Jim Moran Son On Video Conspiring Voter Fraud

Patrick Moran, son of U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district Rep. Jim Moran, resigned from his father’s campaign after he was apparently caught on video conspiring with a plan to carry out voter fraud.

“Effective immediately, I have resigned from the Moran for Congress campaign,” Patrick Moran said in a statement to Talking Points Memo.

The video below shows Patrick conspiring with an undercover reporter about how he can cast fraudulent ballots. It was made for conservative activist James O’Keefe’ Project Veritas.

The Corner reports The 26-minute O’Keefe video begins with the undercover reporter approaching Moran at a Cosi restaurant in Arlington. The reporter tells Moran, whom he has never met, that he has a friend who has found a list of 100 Virginia residents who haven’t voted in the last three elections but are registered to vote.

Patrick then tells the covert reporter that in order to cast the fraudulent ballots, he will need to forge documents, like bank statements or utility bills due to Virginia’s voter ID laws.

In addition, Patrick suggested that the undercover reporter pose as a pollster, and place calls to the people he was planning on voting for to make sure that they are definitely not going to be voting.

Patrick’s response to the video:

“In reference to the “O’Keefe” video, at no point have I, or will I ever endorse any sort of illegal or unethical behavior. At no point did I take this person seriously. He struck me as being unstable and joking, and for only that reason did I humor him.”

“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.”

“In regards to my position on the campaign, I have stepped down because I do not want to be a distraction during this year’s critical election.”