Raleigh, N.C. — Project Veritas, the controversial conservative-leaning nonprofit known for seeking evidence of voter fraud, published a new video Monday featuring election workers offering to allow filmmaker James O'Keefe to vote after he gave the names of registered North Carolina voters.
The video is the second from the group in as many weeks. A video released last week purported to show campaign workers telling an actor posing as an illegal immigrant that she could vote.
In this video, O'Keefe says that he pulled the names of North Carolina voters from a state website and then asked for ballots during the early-voting period. In the video, he stops short of obtaining a ballot, which would be a felony.
O'Keefe is known for videos in which he or his associates go undercover and bait their targets into saying things that suggest illegal or unethical activities. He may be best known for appearing to pose as a pimp soliciting advice from community organizing group ACORN on how to conceal illegal income. Conservative writers and groups have embraced O'Keefe's work, which tends to go viral on social media after being promoted by Republican-leaning websites such as NewsMax and WND.
He is reviled by the political left, and critics point to O'Keefe's missteps. He reportedly paid $100,000 to a former ACORN worker to settle allegations the well-known sting misrepresented him, was fined and put on three years' probation by a federal court for illegally entering Democratic Louisiana U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's office and attempted to lure a CNN reporter with a sexually suggestive prank.
Most recently, his group has released videos purporting to show Democratic campaign workers in Colorado condoning illegal voting and staffers for Democratic Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes undercutting her message on coal production in the state.