James O’Keefe: N.H. Attorney General tried to serve a criminal subpoena on me


A video posted the day after the [2012] New Hampshire Primary from conservative gonzo James O’Keefe either exposes why voting laws are too lax or comes close to itself being voter fraud (or both), by obtaining the ballots of dead Granite Staters on primary day.

The video has already sparked an investigation in the New Hampshire State Attorney General’s office, both because of the weaknesses of the electoral system it seems to demonstrate and the potential legal violations those making the film might have committed, according to N.H. Associate Attorney General Richard Head.

Poll workers in the video offer up ballots without requesting identification from off-camera operatives. Members of O’Keefe’s Project Veritas give names that the video alleges belong to deceased New Hampshire voters and receive ballots, even when they report that they forgot their IDs in the car. It would be considered voter fraud were any of them to vote under these names, but none of them do – at least on camera.

When one woman hears that the man she is attempting to give a ballot is dead and is asked if she might have any other deceased residents on her list, she laughs and asks, “How would I know if they were dead or not?”

Here is the video:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-uVhhIlPk0]

In response to the video, New Hampshire enacted a voter ID law in March:

The New Hampshire state Senate passed a bill requiring residents to show identification before voting after a well-publicized video showed how easy it is to obtain a ballot in the name of a dead person in the state.

The Union-Leader reports that the legislation passed on Wednesday and now heads to the House.

Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe produced the bombshell video earlier this year.

Voters in the Granite State are not currently required to present identification to vote.

O’Keefe may not have much luck with Eric Holder. Earlier this year, he also exposed how easy it was to get a ballot in Eric Holder’s name. Eric Holder’s response? He dismissed it as “manufactured.” Of course; if it doesn’t suit the Left’s narrative, then one must not let pesky facts stand in the way. Those who expose the facts don’t suit either and must be punished.

If O’Keefe had exposed fraud in, say, the Diebold machines or if he exposed corporate malfeasance, he’d be lauded by the Left and given a Pulitzer. But since he exposed fraud that damages the Left and their false narratives, he must be punished, perhaps even imprisoned, instead.

But, hey, guess the facts would make it harder for dead people to vote in Chicago. And New Hampshire.

Update: James O’Keefe and his work can be supported by visiting his website and making a donation.

Powerline weighs in:

It is an article of faith on the Left that there is no evidence of significant voter fraud. This is false; here in Minnesota, to name just one state, investigators have uncovered a large number of incidents of fraud. But a larger point also needs to be made: to the extent that not a lot of ballots are proved to be fraudulent, why is that? Obviously, when no effort is made to enforce the law, not many lawbreakers will be caught. That is basically what is going on today. Lax laws make fraud easy. Given that in Democrat-controlled states there is no effort to monitor ballot integrity, how would perpetrators ever be caught?

Read the whole thing.

  • Pablo

    “N.H. Associate Attorney General Richard Head.”

    Nah. Way too easy. What’s wrong with his parents, though?

    • serfbaja

      Ricardo Cabeza….lol…his father was named Puddin and his mother was named Aire

    • Paul

      Richard?? Wonder if they call him Dick??

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KPKFYC5CCVUCNGVK4A4OSAT3ZM Amen Baby

      AHAHHAH Attorney Generaal Dick Head. hahahhaha

  • http://twitter.com/JimForbes_Pasco

    ☢ N.H. AG and US AG. are the ones who need to be served with a criminal subpoena. ☢

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/4WFXXVPO6IWWPG3EOVMCOFR5ZI Blog

    I think O’Keefe’s going to end up in jail. Which is really unfortunate. He’s a hero.

    • trueblues

      Hero my foot. They should throw him in jail and throw away the keys.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S6LI6WN5KZGVSML3AO4DD7IU54 John

        why because he exposed how easy it is to have voter fraud when you are not required to show an I.D.
        the only reason liberals like yourself are upset is because such a law will make it harder for your party which has a documented history of voter fraud to stuff the ballot box

        • trueblues

          No, he was trying to commit fraud and that is what they do to fraudster.

          • ZachIsASaint

            He was not trying to commit fraud. Did you watch the video? He asked if a name was on the list, and the pollsters handed him a ballot. After he showed that fraud could happen, he handed the ballot back without voting.

  • cscape

    Live FREE or die???? (SHAME on you New Hampshire!)

    • FrancisMcManus

      Live free to break the law? That’s not what the state motto means.

      It’s illegal in NH to obtain a ballot on false pretenses. That’s what O’Keefe’s colleagues did. I don;t think he did, in fact what I read said he didn’t.

      So they want him to testify about what happened. It’s sealed.

      He’s a coward.

      • Liberalitis

        did you watch the videos jerk? when did he take a ballot and vote in those videos? we will wait for your uninformed answer.

  • peteee363

    hey no democrat in chicago would ever get eleceted if they stopped dead people from voting!

  • H.K. Anders

    That’s what happens sometimes to people who break the law.

    • LibLieExposer

      unless you’re an illegal alien from Mexico

    • serfbaja

      unless you are a democrat…then you can be dead and vote multiple times and nobody cares. You can also murder your date by drunk driving into a river…you can have a gay prostitution ring in your house…you can be caught on video smoking crack with hookers…you can send photos of your junk over the internety to unsuspecting women…you can abuse your powerful position to get interns to give you sex…and you can be criminally stupid….right?

  • http://NeoSexist.com NeoSexist

    O’Keefe truly is an enemy of the state. They will try to shoot the messenger every chance they get.

  • Victor Miller

    are trying to prosecute this reporter for exposing the voting fraud? If you stay
    silent when they come for this reporter, or others that speak out and
    are prosecuted, then who will voice questions when they come for you?

    • dennissinclair

      James O’Keefe is doing the job the formerly main stream media is not doing!

      • FrancisMcManus

        Not exactly. Reporters are not allowed to break the law any more than you or me.

        • dennissinclair

          O’Keefe did no t break the law. If youu had been paying attention you would have picked up on that. O’Keefe’s crime was exposing the corruption and lack of surveillance over our voting laws.

    • FrancisMcManus

      Reporters are not allowed to break the law nor to refuse to testify about others breaking the law.

      • Liberalitis

        exactly what law did he break please?

  • Guest

    You have to admire O’Keefe’s respect for the rule of law. Got legal problems in the State of New Hampshire because of something you did? Deal with it like an adult.

  • aPLWBinAK

    AAG Richard Head? For real? His folks must have hated him on sight to saddle him with that. School must’ve been hell.

  • weRbroke

    Wouldn’t they have to prove something? Is it illegal to ask to see if a name is on the voter list?

  • FrancisMcManus

    It’s not a secret. What O’Keefe’s colleagues did during the NH Primary, obtain a ballot under false pretenses, is illegal.

    James did not obtain a ballot so they want him to appear and testify at a criminal grand jury, which is his obligation under the law as a citizen of the United States. Truth is the engine of our justice system.

    It appears what O’Keefe does runs afoul of the law. He’s currently on parole for a scam he ran in Louisiana. Now he’s wanted in New Hampshire to testify to a grand jury.

    But here’s what doesn’t make sense. O’Keefe says they “tried to” serve him. Serving him is giving him a piece of paper . How do you try and fail? Ask him. He’s full of shyte.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S6LI6WN5KZGVSML3AO4DD7IU54 John

    Anyone caught for voter fraud should be given 5 yrs in jail,5 yrs probation and the right to vote taken away.
    If we did this in a coupla years we would only have a handfull of democrats eligible to vote

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S6LI6WN5KZGVSML3AO4DD7IU54 John

    Democrats have a long glorious documented record of voter fraud,The only reason they are against the I.D. laws is because it will put a crimp in stuffing the ballot box.
    In todays society you can’t buy a beer,a pack of cigarettes.check out a library book,go to a r rated movie,cash a check.open up an account with any business withou an I.D.
    The democrats are trying to make it seem that it will suppress voting,If you want to vote get an i.d. at your local drivers license center,you can get one without having to get a drivers license,in my state they are free

  • maudieNmandeville

    Who wrote the backdrop? How does it “come close to voter fraud” if they didn’t vote? Do you really think someone from Veritas voted off camera?
    They were very clear not to say they were that person, they asked “Do you have a (name)” on the ledger.

  • FrancisMcManus

    Is there still an outstanding warrant for James O’Keefe in NH?