A new investigative video by guerrilla journalist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas reveals Democrat activists in Texas boasting about breaking the state’s election law by mining confidential records.
O’Keefe, who helped bring down ACORN, the community “organizing” behemoth for which Barack Obama worked as a lawyer, shows Battleground Texas Field Organizer Jennifer Longoria confirming on video that the group is culling names, telephone numbers and addresses from voter registration cards to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis.
However, Project Veritas points out that copying the personal details is illegal in Texas.
In the video, Longoria explains that the goal of her group, run by a former field director for Obama for America, is to increase the number of voters in Texas to try to raise the support for Democrats.
“So every time we register somebody to vote, we keep their name, number,” she says. When a Project Veritas investigator asks, “That’s from the voter registration form?” Longoria responds, “That data collection is the key.”
However, according to the video, state law forbids that.
“The registrar may not transcribe, copy, or otherwise record a telephone number furnished on a registration application,” the law states.
But Longoria says the Democrat group takes the information, puts it in a database and then uses it.
“So when we get to get out the vote, three weeks before, we can give those people a call,” she says.
Alicia Pierce, a spokeswoman for the Texas secretary of state, said the law doesn’t need interpretation.
“Section 13.004 speaks for itself,” she told O’Keefe.
O’Keefe recently investigated Obamacare’s “navigators,” the nearly 50,000 people who, according to the government, “will serve as an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in [Obamacare] plans.”
O’Keefe also exposed how journalists with the newspaper that revealed the addresses of gun-permit holders in the New York City area were unwilling to take a dose of their own medicine and declare their homes “gun-free zones.”
He also produced a video to expose the double standards of Hollywood celebrities and filmmakers who support President Obama’s gun-control agenda.
Among those confronted with a request to sign on to an effort to remove all guns from movies was Piers Morgan, who made a brief foray into the top-tier rankings at CNN by badgering guests over their support of gun rights.
O’Keefe’s undercover agents approached one of Morgan’s Hollywood properties and discovered a sign that said, “Protected by Armed Response Security Systems.”
The agents also reached out to Morgan on a public street, asking if he would sign an “Act Against Arms” pledge to have guns edited out of past and future movies.
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Morgan was willing to accept information about the campaign but would not sign on.
The gun-control issue, Project Veritas said, “is being driven by a hypocritical media on the back of a national tragedy.”
O’Keefe quoted Obama’s statement that if there is anything that can be done to prevent the loss of even one life, the nation has an obligation to try.
O’Keefe also approached other companies, such as Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Films, and got a few signatures but mostly was rejected.
One filmmaker got irate with O’Keefe, saying, “You’re not realistically going to remove all the guns from every movie every made. … Think about what’s logically, realistically possible.”
Another responded, “All of the ‘yes we can’ and all of that s–t doesn’t mean anything, man.”
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WND previously reported that police officers themselves essentially are telling citizens they are on their own if an attacker confronts them in their home.