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Son of Dem Congressman Jim Moran resigns from campaign after voter fraud video surfaces
The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/21/12 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 10/24/2012 4:20:54 PM PDT by markomalley

For a safe Democratic seat, Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District is creating an awful lot of turmoil. Incumbent congressman Jim Moran’s son, Pat, was forced to resign his position as campaign field director after after a video by right-wing provocateur James O’Keefe showed him helping to commit voter fraud by advising an undercover reporter how to forge the names of voters.

Here’s Examiner Virginia reporter Steve Contorno’s report:

In the video, Patrick Moran is approached by a man claiming to have the names of 100 Virginia residents who are registered to vote but unlikely to do so. The man, who is holding a hidden camera, asks Moran how he can cast votes for those Virginians.

Moran encourages the man to focus his time on legitimate get-out-the-vote efforts. But he also tells the man to forge utility bills with the names and addresses of the 100 Virginians and use those documents as a form of voter ID when casting votes in their name.

“So, if they just have the utility bill or bank statement — bank statement would obviously be tough — but faking a utility bill would be easy enough,” Moran says in the video.

Patrick Moran, the field director for his father’s re-election campaign, announced his resignation just hours after the video was released.

There will probably be some uncomfortable moments in the Moran household this holiday season.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
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1 posted on 10/24/2012 4:20:56 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
There will probably be some uncomfortable moments in the Moran household this holiday season.

Why would that be? Does anybody believe this kid did not learn these morals from his politician father? I sure don't. The only cause for any tense moments will be that the kid got caught.

2 posted on 10/24/2012 4:28:11 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("The future does not belong to those who do not eat bacon.")
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To: markomalley
. . . right-wing provocateur James O’Keefe . . .

"Right-wing provocateur" my ass. This is one honest citizen reporter doing what any honest citizen reporter should do. By this standard, Pulitzer would be considered a "right-wing provocateur."

3 posted on 10/24/2012 4:28:12 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Candy Crowley: The MSMs' very own Agatha Trunchbull.)
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To: markomalley
"There will probably be some uncomfortable moments in the Moran household this holiday season."

Yeah, but the only comment will be "Son, I TOLD you not to get caught!

4 posted on 10/24/2012 4:30:19 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: markomalley

there is no evidence of voter fraud!!!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 10/24/2012 4:41:51 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: markomalley

Moran represents a Virginia district, but he’s a transplant from Massachusetts — and he’s a Massachusetts politician through and through.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 5:22:12 PM PDT by WL-law
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