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Holder Dismisses O'Keefe's Video as a Stunt
Yahoo news ^ | 9 Apr 2012 | Matt Negrin

Posted on 04/09/2012 4:49:36 PM PDT by mandaladon

The Justice Department has brushed aside a video by the conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe in which a polling station volunteer is tricked into giving the attorney general's primary ballot to the wrong person.

In the video, a man is seen giving the attorney general's name, Eric Holder, to a poll volunteer in Washington, D.C., along with Holder's address. The volunteer finds Holder's ballot and offers it to the man, who says he'd feel more comfortable if he provided his identification, which he says he left in his car.

The point of the video is to show that without voter ID laws, anyone can vote under anyone else's name when in reality, huge numbers of people who wanted to game the voting system would have to take part in a coordinated scheme to make even a small impact.

Rush Limbaugh praised O'Keefe as "brilliant" on his radio show today.

The Justice Department was less enthusiastic.

"It's no coincidence that these so-called examples of rampant voter fraud consistently turn out to be manufactured ones," said a department official, who asked not to be identified.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: holder; voterfraud
We need voter ID now or else the RATS will keep stealing elections.
1 posted on 04/09/2012 4:49:42 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Despicable


2 posted on 04/09/2012 4:51:33 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: mandaladon

Holder, Obama, and the rest of their commie minions know the ONLY way to win elections is by rigging it with dead voters and illegal aliens. They know they can’t win an election the HONEST way


3 posted on 04/09/2012 4:52:45 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: mandaladon
"It's no coincidence that these so-called examples of rampant voter fraud consistently turn out to be manufactured ones," said a department official..."

Did the "department official" really think this statement through? If true, it's a tacit admission that Holder was involved...

4 posted on 04/09/2012 4:55:53 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

What Holder views as a “stunt” is actually a good example of what socialist dems stand for.


5 posted on 04/09/2012 4:56:12 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: mandaladon

The article is inaccurate.

No tricks were used, nor was the name “Eric Holder” used.


6 posted on 04/09/2012 4:56:51 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: mandaladon

We need lots of pressure, right now on the elected. This is BS. If it goes away we get what we deserve.


7 posted on 04/09/2012 4:59:59 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: mandaladon

Appointing this terrorist-loving, bribe-rigging, corrupt pardon-arranging, race-baiting hatemonger Attorney General of the United States - now THAT was a stunt.


8 posted on 04/09/2012 5:00:56 PM PDT by Argus
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To: mandaladon
"It's no coincidence that these so-called examples of rampant voter fraud consistently turn out to be manufactured ones," said a department official, who asked not to be identified.

What did they manufacture? Seemed a pretty straightforward and useful demonstration of how easy it is to get someone else's ballot. What if the Dems know that certain people are unable to get out to vote? How easy to send goons out to vote in their place.

9 posted on 04/09/2012 5:02:59 PM PDT by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: mandaladon

Holder didn’t Vote I Presumme That was clear as he hadn’ted absentee nor signed the sheet


10 posted on 04/09/2012 5:04:48 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: mandaladon

Holder hisself is a cunning stunt.


11 posted on 04/09/2012 5:05:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mandaladon
It's no big deal. Obama was the only choice on that primary ballot.

Now go pay your taxes. I need a vacation to the Bahamas. :)
12 posted on 04/09/2012 5:07:49 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: mandaladon
Wouldn't it be nice if we had a chance to elect a president that would invoke several independent councils to investigate holder and the obama administration? If the gop/e get their way... it will NEVER happen. Either way the election goes... it appears the criminal anti American commies will get away with everything. obama and his administration are so powerful and control the gop/e so firmly that they now operate in your face with their treason and they dare anyone to even try to stop them.

The gsa fiasco and that scandal is another "in the face" of the right... and as Rush said today... it was done for exactly that reason. “Screw you America... we can do anything without consequence... and we ARE”!

LLS

13 posted on 04/09/2012 5:20:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: ltc8k6
The article is inaccurate.

No tricks were used, nor was the name “Eric Holder” used.

How else would the trickster have gotten Holder's ballot handed to him if he didn't say that he was Eric Holder and give Holder's address?

14 posted on 04/09/2012 5:26:10 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob
"How else would the trickster have gotten Holder's ballot handed to him if he didn't say that he was Eric Holder and give Holder's address?"

The 'trickster' simply asked 'Do you have an Eric Holder'? He did not claim to be the person by than name.

15 posted on 04/09/2012 5:32:13 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: mandaladon
Eric the Lightweight...

********

EHolder1

16 posted on 04/09/2012 5:34:02 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Did the "department official" really think this statement through? If true, it's a tacit admission that Holder was involved...

And if O'Keefe so much as touched that ballot, DOJ would send out the FBI's HRT to arrest and/or shoot him for voter fraud. Then they could show his body on TV as "proof" that they take voter fraud seriously.

17 posted on 04/09/2012 5:41:53 PM PDT by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: mandaladon; ExTexasRedhead; ml/nj; melancholy; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; ...
We need voter ID now or else the RATS will keep stealing elections.

Yes, voter ID will help get rid of some of the fraud, but the 'Rats and their allies might get more creative in their methods. Once basic honesty and integrity are lost, free and fair elections are very difficult to achieve.

Question to the RNC: Do you have any specific plans to counteract the opposition's fraud tactics in this November's elections?

18 posted on 04/09/2012 5:46:52 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: mandaladon

So how else would one prove there’s fraud when the DOJ won’t investigate? And that includes W’s DOJ.


19 posted on 04/09/2012 5:49:08 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: mandaladon
when in reality, huge numbers of people who wanted to game the voting system would have to take part in a coordinated scheme to make even a small impact.

Which is not only inaccurate in the first part, it misses the point completely in the second.

First, how many precincts can 5-10 people "hit" in a single election day? That's not a huge number of people, by any stretch of the imagination. But even in those limited numbers they can cover a LOT of ground. I remember working campaigns where I was responsible for running additional materials to volunteers on the ground in the precincts, running circuits that would allow me to hit several dozen over the course of a few hours.

Second, there's the old and very true saying that "they can't cheat if it isn't close". How much did Al Franken win by again? How about George Bush in Florida? There are LOTS of races every year - important ones that determine things like the implementation of Socialized Medicine - where fraud to the tune of a couple/few hundred votes really matters.

Additionally, vote fraud doesn't exist all by itself, and probably doesn't swing lots of elections all by itself. But as part of a more comprehensive plan to win elections by any means necessary? Such as when used in conjunction with legal challenges aimed at throwing out legitimate ballots, or with ballot box stuffing by corrupt poll workers?

It seems to me that the problem with going after corrupt election practices on an individual basis allows for a divide-and-conquer response from the Dems. On their own, sure, most corruption doesn't make a heck of a lot of difference except in a few elections. But working together is another matter entirely.
20 posted on 04/09/2012 5:51:01 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: mandaladon

James O’Keefe is a GENIUS!

Holder, you’ve been punked.


21 posted on 04/09/2012 6:00:15 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: killermosquito

bttt


22 posted on 04/09/2012 6:08:58 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: justiceseeker93

“Question to the RNC: Do you have any specific plans to counteract the opposition’s fraud tactics in this November’s elections?”

I’ll answer that: “Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh..................”


23 posted on 04/09/2012 6:10:15 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Has Mittens won one "Red State" yet?)
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To: mandaladon

“”The volunteer finds Holder’s ballot and offers it to the man””

I’ve voted in three different states in my voting years and have never seen a ballot with my name on it. Every report on this refers to a ballot in Holder’s name. Do they do things differently in DC?


24 posted on 04/09/2012 6:37:31 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: mandaladon

***without voter ID laws, anyone can vote under anyone else’s name ***

How true! I remember reading of an election in the 1860s California. Various names were on the roles and into town came some Indians in breachclouts. They went into the polling station and declared they were..”O’Malley”. “Jones”
and various other Anglo names. They then made their mark on the ballot in the proper place for the Democrat candidate to win.


25 posted on 04/09/2012 6:39:40 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: mandaladon

Holder serving as AG is a stunt.


26 posted on 04/09/2012 6:41:28 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: mandaladon

It’s matters like this that make me wish FR allowed a certain amount of profanity so I could clearly state what I think of Mr. Holder and his Justice Department.


27 posted on 04/09/2012 6:49:34 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Thank You Rush
"I’ve voted in three different states in my voting years and have never seen a ballot with my name on it. Every report on this refers to a ballot in Holder’s name. Do they do things differently in DC?"

We have voter ID here in Ohio but even before we did you would walk in tell the people at the table your name and address and they would look in the book for your name, that book had a copy of your signature. You signed a form they checked your signature and they gave you a ballot (ours used to be those butterfly ballots.) You stuck it in the machine and punched the holes next to the names you wanted to vote for then when done you stuck your ballot in a little sleeve (that was also used for any write in candidates you wished to vote for) The people at the table took it and stuck it in slot in the top of a big box and they handed you a "I voted Today" sticker.

There was never a name attached to any ballot I ever voted on.

28 posted on 04/09/2012 6:52:53 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: mandaladon
Rush Limbaugh praised O'Keefe as "brilliant" on his radio show today.

Rush was right.

faster than you can say furious...
hahahahaha!
29 posted on 04/09/2012 7:01:15 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: tanknetter
...legal challenges aimed at throwing out legitimate ballots, or with ballot box stuffing by corrupt poll workers.?

Both of those techniques can be thought of as vote fraud in the broad sense.

30 posted on 04/09/2012 7:10:27 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Yelp In Indiana the next voting cycle they used IDs from the state college with out of state students. The only areas of the state that were blue were college towns,


31 posted on 04/09/2012 7:21:05 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: mandaladon

O’Keefe needs to set up cameras in black neighborhoods in swing states. Cheating is done by precinct people who ‘vote’ the folks who didn’t bother to show up for the election. If only 100 people walk into vote - but the tally is 3,000 citizens voted... then 2,900 are fake...


32 posted on 04/09/2012 7:25:54 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: doug from upland
He's a laughingstock.

Messaged Breitbart that the only thing that would have made the video better would be to play one of Scot Joplin's rags that was used in the movie The Sting in the background!
ALA Charlie Chapman....complete with facial hair.

33 posted on 04/09/2012 7:29:16 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: mandaladon

Stalin would be proud!

Pray for America


34 posted on 04/09/2012 7:46:47 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


35 posted on 04/09/2012 8:02:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Bob

Watch the video. He never says he is Eric Holder. The campaign worker gives the address.


36 posted on 04/09/2012 9:06:36 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: mandaladon

Holder might. We’re not!


37 posted on 04/10/2012 8:04:21 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: mandaladon

These heaters need to say LOUD AND CLEAR exactly why they think that poor or darker people are less competent in obtaining ID than the wealthy or the white.

There is no good reason to not show ID to vote. NO. GOOD. REASON.


38 posted on 04/10/2012 9:15:44 AM PDT by Yaelle (Let's fight Romney with every primary. Why make it easy for him? Go Rick!)
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To: Yaelle

Heaters = cheaters


39 posted on 04/10/2012 9:16:54 AM PDT by Yaelle (Let's fight Romney with every primary. Why make it easy for him? Go Rick!)
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To: Terry Mross

For Holder and his minions to investigate, a case must be dripping with melanometricity..


40 posted on 04/11/2012 12:49:55 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: tanknetter

B-2 Bob Dornan lost an election in CA to the broad who used an Hispanic name. It was brought up in challenges that voter fraud was used by the winner. The governing body said “Yes, there clearly was fraud, but PROBABLY not enough to throw the election.” If the sample of fraud was detected as 4% , the should have reduced the winner’s tally by 12% for punishment.


41 posted on 04/11/2012 1:03:20 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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