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    Red-handed! Video snags Dem boss plotting vote fraud


    Red-handed! Video snags Dem boss plotting vote fraud

    Congressman's son advises forging ID, relying on party lawyers

    Published: 2 hours ago

    The son of Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. – who serves as the field director for his father’s campaign – has been caught on video advising an undercover reporter how to fraudulently cast ballots in the name of registered voters by forging utility bills and relying on the assistance of Democrat lawyers.
    James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, known for its hidden-camera probe of the controversial national community organizing group tied to Obama, ACORN, carried out the investigation and provided the video exclusively to WND.
    Jim Moran, 67, a controversial figure in Congress, has been criticized for his collaboration with Islamic leaders with ties to terrorism. In 2003, Moran, then a regional whip in the House of Representatives, was punished by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi after he suggested Jews were responsible for the push for war against Iraq.
    His son, Patrick Moran, was videoed by the undercover reporter Oct. 8 at the Cosi Restaurant in Arlington, Va., just across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital.
    The Project Veritas video shows the undercover reporter posing as a citizen concerned that the Democratic Party might lose power in the upcoming Nov. 6 elections. The reporter explains to Moran that he had been apolitical but got his girlfriend pregnant and was concerned about the political threat to the funding of “reproductive services.”
    The reporter, who approaches Moran at the restaurant, says he has a friend who found the names of 100 Virginia residents who have been registered the past three elections but have not voted.
    Moran initially thinks the reporter’s intent is to offer the registered voters a ride to the polling place on Election Day to ensure they cast their ballots.
    But the reporter states he and his friend actually want to vote in the name of the Virginia residents.
    The conversation goes like this:
    Reporter: There are 100 people who don’t vote. He’s looking for two guys to help him with. …
    Patrick Moran: Crank it out?
    Reporter: Yes. He’s got a van and he and me were going to go around. …
    Patrick Moran: Rally these people up and get them to the polls.
    Reporter: Well, he was actually going to get in a van and vote for them.
    Patrick Moran: Ohhhh
    Reporter: I know, but –
    Reporter: It’s scary, but I’m not. … I don’t want to lose, and I’m frightened.
    Patrick Moran: Yeah.
    Later, Patrick Moran explains to the undercover reporter that new state voter ID laws will make his effort more challenging.
    In Virginia, a new law requires identification but allows a broad range of forms of verification, including utility bills, bank statements and library cards.
    Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va.

    Moran suggests creating fake utility bills to serve as voter ID. But he warns that there will be “a lot of voter protection” at the polling places to enforce the identification laws.
    “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.
    The reporter asks: “How would you do that?”
    “I mean, I would just find, I don’t know,” Moran replies. “I guess. …”
    “Microsoft Word and type it up,” offers the reporter.
    “Yeah, something like that,” says Moran.
    Moran emphasizes that the poll workers will be “trained up” on the new law to protect voters and “be cracking down.”
    If there’s any trouble, he says, an Obama for America lawyer, or another Democrat lawyer, will be on hand to provide help, he said.

    “You’ll have somebody in house, that if they feel that what you have is legitimate, they’ll argue for you,” Moran says.
    But he warns the reporter that the utility bill has “got to look good.”
    Later, at the Arlington County Democratic Party office, Moran advises the reporter to contact the registered voters on the list to make sure they don’t plan to cast a ballot Nov. 6. He suggests obtaining the information by posing as a pollster.
    As WND reported, earlier this month O’Keefe’s team captured on video a regional director of the voter mobilization group launched by Barack Obama, Organizing for America, helping an undercover reporter vote for the president in two states.

    This year, Project Veritas says it has been conducting an ongoing series of investigations in more than a dozen states “demonstrating the ease with which election fraud can be committed and legitimate voters can be disenfranchised.”
    The group’s previous effort in Texas, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut shows Obama campaign workers, including Organizing for America Regional Field Director Stephanie Caballero, helping people who declare they want to commit election fraud. The investigation was inspired by a column by WND columnist Chuck Norris.
    Caballero was fired shortly after the Project Veritas video was released.
    In April, a Project Veritas investigator was offered the ballot of Attorney General Eric Holder at a polling place.

    Red-handed! Video snags Dem boss plotting vote fraud

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    O’Keefe bombshell: Corruptocrat Jim Moran’s son caught on tape in voter fraud/forgery scam;

    Update: Moran’s son resigns

    By Michelle Malkin • October 24, 2012 02:27 PM

    Just. Wow. Watch:

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    Project Veritas reports:
    Project Veritas has released a new investigation that exposes Representative Jim Moran’s Field Director, Patrick Moran, conspiring to commit election fraud.

    When approached by an undercover investigator for advice on how to steal the votes of more than 100 people, Moran advised falsifying documents to satisfy Virginia’s new voter ID law. He said, “Bank statement obviously would be tough, but they can fake a utility bill with ease.”

    Moran went on to clarify that, “You’d have to forge it.”

    Announcing the release, James O’Keefe said, “This is the most damning evidence to date of the scope of voter fraud in this country. Patrick Moran is not only the son of an 11-term Congressman, but is also the Field Director on his father’s re-election campaign.

    “If anyone should be opposed to voter fraud it’s him. Yet he actively encouraged our investigator to forge documents and pose as a pollster to disenfranchise registered voters in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.”
    Legal ramifications:

    1. Virginia Election Code: 24.2-1004(B): “Any person who intentionally (i) votes more than once in the same election, whether those votes are cast in Virginia or in Virginia and any other state or territory of the United States, (ii) procures, assists, or induces another to vote more than once in the same election, whether those votes are cast in Virginia or in Virginia and any other state or territory of the United States, (iii) votes knowing that he is not qualified to vote where and when the vote is to be given, or (iv) procures, assists, or induces another to vote knowing that such person is not qualified to vote where and when the vote is to be given is guilty of a Class 6 felony.” Similarly, subsection C prohibits intentionally voting at more than one residence, whether both are in Virginia or not.

    Note that the law prohibits actual illegal voting, but penalizes any attempt to “procure, assist, or induce another to vote more than once.” Having an OFA official give you a break down of how to forge voter identification documents so that OFA or DNC lawyers will help argue for you certainly seems to fall under the “procures, assists, or induces another” standard.

    2. Virginia Election Code 24.2-1019 provides that offenses against the election code “shall be filed with the attorney for the Commonwealth of the county or city in which the alleged violation occurred.”

    3. Federal law: 42 U.S.C. § 1973i(c) and (e) (penalties for providing false information and for double voting) and 42 U.S.C. § 1973gg-10i(e) (defrauding people of a state of a fair election) along with aiding and abetting provisions. Are the OFA agent’s actions substantial enough to constitute a violation? They’re close to the line, and directly suggesting that OFA and DNC lawyers would help people get forged documents through the smell test to allow fraudulent voting certainly provides relevant information for a formal investigation, federal or state.

    All of this comes as no surprise to longtime readers who have followed corruptocrat Rep. Moran’s antics here. The apple doesn’t fall far from the crooked, by-any-means-necessary tree.

    A refresher from July 2002 about this brawling Beltway barnacle:

    The Democrats’ bad, bad boy

    by Michelle Malkin
    July 5, 2002

    Copyright Creators Syndicate

    If Rep. James P. Moran of Virginia were a Republican, he’d be a household name by now-right up there in the infamous conservative pantheon with Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond, and Newt Gingrich. He’d be lambasted by leading opinion-makers for his greed, hypocrisy, and violent outbursts. He’d be an object of ridicule on late-night talk shows. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe would work his vilified name into every available media appearance and political ad about Republicans being in bed with Big Business.

    Instead, Democrat Jim Moran’s troubled and troubling career in government has gone largely unnoticed outside the Beltway. The six-term congressman, up for re-election this fall, ought to be one of the media’s top poster boys for abuse of power.

    Moran’s saga began in 1984, five years after he was first elected to the Alexandria (Va.) City Council. While in office, he was charged with casting a vote that helped a developer friend win a bid for a lucrative plot of public land. A special prosecutor concluded that Moran had violated the state’s conflict-of-interest law. He sobbed as he pleaded no contest to a felony charge of vote-peddling, received a year’s probation for a reduced conflict-of-interest misdemeanor charge, and was forced to resign.

    End of story for a two-bit crook? Just the opposite. A year later, Moran won the mayor’s race in the same liberal ‘burb in which he had disgraced himself. He served as mayor for the next five years. Next, he won election to Congress in 1990, and clinched a seat on the House Budget and Appropriations Committees. Despite humiliating his district repeatedly over the past dozen years, Moran is poised for another easy victory in November.

    Moran is the short-fused ex-boxer who had to be subdued by Capitol Hill police when he threw a punch at California Republican Rep. Randy Cunningham on the House floor in 1995. After the incident, Moran blamed “talk radio” for creating a hostile environment in Washington.

    Presumably, talk radio was also to blame for Moran’s behavior earlier that year, when he screamed “I’ll break your nose” at Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton during a hearing, and in 2000, when he reportedly put a chokehold on an eight-year-old boy, whom he accused of trying to carjack his campaign-subsidized vehicle. (Moran, who was using the car to pick up his kids, can’t afford his own wheels despite his nearly $200,000 congressional salary.)

    It is not known whether talk radio was on in Moran’s home on June 23, 1999, when his then-wife, Mary, placed an emergency call to police during a domestic argument. No charges were filed, but she filed for divorce the next day.
    Since then, Moran’s political dealings have put a rotten twist on that old saying, “The personal is political.” Moran’s personal finance troubles-the former stockbroker lost nearly $200,000 in bad trades in 1995-96 (no wonder he opposes privatizing Social Security)-have led him to accept $75,000 in loans from corporate bigwigs that no ordinary American in as dire straits as Moran could obtain. All perfectly legal, say the experts, but fishy-smelling nonetheless.

    Moran revealed in financial disclosure statements filed last week that he accepted a $50,000 loan in January 2001 from an “old friend,” billionaire America Online co-founder James Kimsey. The congressman claims to have paid the business mogul back at 15 percent interest (some friend) over three months, and his spokesman emphasizes the loan came with no accompanying quid pro quo. Still, the timing stinks. Kimsey’s gift came on the heels of Moran’s disclosure that he had received another Big Business-tied loan –$25,000 from “old friend” Terry Lierman, a drug industry lobbyist representing Schering-Plough. After getting that unsecured loan at a lower-than-market interest rate, Moran co-sponsored a bill that would extend the patent on Schering-Plough’s allergy medicine Claritin-and prevent generic drug manufacturers from offering inexpensive alternatives. So much for helping poor seniors get cheaper drugs.

    Where are Dick Gephardt and Tom Daschle and Terry McAuliffe when we need them to rail about the perils of political corruption and corporate influence? Busy getting back-scratching bad boys like Jim Moran re-elected.

    Raise your voices and make sure the people of Virginia know about Moran and his scheming schemers.
    And support the work of Project Veritas here.
    UPDATE: Moran’s son resigns. Now, Virginia voters need to finish the job: FIRE JIM MORAN!
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    VA DEM JIM MORAN - Congressman's son resigns after voter fraud video

    Congressman's son resigns after voter fraud video

    By Brian Montopoli
    CBS News/ October 24, 2012, 6:48 PM

    The field director for Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran - his son Patrick Moran - has resigned after being secretly recorded seemingly advising an conservative journalist masquerading as a supporter that utility bills could be used to aid in voter fraud.

    "Patrick is well liked and was a well-respected member of the campaign team. This incident, however, was clearly an error in judgment," said a statement from Moran for Congress. "The campaign has accepted Patrick's resignation, effective immediately."

    The undercover video comes from Project Veritas, which is led by group James O'Keefe - the activist whose undercover videos have caused serious headaches for ACORN, NPR and other groups. It shows a Project Veritas "investigator" telling Patrick Moran that he has a friend who is seeking to "get in a van" and vote on behalf of about 100 people. Patrick Moran responds with skepticism, but is later shown saying the person voting on behalf of others could potentially use "utility bills or something like that."

    "He'll need bills," says Moran. "He'll need something with the name and their address on it." He adds, "they can fake a utility bill with ease, you know?"

    Moran later says the person would be better off participating in traditional get-out-the-vote efforts, but he goes on to have a conversation about how to forge documents.

    In a press release, O'Keefe called the video "the most damning evidence to date of the scope of voter fraud in this country." Many states have passed laws in recent years, largely pushed by Republicans, designed to reduce voter fraud. Democrats note that there have been very few documented cases of voter fraud and say the laws are designed to suppress the vote among groups that traditionally support Democrats.

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