Friday, April 26, 2013

Surprising Exactly No One...

Fresh off the BLNN is this story that should shock you - if you've been living in a cave:

Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud
A jury in South Bend, Indiana has found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Two Democratic political operatives were convicted Thursday night in the illegal scheme after only three hours of deliberations. They were found guilty on all counts.
Former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic party Chairman Butch Morgan Jr. was found guilty of felony conspiracy counts to commit petition fraud and forgery, and former county Board of Elections worker Dustin Blythe was found guilty of felony forgery counts and falsely making a petition, after being accused of faking petitions that enabled Obama, then an Illinois Senator, to get on the presidential primary ballot for his first run for the White House.
There's nothing that can be done about it now. Whether or not Obama should have been on the ballot, he's president now, and I don't see anyone moving to impeach over forged signatures in Indiana. The reason for posting this is simple: Many times we've been told that ballot fraud doesn't happen, that it's a right wing boogeyman, an invention from whole cloth to smear an election with whose results we do not agree.

Well, here you go.

Now, let me be clear. I don't think this was done with malicious intent; I suspect it was more laziness/being cheap. I think they could easily have gotten the signatures needed if they'd had volunteers go door-to-door and have events, etc. - the way it's supposed to work. Instead, they arrogantly assumed that because it was a democratic candidate that no one would ever question it, so why not just take the easy way out?

And they would have gotten away it with, if it wasn't for those meddling kids!

That is all.

8 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Just checked the Almanac. Even if they threw out Indiana's 11 Electoral Votes over this, Obama would have won. Finally Tally in '08 was Obama 365, McCain 173.

Dave H said...

Gary Indiana is pretty much a suburb of Chicago. I imagine they'd have found plenty of support for Obama there.

Dave H said...

Oops, my mistake. They needed signatures in all the congressional districts. I imagine some are easier to get than others.

Unknown said...

I must disagree with your assertion that there was no intent to defraud (unless that was meant tongue in cheek). They will lie, cheat, steal to get what they want and say to your face that is is justified to get their idealogical platform in place.

Anonymous said...

I wonder which is worse our criminal justice system, or the political system. Oh wait there is no difference same political hacks just different club membership.

Old NFO said...

Business as usual for the Dems...

Glenn B said...

Sounds like a heinous right wing conspiracy to imprison demonkrats. I like it.

ShallNotBeInfringed said...

"......I don't think this was done with malicious intent....."
Doesn't matter one bit, still a FELONY, period. None of those bastards would give anyone on the correct side the benefit of the doubt so f-em.

"....Even if they threw out Indiana's 11 Electoral Votes over this, Obama would have won...."

I hope that nobody is naive enough to think that this is an isolated incident. Come on.