Conservative activist James O’Keefe is back with another video that should frighten legal voters in North Carolina. His latest project shows how easy it would be to obtain a fraudulent ballot when a state does not require an ID at the polls.
This election cycle, the state of North Carolina is not requiring most voters to show an ID to vote. However, due to a recent law — the Voter Information Verification Act — beginning in 2016, North Carolinians will be required to show a photo ID to vote in person. The Justice Department has sued the state in an attempt to block the new law.
In his video, O’Keefe visits a number of polling locations in the state and presents the name of a person who’s on a list of “inactive voters” in North Carolina.
According to his undercover video outfit, Project Veritas, 95 percent of the time O’Keefe — while pretending to be an inactive North Carolina voter, which he is not — was able to obtain another person’s ballot.
This is not the first time Project Veritas has demonstrated how easy it could be to achieve voter fraud when no photo ID is required. Just last week it released a video showing Democratic campaign workers appearing to condone and assist an individual posing as an illegal immigrant to vote in North Carolina. In another video stunt, a white actor with the group was able to obtain Attorney General Eric Holder’s ballot in D.C.
North Carolina is home to one of the closest, most expensive U.S. races in the country.