Did James O’Keefe Commit Voter Fraud While Investigating Voter Fraud?
Voter Fraud is not a big problem in the real world, but James O’Keefe may have had people commit it while doing a so-called “investigation,” says Think Progress.
The undercover video shows unnamed individuals working at O’Keefe’s behest approaching polling stations throughout New Hampshire. After poll workers asked for the person’s name, O’Keefe’s agents gave the name of a voter who died within the past few weeks, before then receiving a ballot to vote. The individuals asked the poll workers if they needed ID to prove their identity, and when poll workers confirmed that they did not, O’Keefe’s men insisted on returning to their car to retrieve their ID and returned the ballot.
However, in highlighting the non-problem of voter fraud in New Hampshire and elsewhere, O’Keefe’s agents appear to have committed voter fraud themselves.
Section 659:34 of the New Hampshire code says fraud is committed when:
…obtaining an official ballot; or when casting a vote by official ballot, makes a false material statement regarding his or her qualifications as a voter to an election officer…Applies for a ballot in a name other than his or her own… Gives a false name or answer if under examination as to his or her qualifications as a voter before the supervisors of the checklist or moderator.
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