North Carolina's turn to be uncomfortably placed under the lights this week. This version of the James O'Keefe gone wild video has a twist that others do not. Rather than just showing up at polling places and having the poll workers simply hand them ballots of people who they clearly were not, O'Keefe and company take the extraordinary step to find people on voting rolls who are not citizens, and yet found a way to be registered as legal voters. His team is also able to get the voting rights for dead people. As a special bonus, they get themselves an atta-boy from two Political Science Professors at the University of North Carolina, and an academic Dean of that same University, when they reveal the most ridiculous plans imaginable to commit voter fraud in order to help the cause of pushing the liberal agenda.
I laughed for a good 5 minutes on this one. The outfits worn by our actors had to have been the most obviously over the top creations of some deranged cartoonist. The accent from our young, "latino," reminded me of Garrett Morris' portrayal of Chico Esquela, a down and out former Major League Baseball Player. The garb warn by our Pol with the Russian name looked like the wardrobe worn by John Candy in some forgotten movie in which he appeared at his silliest. All of this of course is played against a backdrop in which our starring poll workers chose to ignore these obvious screaming red flags and insisted upon continuing to loudly proclaim that they wished to avoid even the most perfunctory attempts at preventing an easy to spot fraud, meant to disenfranchise the entirety of every legal citizen of North Carolina.
Part of me thinks that the marks may have caught on though. The O'Keefe team knows, or should know that as soon as they actually take a ballot from a poll worker, they are legally toast, and will do real jail time for their troubles. There are points in this video when the poll workers are insistent upon handing out the ballots and the young sting journalists are literally thrust into the position of being forced to accept them. At one point, I thought our ridiculous looking Pol. would be physically subdued in order to be forced to take ballot in hand. unintentional comedy gold. Cross Posted at Musings of a Mad Conservative.