Skip to comments.Criminal probe opened over video showing Va. rep's son discussing vote scheme
Posted on 10/26/2012 8:10:42 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
Local police in Arlington, Va., have opened a criminal investigation after a secretly recorded video showed the son of a Democratic congressman apparently advising someone who claimed to be looking for ways to commit voter fraud.
In a brief statement, the Arlington County police department and attorney's office said they were "aware" of the video "allegedly depicting" Patrick Moran, son of Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, "assisting another to vote illegally."
"The Arlington County Police Department has initiated a criminal investigation of this matter," the statement said.
Patrick Moran has resigned from his father's campaign in the wake of the video. Moran was secretly recorded by controversial conservative activist James O'Keefe's group, Project Veritas.
After Moran was approached, and at first resisted the questions, he did eventually give tips on how to forge ID's -- like a utility bill -- to illegally cast ballots for 100 people he was told were not going to show up to vote.
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His defense seems to be that he was humoring someone he thought was possibly unstable. Right, who doesn’t humor an unstable person by giving them explicit instructions about committing a crime?
This is a FEDERAL OFFENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What makes you think the cops are looking at Moran? Arlington is a big lib center, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they were going after the Veritas reporter.
I see your point but there’s no mention of it in the article and a lot of talk about voter fraud. Not sure what VA law is but if the taping was illegal I suspect this story would be drawing national attention (and not for the voter fraud).