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DNC fires Obama campaign staffer for assisting voter fraud attempt

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Matthew Boyle
Investigative Reporter

The Democratic National Committee has terminated the employment of Houston, Texas, Organizing For America Regional Field Director Stephanie Caballero after she was caught on camera calling voter fraud “cool” and “so funny” while advising a presumably-liberal voter how to vote twice.

In a comment to the liberal Talking Points Memo, DNC spokeswoman Melanie Roussell accused James O’Keefe and Project Veritas of selectively editing their videos – but admitted that what Caballero did on his tape was wrong and she’s now been fired.

“There is obviously a history here of making selective use of taped material, and we will certainly not vouch for the completeness of what was released,” Roussell said. “However, what we saw was enough for us to take the action that we did.”

Caballero was caught helping a young woman try to vote in Florida and Texas in the upcoming election. At one point on the tape, Caballero said of the voter fraud she was facilitating: “Oh, my God. This is so funny. It’s cool though.”

Caballero hasn’t answered The Daily Caller’s requests for comment – or other media outlets’ similar requests.

She worked for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign’s community organizing arm, Organizing For America, in Houston, Texas, before she was fired on Thursday. Federal Election Commission records show she was paid by the DNC.

The DNC and Obama campaign hadn’t commented on the matter at all on Wednesday and Caballero wasn’t fired until House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Lamar Smith called on the Obama campaign and DNC to fire all paid staffers involved in such voter fraud.

This video appears to be only the first in a series. It ends by cutting to a montage of different clips of Obama campaign volunteers and staffers all over the country helping O’Keefe’s Project Veritas activists get set up to vote twice, a sign there’s likely more to come.

Then, the on screen text shows a challenge for the media: “Put your reputation on the line, journalists. Say this is an ‘isolated incident.’”

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