Dem Caught Red-Handed Promoting Election Fraud

Frank Crimi is a San Diego-based writer and author of the book Raining Frogs and Heart Attacks. You can read more of Frank's work at his blog,www.politicallyunbalanced.com.


The Democratic Party’s categorical opposition to fair elections has just hit a new, but unsurprising, low. A high-ranking official with Congressman Jim Moran’s re-election campaign was recently caught on video encouraging an undercover reporter to forge documents in order to cast phony ballots in the upcoming Virginia election. The incident is particularly compromising for Congressman Moran, as he has been a vocal opponent of the state’s voter ID law, which is designed to protect against voter fraud. More hypocritically, Moran had been previously caught on film demanding that constituents show their IDs at a local town hall meeting.

Patrick Moran, son of Democratic Virginia Congressman Jim Moran and field director of the congressman’s reelection campaign, was forced to resign after the video was made public. Moran’s transgression was captured in a conversation he had on video with an undercover investigative reporter with Project Veritas, a conservative nonprofit group investigating election fraud in the United States.

The undercover reporter had approached Moran, asking him how he could cast votes on behalf of nearly 100 Virginia residents he knew were registered but who weren’t planning to vote in the upcoming election.

Virginia voter ID law, which does not require photo identification, instead allows voters to cast ballots by providing substitute documents, such as paychecks, library cards, utility bills, and bank statements.

Yet, despite the fraudulent request, Moran counseled the reporter that while there would be “a lot of voter protection” at the polling places to enforce the ID laws, the plan would work if he produced a “utility bill or bank statement…Bank statement would obviously be tough…but faking a utility bill would be easy enough,” adding, “You’d have to forge it.”

Moreover, Moran was also quick to advise that if a problem arose at a polling place, the reporter needn’t worry because his back would be covered by “an Obama for America lawyer, or another Democrat lawyer…on hand to provide help…You’ll have somebody in house, that if they feel that what you have is legitimate, they’ll argue for you.”

Of course, that advice comes as little surprise as the Department of Justice has been working overtime the last several years to strike down or delay from taking effect newly passed state voter ID laws, even though the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of such laws since 2008.

For his part, Moran denied that he had engaged in “any sort of illegal or unethical behavior.” In fact, Moran chalked the incident up to his playing along with a reporter who he thought was just “joking” around, noting, “I should have immediately walked away, making it clear that there is no place in the electoral process for even the suggestion of illegal behavior, joking or not.”

Not surprisingly, James O’Keefe of Project Veritas had a different view, arguing that “Patrick Moran doesn’t respect the integrity of our elections. He would rather win by fraud than risk seeing the political positions of his father, Barack Obama… rejected by the legitimate voters of Virginia.”

Unfortunately, the lack of respect for electoral integrity is not confined to Patrick Moran but to large swaths of the Democrat Party, which have been vigorously opposing voter ID bills, maintaining they serve to suppress the votes of minorities, the elderly, and the poor.

Moreover, they argue that forcing someone to produce a photo ID in order to vote is not only racist, but marks the return of Jim Crow. As Virginia Democratic State Senator Mamie Locke responded to the passage of Virginia’s voter ID law, “This bill –and others like it — is so 1866.”

Of course, if that is true, then also apparently racist are current photo identification requirements for all Americans that include cashing checks; opening a bank account; boarding airline flights; purchasing firearms; driving automobiles; buying alcohol and tobacco products; renting/buying property; purchasing prescription drugs; applying for food stamps; applying for welfare; applying for a bank loan; applying for a job; and using a credit/debit card.

Yet those opponents of photo voter ID laws fail to mention that every state that has passed such a law has also ensured that individuals who do not have a photo ID can easily obtain one for free if they cannot afford one. Not surprisingly, they also fail to mention that minority voter turnout has actually increased in states that have implemented voter ID laws.

Thus, despite liberal objections, voter photo ID laws have engendered widespread bi-partisan and bi-racial support, evidenced by a 2011 Rasmussen poll which found that 70 percent of likely US voters believe that voters “should be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to cast their ballot.”

Among those who don’t share that view is Patrick Moran’s father, Congressman Jim Moran, an 11-term Congressman from Virginia’s 8th District, who has been strenuously opposed to Virginia’s voter ID law.

In fact, Jim Moran’s distaste for election integrity was such that in September he and 15 other Democrats co-sponsored a federal bill that proposed allowing voters to simply sign an affidavit attesting to their identity if they did not possess the required voting identification documents.

It should be noted, however, that while Jim Moran may believe that producing proper ID should not be a prerequisite for voting, it’s certainly a prerequisite when it comes to connecting with him, given his highly publicized town hall meeting in 2009 over Obamacare in which he demanded those speaking in opposition present their IDs before asking him a question.

Ironically, however, the resignation of his son over election fraud comes days after Jim Moran dispatched a letter to the DOJ urging an investigation into a GOP firm, Strategic Allied Consulting, which had been linked to allegations of voter fraud in Virginia and Florida. That letter read in part, “The number of allegations in a multitude of locations would seem to suggest something more than the isolated acts of ‘a few bad apples.’”

Given the recent actions of his son, Jim Moran knows something about bad apples: they don’t fall far from the tree.

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  • kafir4life

    This should be placed right at the feet of Barack Hussein Obama, or Stinky as he's becoming better known (if you get the H out, and all you have left is the BO). Just like it's Romneys' responsibility for everything that any Republican anywhere says or does, this is right at Stinky's feet. Stinky endorses and encourages the Morans of the country. Stinky's a liar, Stinky's a cheat, Stinky's a murderer. Stinky stinks. Let's get the BO out the white house, then it won't have any Stink in it.

    • http://twitter.com/undefined @undefined

      Actually just taking out the vowels is a closer description of this OBAMA

      • kafir4life

        Excellent point. And a good BM is solid. Like Stinky.

  • jacob

    How come nobody he poor people from their right to voteave asked our ineffable Attorney General the true reason for his opposition to
    proper ID voting requirement ???
    He came out with the B.S that it would depriven e the poor people of their right to vote but it so happens it has been proven ad nauseam how easy it is to vote as often as yiu want in the same election thanks to
    the absence oif the requirement, which brings me to point out that the proper ID requirement is obligatory
    even in Third World countries and therefore, how come we can give billions to Muslim countries which have nothing to offer us and not fund a national campaign to provide free proper ID to everybody and
    its brother in this country and do away with the stupidity of drivers license format for ID purposes only but
    which costs at least $16..??????

  • Steve Chavez

    SOMEONE REGISTERED MY 12-YEAR OLD SON IN 2008. The Democrats were calling him, and I took the calls and recorded them. I told the third caller the problem. Calls kept coming.

    In 2010, they started calling in September.

    In the primaries of 2012, he, or I, was getting calls at my home number for ABRIAN, SUSAN, ANITA, AND CHRISTOPHER. On one of the calls, I asked if I needed ID and she said no so I asked, "CAN I SEND MY BROTHER?" I asked twice and she said "YES" twice.

    Two weeks ago, I got another call for MY MOTHER'S NAME, WHO PASSED AWAY THREE YEARS AGO! Her name was at the same address as Abrian and Anita.

    I informed the local DEMOCRAT OFFICIAL with all the info and tapes but she dismissed all the evidence as a mix up. How could they connect my phone number to these people? And then my son's?

    FRAUD BY THE DEMOCRATS IS SO RAMPANT THAT IT'S LIKE STOPPING A TSUNAMI SO THEY ALLOW IT SINCE THEY ARE DEMOCRATS WHO ALSO WIN A JOB so how and why would they want to overturn an election that put them into power? REPUBLICANS just give up.

    THE FBI, with many of them staunch Democrats too, pretend they care and will do something about it, but don't and just LAUGH IT AWAY! "STUPID REPUBLICANS!"

    THEN HAVE HOLDER'S DOJ? ROMNEY MUST WIN BY A LANDSLIDE OR ELSE THERE WILL BE RIOTS and Obama, in his warped mind, will let them since they are fighting for him. When good Americans stand up to these thugs, Obama will declare Martial Law and send out the National Guard AGAINST US! "THOSE TEA PARTY SONS-A-BITC*ES!"

  • doug M

    This is anti-American in action, more like the methods used by the Nazis, and other socialist parties. I think when they are caught with voter fraud, no matter what, they should be brought up on treason charges – to the fullest extent. Lady Liberty is a beautiful woman, and her virtues should be untainted by such scum. How can it ever under any situation be justified? It is a DIRECT attack on all that we are, and all that we stand for. This is as much an attack on our people as the 911 attacks by other terrorists!

  • ibrahim arocha

    I worked in the 2008 election as a translator for the democrats ( I was democrat at that time, no any more) and usually the procedure was to get the name and ID of the voter, check it out against the registered voters list, mark with an x near the name of the person and gave to him a pass to go forward to the pool workers. Now, suppose that the person has voted already, on early vote, the name will have the X already in the box, because he voted, but, if I wanted, and could let him go again, it is almost impossible to track it, because the only one that have the check point was me, the X would appears only once. It is so easy the fraud for early voters!!!!!

    • Bebe

      the election office knows when a person votes more than once, are you so gullible that you think that because you told someone to vote again that both of their votes will count? A person could vote early or by mail and then try to vote in person on election day, and if the poll worker doesn't stop him his name will be in the poll book on election day and the election office will also know that he voted early. Only one of his votes will be counted. Got it? If not call your local election office (not party headquarters) and ask what they do in that situation. The chance that an election could be actually turned because of a few bad apples is miniscule. There are dishonest people everywhere and they try to do dishonest things. But the chance of such a broad nationwide fraud…..no way. God Bless America!

  • Ar'nun

    According to the Left (when they argue that voter ID laws are unnessary) there is no voter fraud. Apparently ACORN never existed either.

    • Mary Sue

      oh and apparently opposing ACORN is racist, cuz don'tcha know that's the only way minorities are able to vote for some reason. [/sarcasm]

  • pierce

    We all know that the Attorney General is one of, if not the worst example of an honest AG ever. All one has to do is look at his boss. BO, as he is now called, reeks of corruption. Look at where BO is from, the most corrupt city in the USA (Chicago). They, the Dems wanted to register my dad, and he has been dead for 12 years.
    So there you have it, form your own opinion, honest or dishonest?

  • BLJ

    Typical Democratic ploy. They have no honor or shame. I hope some tool tries to get in my way when I cast my vote. Make my day.

  • Western Spirit

    The Democrats want power and honor or shame would get in the way of them getting it.

  • Mary Sue

    you know what's hilarious? The commonly portrayed idea that the Republicans, not the Democrats, are responsible for dead people voting. Anybody who knows anything knows it was Mayor Daley of Chicago, a Democrat (the father of latest Daley Mayor) that pulled that stunt. Yet you get things like episodes of the Simpsons where the "republican" candidate (the Eeeevil Sideshow Bob, convicted felon) engineered such a thing so he could beat JFK expy Mayor Joe Quimby.

  • https://www.facebook.com/mandolin.cole Mandolin Cole

    Stop being scared little piggies. Both parties have their hands in the cookie jars. You need to wake the eff up. The whole process needs to be evaluated from both sides. You aren't the good guys, here. No one is.
    http://thegrio.com/2012/09/29/the-real-voter-frau