Sneaky James O’Keefe Wears Disguise, Tries And Fails To Bait Democrats Into Voter Fraud
Last week, super-sleuth James O’Keefe and two of his pals tried to bait Democratic field staffers into voter fraud. O’Keefe wore a disguise, as usual, but this time donning a pornstache in an attempt to look 45-years-old.
Sneaky James was certain he would catch Democrats at voter fraud with Colorado’s universal vote-by-mail program.
[su_center_ad]Mother Jones reports:
Democratic staffers in Colorado recently came to believe they were the subject of an O’Keefe operation after campaign workers became suspicious about would-be volunteers who had asked about filling out and submitting mail-in ballots for others. Recently, the 30-year-old O’Keefe has targeted the Senate campaigns of Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor and Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes by filming undercover videos of staffers or the candidate.
Young James tweeted that this time, “people may lose their jobs.”
Only time for 2-3 more election investigations. I went in Disguised as 45yo, this time people may lose their jobs pic.twitter.com/ihuTjpierm
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 20, 2014
On Tuesday, a man calling himself “Nick Davis” who appeared to be in his 20s — not 45 — showed up at a Democratic field office in Boulder. He said he wanted to volunteer to help elect Mark Udall and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.).
“Nick” claimed to be a University of Colorado-Boulder student and LGBT activist involved with a student group called Rocky Mountain Vote Pride. Crafty!
The man went on to ask the staffer if he should fill out and mail in ballots for other college students who had moved away but still received mail on campus.
The Democratic staffer advised him that that would be considered voter fraud and that he should not do it.
On Friday, Udall campaigned with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus. After the event, a woman calling herself “Bonnie” approached a different staffer and, according to this staffer’s boss, asked whether she could fill out and submit blank ballots found in a garbage can. The staffer, according to her boss, said that she told her no.
That same day, the guy identifying himself as “Nick Davis” returned to the Democratic office in Boulder. He was accompanied by a man wearing heavy makeup and a mustache, according to the Democratic staffer who had met Davis three days earlier. Davis introduced his friend as a “civics professor” at the University of Colorado-Boulder and the faculty adviser to Rocky Mountain Vote Pride. Davis and the professor, who said his name was “John Miller,” picked up Udall campaign literature and canvassing information.
After repeatedly being asked about submitting other people’s ballots, Democratic staffers became suspicious. Because, it’s against the law, that’s why.
O’Keefe was busted after the staffers compared pictures to James dressed with the mustache at one Democratic event, and then dressed as a professor and concluded they were the same person.
O’Keefe and two of his male cohorts also targeted a progressive nonprofit named New Era Colorado, but again, they found him to be suspicious.
Staffers began taking O’Keefe’s pictures so he went to his car and produced a large video camera and a microphone. “If you want to take photos of us, we’ll take photos of you,” O’Keefe said.
Staffers closed the door while O’Keefe and his friend tried to push it open and stick their super-sleuth microphone inside.
New Era reportedly filed a police report about the incident.
James O’Keefe has not produced a video of this embarrassing incident, although, it might still be in the editing room. Taping video footage together takes time. However, the staffers should check their offices and phone lines. It wouldn’t be the first time O’Keefe has attempted to illegally wiretap a politician’s office. [su_csky_ad]