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October 26, 2010

James O’Keefe Highlights Alleged Voter Fraud in Jersey City Mayoral Race

by Stephen Gordon

Yesterday, we posted some new videos from the controversial self-described citizen journalist James O’Keefe. The videos highlighted racy footage taken at a New Jersey Education Association and the problems associated with teacher tenure.  O’Keefe has just launched a third video dealing with the NJEA, this one alleging voter fraud in a 1997 Jersey City mayoral election. The interview with NJEA Associate Director Wayne Dibofsky, combined with other details presented in the video, seems compelling enough to warrant a bit more investigation.

UPDATE: NJ Governor Chris Christie weighs in:

This is what I’ ve been talking about. This is another exhibit as to what I’ ve been talking about. The arrogance, the greed, the self-interest, the lack of introspection, the lack of standards. And it hurts the great teachers just as much as it hurts the kids.

I think that this video makes the distinction better than I ever could. This is their leadership conference where they’ re in a hotel, having this leadership conference, singing songs together about kicking the governor in his tool box. I wonder what they mean by that? But I can tell you I sense it would hurt.

They talk about the things.. I’ m not even going to say it because we have children in this audience but the things that they would have to do in order to lose tenure. And how exciting the moment is after three years when they get tenure and realize ‘ we can’ t get fired for anything’ .

Gov. Chris Christie comments on 'teachers unions gone wild'
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2 Comments

  1. Potential voter fraud ?

    In New Jersey ?

    I am shocked to find that there’s gambling going on in this establishment

    Comment by Doug Mataconis — October 26, 2010 @ 8:41 am
  2. This tool, O’Keefe, has no credibility at all. It was proven that he doctored the ACORN video (and every investigation cleared ACORN of any wrongdoing). He tried to wiretap a US Senator, he made plans to sexaully assault a CNN reporter on camera as a “joke,” and now this. Some teachers had some drinks at a bar and complained about their jobs? Heaven forfend.

    Comment by Christ Almighty — October 26, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

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