O'Keefe and his merry band of pimply provocateurs claimed that Battleground Texas was illegally obtaining telephone numbers from voter registration applications and handing them over to the Wendy Davis campaign.
In February, O'Keefe and his Project Veritas group released a video investigation of progressive organization Battleground Texas. In the video, O'Keefe accuses the group, which he labels "the new ACORN," of using "potentially illegal methods to change elections." The allegation hinged on O'Keefe repeatedly pointing to a part of the Texas Election Code, which states that "the registrar may not transcribe, copy, or otherwise record a telephone number furnished on a registration application."The slow-witted Republicans who still depend on O'Keefe to do their dirtiest of dirty work in their voter suppression efforts, hit the roof and demanded a thorough investigation of Battleground Texas. The melodramatic histrionics tell even the casual observer that Texas Republicans are worried about the real possibility of Texas turning a lovely shade of blue.
The fauxrage led to complaints being filed with the Texas secretary of state. A Texas judge appointed two special prosecutors, one of which is a Texas Republican, to investigate the matter. After thoroughly reviewing O'Keefe's "evidence" against Battleground Texas, they found him to be completely full of shit and filed a report requesting the judge to dismiss the complaint due to "insufficient evidence and failure to state an offense." The judge seemed more than happy to grant the request while deliciously spanking O'Keefe in the process. In his order to dismiss, the judge took direct aim at O'Keefe, calling him out for his tired schtick and letting him know his 15 minutes of fame are pretty much over.
ConclusionsIn a sane political world one could safely conclude that after this latest pie in the face, James O'Keefe will have come to the end of his Wikipedia page. The thing is, we aren't dealing with a sane political party. You can safely lay wager that once O'Keefe wipes the meringue of his smug little mug, he'll be dressing up in a new undercover costume to drum up outrage for a story without a lick of truth to it and the Republican party will hail him a genius hero once again. Boy howdy, are these people slow learners.
a. The Veritas video was little more than a canard and political disinformation. The video was particularly unprofessional when it suggested that the actions of Battleground Texas were advocated by a Texas gubernatorial candidate and that the actions of a single volunteer deputy registrar may even involve private health data, which is not involved in the voter registration process.