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Police investigate Moran's son after video release

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 7:47pm  ET

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Police say they have launched a criminal investigation following the release of undercover video showing the son of Democratic Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia discussing a plan to cast fraudulent ballots.

Patrick Moran resigned Wednesday as field director of his father's campaign after Project Veritas, an organization led by conservative activist James O'Keefe, released the video.

It showed an undercover operative pitching a voter-fraud plan to Patrick Moran.

In the video, Patrick Moran expresses doubts about the plan but eventually tells the volunteer to "look into it."

Patrick Moran has said he thought the person who approached him was unstable and that he was only humoring him.

The Moran for Congress campaign issued a statement Thursday saying it welcomes a thorough investigation.


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