Looking for a beer … ID please. Want to vote, “oh, you don’t need ID”

It’s interesting that I wrote this morning about voter fraud and now I find this video posted this morning from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas exposing how easy it is to commit voter fraud in Vermont, and how hard it is to get served a beer.

The video speaks for itself.

When O’Keefe did a similar undercover video two months ago in New Hampshire, liberals freaked out and demanded O’Keefe be investigated for violations of state and federal election laws. They even delivered petitions to the state attorney general, suggesting he was guilty of stealing.

A coalition of organizations is urging the state Attorney General to investigate right-wing activist James O’Keefe, saying his undercover footage shot during the January Primary at various polling sites violates state and federal election law.

People For the American Way, Daily Kos and Granite State Progress on Thursday delivered 109,931 petitions to New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney urging him to investigate O’Keefe on voter fraud charges.

Instead of charges, that right wing activist’s investigation led to the New Hampshire State Senate passing a ID requirement to help reduce voter fraud in record time. By March 7, the bill passed the Senate.

One would have to flash a photo identification card before voting under a bill the state Senate passed today.

Sen. Russell Prescott, R-Kingston, is the prime sponsor of Senate Bill 289. Sponsors noted the bill has the support of Secretary of State William Gardner and the NH City and Town Clerks’ Association.

At the time, O’Keefe flat out told people he was going to do the same thing in other states. Vermont just does not care. They just want the voter participation rate to be as high as possible, even if the “voters” are dead.

From Big Government, with my emphasis in bold.

O’Keefe’s new video from Vermont could not be more timely, coming the day after the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights division blocked a Texas photo ID requirement for voters–to the applause of the American Civil Liberties Union, which claimed that the law was “discriminatory” against “Latinos, African-Americans, elderly citizens, and others.”

As the Project Veritas video shows, the current system in Vermont discriminates against actual legal voters, who must face the prospect of disenfranchisement by those who would vote in their stead [sic] illegally, or have their votes cancelled out by those voting illegally in place of deceased voters who have yet to be removed from the rolls. If it is not discriminatory for Vermont citizens to be required to show ID to get married or buy alcohol, it is certainly not discriminatory to make them show ID to vote.

“It is a national disgrace that ballots can be given out in the names of dead people,” O’Keefe told Breitbart.com. “Threats of government intimidation will not stop us from protecting the integrity of the ballot box. If any state has a system which encourages ballots to be given out to the wrong person, dead or alive, we will come to your state, we will film your poll workers, and Project Veritas will put the videos on YouTube. States like Vermont and New Hampshire have to take dead people off voter registration forms and clean up their act, once and for all.”

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  1. Open4FreeDebate on March 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    All citizens have by the 15th, 24 th, 26th amendments to the US Constitution have the undeniable rightS and access to vote. any attempt by local, state, or federal government to restrict the right voter to to any eligible citizen is wrong and a restriction to our Republic form of government.?

    The right to vote should be made easier not harder. the US Justice Dept.reports only 86 cases of voter fraud over the past decade. If local, state, federal governments can correctly track its citizens for tax collections, it ought to be able to acknowledgeall eligible voters at the pollS with no restraints.?

    Any attempts to make the process of voting inconvenient is a fraud against our Republic and to all who have sacrificed blood for this self evident right to alter or abolish government as needed.?

    • PatRiot on March 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      I would love to see everyone vote. Each individual making their one vote?for themself.
      Surely there must be a Constitutional way to some minimum requirement to ensure that.
      I am sure that you would prefer that I did not vote for you – especially without asking.

    • Steve M on March 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      Bull, they only prosecuted 86 cases … big difference buddy. Asking for an ID at the polling place is not making it inconvenient nor a fraud against our Republic. That’s preposterous. So I assume the video was all staged right?

    • antiviceisavich on March 14, 2012 at 8:47 am

      Obviously “the video” was planned, thus the video. ?A case is only prosecuted if it is worthy of getting a potential favorable verdict. my point is it is a right to vote, any deterrence to this is wrong. It ought to be easy as showing up.?

    • Dimsdale on March 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      “Planned” is not “staged”, given the poll workers were not part of the plan.? Staging requires cooperation from all the participants.
      Voting *is* as easy as showing up.?? Just as committing voting fraud apparently is.? If positive ID is not important, then rescind it for all activities.

    • johnboy111 on March 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      does acorn care??oh wait now they are called……..

  2. Truthseeker on March 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I just wish everyone who is eligible would vote.? It is those who do not vote who leave the door open for fradulent? votes to be cast in their names.
    ?If someone is allowed to use a dead person’s name to vote, then shame on the local election commission for not keeing the voter rolls up to date.

  3. sammy22 on March 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I know of a place where voters for the Republican primary used pennies to cast their preferential vote. Then the pennies were counted with coin counting machines. That seemed to be OK.

    • Dimsdale on March 14, 2012 at 8:11 am

      Was it next to the blacksmith?? 😉

  4. Tim-in-Alabama on March 14, 2012 at 1:39 am

    I voted in Tuesday’s primary in Alabama and presented my driver’s license to comply with Alabama’s voter ID law, which was enacted in 2003. If I may share a link from the Alabama Secretary of State’s office, it’s no burden to help ensure votes are lawfully cast. The link outlines the numerous forms of identification that are acceptable, and what to do if the voter doesn’t have identification with him at the polls. http://www.sos.state.al.us/elections/voterid.aspx
    There are, however, those who continue to game the system. The biggest recent abuses in Alabama have involved absentee ballots.

    • Truthseeker on March 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks for the link Tim.? Personally, I see nothing that would disenfanchise any citizen wanting to vote.

  5. American Bear on March 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    So…if you go to vote and they ask for your ID, they are ‘Racist’, But when you go for a drink or to buy a six pack …It’s common sense to check your ID………Which means in ‘Obamaland’ all requests for ID are Racist?…How about when a Police Officer pulls you over and asks for ID?…Racist..or the lawful inquiry of personal information? ….My head is starting to hurt,….O.K., so if an ‘Elections Official’ is an official ‘Official’ and a Police Officer is an ‘Official’ Official….That would mean that both ‘official’ officials are racist….but an unofficial official asking for I.D. at a Bar or package store wouldn’t be a racist because they aren’t officially and official?!…Uhhgg, I have to lay down. My head is really starting to hurt…So, officially ?fully officials are….no, officials can not…no, they can ask for I.D. because they aren’t….wait. You can ask for my I.D. and refuse to accept it…..no….AaaHHh the hell with it.

  6. essneff on March 14, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I can’t get my?OTC?allergy medicine?at CVS?without providing a driver’s license for ID?…….? Cual es la problema??

  7. Lynn on March 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    And I thought there wasn’t anyone with enough guts to take on voter fraud.? James O’Keefe, and appropriately named Project Veritas here’s to you:? “Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.”? – Marcus Aurelius?
    Now that I think about this, it applies to Jim Vicevich as well. Thanks for all you do to broaden our minds, Jim.


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