THE JEENYUS CORNER
By SEUNG MIN KIM
(Politico.com)- The son of Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) faces a criminal investigation after a conservative group released a video of him appearing to offer advice on how to cast fraudulent ballots.
Patrick Moran, who had served as field director for his father’s reelection bid, resigned from the campaign hours after the video from activist James O’Keefe surfaced on the Internet earlier Wednesday.
But officials at the Arlington County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Arlington County Police Department had been alerted to the video, which showed Patrick Moran talking about how to fake documents in order to cast ballots on behalf of 100 voters in Virginia.
“The Arlington County Police Department has initiated a criminal investigation of this matter,” Arlington officials said in a statement Thursday.
The younger Moran told POLITICO in an e-mail Wednesday that he does endorse “any sort of illegal or unethical behavior” and he never took the man – who turned out to be an undercover videographer – seriously.
“In hindsight, I should have immediately walked away, making it clear that there is no place in the electoral process for even the suggestion of illegal behavior, joking or not,” Patrick Moran said.
- Breaking: Criminal Investigation Launched Over Jim Moran Campaign Video (redalexandriava.com)
- BREAKING NEWS – Criminal Investigation Launched into Moran Video (arlnow.com)
- Police Launch Criminal Investigation Into Moran Voter Fraud Video (pjmedia.com)
- Breaking: Voter fraud criminal Pat Moran being investigated by Arlington County PD; Update: Arlington County GOP chair calls on Rep. Moran to resign (twitchy.com)
- DEVELOPING: Moran’s Son Resigns from Campaign Following Video Release (arlnow.com)
- Patrick Moran resigns from Jim Moran’s campaign (wjla.com)
- Son of Democrat Congressman caught on tape plotting voter fraud (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- Police investigate Moran’s son after video release (sfgate.com)
- Red-Handed! Video Snags Dem Boss Plotting Vote Fraud (amren.com)
- Police probing Democrat caught in video sting (wnd.com)