In the latest James O'Keefe sting, the conservative activist gets a man on video receiving Attorney General Eric Holder's ballot to vote at a polling place in Washington, DC.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that there is no proof that in-person voter fraud is a problem. He's about to see proof that even he can't deny.
In a new video provided to Breitbart.com, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas demonstrates why Holder should stop attacking voter ID laws–by walking into Holder’s voting precinct and showing the world that anyone can obtain Eric Holder’s primary ballot. Literally.
The video shows a young man entering a Washington, DC polling place at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, on primary day of this year–April 3, 2012–and giving Holder’s name and address. The poll worker promptly offers the young man Holder’s ballot to vote.
The young man then suggests that he should show his ID; the poll worker, in compliance with DC law, states: “You don’t need it. It’s all right. As long as you’re in here, you’re on our list, and that’s who you say you are, you’re okay.”
Check out the video here:
While we haven't been a fan of all of O'Keefe's tactics, this video seems to put the lie to Democrats' claim that voter fraud is not a problem and there is no need to require photo ID at polling places.
The voter ID debate across the country has proceeded the following way: Republicans say the lax rules in place open up the voting system to massive and easily perpetrated fraud. Democrats say any attempt to make sure voters are who they say they are is racist and discriminatory. They say there is no proof of massive fraud, or even minor fraud outside a few rare cases.
Yet, somehow it was as simple as just showing up for a man with a video camera to obtain the US Attorney General's ballot. No, no need to worry there.
The voter ID debate has also been playing out recently in Colorado, with Democrats blocking a bill last week that would have made a voter ID law a ballot question. As the issue resonates with voters as a common sense reform, and thus has overwhelming public support, Democrats wanted to keep the law from passing, so they could continue to lob accusations of racism at Republicans.
In 2010, here in Colorado Kelly Maher was able to vote with her electric bill, but when she walked down the street to get a library card with that same electric bill she was turned away and told to return with better identification.
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has famously been attacked relentlessly by Democrats and liberal special interest groups, like Common Cause, on this issue.
In December of 2011, the Executive Director of Common Cause, Jenny Flanagan, said “There is no evidence of people misrepresenting themselves at the polls.”
Want to rethink that formulation Jenny?
As guest Peak contributor Dave Diepenbrock so perfectly explained, it's really easy to vote fraudulently in Colorado, just as it was for O'Keefe's team in Washington, DC.
But don't worry, Democrats tell us there is nothing to see here. Move along.