NHDP - ICYMI: Video Stunt Wrong on So Many Levels

From the Nashua Telegraph:  

 

"Project Veritas is in deeper trouble here because its caper was likely illegal. The fact that the imposters did not actually cast the ballots they fraudulently received doesn't matter. New Hampshire and U.S. law states voter fraud occurs when the ballots are simply obtained. In addition, state law requires consent by both parties before recording devices can be used. The attorney general's office is investigating.

 

"Legal issues aside, Project Veritas must also answer to families and friends of the recently deceased whose identities they assumed. Its callous disregard for the feelings of people still living through the grieving process is indefensible.

 

"Morality aside, Project Vertias' latest escapade is merely another partisan attempt to manufacture a controversy that doesn't exist in an effort to promote needless legislation. Voter fraud is not an issue in New Hampshire No one believes it is - not the secretary of state, not the attorney general, not the League of Women Voters - but Republicans still see a bogeyman."

 

 

 

Nashua Telegraph Editorial: Video stunt wrong on so many levels

[Link: http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinioneditorials/946640-263/video-stunt-wrong-on-so-many-levels.html ]

 

The New Hampshire presidential primary made news in a way no one expected Tuesday when "investigators" from Project Veritas fraudulently obtained ballots in Manchester and Nashua using the names of dead people.

 

Surreptitious video of the group's exploits clearly shows poll workers happily assisting the impostors' unethical masquerade. The group says it tried to cast ballots in more than a dozen precincts and was stopped only once.

 

The obvious purpose of the stunt was to demonstrate how easy it is to corrupt election results when prospective voters aren't required to prove their identities. Last year, Gov. John Lynch vetoed legislation requiring voter identification passed by the overwhelmingly Republican Legislature.

 

The veto was upheld in large part because it included cumbersome procedures for distributing "provisional" ballots to people without proper identification. Those ballots were to be counted three days after an election, provided the voters later returned with a valid ID.

 

This is not the first time Project Veritas has been the center of controversy as a consequence of its gonzo conservative sorties. It has secretly recorded employees of Planned Parenthood, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and National Public Radio in an effort to expose liberal bias.

 

It also has been accused of manipulating videos to achieve its desired affect. Time magazine described one as "a partisan hit-job."

 

Project Veritas is in deeper trouble here because its caper was likely illegal. The fact that the imposters did not actually cast the ballots they fraudulently received doesn't matter.

 

New Hampshire and U.S. law states voter fraud occurs when the ballots are simply obtained. In addition, state law requires consent by both parties before recording devices can be used. The attorney general's office is investigating.