The new video James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released yesterday, which showed how easy it was for non-citizens to vote in North Carolina, has had an immediate impact in the state, pressuring Democrat Gov. Bev Perdue and state legislators, as well as creating a local media sensation.
As Raleigh, North Carolina’s ABC affiliate, WTVD reports, the North Carolina State Board of Elections is already conducting an investigation into the “allegations made in the video, including double voting, non-citizen voting, and dead people voting.”
According to WTVD, “Last year, Republicans in the legislature passed a voter ID bill that would have required voters to show picture identification at the polls,” but “Gov. Perdue vetoed it on the concern that it would have stifled voting among older voters and students.”
As it has done in other states, Project Veritas’s video may create the public pressure needed for sound voter ID laws to be passed in North Carolina.