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DC Elections Board Probes Video Stunt in Which Activist Asks for Eric Holder Ballot

Posted Apr 12, 2012 6:00 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The Board of Elections in Washington, D.C., says it is investigating an incident in which a voter fraud activist asked about a ballot for Attorney General Eric Holder.

The activist from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas posted video of the April 3 incident on YouTube, report the Associated Press, the Washington Times and the Washington Post's District of DeBonis blog. The activist asks a poll worker, “Do you have an Eric Holder?” and provides an address that is bleeped out on the video. When the name is found, the activist says he needs to go get his identification. The poll worker says an ID isn’t needed.

The video then cuts to an interview in which Holder says there is no proof that elections are marred by voter fraud.

The elections board said it is investigating multiple incidents that occurred in the April 3 primary, and evidence of criminal activity will be referred to law enforcement.

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