O’Keefe’s Colorado Voter Fraud Expose Undercut By Failed Stings

Conservative provocateur James O’Keefe, slayer of ACORN, is at it again, this time “exposing” voter fraud in Colorado in a new video released Wednesday.

The only problem? Two days before, Mother Jones published a story quoting Colorado Democrats who said that they had turned O’Keefe and his team away in their undercover bid to show Democrats hankering to falsify some votes in a state with one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country.

Last week, according to the Democratic staffers who talked to Mother Jones, a man who said he was an LGBT activist came to a Boulder, Colo., office, asking if he should fill out ballots for other college students who had moved out of the state. (All registered Colorado voters received ballots in the mail this year). But he was told not to because it would be voter fraud, according to Mother Jones.

Then a few days later, the man returned to the office with another man who he introduced as a 45-year-old civics professor. Staffers identified O’Keefe as the “professor,” according to Mother Jones — and O’Keefe had tweeted a picture of himself in make-up.

Mother Jones spoke with a number of other Democratic staffers and aligned groups who said they had been approached by suspicious characters trying to commit voter fraud. O’Keefe was apparently not happy with the report, and he berated Mother Jones’ Washington editor, David Corn, on Twitter.

On Wednesday, National Review Online published O’Keefe’s supposed video expose. In it, O’Keefe and his team purport to show outside liberal activists who didn’t balk when told that the undercover conservatives wanted to commit voter fraud in support of Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO).

There was no sign, though, of any of the incidents reported by Mother Jones where O’Keefe and company failed with their stings, and Corn quickly needled him for it.

O’Keefe, for his part, seemed to think he had gotten that egg on Corn’s face.

Image via YouTube.

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