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Note: one group of voter workers chased O’Keefe’s gang out of their precinct when they gave a dead person’s name to them. O’Keefe promised full disclosure and no editing of these activities that supposedly “proved” voter fraud existed, but only proved they attempted to commit voter fraud. No actual voter fraud committed by anyone other than O’Keefe and company was filmed. For “some reason” did O’Keefe did NOT disclose that some of his gang was chased out, or provide the video that was shot for that incident. Surprised? You shouldn’t be.-OEN

Written by Brad Friedman for bradblog.com

Just one quick update to our full dismantling of James O’Keefe’s latest hoax video, this one purporting to show “voter fraud” in NH (as carried out by O’Keefe and his co-conspirators!). As ThinkProgress details today, the liberal Democrat Mayor of … I mean, the conservative Republican Mayor of Manchester is now calling for O’Keefe and his pals to be “arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law…”

After James O’Keefe’s latest video, released yesterday, featured individuals committing voter fraud during Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, two prominent Granite State officials are calling for their arrest and prosecution. Ted Gatsas, the Republican Mayor of Manchester, told the New Hampshire Union Leader, “They should be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” Similarly, Nashua City Clerk Paul Bergeron told ThinkProgress by phone that what these individuals did “is a crime, regardless of what the intent might be. What they did was wrong.” Bergeron said he hopes the case gets prosecuted because it “appears to be a violation of the state’s wiretapping code for one thing, which is a Class B felony in New Hampshire, in addition to a possible violation election fraud.”

TPM reports tonight that others are now piling on, furious at O’Keefe and calling for accountability. Moreover, as TPM’s Ryan Reilly notes, O’Keefe’s latest fund-raising plea touts that he received $50,000 from an unnamed “extremely generous funder,” to create this two-bit “voter fraud” scam, and now he’s asking for more to help float further projects and line his own pockets. As his ironically-named Project Veritias has somehow been approved as a tax-exempt, “non-partisan,” non-profit 501(c)3, he’ll have to disclose who that “generous” funder is eventually though it’ll take a while. (Anybody wanna place some guesses what that is in the meantime? There are plentyof suspects here!) In the meantime, O’Keefe previously disclosed on his application for tax-exempt, non-profit status that his salary is scheduled at $120,000/year for heading the propaganda outfit.

Oh…and by the way. Please note that O’Keefe has been pimping yesterday’s video as “part one of the Voter Fraud investigation” with a promise of “More to come!” Um, what do you suppose the odds are that “Part One” will prove to be the only part of this particular O’Keefe “investigation”?

• Read our complete dissection of O’Keefe’s latest scam from earlier today here.

 

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UPDATE 1/13/2012: Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting.org in BRAD BLOG comments on our previous article on O’Keefe’s latest fraud scam:

Nailed it, Brad. Great work. 

And for those who like to do math, with 247,000 votes in the NH Republican primary, you’d need to recruit, persuade, and pay 2,470 different people, all over the state, to walk into polling places and impersonate dead persons.

Not an efficient (or in any way plausible) way to commit election fraud.

She goes on to point out that had those 2,470 different people been paid to commit felonies across the state, to vote on Election Day as “dead people” (assuming there are even enough recently deceased people who hadn’t yet been removed from the voter rolls), the effort would have yielded, at best, a 1% tamper rate. Yes, that’s just the way to defraud an election! Better to risk one person getting caught in a huge conspiracy, than simply paying off, say, one or two guys to remove legal voters from the voter rolls or change the results in the computer tabulators with just a few keystrokes or — well, just institute polling place Photo ID restrictions and keepthousands of your opponents’ legal voters from being able to cast a vote at all…”legally”!

 

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10 years ago

I swear, O’Keefe has a nose that only my fist would love…

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