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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:52 PM

DNC Fires Employee Featured In James O’Keefe Video

Source: TPM

The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday fired a Texas staffer who appeared to offer to help someone figure out how to vote simultaneously in two states in undercover video released by conservative activist James O’Keefe.

Shot in September in the Houston office of Organizing for America, President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, the video appears to show regional field director Stephanie Caballero helping someone who claims to want to vote in both Florida and Texas. The video was posted online on Wednesday morning by O’Keefe, who is known for undercover stunts, the results of which are sometimes heavily edited.

DNC spokeswoman Melanie Roussell told TPM this video, however, was clear enough to fire the staffer.

“There is obviously a history here of making selective use of taped material, and we will certainly not vouch for the completeness of what was released,” Roussell said. “However, what we saw was enough for us to take the action that we did.”

Caballero did not respond to TPM’s request for comment.

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Reply DNC Fires Employee Featured In James O’Keefe Video (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2012 OP
KamaAina Oct 2012 #1
cstanleytech Oct 2012 #11
AngryAmish Oct 2012 #2
nolabear Oct 2012 #3
nykym Oct 2012 #4
meow2u3 Oct 2012 #5
ieoeja Oct 2012 #6
fascisthunter Oct 2012 #7
JDPriestly Oct 2012 #8
hedgehog Oct 2012 #9
JDPriestly Oct 2012 #10
Kolesar Oct 2012 #12
reACTIONary Oct 2012 #13
JDPriestly Oct 2012 #16
loli phabay Oct 2012 #17
bemildred Oct 2012 #14
Gabby Hayes Oct 2012 #15

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 03:54 PM

1. He's still not in prison?

I can pretty much guarantee you that's where I'd be if I broke and entered a Senator's office.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:26 PM

11. No he isnt in prison for that and he never will be as strings were pulled and pulled hard

to assure he only got a slap on the wrist after he got caught doing that for whoever it was he was working for but considering how much effort it probably took to make sure he only got a slap on the wrist you can be sure that they are extremely powerful and well connected.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:02 PM

2. This is unjust

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:03 PM

3. That video was horrific. They go on and on until the staffer says something to be polite

and then they nail them. I don't take any of this lightly but I truly think that girl was just making talk, giggling, being drawn in by the "Hey girlfriend" patter of the actress until she crossed a line she would never have crossed under her own initiative. O'Keefe is beneath contempt.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:12 PM

4. The campaign needs to send

O'Keefe's photo, in all his very convincing disguises (not) along with all his cronies to all of the offices outposts agencies etc. warning that if they see him or his cronies to ask him to leave if he refuses immediately call the police and have him forcibly removed. This cut & paste idiot has to be stopped!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:13 PM

5. It seems as the DNC staffer was a repuke mole

Good for the DNC on catching this rat. Regretfully, it was a bit late, but better before than after the election.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:29 PM

6. What about the Republican precinct captain who actually [u]did[/u] vote in two different states?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014262948

"Bruce J. Fleming, a Sugar Land resident running for Precinct 1 commissioner, voted in person in Sugar Land in 2006, 2008 and 2010 and by mail in each of those years in Yardley, Pa., according to election records in both states."



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:02 PM

7. he's very lucky the left wing is as batshit crazy as the right wing

that fucker belongs behind bars for life! And those protecting him deserve to be rooted out and thrown into prison as well.... fucking treason.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:06 PM

8. I am registering people to vote.

The fact is that as far as I know we do not have a national data base of voters that is cross-referenced state to state.

I may be wrong about this, but if we do not, it is possible that someone who had two homes in two states could get an absentee ballot from one and still vote in the second state.

It would, I suspect, be maybe a felony -- fraud -- and not worth anyone's while -- but I think it could happen. And I suspect that some loony Republicans might think it is cute to do it.

The Democrats I talk to understand that you only get one vote. One person, one vote is the rule.

Actually, it is really hard to get people out to vote just once. Really hard. So I don't think that the threat of people voting more than once is very real. Most people don't want to wait in line like that, and absentee ballots would show up as duplicates. So don't try it.

The only people who should be investigated for possibly voting twice are people who have two residences.

Since most people who fit that description are either extremely rich or extremely busy, I don't think they will be investigated.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:13 PM

9. I think a lot of people with two residences feel entitled to vote in two places

because they pay property tax in two places. I'd say absolutely not!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:21 PM

10. You vote where you reside.

I talk to people once in a while who say they have moved but don't want to re-register at their current address. That is also, in my opinion, wrong. You vote only once -- where you truly reside. You vote where you live. That is the protection against voter fraud -- everybody voting in the precinct where they actually live.

I believe that a prominent female Republican pundit who frequently appears on Fox News allegedly voted in a precinct other than the one in which she lived. That is no right.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:22 PM

12. With ya' on all counts...eom

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:58 PM

13. True... But I make an exception for out of state college students who register at school. (nt)

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:01 PM

16. That may be, in some states, accepted as where they reside. It is in California.

But students can only vote once. That goes for everyone. That is what is important.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:31 PM

17. was thinking about ex pats who vote in more than one place. was thinking if you have a residence in

 

Different towns should you get to vote for both towns councils.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:42 PM

14. "Gee, we don't have anybody here that knows about that sort of thing.

Have you tried over at Romney HQ?, I hear they are working pretty hard on that sort of thing."

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