The conservative nonprofit group Project Veritas has released an undercover video of a Manhattan Democratic representative on the city’s Board of Elections lamenting “all kinds” fraud, including voter fraud.
Commissioner Alan Schulkin unwittingly spoke to a member of Project Veritas last December at a United Federation of Teachers holiday party. Footage released Tuesday in conjunction with a piece by the New York Post shows him blasting fraud that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s municipal ID program has cultivated in the city.
“He gave out ID cards, de Blasio. That’s in lieu of a driver’s license, but you can use it for anything,” Mr. Schulkin said Dec. 15. “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. It’s absurd. There is a lot of fraud. Not just voter fraud, all kinds of fraud … This is why I get more conservative as I get older.”
Mr. Schulkin added that “certain neighborhoods in particular” have unregistered voters bused around the city to vote multiple times. He would not say which neighborhoods, but when prompted on minority areas he replied, “Yeah, and Chinese, too.”
“Your vote isn’t really counting, because they can go [into the polling station] with a burqa on and you don’t know if they are a voter. Your vote gets discounted because they come in with a burqa on and they can vote.”
Mr. Schulkin told the Post for its story that he should have said “potential fraud” instead of “fraud,” and that he was “just trying to placate” the Project Veritas employee when they met.
“She was like a nuisance,” he told the newspaper.