More from Project Veritas, with more admissions and more info.
Seems to me this was the kind of reporting 60 Minutes used to do decades ago.
More from Project Veritas, with more admissions and more info.
Seems to me this was the kind of reporting 60 Minutes used to do decades ago.
O’Keefe promises a few more videos detailing more of this sort of corruption.
First off, via Breitbart:
Immigration activists are pushing for illegal immigrants to be granted the right to vote in New York City and say legislation to that effect could be introduced later this year.
The New York Postreports that a proposal to extend voting rights to illegal immigrants, allowing them to vote in elections for city-wide offices, was highlighted at a Black and Latino Legislative Caucus event.
“We want to expand the right to vote for everybody, not suppress the vote. What a radical idea,” Bertha Lewis, head of the Black Institute, said according to the Post. The Post notes she said they expect such legislation to be introduced in the spring.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has made extensive efforts on behalf of illegal immigrants, including offering a city identification card. According to the Post, Lewis said she sees the extension of voting rights as part of that effort.
It is a pretty radical idea to be expanding the right of sovereign franchise to determine one’s representatives and government to people who are not citizens of the country and not even in the country legally.
Of course it’s part of the plan. Disenfranchise American citizens who’d vote against people who’d take their rights away and bring in more people who will vote how the leftist collectivists desire so they can finally get rid of the real problems in America – because the root cause of all those problems are Americans.
And from National Review:
I attended a hearing on Monday afternoon before District of Columbia federal district court Judge Richard J. Leon that was one of the most “extraordinary” federal court hearings I have ever attended, to use Judge Leon’s description of the case. The hearing was over the temporary restraining order (TRO) and preliminary injunction (PI) being sought by the League of Women Voters and a host of other leftist groups to stop the recent decision of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to allow Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, and Arizona to enforce their proof-of-citizenship voter-registration requirement.
This morning, as I predicted would happen in an article on Sunday, the U.S. Justice Department took a dive and filed a pleading in which it not only failed to defend the actions of the EAC, but agreed with the plaintiffs and consented to both a TRO and a PI. Judge Leon called the pleading “unprecedented” and “extraordinary.” He said he had never seen such a document in his entire experience as a lawyer or a judge. He was obviously astonished that the Justice Department was not defending the agency, and it was soon clear he was not going to allow DOJ to just roll over.
The League of Women Voters, which has a wonderfully innocuous name, is pushing to oppose proof-of-citizenship as a voter registration requirement. There’s no conceivable reason why they’d want to do this unless they want noncitizens to illegally vote.
The judge issued orders just before the hearing started granting the motions of both the State of Kansas and the Public Interest Legal Foundation to intervene in the case in order to defend the EAC’s position. So Kris Kobach, the Secretary of State of Kansas, was given time to argue against the TRO motion, as was Christian Adams of PILF. The judge opened the hearing by reading into the record an astonishing letter he had just received from the chair of the EAC, Christie McCormick. It informed the court that DOJ had told the EAC that it would not defend the agency, and that it would not allow the EAC to hire its own counsel. McCormick informed the judge that she believed DOJ was not fulfilling its duty and obligation to defend the EAC and had a potential conflict of interest.
It was clear that Judge Leon was shocked at what DOJ had done. While he gave the plaintiffs 20 minutes to argue their case, he gave the lawyer from the Federal Programs Branch of DOJ only five minutes because he said that DOJ was obviously on the same side as the plaintiffs. He also said almost immediately that he would not grant a PI without a complete briefing and arguments on the case — despite DOJ wanting to consent to the PI. Judge Leon made clear that there was “no chance at all — zero” that he would do what the plaintiffs and the Justice Department wanted him to do on that issue.
Let that sink in. The DOJ, which is charged with enforcing the law, is on the same side of this as people actively trying to circumvent the law.
We’ve known the Obama DOJ has been a political organ dedicated to the ends of the hard left since they covered up Fast & Furious, but this is the DOJ outright defending voter fraud – the same voter fraud the left will try to tell you doesn’t really exist.
Judge Leon talked about all of the cases in which the Federal Programs Branch has been involved in his courtroom, and said he had never seen the type of incomplete brief that DOJ had filed in this case. He said that those briefs “usually cover the waterfront” in terms of raising every legal argument to defend an agency. Leon was very dismissive of the DOJ’s position, its behavior, and its failure to mount a defense consistent with its usual practice. Secretary of State Kobach did a much better job than the plaintiffs in explaining why the plaintiffs had not met the standards for the issuance of a TRO. Kobach pointed out the many errors and mistakes made by the plaintiffs’ lawyer. And he laid out the evidence of noncitizens registering and voting in Kansas — which is why this proof-of-citizenship law is needed.
There is a crystal clear example of why proof of citizenship laws are needed, because noncitizens are illegally voting in elections. And to this, the DOJ responded:
It was clear that this hearing did not go the way the plaintiffs’ lawyers and DOJ had tried to arrange it to go. They thought the fix was in. In fact, it went so badly, particularly with DOJ being called on the carpet by Judge Leon, that at the end when the plaintiffs’ lawyer got up to try to repair all the holes that Kobach had knocked in their case, the lawyer tried to compare the EAC action to Nazi Germany. He waved the EAC opinion at issue in the air and said “this is what Nazis do behind closed doors!” You know a lawyer is desperate when he tries to equate a dispute over an election administration issue to Nazi Germany.
How bad is it exactly when asking that people who are eligible to vote be asked to prove they are eligible to vote since there are people illegally voting?
And how far have we fallen as a country when the Department of Justice is out saying that any state that wants to abide by elections law, when it has evidence of ongoing illegal voting and states demanding justice, will instead call them Nazis?
There have been about a dozen stories I’ve been meaning to write about before the election, but alas, life gets in the way.
So here’s just a roundup of the voter fraud stories that lead us up to the 2014 midterms.
Meanwhile, in Illinois, if you’re voting for the R… you’re gonna vote for the D anyway. “Calibration error” is even more hokey than “pregnant chad”.
And in Colorado, you can vote for your friends, or your neighbors, or whoever’s ballot you can acquire. Ballot harvesting, they call it.
While it’s legal to give your ballot to someone else — one person may turn in up to 10 ballots — election watchers worry that the practice is ripe for abuse.
“These are totally unauthorized people coming to the door and gathering ballots and doing whatever they want to them,” said Marilyn Marks, president of the Aspen-based Citizen Center, which focuses on election integrity.
“If I have collected your ballot, I could do the honest thing and put it in the mail for you, or take it to the clerk’s office and drop it off — or I could look inside, open it gently, see how you voted, and if I didn’t like it, I could make some changes,” said Ms. Marks. “Or the other thing I could do, if I don’t like the way you’re voting, I could throw your ballot in the trash can.”
In a Denver Post op-ed, Ms. Marks urged voters not to turn over their ballots to strangers. Secretary of State Scott Gessler has asked voters to give their ballots only to people they know, and to verify afterward that their ballot was received on GoVoteColorado.com.
Still, Mr. Gessler, a Republican, has made it clear that he’s not thrilled with the new voting law, the Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act, which passed the Democrat-controlled legislature in 2013 with no Republican votes.
A law that makes voter fraud easier that was passed with only Democrat support? Naw… couldn’t be. They’ve told us there’s no impropriety there.
A Republican party official in the largest county in Arizona says surveillance tape shows a progressive Hispanic activist blatantly and openly engaging in vote fraud.
Between 12:54 and 1:04, LaFaro said, he observed a man wearing a “Citizens for a Better Arizona” T-shirt loudly drop a box containing hundreds of early-voting ballots on a table.
Citizens for a Better Arizona is a progressive group.
The man then began “stuffing the ballot box,” LaFaro said. “I watched in amazement.”
There’s more to the story at the link, but there’s also video.
But he’s not engaging in voter fraud… he’s probably just helping the 164-year-olds who can’t walk to the voting booth.
Of course, it’s not really a big deal anyway – according to the poll workers, as videod by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas:
And meanwhile, in North Carolina, the same contempt for the integrity of the voting system is shown.
North Carolina election officials repeatedly offered ballots last week to an impostor who arrived at polling places with the names and addresses of ‘inactive’ voters who hadn’t participated in elections for many years.
No fraudulent votes were actually cast: It was the latest undercover video sting from conservative activist James O’Keefe, whose filmmaking résumé reads like a target list of liberal causes. …
Now O’Keefe has strolled into more than 20 voting precincts in Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro, N.C., proffering the names of people who seldom vote in order to test the integrity of the election process. It seems to have failed on a massive scale.
‘I just sign this and then I can vote?’ he asked one poll worker. ‘Yep,’ came the reply.
Don’t worry, though… Democrats have assured us there is no voter fraud.
AJ Delgado over at NRO wrote a piece titled “Black Americans: The True Casualties of Amnesty”, and opens it up like this:
One of the sleeper issues surrounding the debate on amnesty for illegal immigrants – an inconvenient one that no proponent of a widespread amnesty wishes to acknowledge – is the devastating effect so-called immigration reform will have on African Americans.
The black unemployment rate is almost 11 percent, far higher than that of any other group profiled by labor statistics. African Americans are disproportionately employed in lower-skilled jobs – the very same jobs immigrants take. As Steven Camarota asked in a recent column, why double immigration when so many people already aren’t working?
The answer is pretty simple, really. The Democrats want a new underclass of voters.
Black folks are increasingly wandering off the reservation when it comes to supporting Democrats. Black Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory changed party affiliation last year because he saw that the point of the left is control, and that the left’s promises are all betrayals and failures:
Black folks like Bernadette Lancelin may not have thought through and realized that “White House money” comes from taxpayers, but she knows that her community is being betrayed in favor of illegal aliens.
Black folks like Elaine from Baltimore want to know where they can get asylum:
“The obvious question is whether there are sufficient jobs in the low-skilled labor market for both African-Americans and illegal immigrants,” Kirsanow wrote. “The answer is no.”
He referenced a 2008 commission hearing in which witnesses testified that illegal immigration “disproportionately impacts the wages and employment opportunities of African-American” males. Scholars noted that 40% of the 18-point decline in the black employment rate from 1960 to 2000 was due to immigration. He noted that illegal immigrants and blacks “often find themselves in competition for the same jobs.”
He pointed out a host of factors (many influenced or caused by progressive policies) that lead to large numbers of black Americans competing for the same jobs that no-skill/low-skill illegal aliens do. What I didn’t see him mention is that the illegal alien can operate under the table and save their employer compliance costs for things like minimum wages, workman’s comp or social security – thus an employer can pay an illegal in cash, saving the employer resources, and allowing the illegal alien to unfairly compete in yet another way with American citizens. And as noted, a large percentage of those poor Americans who are forced out of yet another job are black.
Democrats still have a huge number of black folks voting for them as a block, and they expect it to stay the same. But the Democrats want new guaranteed voters and cheap labor (and many amoral Republicans want cheap labor, too). A huge influx of teenagers moved around the country to strategic districts who will be voting Democrat not just next election but in every subsequent election – and they will be voting – that’s why Democrats oppose voter ID laws – that demographic change is how Democrats expect to dominate the nation in one party rule forever (flipping Texas is their most public focus).
Not sure if they’ll declare a thousand-year-reich or a people’s collective immediately afterwards. Could go either way.
Tuesday this week, DC incumbent insider Thad Cochran beat his Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. Despite a huge amount of interest in the race and huge amounts of money and work thrown in on both sides and an anti-establishment wave that should’ve pushed McDaniel to victory, Cochran won. Thad “Did Indecent Things With Animals” Cochran won by calling McDaniel a racist and appealing to Democrats to vote for him in the Republican primary.
One of the notorious fliers, from NRO:
The second thing that jumped out at me was the same thing that jumped out at Nick Gillespie – it’s a candidate bragging about bringing in “free” stuff taken from taxpayers in other states. Red state socialism. The first was of course the race-baiting.
The way this worked is that That Cochran got Democrats to vote in the Republican primary. In open primary states, voters can vote in whichever primary they like. The idea being that if you like candidate X from party Y and you’re a member of party A, you can vote for candidate X if you want to, whether because you want that candidate or because you want chaos. But you can’t then vote for candidate B from party A as well. You get one vote – not two. Of course, since these are Democrats we’re talking about, they vote mulitple times.
And that’s where McDaniel’s challenge comes in.
The left column is the Democrat primary, the right the Republican primary.
The law lets you vote once.
So far the McDaniel campaign has found over 1000 illegal votes.
And now the McDaniel campaign is being barred from examining voter rolls, despite the law stating that they can.
And I think this is what they’re getting at for the VRA Section 8:
(i) Public disclosure of voter registration activities
(1) Each State shall maintain for at least 2 years and shall make available for public inspection and, where available, photocopying at a reasonable cost, all records concerning the implementation of programs and activities conducted for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy and currency of official lists of eligible voters, except to the extent that such records relate to a declination to register to vote or to the identity of a voter registration agency through which any particular voter is registered.
So rather than lose to a Tea Party candidate, the establishment candidate Cochran went out, called his opponent racist, pledged to bring home more pork and handout programs – running on food stamps, smears, and “voter suppression” crap – while he got Democrats to vote twice for him. He’s basically a Democrat already.
Beyond showing the depths to which the entrenched Republican establishment will sink in order to keep the good ol’ boys club exclusive, it also shows the spots of some other politicians. Unnamed Republican senators are uneasy, while Rand Paul is happy that more people are voting. Apparently he’s ignoring that they were voting twice, voting illegally, and doing so in order to further some red state socialism spurred on by a lying 41-year incumbent who’s been in Congress or the Senate since 1973.