‘Dead’ Voter Talking: O’Keefe Voter Fraud Stunt Confused 23-Year-Old For Dead 84-Year-Old

January 14, 2012 9:25 a.m.

Robert William Beaulieu is 23-years-old, lives in Nashua, New Hampshire, and is a registered Democrat. He’s also very much not dead.

But you wouldn’t have known that if you watched the lastest undercover sting video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, which featured a man with an Irish accent attempting to obtain a ballot on behalf of a Robert Beaulieu who lives on Cassandra Lane.That’s the home University of New Hampshire graduate Robert W. Beaulieu, pictured above, shares with his parents. Robert P. Beaulieu, unrelated, died a few months back at the age of 84, and is apparently the man Project Vertitas’ investigator intended to impersonate. By all appearances, they got the wrong guy.

“I found out they were actually talking about me and not the man who passed away in October,” Robert W. Beaulieu told TPM. “The funny thing is, if they’d done any research, they would have found out the guy’s middle name is Paul and the guy specifically goes looking for William.”

“There’s four of us, everyone is alive,” joked Beaulieu’s brother Timothy William Beaulieu, who first noticed that his brother’s name and address being used by a man with an Irish accent during a segment on Current TV this week.

“Yeah, he butchered our name,” Robert W. Beaulieu told TPM, adding that the fact that someone using his name was able to obtain a ballot doesn’t change his opposition to a photo ID law.

“I’ve heard Republicans try to spin it their way, but I don’t see [voter impersonation fraud] as a big problem at all,” Beaulieu told TPM, but said that the poll watcher in the video shouldn’t have helped the individual impersonating him out with his address.

But the crux of the O’Keefe sting, which apparently cost over $50,000, is that dead voters shouldn’t have been on the voting rolls and that anyone could be voting on their behalf without a voter ID law in place. Robert W. Beaulieu, being a living New Hampshire resident who’s been voting since he turned 18, should have been on the voting rolls.

Beaulieu said that he reached out to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office but said he was brushed off. “I think they just want it to go away,” he said.

The clip of the Project Veritas investigator obtaining a ballot on behalf of Robert Beaulieu is the first segment in this video:

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