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(Talking Points Memo)   James O'Keefe did us all the favor of filming himself conspiring to commit felony vote fraud in New Hampshire yesterday   (tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 297
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2012-01-11 04:20:52 PM
Oh, please, somebody charge him. He's such an obnoxious tool (and I should know, I went to college with him).
 
2012-01-11 04:25:36 PM
Its unlikely that he would be charged, and if he was, he would probably not be convicted.

Its like that chick from Florida who could go topless to protest the laws of toplessness, but otherwise could be arrested being topless without protesting.
 
2012-01-11 04:26:21 PM
Looks like it was just his "affiliates" who were recorded. He's still on probation after the whole phone-tapping thing in Landrieu's office, so I'm sure he kept mostly clear of this. That's what dupes are for.
 
2012-01-11 04:38:39 PM
I look forward to his "investigative journalism" of conditions inside PMITA prison.
 
2012-01-11 04:38:44 PM
And why are all of these goons not in jail already??
 
2012-01-11 04:41:13 PM
I guess this is why the GOP is always up in arms about vote fraud They're the ones committing it.
 
2012-01-11 04:45:04 PM
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.

Oh, c'mon, that is such bullshiat. Everyone knows they don't have any minorities--voters or otherwise--in New Hampshire!
 
2012-01-11 05:02:41 PM

cman: Its unlikely that he would be charged, and if he was, he would probably not be convicted.


Attempting to commit vote fraud is a state and federal crime.
 
2012-01-11 05:04:12 PM

BritneysSpeculum: cman: Its unlikely that he would be charged, and if he was, he would probably not be convicted.

Attempting to commit vote fraud is a state and federal crime.


And because of that he will never be charged. The butthurt from Republicans for prosecuting a crime would be legendary.
 
2012-01-11 05:13:39 PM
James O'Keefe is the twerpingest twerp that ever twerped.
 
2012-01-11 05:18:33 PM
It's a shame people still pay attention to this guy. Link (new window)
 
2012-01-11 05:18:53 PM
If you have to try this hard to prove there's a problem, there probably isn't one.
 
2012-01-11 05:22:03 PM
That goofball isn't very bright.
 
2012-01-11 05:27:36 PM
I went to school with James O'Keefe and his buddies (I'm friends with some of his friends) at Rutgers. While at Rutgers, he started this magazine called "The Centurion" which is, for the most part, a glossy college-republican magazine that pulls stupid stunts like the "Affirmative Action Bake Sale" and then pat themselves on the back for being original and clever.

Anyway, I shared a house with one of O'Keefe's editors for the Centurion and the Centurion editorial staff would often converge at our house to plan issues. Anyway, the guy I was with housemates with would talk like a typical college republican - except he would spend his money on parties and then beg his housemates for a few bucks so he can afford to eat. And then he'll avoid you so he wouldn't have to pay you back. I made the mistake of loaning him 20 bucks and didn't see it again until 2 months later. He still owes my other housemate several hundred bucks in back rent because, towards the end of the lease, he just stopped paying rent and moved out before the lease ran out.

/csb
 
2012-01-11 05:36:21 PM
If someone has to go to jail showing how a system is broken, it's a good form of protest and worth it.
 
2012-01-11 05:42:18 PM
What an obnoxious farkwit.
 
2012-01-11 05:45:59 PM

RobertBruce: If someone has to go to jail showing how a system is broken, it's a good form of protest and worth it.


Here's a guy who is intentionally not getting it.
 
2012-01-11 06:16:11 PM

RobertBruce: If someone has to go to jail showing how a system is broken, it's a good form of protest and worth it.


were you saying that about the OWS protesters?
 
2012-01-11 06:18:04 PM
RobertBruce

weak

you barely got any of the shiat in your own mouth

try again
 
2012-01-11 06:22:00 PM

RobertBruce: If someone has to go to jail showing how a system is broken, it's a good form of protest and worth it.


What is this I don't even
 
2012-01-11 06:34:21 PM

RobertBruce: If someone has to go to jail showing how a system is broken, it's a good form of protest and worth it.


Yes, good plan. You should follow O'Keefe's lead to prove how "broken" the system is.
 
2012-01-11 06:55:44 PM
You know what the funny thing is?

That he was caught shows there isn't a problem. He pulled this stunt for nothing.
 
2012-01-11 07:15:23 PM

coinspinner: That's what dupes minions are for.


I wonder how they're feeling about being one of his "bros" now.
 
2012-01-11 07:17:23 PM

Aarontology: You know what the funny thing is?

That he was caught shows there isn't a problem. He pulled this stunt for nothing.


I only hope some sort of big government liberal plan isn't needed to continue to stop these kinds of shenanigans.
 
2012-01-11 07:19:45 PM
FAIL tag? If this twerp manages to immolate himself that makes him a HERO in my book. At least it would be the most constructive thing he has ever done in his whole poxy life.
 
2012-01-11 07:21:24 PM

RobertBruce: If someone has to go to jail showing how a system is broken, it's a good form of protest and worth it.


What's the broken part?
 
2012-01-11 07:21:32 PM
I do like the suggestion in TFA that he film himself robbing a bank with a plastic gun to prove how easy it is to dupe bank tellers and security guards.
 
2012-01-11 07:22:19 PM
"Hi, my name is James O'Keefe, and I broke into a medical marijuana shop to prove that there is wrong doing here".

No shiat, tool, you were B&E.
 
2012-01-11 07:22:35 PM
More proof that Romney is a crooked bastard from hell. Nominating him to be the Candidate would be a horrible ass mistake.
 
2012-01-11 07:22:40 PM
How could they have committed voter fraud when the type of voter fraud they did doesn't happen?

Aarontology: That he was caught shows there isn't a problem. He pulled this stunt for nothing.


Well, as long as we have poll workers who personally know everyone who died in their community the ballot box will be safe.

The security of the ballot box doesn't exist. How about we fix that?
 
2012-01-11 07:23:23 PM

HotWingConspiracy: RobertBruce: If someone has to go to jail showing how a system is broken, it's a good form of protest and worth it.

What's the broken part?


The part that conservatives have waged a feckless war on drugs for decades?
 
2012-01-11 07:24:40 PM

coinspinner: He's still on probation after the whole phone-tapping thing in Landrieu's office, so I'm sure he kept mostly clear of this.


Are people still claiming he was trying to tap phones? Kinda hard to do that without the equipment to tap phones.
 
2012-01-11 07:28:41 PM

Mrbogey: coinspinner: He's still on probation after the whole phone-tapping thing in Landrieu's office, so I'm sure he kept mostly clear of this.

Are people still claiming he was trying to tap phones? Kinda hard to do that without the equipment to tap phones.


And yet he's on probation. For something he didn't do. Right. Or maybe they just put him on probation because he's a dumbass.
 
2012-01-11 07:29:46 PM
I saw this video on that Townhall site from a few links down and couldn't help but think that these morons thought that by being able to obtain a ballot under a dead person's name that it was the folks at the polling place that was committing the fraud. Even more amusing is that the headline was 'Dead Democrats get to Vote! OMG!' (new window) like you couldn't do the exact same damned thing for dead registered Republican voters. What colossal morons.
 
2012-01-11 07:30:34 PM

draa: And yet he's on probation. For something he didn't do. Right. Or maybe they just put him on probation because he's a dumbass.


He's on probation because you can't enter a federal building and try to get access to a secured location.

Despite what some people believe, accidental discharge of a firearm is not the same thing as first degree homicide. Nor is trespassing the same as phone tapping.
 
2012-01-11 07:31:16 PM
"Welcome to Dumbass. My name is James and this is election fraud!"

/O'Keefe needs a little person dressed in a Reagan costume or something
 
2012-01-11 07:31:27 PM
Douche is a tool, but it's still kind of strange that you don't need ID to vote.
 
2012-01-11 07:32:02 PM
The example they gave was for a guy who died in December. I think we'll all live if some dead people don't get culled from the voting rolls for a month or so. Unless I'm misreading this, it isn't like these were people who died years ago still on the rolls.
 
2012-01-11 07:32:25 PM

Mrbogey: How could they have committed voter fraud when the type of voter fraud they did doesn't happen?

Aarontology: That he was caught shows there isn't a problem. He pulled this stunt for nothing.

Well, as long as we have poll workers who personally know everyone who died in their community the ballot box will be safe.

The security of the ballot box doesn't exist. How about we fix that?


Explain how what they attempted to do can be performed on a large scale.

And can you quantify security? Do you believe that all previous elections in this country have been riddled with fraud?
 
2012-01-11 07:32:32 PM

Mrbogey: How could they have committed voter fraud when the type of voter fraud they did doesn't happen?

Aarontology: That he was caught shows there isn't a problem. He pulled this stunt for nothing.

Well, as long as we have poll workers who personally know everyone who died in their community the ballot box will be safe.


Oh, if only there was some record of people who died who would then be regularly removed from the voting registry. That seems impossible in this stone age, horse and buggy world of ours.
 
2012-01-11 07:32:50 PM
I am going to murder someone just to prove it can be done. I am not sure why I would do this but it sounds like a good idea. Then I will expect not to be prosecuted because I am just trying to show people the dangers of murder.

/Easy, suits, I am not going to kill anybody.
 
2012-01-11 07:32:51 PM
I was under the impression that one could not be charged with fraud for primary elections as the parties get to make the rules on how those are ran, not the federal government. Please correct me if I'm wrong. But voter fraud according to the Voter Fraud Act, from what I understand, only applies to the General Election. If this is voter fraud, then so would switching parties at last second to try and ruin the other parties primary.
 
2012-01-11 07:34:05 PM

epoc_tnac: Douche is a tool, but it's still kind of strange that you don't need ID to vote.


The little old lady with no ID and very little cash to go pay for one disagrees.

//voting - constitutionally guaranteed, unlike cigarettes, booze and anything else conservatrolls use as justification for why voting should be beholden to IDs.™
 
2012-01-11 07:34:58 PM
Headline suggest some sort of criminal deception, but all I see is a patriot looking to be recognized by Congress again.
 
2012-01-11 07:34:59 PM
To clarify my last post. The party could choose their candidate by fiat, or even choose multiple candidates if they wished for the General. There is no law stating that the parties have to have a primary election. The states just pander to them as they are in general part of the party. I would actually prefer zero state funds went to primary elections. Would be hilarious for a 3rd party to start requesting state funds for elections, debates, etc.
 
2012-01-11 07:36:07 PM
Only republicans would commit a federal crime to prove democrats are criminals.
 
2012-01-11 07:36:17 PM

Mrbogey: How could they have committed voter fraud when the type of voter fraud they did doesn't happen?

Aarontology: That he was caught shows there isn't a problem. He pulled this stunt for nothing.

Well, as long as we have poll workers who personally know everyone who died in their community the ballot box will be safe.

The security of the ballot box doesn't exist. How about we fix that?


How is that going to stop poor people or minorities from voting?
I don't think you might be missing the purpose behind all this nonsense.
 
2012-01-11 07:37:40 PM
But stealing top secret documents from the federal government and putting them on wikileaks is still A-OK for Fark Libs! Because those guys meant well!

/those Voter IDs would be free if we didn't spend so much on entitlements
 
2012-01-11 07:37:49 PM

MyRandomName: I was under the impression that one could not be charged with fraud for primary elections as the parties get to make the rules on how those are ran, not the federal government. Please correct me if I'm wrong. But voter fraud according to the Voter Fraud Act, from what I understand, only applies to the General Election. If this is voter fraud, then so would switching parties at last second to try and ruin the other parties primary.


There's almost certainly a provision in there to make it apply to all elections and even if there wasn't I'd be shocked if this was not a felony in just NH anyway.
 
2012-01-11 07:38:07 PM

Mrbogey: draa: And yet he's on probation. For something he didn't do. Right. Or maybe they just put him on probation because he's a dumbass.

He's on probation because you can't enter a federal building and try to get access to a secured location.

Despite what some people believe, accidental discharge of a firearm is not the same thing as first degree homicide. Nor is trespassing the same as phone tapping.


Nor is recently dead people's name on voter registration lists 'voter fraud'. Kinda like it's not important to fix a problem that barely exists if it exists at all.
 
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