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Former Obama staffer arrested in Iowa Secretary of State identity theft investigation
Red State ^ | January 21, 2012 | Moe Lane

Posted on 01/21/2012 9:58:41 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Reports are coming in (via @CFHeather) that a former Obama ’08 staffer – one Zach Edwards, formerly with the 2008 Obama campaign in Iowa and currently up until the arrest working for Link Strategies*, a company affiliated with Sen. Tom Harken (D, IA) – has been arrested for identity theft. The Iowa Department of Public Safety puts it fairly succinctly: “According to the Criminal Complaint, on June 24, 2011, Edwards fraudulently used, or attempted to use, the identity of Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz and/or Secretary Schultz’s brother, Thomas Schultz, with the intent to obtain a benefit, in an alleged scheme to falsely implicate Secretary Schultz in perceived illegal or unethical behavior while in office.” In other words: Edwards is accused of trying to pretend to be Schultz in order to get Schultz in trouble. The crime is listed as an ‘Aggravated Misdemeanor,’ but if convicted Edwards could face jail time.

Matt Schultz is a Republican, in case anybody needed to have that spelled out; he was one of the many, many people who helped kick George Soros’ Secretary of State Project in the teeth in 2010. The SoS Project is, of course, an ongoing campaign by Democrats to control the election process in individual states by controlling the Secretary of State position, which is usually the office that oversees elections: and Iowa was definitely on its radar in 2010. Losing that state hurt, particularly since Schultz both opposes Election Day voter registration and supports photo IDs for voting**: two policies that seem to infuriate Democrats all out of proportion to the importance that those people publicly ascribe to either. So it’s not surprising that some poor, misguided individual might have decided to target the Secretary of State in this fashion.

But what is surprising is this passage from the Iowa Republican (the first link above):

Interestingly, on June 24, the same day as Zach Edwards alleged crime, Under the Golden Dome, a blog connected to Iowa Democrats, launched a three-part series of articles critical of Matt Schultz. They were based on documents obtained through an open records request from “a tipster.” The blog alleged that a batch of emails from Schultz’s office “raise some serious questions about his ability to remain independent and ensure election integrity”.

If that checks out, too… well. You don’t often see the Democrats being that sloppy. Man, standards under President Obama are slipping all over.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*Oddly enough, Link Strategies seems to have scrubbed Edwards from its site.

**This is usually the time when the Left starts whining about how the GOP didn’t require ID in its Presidential caucus. Oddly enough, I agree (without the whining): we should have been checking IDs. We might have had less non-Republicans sneaking in and skewing the results. One in four? – and if you’re waiting to see any of them vote Republican in the general, well, pack a lunch.

TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: identitytheft; iowasos; zacharyedwards; zachedwards

1 posted on 01/21/2012 9:58:48 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

While they are investigating identity theft, they should find out whose social security number the kenyan Hussein 0bama is using.

2 posted on 01/21/2012 10:01:25 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Unfrickingbelievable!!!! Alinsky rides again.

3 posted on 01/21/2012 10:06:18 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How Democrat of them. Identity theft is a core value of the DNC.

4 posted on 01/21/2012 10:11:52 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: FourPeas; Georgia Girl 2; The Sons of Liberty; All

5 posted on 01/21/2012 10:13:58 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: FR Administrator

Is there some way to give this a higher visibility?

6 posted on 01/21/2012 10:17:01 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Emulating his former boss I see.

7 posted on 01/21/2012 10:20:05 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

Hopefully this can be put out on twitter, facebook e.t.c People need to become aware of the criminal activities, and the effort to corrupt the democratic process.

8 posted on 01/21/2012 10:50:26 AM PST by Moorings
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To: Moorings
Cross-linked to one short AP news story that I just located and posted under Front Page news
9 posted on 01/21/2012 11:00:55 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


10 posted on 01/21/2012 11:21:41 AM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long control the people.")
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To: lowbridge
Double bump. There is now way that this guy just decided on his own to try to steal the SOS's identity. If the SS# of the SOS was used, where did he get it from? If the GOP just meekly lets this one slide, then it is time for a new party. This is not just a political dirty trick.
11 posted on 01/23/2012 11:52:09 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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