during the primary run-offs because of this case
Wood asks, “Why did Lance Gooden want his case illegally sealed if his intention was to make voting more transparent?” Under Rule 76a(1) of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, court orders and opinions cannot be sealed in the adjudication of a case. The case was sealed by specific request of the parties involved in order to prevent media and others to be made aware of the contents of the case, according to an internal e-mail recently uncovered.
This case relates directly to the interests of the voters of Kaufman County, Texas and should never have been illegally sealed. Ahead of the general election, Dan Wood is seeking to uncover any voter intimidation tactics used by Lance Gooden against Republicans in their spring primary in order to guard against similar abuses Gooden’s campaign may use during the fall general election.
About Dan Wood: Dan Wood practices law in Terrell, Texas at the law firm of Dan Wood, Jr. Attorney at Law. Wood is an attorney with more than 30 years of experience after graduating from Baylor Law School in 1986. Wood is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Appellate Law. For more information, please visit the law firm’s website at www.DanWoodJr.com.
**As is noted in the top by line, this is a Press Release. It comes from the Dan Wood campaign.