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Rep. Moran's son resigns from father's campaign amid voter fraud scandal

Patrick Moran, the son of Virginia Rep. Jim MoranJames (Jim) Patrick MoranDems face close polls in must-win Virginia Billionaire Trump donor hires lobbyists to help vets Lawmakers: Chaffetz has a point on housing stipend MORE (D-Va.) and the field director for his father's reelection bid, resigned abruptly Wednesday after a video linked him to voter fraud. 

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The video — released earlier in the day by Project Veritas, a conservative organization headed by the Republican activist James O’Keefe — revealed that the younger Moran had weighed options for helping an undercover operative cast votes on behalf of 100 people who allegedly weren't planning to vote.

"There will be a lot of voter protection, so, if they just have, you know, the utility bill or bank statement — bank statement would obviously be tough ... but faking a utility bill would be easy enough," Moran says, apparently referring to options for getting around Virginia's voter ID laws. 

Moran's campaign issued a statement confirming the congressman's son had stepped down. 

"Patrick is well liked and was a well-respected member of the campaign team. This incident, however, was clearly an error in judgment. The campaign has accepted Patrick’s resignation, effective immediately," the statement said. 

The resignation comes just a day after Rep. Moran and two other Virginia Democrats — Reps. Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyDem bringing 'Dreamer' to SOTU: You'll have to 'break my bones' before threatening my guest Dem invites Sutherland Springs shooting 'hero' to State of the Union Congress clears bill to end shutdown MORE and Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottDems want info on Labor Dept hiding unfavorable report on impacts of tip-pooling rule Dem lawmakers call on Labor Department to rescind tip-pooling rule Overnight Regulation: Government watchdog to probe fake net neutrality comments | California, greens sue over fracking rule | EU fines Qualcomm .2B over payments to Apple MORE — had urged the Justice Department to launch an investigation into Strategic Allied Consulting, a GOP firm linked to separate allegations of voter registration fraud in Virginia and Florida.

"The number of allegations in a multitude of locations would seem to suggest something more than the isolated acts of 'a few bad apples,' " the lawmakers wrote Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderHolder redistricting group targets GOP control in states IG poised to reignite war over FBI’s Clinton case Justice Dept sidelines office dedicated to expanding legal aid to poor citizens: report MORE.    

Moran's congressional office deflected questions about the lawmaker's son to the campaign office.