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New Hampshire Attorney General Tries to Serve James O’Keefe with Criminal Subpoena

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:14 pm

The story is at In it, O’Keefe reports that he plans to subpoena all communications between the New Hampshire A.G. and Eric Holder, to see if the U.S. Attorney General is behind this.

UPDATE: Corrected a typo. O’Keefe is not subpoenaing his own communications.

42 Responses to “New Hampshire Attorney General Tries to Serve James O’Keefe with Criminal Subpoena”

  1. I;m sure you mean the “NH AG and Holder”

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  2. Racists. Nadia Naffe seems quite nutz, along with her merry band of hoaxsters.

    JD (318f81)

  3. If O’Keefe had exposed fraud in, say, the Diebold machines or if he exposed corporate malfeasance, he’d be lauded by the Left and given a Pulitzer. But since he exposed fraud that damages the Left and their false narratives, he must be punished, perhaps even imprisoned, instead.

    They are nothing if not predictable.

    Dana (4eca6e)

  4. Brett and his minions, put forward the lives of Bev’s ‘blackbox voting, to obfuscates the facts
    of real voter fraud.

    narciso (8d0f34)

  5. I just finished watching that movie L.A.Confidential and it kind of reinforced that people are often not what they appear to be and that sometimes it’s really dangerous to trust certain persons even if they have big jobs and fancy titles.

    elissa (1b6c36)

  6. If only James O’Keefe had smuggled guns to the Mexico drug cartels, Eric Holder wouldn’t waste his time !

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  7. It seems the local Soros affiliate, was involved;

    narciso (8d0f34)

  8. A grand jury subpoena is worthless without a grant of immunity. Illinois only recognizes transactional, I don’t know about New Hampshire. The federal system allows use immunity. O’Keefe needs good counsel. He should not avoid process, he should use it, for the purposes he started out for and for his own insulation.

    nk (875f57)

  9. If you’re a dead person who votes, it’s not a violation of the law. But if you’re a living person who merely points out that a dead person is voting, then it’s a “crime.”

    I swear, is this really a news report—or is it the synopsis of a recently discovered George Orwell manuscript about the upside down totalitarian state ?

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  10. And now Nadia Naife will report me to the ARDC for dispensing legal advice outside Illinois.

    nk (875f57)

  11. I also wonder, Elephant Stone. Although “amok” is the word I would choose over “totalitarian”.

    nk (875f57)

  12. How can the state (or the Feds) “prove” that the person asking for a ballot is not the dead person ? I’m not kidding when I hypothesize that.

    If they can’t ask for photo ID to prove you ARE the person for whom the ballot is intended, how does the state then reserve the right to use photo ID to prove that you are NOT the person for whom the ballot is intended ?

    To do so would necessitate photo identification, whether it is the form of a driver’s license, or an undercover videotape.
    And if the premise is that you can’t ask someone who asks for a ballot to prove who they are, then they shouldn’t be allowed to attempt to identify who James O’keefe or his cohorts with Project Veritas is/are.

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  13. We use signature comparison, up here, Elephant Stone. We sign our ballot request, the three election judges compare it to the photocopy of our signature on our voter registration. That’s where the real problem is. Who registered?

    nk (875f57)

  14. What O’Keefe and his buddies did was fun, but not all that useful. ACORN is way ahead of him with their “voter registration” drives.

    nk (875f57)

  15. Holder is only interested in defending “his people”.
    I assure you, O’Keefe, is NOT one of “his people”.

    Gus (694db4)

  16. It would not work if we could get more than 35% of eligible voters to vote.

    nk (875f57)

  17. NK,

    I understand, but if the premise is that they don’t “want” to confirm true identities of people asking for ballots, then how is it “legal and proper” to ask O’Keefe or his cohorts to confirm THEIR identity as having been the person who asked for a ballot ?

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  18. Holder is a hack, just like his boss. His only interest is for his pension to vest and lobbying fees.

    nk (875f57)

  19. I guess what I’m asking is, “If it’s not legal to require ‘Joe Jones’ to ‘prove’ that he’s actually ‘Joe Jones’ when he asks for ‘Joe Jones’ ballot, then how can it be legal for the AG to require James O’keefe (or his cohorts) to prove that they are NOT ‘Joe Jones’ when requesting ‘Joe Jones’ ballot ?”

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  20. Well, if I understand your question, Elephant Stone, I said that O’Keefe was just scratching at the surface. The real ID question should be at the time of registration.

    Just for illustration, how do we know that it was actually Holder who was registered? Could have been me (it wasn’t) just writing down his information and turning in the sheet.

    nk (875f57)

  21. I get it. A witness does not need to prove anything to a grand jury. And he cannot be compelled to talk without a grant of immunity.

    As for O’Keefe to make his case about voter fraud, it’s his job to prove it, if he wants to. Nobody can compel him, you, or me to do it.

    nk (875f57)

  22. We have seen conclusive proof, in the form of convictions, of ACORN people for submitting forged registrations.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  23. Nk, LIBTARDS want the issue to be O’KEEFE’s actions.


    It’s okay for ACORN to aid and abet criminals.
    It’s okay of YOU or ME to vote as Eric Holder.


    Gus (694db4)

  24. nk,

    According to the League of Women Voters, New Hampshire voter registrants need to do the following,

    ID Needed for Voter Registration

    When registering to vote, you are required to provide proof of identity, age, citizenship, and domicile. To prove age, any reasonable documentation indicating you are 18 years of age or older is acceptable. If you do not have sufficient proof of identity, citizenship and domicile, you may sign an affidavit.

    The fact that an affidavit can be signed in lieu of necessary i.d., seems to be a wide open gate for voter fraud at the polls. How would the Registrar of Voters ever be able to prove or disprove who signed an affidavit if there was no honest information provided?

    Dana (4eca6e)

  25. UPDATE: Corrected a typo. O’Keefe is not subpoenaing his own communications.

    Patterico (feda6b)

  26. Dana,

    I know a naturalized citizen with two voter registration cards. The one she got outside the courthouse, from a “volunteer” (yeah, she’s naive), with just one letter wrong in her name, and the one she got herself at City Hall and checked the spelling.

    Voter fraud, identity fraud.

    nk (875f57)

  27. Come on now, residents in Washington D.C, can’t recognize the Atty General.

    narciso (8d0f34)

  28. The “they” mostly live in Maryland and Virginia, narciso. I explained that to my daughter. She visited La Casa Blanca last month and wondered why her hotel was the Virginia Beach Hilton.

    nk (875f57)

  29. Forward… to the rape barn!

    Colonel Haiku (69fd26)

  30. Patterico and all, this is off topic, but it’s also highly interesting.

    I wanted to post it to Carlitos’ attention in the L.A. Times misreports global warming related thread, but the comments are closed there, so I’m doing so here.

    This is so interesting, in fact, that I think and hope you may choose to do a main-page post on it, linking to here: Svensmark’s astrobiology climate change hypothesis keeps getting confirmed, on multiple timescales, and attempts to debunk it are continually being refuted.

    I’ll leave it at that for now, but I strongly urge anyone interested in the science behind the Earth’s climate to read the above with an open mind and critical eye.

    Random (fba0b1)

  31. run run run as fast as you can you can’t catch me I’m… not in New Hampshire

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  32. live free or die my ass fascists are as fascists do Mr. Delaney

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  33. Whether that’s accurate or not, that’s a fascinating link, Random.

    Dustin (330eed)

  34. Just as DoJ/ATF requires a right-thumb imprint of the purchaser on Form-4473 to purchase a firearm, the same should be required for anyone voting to imprint their right-thumb on the voter role at the polling place….
    And show a valid, Gov’t-issued, photo ID!

    AD-RtR/OS! (b8ab92)

  35. They should also require every voter to go through the same security that TSA requires to get on an airplane.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  36. I’ve always liked the idea of purple indelible ink on a voter’s finger.

    And of course voter ID. Those claiming it accomplishes nothing are dishonest. Our elections are incredibly valuable. Our government spends three trillion dollars per year. Controlling that money is valuable to a large number of organizations. Checking ID for control of our elections is as obvious as checking ID before cashing a $10,000 check.

    And checking voting workers for upholding the rules everywhere, every time, is also very important.

    And those who prove this is a huge problem will inevitably be attacked by those who are benefiting from the problem. I’d say vote ’em out of office, but then we’re running around in circles.

    Dustin (330eed)

  37. When you vote, you really are steering power over money. At this point, that’s 99% of what the federal government is. An explosion of money and debt / a sinkhole of the same.

    It’s like writing the word “Republican” or “Democrat” onto a check that is definitely going to be spent.

    Voter fraud is like endorsing a check by forgery.

    Of course we need to check ID. Democrats are constantly telling people how a democrat vote is very much a matter of cash in their pocket. Read that #julia nonsense. Money money money if she votes democrat. That’s what food stamps are. That’s what grants are. That’s what social security is. That’s what medicaid is.

    Not that republicans don’t often promise the same message. Indeed a smart Republican message is that this cash goody crap is more sustainable if we reform entitlements (instead of my view, which is to eliminate all but extreme needs).

    Of course we have to check ID. Election day is the day we make the largest purchases.

    Dustin (330eed)

  38. Uh, not one person interested in the answer to what drives Earth’s climate, biodiversity, total biomass, and both O2 and CO2 levels?

    Random (fba0b1)

  39. Now we’ll hear from the diabetes crowd.

    AD-RtR/OS! (b8ab92)

  40. Random, there IS a way for your biomass to stop emitting so much CO2 . . .

    Icy (62ec4f)

  41. What O’Keefe didn’t do, is show somebody successfully getting a ballot after using somebody else’s picture ID – very possible I think.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

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