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Justice Downplays Stunt that Stole Holder's Vote

Monday, 09 Apr 2012 08:16 PM

By Martin Gould

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The Deparmtent of Justice on Monday attempted to play down video proof of how easy it is to vote fraudulently when a man working for James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas obtained Attorney General Eric Holder’s vote.

“About the only time we get concrete evidence of voter fraud is when someone pulls a stunt like this,” a DoJ spokesman told NBC’s First Read blog.

Holder and the department have consistently said there is no proof of widespread voter fraud, but the video, posted online by Breitbart is further embarrassment after Project Veritas successfully got dead people’s votes in New Hampshire and Minnesota.

The scruffily dressed young man, who is white, went to Holder’s polling station on Nebraska Avenue in Washington, D.C., for last week’s primaries and asked if they had Holder registered there. Holder is 61 and black.

He was careful not to claim he was Holder but the poll worker still tried to hand the assistant his ballot once he had confirmed the A.G.’s name was on the roll.

When the young man said he had left his ID in the car, the poll worker told him it wasn’t needed, but O’Keefe’s assistant, who was fitted with a hidden camera, said he would feel more comfortable showing it.

As he left, the man said, “I’ll be back faster than you can say ‘furious,’” a reference to the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal that has ensnared Holder.

“We’re not going anywhere,” the poll worker replied.

Holder’s Justice Department has battled hard against states that have tried to introduce voter ID laws, saying they unfairly disenfranchise immigrants and the poor who may not have driver’s licenses. The attorney general insists there is no widespread problem with voter fraud.

Project Veritas has had success with undercover video stings against the liberal advocacy organization ACORN, Planned Parenthood and National Public Radio. However he has been accused in the past of editing out parts that did not fit his side of the story.

His efforts in New Hampshire and Minnesota have prompted politicians in both states to propose stricter identification legislation.

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