Tag: Project Veritas

Project Veritas’ last-ditch effort to fearmonger about Georgia voter fraud targets the homeless | Media Matters for America

James O'Keefe 1/5/2020

Discredited right-wing video producer James O’Keefe and his organization Project Veritas have released a new video spreading voter fraud conspiracy theories by targeting some of the most vulnerable Americans and their right to vote. The two-minute video from January 4 fearmongers about homelessness advocacy groups in Georgia allowing unhoused people to use the groups’ mailing addresses for voter registration in the lead-up to Tuesday’s Senate runoff election in the state. O’Keefe’s group is known for infiltrating progressive organizations and campaigns and secretly recording people connected to them, then heavily editing the footage to suggest wrongdoing.

Project Veritas’ last-ditch effort to fearmonger about Georgia voter fraud targets the homeless | Media Matters for America

James O’Keefe and Project Veritas spent 2020 trying to undermine the election. They failed. | Media Matters for America

James O'Keefe
Making money out of failure

Right-wing grifter James O’Keefe and his organization Project Veritas — along with its more political arm Project Veritas Action — are known for infiltrating progressive organizations, campaigns, and nonpartisan institutions and heavily editing recorded undercover footage to allege wrongdoing. In 2020, in a repeat of their efforts from past election seasons, O’Keefe and his group tried to spread various narratives about supposed voter fraud through dozens of videos released before and after the presidential election. Most of these claims were debunked quickly, but not before they were picked up by right-wing media and viewed millions of times on Twitter and YouTube.

James O’Keefe and Project Veritas spent 2020 trying to undermine the election. They failed. | Media Matters for America