Skip to comments.Election Fraud in the DC Suburbs - Part of a Bigger Problem?
Posted on 11/13/2012 7:56:10 AM PST by indthkr
Police in Arlington County, Va., have launched a criminal probe to investigate the voter fraud controversy swirling around the son of Democratic Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.).
Patrick Moran, 23, resigned Wednesday as field director for his father's reelection campaign after conservative activists released video footage in which the younger Moran appears to discuss options for skirting voter ID laws with undercover operatives posing as campaign volunteers.
Less than 24 hours after the video's release, Arlington County investigators announced that they're looking into the matter.
"The Arlington County Commonwealth Attorneys Office and the Arlington County Police Department have been made aware of a video released yesterday allegedly depicting Patrick Moran, former Director of Field Operations for the Jim Moran for Congress campaign organization, assisting another to vote illegally," police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said Thursday afternoon in a statement.
"The Arlington County Police Department has initiated a criminal investigation of this matter."
Released Wednesday by Project Veritas a conservative organization headed by the Republican activist James OKeefe the video showed Patrick Moran perusing ways to help a man he thought was a campaign volunteer cast ballots on behalf of 100 people the operative said weren't planning to vote.
"There will be a lot of voter protection, so, if they just have, you know, the utility bill or bank statement bank statement would obviously be tough ... but faking a utility bill would be easy enough," Moran says in the video.
Patrick Moran issued a statement addressing the controversy, saying that "at no point" did he believe the purported volunteer was serious.
He struck me as being unstable and joking, and for only that reason did I humor him," he said, according to reports. "In hindsight, I should have immediately walked away, making it clear that there is no place in the electoral process for even the suggestion of illegal behavior: joking or not.
Rep. Moran's campaign issued the following statement:
"Our campaign welcomes a thorough investigation and we will fully cooperate. The incident involving Patrick was an unfortunate situation. While clearly lacking good judgment, Patrick's unsolicited interaction with a right wing political operative seeking to trap him in a damaging conversation did not constitute an unlawful action. We are confident this unwelcome chapter in the campaign will be quickly and favorably closed."
The candidate and father also commented.
I dont condone the actions of the right wing organization in question, but I recognize that this incident is teaching Patrick a tough lesson early in life. I know that my son's intention was to deflect the line of questioning by this trained political operative bent on goading him into a specific response," Rep. Moran said. But the fact remains that the conversation drifted into discussions that reflected a serious error in judgment that Patrick wishes he could take back.
In life, if we learn from our mistakes, we move forward stronger, wiser, and committed to ensuring they are not repeated. I know Patrick will come out of this tough situation a better man for it, Moran said.
Sternbeck told The Hill that police will "start with the individuals who made the video and go from there" as they conduct the investigation.
Sternbeck said there's no indication, at this early stage in the investigation, that the fraud allegations reach beyond Patrick Moran. He also said it's too early to say how long the probe might take.
Rep. Jim Moran is seeking reelection to Virginia's 8th district.
all over the usa and people put their heads in the sand
He represents NO ONE but the greedy and ungrateful anti-American losers who don't make enough of a numeric mass to get him into office without systematic and widespread voter fraud.
I have NO doubts about this and I felt the same when “O” was ‘elected’ the first time.
Breitbart is good, but has a limited audience and is attacked by the MSM.
Yeah, first trash the conservatives and then vote for anyone because our future is at stake and then they allow ‘but’ to win with not even raising a voice much less a finger. No one can accuse them of not making it obvious and how their non action now shows what their non action would be in office.
My mother mentioned reading that the Michigan Secretary of state had sent people to help with the ballot counting in Flint because they were taking so long. I know it was at least 3 or 4 days before any tallies from there or Detroit began to appear.
I can’t find the story but I’ll ask her about it again.
Oddly enough, Wayne and Genesee counties were the only counties to pass the big union proposals.
The federal government uses agents provacateurs all the time in this fashion. I have little sympathy for this cheater who would disenfranchise our voters. Voter fraud must be prosecuted.
Visit this site. They are keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:
SARAH PALIN speaks out of massive Obama machine voter fraud:
Sarah Palin News @SarahPalinLinks Between suppression of the military vote and voter fraud, Obama stole another election. http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/46302 DEMAND A RECOUNT! #VoterFraud
Sarah Palin News @SarahPalinLinks People need to stop pointing fingers within the GOP and investigate the Dems' massive voter fraud and suppression of the military vote.
Mitt Romney tweets about election fraud:
Mitt Romney in 2012! @PlanetRomney #tcot The Competent Conservative: Elections Have Not Yet Been Certified, Heres What You Can Do:
>> These electi... http://bit.ly/Zzam8Y
These elections are NOT certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE you can help. But it wont do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan: Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. See contact information below...
Hannity and Col Allan West hit voter fraud: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-aVy_s76ZY
Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket https://www.facebook.com/lori.patriot/posts/404694619604138<
Must watch videos!
VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting
VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers
VIDEO- Michael Savage: How Obama fixed the 2012 election: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dmJtaOO2etc
VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April:
VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud: http://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=k_rMpQKqZhM
We can not wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.
We must act NOW.
Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.
We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....
We are FReepers. We must fight!
Those who shrug and accept this atrocity without a fight are not worthy to be called Freepers!
Join us!! See the 'BARACK OBAMA FRAUD 2012- (MUST READ- MUST GO VIRAL!)' thread
Patrick Moran issued a statement addressing the controversy, saying that “at no point” did he believe the purported volunteer was serious.
He struck me as being unstable and joking, and for only that reason did I humor him,”
Uh, huh. Right.
The voter fraud was massive and targeted. The Chicago Mob owns the electoral process.