A conservative filmmaker known for exposing ACORN debuted a new video Tuesday that claims to uncover voter fraud in North Carolina.
James O'Keefe's Project Veritas put a 10-minute video on YouTube -- which uses hidden cameras and people posing as others -- that purports to identify two non-citizens and a dead man still on the voter rolls. It also digs into the vote on the constitutional marriage amendment by airing unflattering interviews with UNC-Chapel Hill officials and anti-amendment campaign supporters.
Gary Bartlett, the state's elections chief, said his agency will investigate the claims in the video, saying it showed "a lot of things disturbing."
It's unclear, Bartlett said, if the claims are true and he acknowledges skepticism. He said the investigation probably won't occur for a few weeks, saying it's not a top priority for his office given the vote canvassing efforts underway after the May primary. "I think that when it's all done, it's not very credible," Bartlett said, citing other political blogs already challenging the video's evidence. "All it does is hurt the process. Our laws are based on honesty and self-policing."
The elections agency also will investigate whether the people in the video who tried to vote in the name of another violated state criminal law by impersonating a registered voter.
Read more about the video on http://www.theprojectveritas.org/http://www.theprojectveritas.org/, where he uses it to try to raise money for his organization.