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.