James O’Keefe is bound and determined to prove that voter fraud exists, so he keeps sending his minions out to attempt to commit it. He put a video out last week showing some guy going to a polling location for D.C.’s primary, and asking if Eric Holder was on the rolls. Watch:
See how clever? A white guy. Eric Holder. Of course, the guy didn’t actually take the ballot and try to vote with it, as Kevin Drum, and a Breitbart guy, explain:
You see, O’Keefe’s stunt double didn’t actually vote. Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large of Breitbart.com, explains why: “Obviously this wasn’t an actual case of voter fraud—O’Keefe and Project Veritas didn’t want to break the law.”
They didn’t want to break the law (this time). Yes, it’s illegal, which is why it doesn’t happen on a regular basis in an organized, conspiratorial kind of way that’s substantial enough to actually affect an election’s outcome. It’s a felony, which is ample deterrent, and which is why O’Keefe’s stuntmen have stopped at the line of actually committing fraud. As a Department of Justice official commented, “It’s no coincidence that these so-called examples of rampant voter fraud consistently turn out to be manufactured ones.”
Voter fraud is theoretically possible, that much O’Keefe can show, when someone pulls stunts like this. But no evaluation, anywhere, even by people determined to find that it actually happens (like the Bush Justice Department’s five-year investigation) has found proof that it happens.