Four years ago, James O’Keefe released a video which showed how easy it would be for people to vote in New Hampshire using the names of deceased people. As a result of that video, New Hampshire changed its voter ID laws. Project Veritas Action revisited New Hampshire during Tuesday’s presidential primary election and again showed how easy it is to cast fraudulent votes with the new law fully in place. In this new video, multiple election officials and Bernie Sanders presidential campaign staffers offered advice to journalists using hidden cameras about how to circumvent the law.
Election officials in Nashua, Durham, Manchester and Hanover allowed a number of Project Veritas Action undercover video journalists the opportunity to vote (they didn’t actually cast any votes) without proper identification. In several cases it was made clear that the journalist didn’t reside in New Hampshire.
“Okay, how long do I have to stay in New Hampshire to vote today?” asked one of the undercover journalists.
“There’s no requirement,” responded an election official in Durham, New Hampshire.
“So in talking to the AG’s office, he just need to complete a domicile affidavit, to say he’s resident in the dormitory,” said a Hanover town official. “How long he’s going to be there, isn’t really our business, he’s just going to attest that that’s where he lives today to be able to vote.”
If you’re here today, you vote, you can be gone,” stated a poll worker in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Here’s a portion of a similar conversation which occurred in Nashua:
Poll worker, Nashua, New Hampshire: So they will allow you to sign an affidavit saying that you live in the state of New Hampshire.
Journalist: But, I’m not living here, I am just trying to vote here.
Poll worker: Do you have an intention of living here indefinitely?
Journalist: No not indefinitely.///
Poll worker: If you want to vote today, you might want to tell them that you’re staying with a friend. And you’re here indefinitely, because it sounds like it’s true.
PVA: Ok, yeah. Not 100% true though.
Poll worker: Right, but you’re here indefinitely, and you’re staying at your friend’s house, and you’ll be about to vote. Otherwise, I don’t know.
Additionally, multiple staffers for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign encouraged out-of-state people to vote in the New Hampshire primary.
Mariel Brown-Fallon, Bernie Sanders Field Organizer: Ummm…could you say you’re staying at 345 Cilley Road?
Journalist: Could we?
Field Organizer: Yeah.
Journalist: That’s, that’s this address.
Field Organizer: Yeah.
Another Sanders staff member thinks that most of the campaign volunteers and paid canvassers took advantage of New Hampshire’s lax voter ID laws:
Donna Waterman, Bernie Sanders Campaign Staffer: It’s incredibly easy. 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.
Journalist: Why doesn’t just every volunteer, like, ever in the office, just…
Staffer: Bernie Sanders, Campaign Staffer: I think they all have honestly. And like, all of our paid canvassers have done it. It’s very, very easy.
Journalist: It almost seems like it’s more, it’s better to have people from out of state. Because they can do that and it’s like more votes.
Staffer: Yeah. Like I said. I don’t know the legality of it. Perhaps it’s voter fraud.
“While we’d like to applaud some legislators for trying to strengthen New Hampshire’s voter ID laws, obviously the end result wasn’t good enough,” said Project Veritas Action President James O’Keefe. “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.”