Tags: holder | vote | stunt | fraud

Justice Downplays Stunt that Stole Holder's Vote

Monday, 09 Apr 2012 08:16 PM

By Martin Gould

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.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ben Carson: Obama Letting Islamists 'Destroy Us'

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 16:26 PM

Dr. Ben Carson, an expected GOP presidential contender, said he wants to see the size of government reduced if he one da . . .

Justice Department Probes Moody's for Mortgage Deal Grades: WSJ

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 17:32 PM

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Moody's Investors Services for issuing favorable grades on mortgage deal . . .

Santorum: Blue-Collar Jobs a Top Issue

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 16:41 PM

Former Sen. Rick Santorum, a possible GOP presidential contender in 2016, said Sunday that blue-collar jobs are one of t . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved