Thursday, January 12, 2012

Conservative Ass, James O'Keefe, In Deep Trouble Over Voter Fraud

Voter fraud, oddly documented by the perpatrator. Image from TPM.
This James O'Keefe twerp has been running "sting" operations on many supposedly "liberal" people and groups for a while now. Unfortunately, since he's a protege of douchebag Andrew Breitbart, and because the right-wing spin machine is so much of a bubble, O'Keefe has had some success. But I have to qualify "success." Yes, his efforts got ACORN to disband. NO, he did not prove his case at all, having sleazily edited the video to show something as it didn't happen. Almost anything this creep does gets lauded by the right, but most of the time it is dishonest, skeevy and just plain wrong. He's gotten into trouble before, when his scams stepped a little to far astray from the law. But now? Voter fraud? Somebody is in big, big trouble. But will it be O'Keefe, or his lackeys?

On a side note, O'Keefe's sting this time was to show how easy it is to vote without ID. What he didn't prove (because it's almost non-existant) is how this even matters. Voter fraud of this sort is so rare as to be almost unmeasurable.


Election Law Experts Say James O’Keefe Allies Could Face Charges Over Voter Fraud Stunt

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. . .

Read more at: Talking Points Memo

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