An undercover investigation reveals vote fraud, and the NH AG’s office gives James O’Keefe a subpoena to appear before a grand jury. The guy they identified gets convicted, and the Boston Globe never mentions how he was caught.
Maybe I’m asking too much.
(Boston Globe) Robert A. Bell, of Atkinson, N.H., knowingly checked in at a checklist in Atkinson after voting in Florida earlier in 2018, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said in a statement.
He faces up to seven years in state prison, up to a $4,000 fine, and may lose his right to vote, according to the statement. He is expected to be sentenced November 7.
Or, maybe not. WMUR NH News 9 doesn’t have a story on this (yet?). Not that I could find.
But kudos to the Union Leader. They have the story, and they mention Project Veritas. In paragraph sixteen.
Cronheim said Bell never tried to hide the fact that he voted twice when he was first confronted by members of the political activist organization Project Veritas, which questioned him about the election and distributed a video showing Bell admitting to voting twice.
Bell even called Atkinson police to complain about Project Veritas, only to end up getting charged with a crime.
The UL also has a second story about another double voter who was just indicted. Charles E. Cartier of Madison “allegedly filed an early ballot in Attleboro on Nov. 3, 2018, and voted five days later in Madison.”
There is no indication of Mr. Cartier’s party affiliation, but the Union leader identifies Mr. Bell as a Republican.
For the record, we’re not interested in who committed the fraud just that it is investigated, and those found guilty are charged.
We’d also appreciate it if credit is offered where due. If not for Project Veritas, Robert Bell would have never been identified nor the case pursued. The problem of double-voting and it is a problem. And in a close race, it robs locals of their voice.
If we don’t identify it and prosecute it no one will ever know there are consequences. And they are real.
In New Hampshire, if you are convicted of an election law violation you can lose your right to vote in the state forever.