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October 10, 2012 - 2:48 pm

James O’Keefe’s second DNC voter fraud video is out, and here it is:

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The first video premiered online earlier today and showed an undercover reporter getting assistance from a DNC-paid Obama for America staffer in Houston, as she attempted to register to vote both in Texas and in Florida. The second shows undercover reporters replicating the voter fraud feat in Brooklyn, Minnesota and Florida.

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, reacted to the videos by calling for the president to start firing staffers involved.

“It is an outrage that Obama campaign staffers appear to be encouraging voters to engage in voter fraud,” Smith said in a statement. “But even more outrageous is that this is happening at the same time that the Obama administration is blocking state laws enacted to prevent voter fraud. Several states, including Texas, enacted commonsense voter ID laws that require voters to show a valid form of identification before they vote. But the Obama administration has challenged these laws in court, preventing them from being implemented before the November elections.”

“Contrary to the statements of the Obama campaign staffer, voter fraud is neither ‘cool’ nor ‘hilarious,’” Smith added. “It is a very serious crime that undermines the integrity of our electoral process and threatens the future of our democracy. Obama campaign staffers who encouraged voters to violate the law and cast fraudulent ballots should be fired. And rather than seeking to block commonsense voter ID laws, the Obama administration should support efforts by states to ensure the integrity of our elections.”

Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse hasn’t answered why the Democratic National Committee continues to pay the salary of Stephanie Caballero – the regional field director for Obama’s Organizing For America in Houston. According to Federal Election Commission records, the DNC pays Caballero’s salary.

Ben LaBolt, Obama’s campaign spokesman, hasn’t answered questions on the behavior Caballero and other campaign staffers and volunteers exhibited in the videos.

Registering to vote in more than one state is a criminal offense. Such a crime recently knocked a Maryland Democrat out of her race for the US House of Representatives.

O’Keefe closes the second video as he closed the first: With a taunt to journalists to declare that the voter fraud he is capturing in video can be chalked up to isolated incidents. More to come, I’m sure.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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