In an undercover video produced by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas (PV), the Democratic commissioner of the Board of Elections in New York City is heard acknowledging, “I think there is a lot of voter fraud.”
Commissioner Alan Schulkin tells an undercover investigative journalist, “Like I say, people don’t realize certain neighborhoods, in particular, they bus people around to vote… They put them in a bus and go poll site to poll site.”
Project Veritas met Schulkin in December of 2015 at the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Christmas Party.
When the PV journalist asks Schulkin whether the types of “neighborhoods” where “they bus people around to vote” are “minority neighborhoods, like black neighborhoods and Hispanic neighborhoods,” he replies, “Yeah, and Chinese too.”
“Why do they do that?” asks the journalist. “Just to get more votes for the Democrats?”
“For more votes,” says Schulkin. “More votes for themselves. They’re all running for office… They get buses and they move people around.”
When the PV journalist asks Schulkin about the fact that New York has no voter ID laws, he responds, “No, you can’t. You cannot ask. They can’t ask for voter ID. It’s the law. The law says you can’t ask for anything, which they really should be able to do. You know I don’t think it’s too much to ask somebody to show some kind of an ID.”
“[Y]ou’re the Commissioner you said of the Democratic Election Commissioner,” says the journalist. “So, if you think there is voter fraud and you think there should be voter ID, why don’t people listen to you?”
“Well, that’s because the New York State legislature makes the laws, I don’t make the law,” Schulkin says.
When the journalist continues on to a question about absentee ballots, Schulkin replies, “Oh, there’s thousands of absentee ballots. I don’t know where they came from.”
“Hillary Clinton doesn’t support voter ID laws,” the PV journalist states.
“I know, that’s why I’m not always crazy about everything the Democrats do either,” the commissioner responds, continuing:
De Blasio just gave out ID cards… They don’t… that’s in lieu of a drivers license, but you can use it for anything. But they didn’t vet the people to see who they really are. Anybody can go in there and say, I am Joe Smith, I want an ID card. It’s absurd. There is a lot of fraud, not just voter fraud, all kinds of fraud.
This is why I’m getting more conservative as I get older.
“Well, maybe you won’t vote for Hillary, I don’t know,” the journalist suggests to Schulkin.
“I wouldn’t, but I have no choice,” he states.
When the journalist suggests that in addition to voter ID fraud, people can also “cover their faces” when they vote, Schulkin agrees, saying, “Well the Muslims can do that too. You don’t know who they are.”
The PV journalist then tells Schulkin that Mayor Bill de Blasio “wants to let them [Muslims] in New York.”
“He doesn’t care, what does he care?” the commissioner replies. “Who’s going to pay for it? You are. Your tax money… Your vote isn’t really counting because they can go in there with a burka on and you don’t know if they are a voter.”
“People think that it’s a liberal thing to do, but I take my vote seriously and I don’t want ten other people coming in negating my vote by voting for the other candidate when they’re not even registered voters,” Schulkin adds.
Catherine Engelbrecht, president of voters’ rights and election integrity organization True the Vote, tells Breitbart News that Schulkin “isn’t saying anything we haven’t heard countless times before: people are bussed to polls.”
“Many states, New York included, don’t require voters to show ID,” she continues, “and absentee ballots are easily exploited. It’s all true. Every election cycle videos like this surface and in the moment we are outraged… then it’s on to the next shocking headline.”
Engelbrecht says Americans need to take their vote seriously and become part of the election watch process.
“The only way to ensure our elections really reflect the will of the people is to roll up your sleeves, pull on your waders, and jump in to help solve the very real election-process problems that exist all over our country,” she urges. “Volunteer at the polls, advocate for common sense election code reforms like voter ID, and support officials and organizations who keep pressing for improvements, not just shrug and look the other way.”
“The future of our elections, of our country, depends on citizen engagement,” she warns.