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VIDEO: Opening Statement Heard in Upstate New York Voter Fraud Case
Mental Recession ^ | 01/24/2012 | Rusty

Posted on 01/24/2012 8:29:43 PM PST by rustyweiss74

Opening statements were made by both the prosecution and the defense in a massive upstate New York voter fraud case. Special prosecutor, Trey Smith, promises to expose the seedy underbelly of Democratic politics in the city of Troy, something other Democrats already charged in the case have referred to as 'normal political tactics.'

The trial involves Democrat Board of Elections Commissioner Ed McDonough, and former Councilman Michael LoPorto, who combined, face over 100 total charges that include second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and second-degree criminal possession.

Smith has claimed that Democrats 'went for a power grab to ensure that several of its candidates, namely former Councilman John Brown, LoPorto, and former Council President Clement Campana, won the 2009 Working Families Party primary, which would help them win the general election a month later.'

For his part, defense attorney Brian Premo, isn't necessarily denying the accusations but rather, trying to place "the blame on Democratic politicians and operatives". He even admitted a scheme in which Brown and Campana, both aspiring mayoral candidates, concocted a story to blame the fraud on then Department of Public Works Commissioner Bob Mirch, a Republican.

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TOPICS: New York; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: ballottroy; fraud; voter

1 posted on 01/24/2012 8:29:51 PM PST by rustyweiss74
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To: rustyweiss74

Looks like this prosecutor is attempting to violate the fraudulent voting rights of Democrats in Troy.

2 posted on 01/24/2012 9:03:18 PM PST by davisfh
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To: rustyweiss74
There has been widespread, almost universal, voter fraud by the Democrats in New York for decades. This is just one small example from 2009. It was covered up and lied about by Democrat politicians and now in 2012 there is finally some legal action being taken. Look for lots of confusion, lots of obstruction and lots of lies. In the end none of the Democrat operatives will do prison time.

Republicans should be in the Democrat's face over this corruption and fraud but they are weak and cowardly and let it continue.

3 posted on 01/24/2012 9:52:00 PM PST by detective
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To: davisfh

The GOP will remain SOL until it clamps down on Democrat vote fraud with biblical intensity.

I mean: They’ve been pulling this BS since reconstruction.

4 posted on 01/24/2012 10:18:17 PM PST by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: detective

Not just in New York, my friend. This should be job#1.

5 posted on 01/25/2012 5:48:16 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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