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FL: Obama campaign workers silent in face of voter fraud

By   /   October 10, 2012  /   8 Comments

Part 13 of 25 in the series Voter Fraud

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog

SEALED LIPS: An Obama campaign worker says her “lips are sealed” when it comes to voter fraud

ST. PETERSBURG – Organizing for America campaign workers encouraged and tacitly supported a voter who announced her intention to vote in both Florida and Minnesota, despite the fact that doing so is a crime, newly released video purports to show.

Watchdog.org obtained the video produced by Project Veritas, the nonprofit investigative journalism group headed by James O’Keefe.

The two-part video features undercover reporters in Minnesota and New York who approach Obama campaign workers and seek information on voting twice.


One part of the video features Erin Haust, a Republican and native Floridian who tells O’Keefe she remains registered in the Sunshine State despite moving to Minnesota more than 14 years ago.

Haust says she has tried to have her name removed from the voter rolls in Hillsborough County at least four times since 2008, but to no avail.

She then takes this information to the local OFA campaign office in Hopkins, Minn., on Oct. 9, where she tells workers that she will vote in Minnesota and also submit an absentee ballot in Florida.

SAY NOTHING: Haust approached OFA campaign workers about voting twice and had no qualms about it

“I’m not going to say anything about it,” said one Obama campaign worker. “That’s that.”

In a separate instance, on Sept. 25 in BrooklynN.Y., a campaign worker assures an undercover reporter that her “lips are sealed” after he states he will be voting in Minnesota and New York. The campaign worker  gladly hands him additional voter registration forms even after he he says he’s giving them to friends who are interested in “all doing the same thing.”

The woman in the video has not been identified.

The release by Project Veritas coincides with another video the group published today, showing an Obama for America campaign worker helping an undercover journalist register to vote in both Florida and Texas, which would constitute both a state and federal crime.

Yaël Ossowski is Florida Bureau Chief for Watchdog.org.

[email protected].


Part of 25 in the series Voter Fraud
  1. FL: Lopez-Cantera: opponent claiming fraud because he’s ‘unhappy because he lost’
  2. Video: State lawmaker: we must stop ‘absentee ballot fraudsters’
  3. FL: Julien says absentee vote ‘fraudsters’ are ‘trial run to presidential election’
  4. WI: Legal questions remain over GAB’s approval of electronic proof of residency
  5. FL: ACLU acknowledges absentee voter fraud in Sunshine State elections
  6. IA: Suspicious ballots bring out criminal investigators
  7. FL: Vote fraud denier Ted Deutch calls for investigation into voter fraud
  8. FL: Multistate voters emerge amid absentee ballot flurry
  9. IA: Lawmaker wants investigation into secretary of state’s spending
  10. IA: Convicted felons charged with election misconduct
  11. FL: Swing-state magnet for fraudulent double voting
  12. States: Obama voter fraud would be crime here, too
  13. FL: Obama campaign workers silent in face of voter fraud
  14. Video: Undercover investigation finds voter fraud
  15. CO: County clerks wage war with Secretary of State over voting issues
  16. OH: Obama voter fraud in TX would be felony in Ohio
  17. VA: Video: Obama workers enable double-voting across state lines
  18. MT: McCulloch denies voter fraud’s existence, but absentees could be exploited
  19. CO: Dirty voter rolls plague crucial swing state
  20. VA: Group warns of ‘vote harvesting’ at nursing homes
  21. TX: DNC fires staffer in voter registration video flap
  22. FL: Bloated voter rolls show capacity for fraud, say analysts
  23. VA: Latest voter-fraud sting nabs son of long-serving Dem congressman
  24. FL: The all-out battle to fix the Florida elections
  25. CO: Cheaper, cleaner voter rolls! Now available in 7 states!


Yaël formerly served as staff reporter for Watchdog.org.

  • James

    My wife received one of those election forms in the mail too listing her as a democrat… She has never voted and is NOT a citizen, but all she had to do was sign the form and send it in and she would be able to vote!! People commit perjury EVERY single day.. and in this video too proves why you need to have a valid drivers license to vote… Nowadays it is near impossible to have two valid dl’s from different states!

  • If a few of these people were watched and finally arrested, had to go to court, miss work (yeah I know) and either pay a large fine or do some jail time and wind up with a record, would THAT be a deterent for these crimes?

  • Bigg Spliff

    James O’Keefe.are doing any illegal phone tapping lately? you are a criminal

  • zzzzzz

    What a pile of republican horse puckey.

  • Thats scary, no wonder why there fighting so hard against voter Id laws. We need a nation wide Voter ID law now.

  • Dale

    And we know Jimmie O’Keefe’s history.

  • T

    This is pathetic journalism. No real substance, no real story. Voter fraud didn’t even occur…

  • Mainlander

    Feeling panicky aren’t ya?