New Hampshire attorney general to revisit voting procedures

posted at 7:10 pm on January 12, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Controversial conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe has pulled off a hit again. Yesterday, the sting operationist released video footage of New Hampshire poll workers handing out ballots in the names of deceased individuals — and folks sat up and took notice. The video was uploaded just yesterday, but already boasts 125,055 views.

Among those who noticed were members of the New Hampshire attorney general’s office. Now, the AG plans a probe of the “Live Free or Die” state’s voting procedures, according to The Daily Caller.

The attorney general in New Hampshire is probing the state’s voting procedures in response to a video released Wednesday by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe showing how easy it is to vote in the name of someone who is dead. …

O’Keefe told TheDC that the operation was done to bring attention to fraud since the state does not require identification to vote. Law enforcement seems to be watching.

“Based on the information we received on election day and the information obtained on the video, we are undertaking a comprehensive review of voting procedures with the Secretary of State’s office,” assistant New Hampshire attorney general Richard Head told TheDC by phone on Thursday.

The response of the New Hampshire attorney general’s office to O’Keefe’s investigative work is a tiny testament to the power of visual representation of a problem. As I read recently, “If you spend the time and resources necessary to truly understand and define the problem, then the solution will be staring you in the face.” In this case, O’Keefe and the other members of his organization, Project Veritas, spent the time and resources. Now, we’ll see whether New Hampshire law enforcement are able to see the obvious solution: Require identification at the polls.

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jake49 on January 13, 2012 at 10:23 AM

If the state of NH works like the US AG’s office, then O’Keefe will certainly be indicted for…..something.

Pardonme on January 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

OK, so it is discriminatory to minorities to require photo ID to vote. Does this then assume that minorities don’t fly? They have to take the bus instead? Oh, but voting is a right and flying is only an option, right? It’s pretty sad when you think about it. The idiot minorities don’t have ID’s. So they drive without a license, they don’t fly, they don’t have bank accounts, but they can vote. What a pile of $h1t

rjulio on January 13, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Requiring id to purchase beer and wine is RACIST, surely there is a way to age profile customers by appearance.

Plantnerd on January 13, 2012 at 12:01 PM

uh oh, Mr. Holder is not going to like this, SC has problems too

beacon on January 13, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Sure the dead can vote, but can they do jury duty?

askwhatif on January 13, 2012 at 1:43 PM

I used to live in a small town in New Hampshire, not far from the Massachusetts border. Every election there would suddenly be cars with Massachusetts license plates in the parking lot at the elementary school where voting was held. In 2008, the Massachusetts plates outnumbered the New Hampshire ones. I wondered how they were managing to vote. Since we had such a small number of residents, I thought any phony voters would be obvious, even without IDs. But now I get it.

Armorica on January 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Uh. . . .excuse me, but the Secretary of State, in each state, is SUPPOSED to have a list of DECEASED VOTERS in each county. The heads of each Voting Department in each county ARE SUPPOSED to “purge” their own voting lists ON A REGULAR BASIS, with the Secretary of State’s Deceased Voter List! WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE IN THESE DEPARTMENTS, THAT THEY DO NOT RUN SMOOTH AND ACCURATE ELECTIONS??? This is the REASON the election process is in turmoil and chaos from state to state! HEADS NEED TO ROLL!

DixT on January 13, 2012 at 4:09 PM

As an ex-resident of the Chicago South Side and Hyde Park U of C, I can attest to the Chicago Democrat machine “vote early and vote often.”

I don’t see anything wrong with showing ID to vote.

Routinely, Chicago’s votes would trump the rest of Illinois when I lived there, both in Chicago and downstate. I got tired of my votes being nullified by the voting dead.

Maybe it’s time for about 100 states, North Illinois and South Illinois, North California, South California, and maybe West California too. North New York and South New York. You get the idea.

billrowe on January 13, 2012 at 4:28 PM