Yesterday James O’Keefe put out a press release. It begins:
PARAMUS, N.J., Jan. 30, 2012 PRNewswire via COMTEX — On New Hampshire Primary Day, Project Veritas, while violating no laws, exposed the ease in which voter fraud can occur in states lacking voter identification requirements.
That’s a bare-faced lie.
659:34 Wrongful Voting; Penalties for Voter Fraud. -
I. A person is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 if such person:
(a) When registering to vote; when obtaining an official ballot; or when casting a vote by official ballot, makes a false material statement regarding his or her qualifications as a voter to an election officer or submits a voter registration form, an election day registration affidavit, a qualified voter affidavit, a domicile affidavit, or an absentee registration affidavit containing false material information regarding his or her qualifications as a voter;
(b) Votes more than once for any office or measure;
(c) Applies for a ballot in a name other than his or her own;
That is exactly what O’Keefe’s squad did. They – and their Republican supporters – make a lot of noise about not actually voting. But that doesn’t matter – the crime is already committed before the vote is cast.
We do have a problem with election integrity in New Hampshire.The problem is: the Attorney General’s office is not enforcing the law.