Dem GOTV Group Caught on Camera Endorsing Voter Fraud

Article subtitle: 
Hidden camera video shows the director of Work for Progress backing plans to cast fraudulent ballots
Article author: 
Lachlan Markay
Article publisher: 
The Free Beacon
Article date: 
23 October 2014
Article category: 
Colorado News
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A top official at a Democratic get-out-the-vote outfit working to reelect Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo) appears to endorse voter fraud in a hidden camera video released on Wednesday.

The video, released by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, shows Meredith Hicks, director of the political canvassing group Work for Progress, endorse the casting of fraudulent mail-in ballots for ineligible voters.

“If they are not eligible to vote, and all these people are throwing out ballots, lets use those ballots to vote. So we can get as many votes as possible,” O’Keefe tells Hicks in the video.

“Yes, definitely,” she responds ...

Work for Progress has received millions of dollars from a network of dark money groups in Colorado, Boston, and Washington, D.C., to canvass on behalf of Udall and get out the Democratic vote ahead of the November election.

One of its employees is already facing voter registration fraud charges in Colorado after he allegedly registered voters who were not eligible to cast ballots in the state.

In O’Keefe’s undercover video, Hicks suggests fraudulently filling out mail-in ballots that voters have discarded.

“If someone throws out the ballot, if you want to fill it out you should do it,” she says. When O’Keefe notes that doing so could tip the balance of the Colorado Senate election, she replies, “I agree. You’re totally right” ...

Work for Progress did not respond to a request for comment by press time.

O’Keefe included in the video an interview with Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who says the fraudulent use of discarded mail-in ballots is a serious concern.

The video is the latest from Project Veritas Action, the new activist arm of O’Keefe’s organization that has set its sights on competitive Senate races around the country ...

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[...] The culprits, in this case, were the non-profit Work For Progress, a Greenpeace staffer and a campaign worker for Democrat Joe Salazar, a Colorado legislator. Work for Progress is, basically, a Progressive employment agency ...

The idea that one would take a discarded ballot, fill it out and mail it in as a legitimate vote, however, demonstrates a complete lack of regard for a fair and democratic process.

This very idea, however, was also cheerfully condoned by Christen Topping, a paid staffer at Greenpeace, who was also captured on the undercover video. Topping is backing Democratic Senator Udall. Topping went so far as to indicate to the investigative reporters where they might be able to find a lot of discarded ballot papers in trash cans. She suggested a predominantly black and Hispanic area of Aurora, Colorado, which she described as “ghetto Aurora,” ...

Colorado is one of the few states that has an all-mail-in ballot process. Such a system is, obviously, open to rampant fraud. Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler told O’Keefe “I think historically when you look at it, one of the most popular avenues for voter fraud is mail ballot” ...

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