North Carolina lieutenant governor in voter fraud video

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s lieutenant governor appears in a video that offers instructions on how to commit voter fraud in the state.

The video , posted on Facebook, features Lt. Gov. Dan Forest telling how a group could collect the identifying information of infrequent voters before Election Day and then impersonate those voters at the polls, which is a crime under state law.

Forest says in the video, “Committing voter fraud is easy in our state.”

An amendment requiring a voter photo ID is on North Carolina’s November ballot.

Kareem Crayton heads a group that fought the state’s previous voter ID law. He said the plan Forest outlines is unworkable.

The state GOP director tells WRAL-TV the video is part of his party’s educational outreach supporting the photo ID amendment.

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Information from: WRAL-TV, http://www.wral.com

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