Two democrats have been found Guilty of submitting fake names on petitions to get Obama on the Presidential ballot in 2008.
Fox News reports the jury in South Bend found guilty on all counts former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic Party chairman Butch Morgan Jr. and former county Board of Elections worker Dustin Blythe. The charges stemmed from actions the two committed forgery, petition fraud and falsely making a petition, all felony acts.
The verdicts raise new questions about election fraud by Democrats, a subject that was analyzed after the 2012 election.
The report found vote fraud occurred in the 2012 presidential election and cumulatively was likely enough to decide the outcome.
“In reality, although no single instance or aspect of vote fraud was likely enough to tip the election for Obama, the aggregate of their [Democrats] corrupt activities – including illegal campaign donations, taking advantage of states without voter ID requirements, military ballots delivered too late … may well have been,” the analysis said.
Fox News reported that two former Indiana elections board officials who pleaded guilty said Morgan told Democrat officials and workers to fake the names and signatures that Obama and Hillary Clinton needed to qualify for the presidential race. Prosecutor Stan Levco told Fox, “I think this helped uphold the integrity of the electoral system. Their verdict of guilt is not a verdict against Democrats, but for honest and fair elections.”
Affidavits citing the testimony of former Board of Registration worker Lucas Burkett said the scheme was created in January 2008. Burkett reportedly was aboard the plan at first but later dropped out. Fox News reported he waited three years to reveal the scheme.
Fox News notes that if revelations about any forgeries were raised during the election, the petitions could have been challenged at that time.
A candidate who did not qualify with enough legitimate signatures at the time could have been removed from the ballot.
State law in Indiana requires candidates to have 500 signatures from each of the nine congressional districts to qualify. But in St. Joseph County, Obama qualified with only 534.
Prosecutors alleged that nine of the Obama petition pages apparently were forged, and each contained up to 10 names, bringing doubt on up to 90 names. “If faked, it could have brought the Obama total below the legal limit required to qualify,” Fox News reported. Fox reported it was told by “numerous voters” they did not sign their names, nor did they authorize their names to be used. “That’s not my signature,” said Charity Rorie, a mother of four. “It’s scary, it’s shocking. It definitely is illegal.” Added Robert Hunter Jr., “I did not sign for Barack Obama.”
The news is still breaking in this story, more will be added as it comes in.
By: Randy Rose