A 30-second video uploaded to social media argues that Hillary Clinton supporters might have voted in the Nevada Caucus on Saturday without registering first.
“They’re letting into the caucus right now without registering them,” a woman’s voice can be heard on the video about potential voters bypassing the check-in desk.
Another person says, “they will register after this.”
In the description under the video, the YouTube uploader maintains the following.
“Clinton supports caught BREAKING the rules. This just happened at caucus location in Nevada. Hillary supporters were not registering to caucus, which is NOT allowed by the Democratic Party.”
See the video clip embedded below.
Hillary Wins Nevada
Bouncing back after a loss in the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton defeated presidential rival Bernie Sanders by 53 percent to 47 percent in the Nevada Caucus for the Democrats on Saturday. The Republican version is tomorrow.
— Wesley van Dyken (@andiwonderthis) February 20, 2016
The above-mentioned Nevada Caucus video has been the subject of a long Reddit thread.
Since political parties, rather than the state government, operate the caucuses, it would seem no election law violation has occurred, assuming the video is an accurate portrayal of what allegedly occurred.
According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, chaos prevailed at a number of Democrat caucus locations in the state, including long lines and ballot shortages. “Suspicious votes, no accommodations for people with disabilities, excessive times and computer glitches were reported Saturday at Democratic locations in Northern Nevada.”
— wills burn (@WilburnZac) February 20, 2016
“There were also reports of supposed precinct volunteers registering new Democratic voters and automatically marking their preference for Hillary Clinton,” the U.S. Uncut website claimed.
Back in September, the Hillary Clinton campaign in Nevada came under investigation for allegedly co-mingling voter registration efforts with simultaneously promoting Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president. Such activity is improper under state election law, but it’s unclear if anything came of it.
The following month, a Hillary Clinton campaign operative allegedly used a satirical picture of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in his smartphone to primarily register Hispanic voters in Las Vegas. Again, it’s illegal in that state to co-mingle voter registration activities with partisan electioneering; if proven, violators could be charged with a felony.
Both of these incidents last fall were the disclosed as a result of undercover videography work by the controversial muckraker James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas crew.
Separately, a technicality in Nevada could or could have allowed Nevada voters to vote in both caucuses because the two major political parties have different registration deadlines.
“A Republican registered by Feb. 13 could show up at a Democratic caucus site on Saturday, switch to the Democratic Party, vote and then still participate on Tuesday because the party switch would not show up on the GOP caucus rolls…I have not detected any such organized move — the GOP can barely organize its own caucus — so it may just be a loophole no one has thought to exploit,” Jon Ralston of Ralston Reports explained. “I suppose it’s also true that mischievous Democrats could have registered GOP by Feb. 13 and could vote in both caucuses as well,” he added.
Did Vote Fraud Occur in New Hampshire?
Switching gears to the New Hampshire Primary, two new Project Veritas videos suggest that some Bernie Sanders staffers may have been implicated in voter fraud there.
Four years ago, a Project Veritas video prompted New Hampshire to tighten up its voting procedures, but gaps remain, such as the abuse of same-day voter registration and the ability to submit an affidavit as an alternative to a photo ID.
One Sanders worker allegedly makes the following statement on the footage.
“Like, I think in many ways New Hampshire is incredibly proud of their first in the nation primary, and for that reason they make all of these really lax laws, surrounding voting, so people can, like, take advantage of it.”
O’Keefe himself confronts another Sanders staffer, who is a Massachusetts resident, but apparently voted for Sanders in New Hampshire.
“The video…shows poll workers advising undercover journalists working for O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action (PVA) how to skirt the rules in order to vote as non-residents. The damnng video also shows Bernie Sanders campaign staffers encouraging undercover journalists to claim false addresses in order to vote in the primary,” The Daily Caller summarized.
A second video purports to show that some Sanders operatives from out of state registered to vote in New Hampshire, and that they were supposedly encouraged to do so by higher ups. Two individuals allegedly used the campaign office as their “home” address.
“Everyone else in the office is also like claiming domicile here. Even though that’s not true. Even though we are not planning on coming back, but it’s super, super easy to register in New Hampshire, because you bring in a piece of mail, and that’s claiming domicile,” a Sanders staffer allegedly admits on the video.
The office of New Hampshire attorney general is looking into the matter, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.
As always, watch the New Hampshire videos and draw your own conclusions. Note that the O’Keefe videos are edited and therefore don’t reflect the entire raw footage.
Although O’Keefe has plenty of detractors for this particular brand of journalism or political pranks, his Project Veritas team, which mostly specializes in undercover videos, has done its share of investigative reporting into corrupt or fraudulent government practices (or rampant political correctness on campus), investigative work which seems to be generally falling out of favor in the mainstream or legacy media. News-gathering organizations used to regularly employ techniques such as hidden camera research in their reportage.
You may recall that a prior O’Keefe video showed someone wearing an Osama bin Laden mask could walk across the southern border undetected, and also how a man wearing an ISIS uniform could cross by boat from Canada to the U.S. without being stopped.
In 2010, the conservative activist pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for a failed stunt at ex-U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu’s office in New Orleans.
Project Veritas recently released two hidden camera videos exposing Common Core, according to O’Keefe, as a money grab.
“Banks, airlines, and even corner grocery stores have long figured out how to quickly and easily confirm identity with photo IDs. Perhaps government is incredibly incompetent, alternately the intent is far more nefarious,” James O’Keefe declared about the alleged vote fraud.
[Photo by John Locher/AP]