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Congressman Jim Moran’s son caught on tape teaching vote fraud techniques

A new undercover video from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas shows Pat Moran, son of longtime incumbent congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) and field director for his father’s re-election campaign, instructing a supporter in how to use fraudulent documents to cast a hundred illegal votes:

Note that Project Veritas prominently includes the unedited raw footage of this encounter, to counter the usual whines about false editing.  There’s not much question about what happens here.  An undercover operative posing as a very enthusiastic supporter says he’s got a hundred names of people who probably aren’t going to vote, and he wants to cast their ballots for them.

Moran is “initially lukewarm about the idea of voting on others’ behalf,” as narrator O’Keefe puts it, suggesting that a legitimate “get out the vote” effort would be a better investment of effort… but he’s quite willing to give some helpful advice for evading the flimsy existing voter identification procedures.  He’s even got tips for making sure that the prospective targets for ballot theft are truly “inactive” voters, rather than people who already voted early.  It’s obviously a subject he’s given some thought to.  And by the end of the conversation, he’s a lot less “lukewarm” about the idea.  In fact, he thinks it’s pretty funny.

Time for some more New York Times editorials about how vote fraud never happens, better voter identification is unnecessary, and anyone who cares about protecting the integrity of our electoral system is just a racist who wants to suppress the minority vote!

Project Veritas has already gotten a high-ranking Obama campaign employee fired for her willingness to engage in vote fraud.  Is Jim Moran going to fire his son now?

Update: At 5:00 PM Eastern, word from local reporters came across Twitter that Pat Moran has resigned from his father’s campaign in the wake of the Project Veritas video.

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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