After James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas published videos documenting groups allegedly involved in illegal actions to benefit the candidacy of Democrats’ presidential contender Hillary Clinton, the group Public Interest Legal Foundation has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission.
Both videos are posted at Project Veritas Action. The footage was captured as part of an undercover investigation. Both videos contain conversations involving Democrat operatives talking about registering illegal voters, bussing voters to other states to vote more than once, and assertions certain union figures are willing to do just about anything.
The videos capture the dark underworld of politics on the left. The scenarios are sordid, disturbing, and outrank any controversial remarks GOP nominee Donald Trump has ever said. The impression created is that our votes are being compromised purely for political gain.
This is not a new phenomenon for many Americans, but younger voters likely have no idea about past allegations involving elections such as that of John F. Kennedy.
In a scenario similar to rumors about the 2016 election, allegations of vote fraud arose during the 1960 presidential race, but as the Veritas videos indicate, it is near-impossible to get to the bottom of such fraud. What many may not realize is that had JFK not carried Illinois, the election would have, “for the first time in the twentieth century,” ended up in the US House of Representatives. Pulitzer Prize winning author Seymour Hersh who would be considered left of center devotes an entire chapter, “The Stolen Election,” to that election in his groundbreaking bestseller The Dark side of Camelot.
The complaint filed by PIL concludes:
“Upon information and belief, and based upon the facts set forth above, Respondents Hillary for America, the Democratic National Committee, Democracy Partners, Americans United for Change, and their agents, named and unnamed above, have, each of them, individually and collectively, violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, and must be held accountable and liable for their unlawful actions.
On behalf of PILF, I hereby request an investigation into whether the respondents identified above, or any other related parties, have violated federal campaign finance laws. The information uncovered by this investigation, including this initial complaint, will be used by PILF to educate the American people about the laws governing our elections and current and potential threats to election integrity.”
Concerns about vote fraud are in part based on the undocumented foreign national population in the US, here because the federal government has chosen to not uphold US laws.
As the Veritas videos gained attention, information published in WikiLeaks files indicated the Clinton camp had concern about vote fraud connected to Obama in the 2007 race.
In 2012 leaked emails from a global security company indicated Republicans learned of allegations of voter fraud in Pennsylvania and Ohio, but the 2008 GOP nominee John McCain refused to pursue an investigation or complaint against groups associated with Democrats’ nominee Barack Obama.
Most TV networks have refused to air the videos O’Keefe published, although if the target was the GOP, they would likely have aired them the day they were released. Most media advocate openly for Mrs. Clinton; others may be afraid of persecution if they attempt to get at the truth.
Social media entities like Twitter haven’t given the videos much light, but millions of Americans are viewing them on the Project Veritas Action website.. O’Keefe posted a Tweet late today about that:
Personally speaking, I’ve perceived that it is rare for anything negative about the Democrats’ nominee to ‘trend’ on Twitter while the opposite is true for Trump.
PIL lists cases related to election integrity on the organization’s website.
If O’Keefe was an actor in the leftist media sphere, he would win a Pulitzer for his work.
Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, it is worth your time to watch these videos.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Oct. 18, 2016)