Can James O’Keefe Do the Time?
Breaking voter-fraud news!
A mystery man trying to vote in the New Hampshire primary using a dead man’s name got caught by an eagle-eyed voting supervisor in Manchester, then disappeared before police could corral him.
“We take a lot of pride in this primary,” Gloria Pilotte, the Ward 9 supervisor who stopped the voter fraud, told the Herald.
“I’m very confident about the way we do this in New Hampshire.”
Whew. That was close. Who knows what wingnuts would have done with a certified case of voter fraud!
Unless it was wingnuts who did it:
It was one of the few — if not the only — coordinated efforts to attempt in-person voter fraud, and it was pulled off by affiliates of conservative activist James O’Keefe at polling places in New Hampshire Tuesday night. All of it part of an attempt to prove the need for voter ID laws that voting rights experts say have a unfair impact on minority voters.
Now election law experts tell TPM that O’Keefe’s allies could face criminal charges on both the federal and state level for procuring ballots under false names, and that his undercover sting doesn’t demonstrate a need for voter ID laws at all.
Despite what Experts Say, the New Hampshire U.S. Attorney’s Office hasn’t yet decided whether to pursue the matter. But America can rest easy that James O’Keefe is on the case, committing crimes to prove that crimes can be committed.
Election Law Experts Say James O’Keefe Allies Could Face Charges Over Voter Fraud Stunt [TPM]
This shows just how far ACORN will go to subvert the voting process when they start importing Texans into New Hampshire. I’m sure he blended right in as a Yankee.
Do you know how much I want this? But I ask you – do these actions seem like those of a sane person? Once you publish the tapes, you’ve essentially confessed.
All these people should be stuffed into wedding dresses and dropped into a supermax filled with neonazi serial killers for entertainment.
Why are you so soft on their deserved punishment? Obviously a Librul.
Watch Rachel Maddow’s show from Tuesday night to see new assholes properly torn. I’m enjoying the mutual Rethuglicide. Go Newt.
Full confession. Newt For President button for sale. I bought it at the L5 Convention in Houston in 1983[4?]. I was there to meet Robert A. Heinlein, and with a secondary interest in space colonies. There were two places at the head table with RAH and I was first in line. At the second table was some unknown Georgia congresscritter named Newt Gingrich. I sat at the head table at the banquet and bought the button that weekend. It’s 0ver there somewhere in the discard pile….
I’ve long since grown up. Newt hasn’t.
Any bids for the button, worth my digging it out?
Another benefit of the weekend was meeting Harry Stine, Robert Forward [nice 20 minute personal talk], Poul Anderson, and more.
@RevZafod: That’s a keeper, especially because of the personal story that goes along with it.
@RevZafod: i’ m still looking for a “don’t blame me, i voted for bush” bumper sticker from 1992. throw one of those in and i’ll take that newt gizmo off your hands. they got an environmentally friendly nuke waste incinerator nearby in oak ridge that could use it.
Does anyone still make up campaign slogans anymore. I know there was “Yes we can” but I mean something with a little more nuance like
“Don’t switch Dicks in the middle of a good screw, vote for Nixon in ’72!
I have a Nixon’s The One button, but that’s so mainstream.
@nojo: I have a “Spiro T. Agnew: A Great American” t-shirt and a plastic Nixon figurine attached to a suction cup. I put the latter up in one of the original StinqueFoto sessions.
Oh, and I also have a Nixon piggy bank, which is awesome – heavy white ceramic, about the size of a football, one end carved ornately in the cartoon image of RMH. No idea what is rattling around in the bottom of it, although it is entirely likely my mom fed it Kennedy half dollars as a form of sacrifice in ’68.
I have a handkerchief embroidered with “I like Ike.”
@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: you’d probably be denied entrance at a teapublican’t event today with your hanky. they don’t like no ike no more. but dead people are definitely a demographic the teapublican’ts are exploiting in this election cycle as the story above illustrates. also, check this out: dead people endorsements are now playing an important role in the primary as dead jerry (falwell, not garcia) is now endorsing neutered gingrich.
Please. Fetal alcohol syndrome anyone? He has the ferrety look of the spawn of the backwoods WV moonshine boys and their 14 year old brides. AKA, The Waltons.
John Boy. Get under the covers. It’s cold out here in – wherever – let me ease those undies off. No. I don’t hear anyone coming up the stairs. We’re all alone. And you seem pretty happy about that. Ooh. Lemme get down there…
@Benedick: From James O’Keefe’s Wikipedia page:
“He played the leading role in his high school’s 2002 production of the musical Crazy for You.”
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