James O’Keefe is a muckraker, prankster, or crusading journalist, depending on your point of view. He and his Project Veritas came to New Hampshire & found that getting a presidential primary ballot was so easy in some towns that even a deceased voter could do it. Governor Lynch and Attorney General Delaney are not fans of O’Keefe & his work. O’Keefe posted on Facebook yesterday that Delaney has “attempted to serve a criminal subpoena” on him.
Lynch & Delaney ought to be thanking O’Keefe. Even if New Hampshire’s election laws are sound, O’Keefe has at the very least shown that the implementation of those laws can be careless. I’d hate to see the state go after O’Keefe without going after the irregularities he highlighted.
I heard O’Keefe speak at SNHU a few months ago. He looked tired. He must have been on a lecture circuit that had kept him on the road for awhile. The hall was full of Tea Partiers who were enthusiastic fans of what O’Keefe had accomplished with his ACORN videos. He took questions after his speech, and someone called out, “What’s your next project?” O’Keefe, the tired kid, replied a bit impatiently, “I’m not here to tell you what I’m doing next. I’m here to tell you how to do it.” He went on to say that he borrowed $2000 on his credit card to get the equipment to make his first video. He didn’t need anyone’s permission. He just acquired the equipment and went to work.
I was impressed. The last thing he wanted was for all of us to tell him how great he was. He wanted us to get busy.