Tag: Jim Moran

Voter Fraud? What Voter Fraud

This is why we need voter ID:

Patrick Moran, the son of Virginia Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and the field director for his father’s reelection bid, resigned abruptly Wednesday after a video linked him to voter fraud.

The video — released earlier in the day by Project Veritas, a conservative organization headed by the Republican activist James O’Keefe — revealed that the younger Moran had weighed options for helping an undercover operative cast votes on behalf of 100 people who allegedly 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, apparently referring to options for getting around Virginia’s voter ID laws.

Isn’t it amazing how when we pass these voter ID laws, this “non-existent” voter fraud problem suddenly becomes very real?

I’ve criticized O’Keefe before, but there’s nothing to say about this. Moran Jr. isn’t being quoted out of context. He’s openly conspiring to commit fraud. And it was so obvious that his own father shitcanned him in about ten seconds. What he was conspiring to do, if I understand correctly, was a felony.

The Left will, of course, ignore this while touting election fraud stories involving Republicans. But here’s the key difference: Republicans are not opposing any and all efforts to tighten down on voter and voter registration fraud. The Republicans who are misbehaving are being caught by laws Republicans support. No one is saying that Colin Small or anyone else should be left off the hook. If any GOP operatives are committing fraud, Republicans should and will be the first to call for their scalps.

But is there comparable integrity from the Left? Are they calling for prosecution? **crickets**

In the end, I suspect that this will be resolved by both sides agreeing to a national ID card, a prospect I am opposed to. But for now, just passing laws that require an ID is a good step.