- The Washington Times - Monday, December 1, 2014

A conservative political action committee released a video Monday on YouTube allegedly showing a Democratic mayor urging voter fraud during a recent private event for Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu.

In the video, Opelousas, Louisiana, Mayor Donald Cravins Sr., whose son is Ms. Landrieu’s chief of staff, tells the event’s attendees to vote as many times as possible.

“If you early voted, go vote again tomorrow,” Mr. Cravins is heard saying on the video, presumably made the day before the Nov. 4 elections and posted Monday by the Black Conservative Fund. “One more time’s not going to hurt.”

Republican state Sen. Elbert Guillory, who narrates the video, called the comment “shocking, even for the sad swamp of Democrat politics here in Louisiana.”

Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere condemned Mayor Cravins‘ comments, saying, “It seems a shame that Mayor Cravins would even suggest that voters participate in the same politics of the past that landed many Democrat politicians in jail.”

Former Rep. Jeff Landry, Chairman of the LAGOP Voter Integrity Program, issued the following statement following the release of the video: “Civil rights leaders, women’s suffragists and our nation’s veterans have sacrificed too much to let the despicable acts of desperate politicians cancel out the votes of honest, law-abiding citizens.”

The Washington Times attempted to reach Mr. Cravins for comment but has not received a response.

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