VA Congressman's Son Nabbed on Video in Voter Fraud Scandal Resigns from Campaign
is becoming increasingly difficult for liberals and leading Democrats
to continue to push the false narrative that election fraud is a
"phantom" problem when Democratic campaigns keep getting nabbed in
election fraud scandals.
In September, a Maryland Democratic
congressional candidate was caught voting in two different states, a
violation of the law. As a result of the scandal, the candidate, Wendy
Rosen, was forced to abandon her bid for office.
another campaign has taken a hit as the son of congressional candidate,
incumbent Democrat Jim Moran, was reportedly caught on tape advising an
undercover journalist how to commit election fraud.
Conservative journalist James O'Keefe had the video and World Net Daily got the story:
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
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 [WorldNetDaily].
You can see the video for yourself here. It's disturbing and incriminating.
Here's the gist. The undercover reporter catches up with Moran's son,
Patrick, at a restaurant and tells him on a hidden camera that he knows
of 100 people who aren't going to vote and that a "friend" had the idea
to get in a van and go around to polling stations and to vote for them.
Moran then appears to instruct the reporter on how to fake
identification in order to vote, noting that security could be high at
polling stations this year. Here's how that part of the conversation
went, according to World Net Daily:
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.
Now, as if this were not disturbing enough, we then get an inside peek
at what the Obama campaign has in store for Election Day. Moran seems to
indicate that if for some reason the person with the fake utility bill
is somehow caught, there will be a Democratic lawyer or Obama campaign
lawyer on-hand to help: "You'll have somebody in house, that if they
feel that what you have is legitimate, they'll argue for you," Moran
reportedly says, before cautioning the reporter that the utility bill
has "got to look good."
Patrick Moran resigned over the scandal.
He claims he was only joking. As I say, you can watch the video for
yourself and decide if you believe him. Here is an excerpt from his
statement: "In retrospect, I should just walked away, making it clear
that there is no place in the electoral process for even the suggestion
of illegal behavior, joking or not. In regards to my position on the
campaign, I have stepped down because I do not want to be a distraction
during this year's critical election."
Real-life election fraud is certainly no joke. This is something I've
been speaking about for many months as JW continues to push forward with
its 2012 Election Integrity Campaign.
The Obama crowd has a multi-pronged attack on the integrity of
elections, by abusing the law to improperly register Obama's "Food Stamp
Army," failing to enforce laws that require states to clean up dirty
voter registration lists, suing states that try to impose election
integrity measures, and openly courting illegal alien voters.
And if all that fails? There will be a legion of lawyers on hand to tie
up the election results in litigation. (Though I'm sure that Republicans
will have their fair share of lawyers to fight over every last vote in a
Now the name James O'Keefe
is probably familiar to you by now. He is the undercover reporter who
caught ACORN employees on tape advising him how to violate tax and
prostitution laws. He also caught on tape poll workers handing Eric
Holder's ballot to an undercover reporter, who was - as you might have
guessed - not Eric Holder.
If you want to get the latest information on the election fraud problem, I highly recommend that you click over and watch our recent educational panel that covered the latest in election integrity issues.
My guests for that panel included the top experts in this field,
including J. Christian Adams, Founder of the Election Law Center
Virginia and author of Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department;
Catherine Engelbrecht, President of True the Vote; and Hans von
Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow and Manager of the Civil Justice Reform
Initiative in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies for The Heritage
Foundation and co-author of Who's Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk; and Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalf, the author of Pennsylvania's voter ID law.
This was an eye-opening educational panel and an excellent primer on
election fraud as we enter the last days of election season. But I do
want to point out that this problem does not disappear after November
6. Election fraud is an ever-present and growing problem that your
Judicial Watch will vigorously confront in 2012 and beyond.
From Bad to Worse in Benghazi
Every day that passes, the news gets worse and worse regarding the
Obama administration's handling of Benghazi-Gate and then the subsequent
cover-up. I'll say it - "cover-up" - even if much of the liberal media
This week we learned that CIA emails (marked SUB,
Sensitive But Unclassified) demonstrate that just two hours after the
attack, White House officials were told that a group with ties to
al-Qaeda had taken credit for the terrorist attack. (You can read the
emails for yourself here.) Reuter's take:
at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after
attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on
September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the
attack, official emails show.
The emails, obtained by Reuters
from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the
State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that
the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for
The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.
As you may recall, Obama administration officials from President Obama
to Secretary of State Clinton to United Nations Ambassador Rice -
immediately pushed the narrative that the violence was due to
spontaneous protests sparked by an Internet video that offended Muslims.
(You can read my account of these statements from a recent update.)
Well, now we know this was a bald-faced lie and that the Obama White
House knew or should have known it was false. After all, one of the
landing places for these emails was the email in-box of the White House
Situation Room, President Obama's Secure Command Post. So this is why I
use the word "cover-up." It certainly seems to fit, as there is no doubt
high ranking Obama officials concealed the truth about what they knew
and when they knew it so as to avoid damaging the president's
re-election chances. Obama campaign officials (and their friends in the
"mainstream" press) are trying to run out the clock past Election Day on
this scandal. But the truth about what happened in Benghazi, which
cannot be squelched entirely by the mainstream press, keeps interfering
with their plans.
And what does the Obama administration have to say about all of this?
White House spokesman Jay Carney suggested that CIA officials were not
certain who was to blame. Information was flying in from all angles, he
says, depicting a scene of utter chaos. They did not mention the
terrorist link referenced in these emails because they were concerned
about "pointing fingers too early."
Really? Tell that to the producer of the Internet video last seen with a
towel wrapped around his face while under arrest (for the pretext of
violating his probation). After the Obama administration pointed its
finger in his direction, blaming his crude video for inciting the murder
of four U.S. citizens in Benghazi, the man was arrested for violating
his probation. Certainly the president, secretary of state and the UN
ambassador had no problem jumping to conclusions, seemingly because the
narrative suited the Obama agenda.
The White House is also
deriding the fact that the principal method of claiming credit for the
attack came via Facebook, which, in their estimation is not a credible
source of evidence. (Hillary Clinton herself issued a statement in this
regard.) But what was their evidence that the video - which had been
circulating for months - was the source of the violence? No good answer
What we do know is that the person of interest being
held in Tunisia right now for his suspected ties to the terrorist attack
is a member of the same group, Ansar Al-Sharia, that claimed credit for
it in that "untrustworthy" Facebook post. You can read about it here
in a CBS account, but you'll have to scroll all the way down to
paragraph 14 to see his connection to Ansar Al-Sharia. Talk about
burying the lede.
Indeed, we should have no expectations that
the media will do the dirty work of getting to the truth in this
scandal, especially so close to Election Day. (The Washington Post buried the CIA email story on page nine!) So, again, it's up to us.
JW filed two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the State
Department seeking security survey and assessments for the U.S.
Consulate in Libya. We also want access to Ambassador Stevens' notes, as
well as correspondence between the State Department and various media
and government organizations on this scandal.
Department has acknowledged receipt of our requests, but has not
responded in the statutorily allotted timeframe. The filing of lawsuits
is a near-certainty.
I know it's a popular thing to do this
time of year, to tag every news event with a political angle, but for us
this is not about politics. This is about national security. It's about
four dead Americans, including an American ambassador. It's about
getting to the truth in one of the most serious foreign policy blunders
in recent memory.
And the truth, as we know it right now, is
this: The murders of four Americans in Benghazi were the result of an
organized terrorist attack; American resources were an hour's plane ride
away from mounting a rescue operation, but the rescue was never
ordered; the President of the United States, and other high-ranking
officials, likely knew (definitely knew?) that this was a terrorist attack, but lied to the American people.
News is now breaking over at Fox News, the only network committed to
covering this story thoroughly, that CIA operatives in Benghazi were
denied requested military support and were told to "stand down" three times instead of going to the consulate that was under attack.
I will have more answers for you in this space as news on Benghazi-Gate
continues to develop. Our next stop is federal court, if the Obama
administration stonewalling continues. Judicial Watch Film Details Truth about "District of Corruption"
As most of you know, there is nothing "Hollywood" about Judicial Watch.
But as the nation's largest government watchdog organization, we know
that investigations and a willingness to go to court will get you facts
that the greatest screenwriter could never imagine. We grind out
victories against corruption by painstakingly wading through the flood
of government records we obtain, and by winning court victories brief by
brief. We are nonpartisan and we are conservative, both in philosophy
We're more accustomed to cutting through red tape than walking a red carpet.
But we appreciate the power of telling a story. And, as I referenced
last week, that is why this year we joined forces with the conservative
movement's most prolific filmmaker, Stephen K. Bannon, to put together what we believe is the most entertaining and comprehensive film ever made about government corruption.
Our film, a feature documentary produced by Victory Film Group and Constant Motion Entertainment, is called District of Corruption.
And it premiers today in cities in three states - Florida, Ohio and
Texas - courtesy of Rocky Mountain Pictures, the distributors behind the
smash hit documentary Obama: 2016. (Click here for more information on cities and show times.)
So why this film and why now?
Because next to the economy, government corruption is the most important issue
on the minds of American citizens - ahead of Iran; ahead of
Afghanistan; ahead of education; gas prices; and the environment. (Click
to read more about public concern for corruption as demonstrated by
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have witnessed the greatest expansion of government power in modern
political history, precipitating an explosion of corruption and crony
capitalism that threatens our institutions of government.
So this is a story that is both of high interest and critical importance.
Like Judicial Watch, District of Corruption does not pull any punches. It is brutally honest. And it names names.
The film chronicles Judicial Watch's epic battles against corruption
through three presidential administrations (Clinton, Bush, Obama),
focusing most intensely on the current administration's scandals,
including: Operation Fast and Furious; crony capitalism; Solyndra and
other "green energy;" federal bailouts and earmarks; ACORN and voter
fraud; illegal alien amnesty; and threats to the integrity of the 2012
elections; as well as new attacks on government transparency and
The film traces the arc of government
corruption and secrecy from the Clinton administration through the Bush
years to the current crisis. Make no mistake; this film is as factual
and hard-hitting a film on this out-of-control Obama administration as
you will see.
And believe me when I say, there is no organization better able to tell this story than Judicial Watch.
We have filed 950 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and more than 90
lawsuits against the Obama administration on issues ranging from
Obamacare to the continued funding of the criminal ACORN network; from
tracking Wall Street bailout money to the unconstitutional use of czars;
and, perhaps most importantly, to the attacks on the integrity of our
Moreover, our film also features the
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including: J. Christian Adams (Election Law Center), Matthew Boyle (The Daily Caller), Mike Flynn (Breitbart.com), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Vern McKinley (author, Financing Failure: A Century of Bailouts), Anita Moncrief (former ACORN insider), Katie Pavlich (Townhall.com), Kerry Picket (The Washington Times), Peter Schweizer (author, Throw Them All Out), Mark Tapscott (The Washington Examiner), and Matthew Vadum (author, Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers).
You can see that the film features an exceptional collection of voices
to educate Americans about some of the most important political scandals
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But while this production is certainly high on
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the Sarah Palin film The Undefeated and the recently released Occupy Unmasked.)
This fall the nation will see more than a few fictional portrayals of
today's Washington in theaters. But our movie is not simply "based on a
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