This. Is. INSANE. Not surprising but insane. How could someone on the Board of Elections just sit back and let this happen? Watch the video below. Be careful, your jaw might hit the floor.
The Manhattan Democratic representative on the city’s Board of Elections was caught on a secret video slamming Mayor Bill de Blasio’s municipal ID program as 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,” Commissioner Alan Schulkin said in the undercover video recorded by a muckraker for conservative nonprofit Project Veritas.
“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,’ ” he said in the bombshell tape.
“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.”
Schulkin didn’t hold back to the undercover journalist, who identified herself as a political consultant at a United Federation of Teachers holiday party on Dec. 16.
Not realizing he was being recorded, he broke with his own party’s position that voter ID requirements hurt the poor and minorities.
Schulkin said 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,” Schulkin said, according to a copy of the video and transcript provided to The Post.
“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.”
Conservatives claim ID checks help curb voter fraud.
Liberal and civil rights groups argue such rules discourage voting and discriminate against minorities and the poor.