Controversial activist says he could have voted in others' names

Posted November 3, 2014

This is a still image from a Project Veritas video that launched on Nov. 3, 2014. It shows multiple images of James O'Keefe sitting on a bus.

— 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.


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  • Macan Abbot Nov 5, 2014
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    I became so enraged with the democrats pulling this cheating, I decided to try it myself. For several elections from 2002 to 2008, I used to vote numerous times using dead peoples' names and addresses. It was stupidly easy. Check IDs, people!

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Nov 4, 2014

    'A sexually suggestive prank?' I wonder how many more perverts have used that excuse.

  • Sally Bethune Nov 4, 2014
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    And his point? Get a job and be a productive member of society! No boogey men here.

  • dwntwnboy2 Nov 4, 2014

    IF the left had people pulling stunts like this, the right would be having a hissy fit. He has no legitimacy after being arrested for trying to tamper with an elected official's office. He's just short of a criminal- wait, he's on probation, he IS a criminal and they keep lapping it up over on the right.

  • Tony Snark Nov 4, 2014

    I could have { X } but I didn't, so that proves { X } is possible.

  • icdmbpppl Nov 4, 2014

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    I agree. In 2012, there was a person soliciting Hispanic people in the parking lot to register to vote. I asked her how she could verify that these people were citizens. She said that was up to the board of elections. The democrat party is corrupt to its core.

  • miseem Nov 4, 2014

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    And even more naive to think that the recent rash of restrictive voting laws in GOP controlled states has nothing to do with keeping blocs of voters normally voting for the Democrats out of the voting booth.

  • Tammy Rush Nov 4, 2014
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    "All he had to do was go vote." Which he didn't do, so he "proved" absolutely nothing.

  • Brian Jenkins Nov 4, 2014

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    Huh? All he had to do was go vote. No onje would know. He wouldnt actually do that ON VIDEO. What in the world.

  • Brian Jenkins Nov 4, 2014

    Id be more concerned about the voting machines. Votes can easily be flipped. Its just a computer.