Citing a Democratic operative's confirmation of a chain of command that runs directly from Hillary Clinton's campaign to agents who "execute … on the ground," the activists at Project Veritas are asking the Federal Election Commission to investigate a "criminal conspiracy.'
The filing of the complaint with the federal agency follows the release earlier this week of two videos in which Democrats explain how they can attempt to change the outcome of the election through apparently fraudulent means, such as having people travel across state lines to vote illegally.
The complaint follows the filing of a another complaint with the FEC, by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a nonprofit organization "dedicated to protect the right to vote, preserve the constitutional framework of American elections, and educate the public on the issue of election integrity."
Both cite the evidence in the videos released by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas.
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One is Scott Foval, who had worked for People for the American Way, a George Soros-funded group, and more recently with Americans United for Change.
In the video, he said: "You know what? We've been busing people in to deal with you f---ing a-----es for 50 years, and we're not going to stop now."
Also, he said he and his agents are "starting anarchy" by creating "conflict engagement … in the lines at Trump rallies."
Also now out of work is Bob Creamer, founder and partner of Democracy Partners, and husband of Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.
Foval credited Creamer with coming up with a number of ideas and strategies to enhance Democrats' standing among voters.
The new complaint from O'Keefe's organization explained his journalists "have uncovered a criminal conspiracy where, in the words of Scott Foval, 'The way that works is: The [Clinton] campaign pays DNC, DNC pays Democracy Partners, Democracy Partners pays The Foval Group, The Foval group goes and executes ... on the ground.'
The complaint states: "This has been done in a manner to evade federal election laws and violating coordinated expenditure rules."
It is supplemented with pages of evidence.
"The criminal conspiracy involves the knowing and willful creation of coordinated expenditures from prohibited corporate sources. As is detailed numerous times in the Veritas transcript, attached as EXHIBIT A, the supposedly independent speech and actions of third-party groups were directed, controlled, or puppeteered by HFA or the DNC.
"Indeed, the record establishes not just simple violations of the FECA's coordination provisions, but ongoing knowing and willful evasion of federal election law requirements through a complicated scheme. Because this conspiracy involves large numbers of employees, heightened travel, production, and distribution costs and because of the nationwide scale of the operation, upon information and belief, this triggers criminal penalties."
One result of the six-month undercover investigation is that "the supposedly spontaneous and independent protests occurring at Donald Trump events nationwide were controlled and directed by Democratic Party operatives."
"The commission should find reason to believe that Hillary for America and other named respondents have violated 52 U.S.C. [paragraph] 30101, et seq, and conduct an immediate investigation," the complaint explains. "Because of the weighty public interest at stake here, it should do so within 120 days of the filing of this complaint … the complainants request that the FEC impose sanctions appropriate to these violations and take further action as may be appropriate, including referring the matter to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation."
Foval explains the subterfuge.
"We can hire any demo that we want. We use the same mechanism to recruit them that we do to make focus groups. … We have to be really careful. Um, because, what we don't need is for it to show up on CNN that the DNC paid 'x' people to … that's not gonna happen. We need to keep it, you know, I hate to use the Beyonce term, 'partition,' but we need to keep the partition. That's as gay as I'll get."
When the videos appeared, former House Speak Newt Gingrich also raised questions about the apparent disdain for the law.
"Where is the FBI, why is the FBI not investigating this?" the former House speaker asked during an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday, BizPacReview reported. "You have a deliberate willful effort to foment violence, to break up a presidential campaign [and] to intimidate voters."
The PILF complaint, directed to the office of the general counsel for the FEC in Washington, names Hillary for America, the DNC, Democracy Partners, Americans United for Change and others.
"This complaint is based on information and belief that respondents have engaged in public communications, campaign activity, targeted voter registration drives, and other targeted GOTV activity … at the request, direction, and approval of the Hillary for America campaign committee and the Democratic National committee in violation of 11 C.F.R. 109.20 and 11 C.F.R. 114.4(d)(2) and (3)."
The activities, the complaint says, "potentially registered persons who were not citizens." They also illegally coordinated political maneuvers between a candidate's committee and groups that are supposed to be operating independently, the complaint charges.
That puts them in violation of Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, the complaint contends.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said on Twitter, according to the Washington Examiner, that multiple visits to the White House by a "voter fraud operative" merits "a serious criminal investigation."
See the second video:
Talk-radio icon Rush Limbaugh said the evidence is worrisome.
"Every Trump rally would feature none of this [violence] unless the Democrats were paying for it. I think it's a big deal, folks. The media is complicit. They know who these people are. ... They're in on it. They're part of the game. ... None of it's organic. None of it's natural. None of it's real. Every bit of it is bought and paid for.
"[Democrats] can't leave elections to chance because they know that, despite the way it may look, the majority of Americans would not support them if they knew who they are."
Foval said he works backward in his thinking. He first speculates how a charge of voter fraud could be proven, and then he manipulates circumstances and events to avoid those tactics.
He talked about bringing voters from one state to another to vote illegally.
Hiring a bus could be used as evidence of conspiracy, he noted, so people would need to drive their own cars, or better yet, rentals.
There also was a discussion about using local addresses for illegal voters.
He said what needs to happen is to "implement the plan on a much bigger scale."
"You implement a massive change in state legislatures and in Congress. So you aim higher for your goals, and you implement it across every Republican-held state."
In Monday's video, Creamer confirmed, "The campaign is fully in it."
Project Veritas says the actions are "behind-the-scenes shady practices with consequences most Americans have seen on national television at Donald Trump campaign rallies across the country."
"What the media hasn't reported is that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee has been directing these activities with, at very best, a very thin veil of plausible deniability."
Commented Foval at one point, "I'm saying we have mentally ill people, that we pay to do s---, make no mistake. Over the last 20 years, I've paid off a few homeless guys to do some crazy stuff, and I've also taken them for dinner, and I've also made sure they had a hotel, and a shower. And I put them in a program. Like I've done that. But the reality is, a lot of people especially our union guys. A lot of our union guys ... they'll do whatever you want. They're rock and roll. When I need to get something done in Arkansas, the first guy I call is the head of the AFL-CIO down there, because he will say, 'What do you need?' And I will say, 'I need a guy who will do this, this and this.' And they find that guy. And that guy will be like, 'Hell yeah, let's do it.'"
Last week, O'Keefe reported his Twitter account was shut down as he was releasing reports on voter fraud.
In one video he released last week, a Clinton staffer confessed that ripping up voter registration forms – if they are for Republicans – is "fine."
The video also revealed a sexist atmosphere inside the Clinton campaign in which another staffer boasts he would probably have to "grab a--" twice before he'd even be reprimanded. It underscores the double standard by Democrats who have been critical of the 11-year-old recording of Donald Trump making lewd remarks about women.
In the video, both Wylie Mao, a field organizer for the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party of Florida in West Palm Beach, and Trevor Lafauci, a Clinton campaign staffer, agree that ripping up registration forms from Republicans should be "fine."
"If I rip up completed VR forms, like 20 of them, I think I'll just get reprimanded. I don't think I would get fired," Mao said.
Lafauci, after being told that someone else ripped up Republican registration forms, said, "Yeah, that should be fine."
When Project Veritas journalists confronted both Mao and Lafauci about the comments they made on camera, they "refused to answer and walked away," the organization said.
The latest video (Some listeners may find the language objectionable):
See the video showing a top Democrat admitting voter fraud is common:
O'Keefe previously released an undercover video of Alan Schulkin, the New York Democratic commissioner of the Board of Elections, confirming there is widespread fraud.
In the video, he is heard disclosing that organizers use buses to haul people from poll to poll to vote.
"Yeah, they should ask for your ID. I think there is a lot of voter fraud," he said in the video, which was recorded some months ago.