Greenpeace terminated the contract of a Colorado-based worker who was caught on video seemingly condoning fraud in the state's new vote-by-mail process.
The worker was filmed in an undercover video by Project Veritas offshoot, Project Veritas Action, headed by controversial muckraker James O'Keefe.
On the hidden camera footage, the worker in question told O'Keefe "the exact street corner in 'ghetto Aurora' where he could find ballots in trash cans that could be fraudulently mailed in. She said residents of the 'ghetto' were unlikely to vote because they 'don't really care.'"
Greenpeace bills itself a non-partisan organization, and a spokesperson said that the former staffer's statements on hidden camera did not reflect the values or the views of Greenpeace.
According to polling for Colorado's U.S. Senate election, Republican Congressman Cory Gardner leads incumbent Democrat Mark Udall by about three percent, but the all-mail-in voting procedure is a wild card.
A worker for another liberal group on the video seems to encourage O'Keefe to commit fraud with unused ballots (using words like "cool" and "awesome"), while an operative from a different group apparently suggests that voting in two states might be worth a try.
O'Keefe was unsuccessful in baiting other pro-Udall operatives into similar admissions, however.
Watch the video below and draw your own conclusions.
According to National Review, mailing ballots automatically to every voter in Colorado could lead to electoral abuse:
"Secretary of State [Scott] Gessler had futile arguments with Democratic state legislators last year who insisted on ramming a bill through that mandated Colorado become the only state in the nation with both all-mail balloting and same-day registration. Under same-day registration someone can register to vote online, have a mail ballot sent to them, and never physically show up to register or vote. Other places that use same-day registration treat the vote as a provisional ballot pending verification. Colorado immediately counts the vote and there is no way to separate it out if the person who votes is later found ineligible."