By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog
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.
“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 Brooklyn, N.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.
— Yaël (@YaelOss) October 10, 2012
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