by WorldTribune Staff, October 11, 2016
Manhattan’s Democratic representative for New York City’s Board of Elections was caught on hidden camera saying the city is fraught with election fraud and should have a voter ID law.
In a video recorded by Project Veritas, Commissioner Alan Schulkin blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s municipal ID program, saying it is contributing to “all kinds of fraud” — including at the polls.
“He gave out ID cards, de Blasio. That’s in lieu of a driver’s license, but you can use it for anything,” Schulkin said in the video, a transcript of which was obtained by the New York Post.
“But they didn’t vet people to see who they really are. Anybody can go in there and say, ‘I am Joe Smith, I want an ID card.’ ”
The undercover journalist who interviewed Schulkin at a United Federation of Teachers holiday party, identified herself as a political consultant.
“It’s absurd. There is a lot of fraud,” Schulkin said. “Not just voter fraud, all kinds of fraud . . . This is why I get more conservative as I get older.”
Schulkin even broke with his own party’s position that voter ID requirements hurt the poor and minorities, saying he backed the IDs to prevent rampant fraud.
“The law says you can’t ask for anything. Which they really should be able to do. I believe they should be able to do it,” he added.
The videographer asked point-blank, “You think they should have voter ID in New York?”
Schulkin responded, “Voters? Yeah, they should ask for your ID. I think there is a lot of voter fraud.”
While discussing the potential for fraud, Schulkin volunteered that in some parts of the city, “they bus people around to vote . . . They put them in a bus and go poll site to poll site.”
When the undercover mentions black and Hispanic neighborhoods, Schulkin responded, “Yeah . . . and Chinese, too.”