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Filing to vote as Dick Tracy nets charges (Women in cocaine for voter registrations found dead)
The Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 12, 2004 | DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP)

Posted on 12/12/2004 9:34:27 AM PST by flutters

A grand jury indicted a man who authorities said submitted phony voter-registration cards in the names of Mary Poppins, Dick Tracy and star athletes.

Chad Staton was charged with 10 counts of false registration. He was being held yesterday in the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio pending a bond hearing and arraignment Wednesday in Defiance County Common Pleas Court.

Staton was arrested last week after being indicted by a Defiance County grand jury investigating allegations that a woman paid him with cocaine in exchange for registration efforts.

Authorities have said Staton filled out phony voter forms himself rather than getting citizens to fill out legitimate registrations. He was first arrested in October but was released without bond during the investigation.

Officers said then that they interviewed a woman who said she had paid Staton with cocaine for the registrations.

That woman, Georgianne Pitts, 41, of Toledo, was found dead in her home Monday, possibly because of a drug overdose, the Toledo police crime log indicated.

The Lucas County coroner’s office conducted an autopsy but was waiting for toxicology results before releasing the cause of death.

A message seeking comment was left yesterday for Coroner James Patrick.

The Lucas County prosecutor’s office was planning to file 10 counts of filing false registration forms against Pitts, chief investigator Frank Stiles said.

"She was the central figure in all this," Stiles said. "Everything went through her."

False registration is a felony and carries a sentence of six to 12 months in prison.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: complainingpeople; conspiracy; howconveeeeeeeenient; nationalassociation; ofconstantly; registry; votefraud

1 posted on 12/12/2004 9:34:27 AM PST by flutters
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To: flutters
"She was the central figure in all this," Stiles said. "Everything went through her."

And now she's dead. How convenient.

2 posted on 12/12/2004 9:36:30 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: flutters

Somebody covering the trail back to someone at the DNC?


3 posted on 12/12/2004 9:36:48 AM PST by sticker
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To: flutters

I didn't see a party affiliation mentioned in the article,
but I think I could guess.


4 posted on 12/12/2004 9:37:47 AM PST by davisfh
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To: flutters; Flyer; Eaker; humblegunner; thackney

Take the "red" pill, and see how deep the rabbit hole goes...

Raise your hand if you think she was the "only" one involved at that level???


5 posted on 12/12/2004 9:39:09 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans)
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To: davisfh

You have three choices...

Red

Blue

Green


6 posted on 12/12/2004 9:40:20 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans)
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To: flutters

Staton

He was probably registering people as R. *snort*

Pitts, on the other hand, was working on behalf of the NAACP National Voter Fund, which was formed by the NAACP in 2000 to register new voters.

7 posted on 12/12/2004 9:40:44 AM PST by martin_fierro (Holder of a Master's Degree in The Obvious)
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To: Miss Marple
Sounds like an Arkansas dirt nap in Ohio.
8 posted on 12/12/2004 9:42:39 AM PST by MKM1960
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To: flutters
That woman, Georgianne Pitts, 41, of Toledo, was found dead in her home Monday,..

I guess that the Arkancide Virus is still rampant.

9 posted on 12/12/2004 9:43:41 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: davisfh

Original news stories linked this incident back to the National Association of Constantly Complaining People.


10 posted on 12/12/2004 9:44:19 AM PST by concretebob (but what do I know, I'm just an ignorant peasant)
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To: flutters
Georgianne Pitts, 41, of Toledo, was found dead in her home Monday, possibly because of a drug overdose

She was suicided.
11 posted on 12/12/2004 9:44:24 AM PST by holymoly ("A lot" is TWO words.)
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To: davisfh
The dead woman was not only a hard-wired Democrat, she was a state coordinator for the NAACP. I can't for the life of me understand why those facts did not make their way into this story. /sarcasm

Congressman Billybob

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12 posted on 12/12/2004 9:46:01 AM PST by Congressman Billybob (Visit: www.ArmorforCongress.com please.)
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To: flutters

I'll bet that much like Tupac, Georgianne Pitts will rise from the dead and vote for Hillary in 08!


13 posted on 12/12/2004 9:46:14 AM PST by got_moab? (59 million Bush fans can't be wrong)
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To: martin_fierro

Thanks for posting that cross-link.


14 posted on 12/12/2004 9:47:02 AM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters

Reminds me of the woman in Tennessee who provided drivers' licenses to muslims and was found burned in her car.


15 posted on 12/12/2004 9:48:54 AM PST by concretebob (but what do I know, I'm just an ignorant peasant)
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To: Congressman Billybob

I can't figure out why we didn't hear about this story earlier. One would think Pitts death would have made news somewhere.


16 posted on 12/12/2004 9:49:46 AM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: Miss Marple

My thoughts exactly.


17 posted on 12/12/2004 9:54:56 AM PST by exnavychick (Just my two cents, as usual.)
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To: FreePaul
THE DEMONRAT PARTY IS A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE
18 posted on 12/12/2004 9:56:02 AM PST by cpdiii
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To: stevie_d_64

Is she related to Vince Foster?


19 posted on 12/12/2004 9:56:57 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Is she related to Vince Foster?

If she isn't she sure is crashing the Re-union Party


20 posted on 12/12/2004 10:05:32 AM PST by TexasTransplant (Iraq is a battle in a campaign in a war)
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To: concretebob
Original news stories linked this incident back to the National Association of Constantly Complaining People.

I think you've got the name wrong. I believe that it's actually the National Association of Annoying, Complaining People. :=)

21 posted on 12/12/2004 10:06:05 AM PST by Bob
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To: Miss Marple

Has anyone in the Cuyahoga county PD talked to that district's ACORN (Wait one, that was Georgianne Pitts!) represenative?

Or the local NAACP rep, whose cards the police found during the initial investigation in late October?

This all is happening a bit too conveniently.

Jack.


22 posted on 12/12/2004 10:13:48 AM PST by Jack Deth (When In Doubt.... Empty The Magazine!)
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To: martin_fierro

Was he dimpled or hanging when he was arrested?


23 posted on 12/12/2004 10:25:49 AM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: davisfh

Wasn't this the one related to the NAACP?


24 posted on 12/12/2004 11:12:55 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I got a fever, and the only prescription is MORE COWBELLS!)
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To: flutters
Lord have mercy. Now things get deep.


25 posted on 12/12/2004 11:13:25 AM PST by rdb3 (Can I join the Pajamahadeen even if I sleep in the nude?)
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To: flutters

Hmmm.. Gee, I wonder if this was a Democrat or a Republican operation?


26 posted on 12/12/2004 11:19:01 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Congressman Billybob

How about that Democrat in Florida who was caught driving around with a voting machine in his trunk in 2000?
I wonder if he's still alive.


27 posted on 12/12/2004 11:21:40 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: flutters

We did hear about it earlier. A month or two before the election. Don't have a link handy but I saw it here and on drudge. Rush talked about it as well.


28 posted on 12/12/2004 11:51:04 AM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now !)
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To: flutters

Sounds like another "Arkancide" to me.


29 posted on 12/12/2004 12:06:26 PM PST by penowa
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To: Lancey Howard
I thought that was a 'her'
What about the one who said she would go to jail if thats what it took to get Gore elected?
Somehow, I doubt she was ever jailed.
30 posted on 12/12/2004 12:10:27 PM PST by 45semi (Man has only those rights he can defend...)
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To: flutters

The embedded reporter who got the TN National Guardsman to ask that question of Rumsfeld the other day, the one that the MSM has been using to pound on Rumsfeld with, was also named Pitts...but could be unrelated.


31 posted on 12/12/2004 12:42:43 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: festus
martin_fierro posted a link to Rush's comments, see post #7. The original cocaine for registrations was also posted on FR, but I haven't seen anything anywhere, except this story, where Pitts died. According to this story, she died six days ago.
32 posted on 12/12/2004 1:24:50 PM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters
It seems as though there is much death when one pledges allegiance to anything involved with the Democrats-Vince Foster, James McDougal, Buddy the chocolate lab,etc.
33 posted on 12/12/2004 1:31:30 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: devolve

For the vote fraud registry. Who's keeping that anyway?
Additional crime in #15


34 posted on 12/12/2004 1:45:01 PM PST by ntnychik (Proud member of the Bush-wazee)
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To: davisfh
I didn't see a party affiliation mentioned in the article, but I think I could guess.

If you don't see one, it's not really guessing.

35 posted on 12/12/2004 3:00:56 PM PST by Oztrich Boy ("Ain't I a stinker?" B Bunny)
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To: flutters

You are correct that is the first I've heard of Pitts death.

Of course folks involved in scandals close to important people have a way of having accidents.

Locally in Chicago a fellow key to a particular city scandal just "fell off his horse" yer honor. And died of "various injuries including head trama" that he sustained in the fall.

*ahem*

Now I aint insuatin nothing....... But you can conclude what you will......


36 posted on 12/12/2004 6:58:24 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now !)
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To: flutters

Verrryyy Interressting.

37 posted on 12/12/2004 7:12:59 PM PST by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: penowa
Sounds like another "Arkancide" to me.

If Vince Foster had a gun, he'd be alive today.

38 posted on 12/12/2004 7:18:52 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS", Fake But Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: Congressman Billybob
"The dead woman was not only a hard-wired Democrat, she was a state coordinator for the NAACP. I can't for the life of me understand why those facts did not make their way into this story. /sarcasm"

That's not the fraud they were looking for.

39 posted on 12/12/2004 8:04:09 PM PST by sweetliberty (Just because we CAN do something, doesn't mean we should.)
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To: All

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041208/NEWS03/412080350/-1/NEWS

WORK-FOR-COCAINE ALLEGATIONS
By VANESSA WINANS, BLADE STAFF WRITER

The Defiance man who gained national and international attention during the presidential campaign for allegedly registering voters in exchange for crack cocaine, has been indicted for false voter registration.
Ten felony counts by the Defiance County grand jury were filed against Chad Staton, 22, on Monday.

And, in a strange twist, the Toledo woman who claimed she had given him crack for the voters he registered, was found dead the same day in her home from an apparent drug overdose.

Georgianne Pitts, 41, was found dead in her home, Toledo police said yesterday. The police crime log said her death appeared to be an overdose, but the Lucas County coroner's office, which conducted an autopsy Monday, did not release the cause of death pending toxicology test results.

When officers went to her Woodland Avenue home, they found her on a couch in the living room covered by a blanket, as though she died in her sleep, police said.

Defiance County prosecutor Jeffrey Strausbaugh did not return phone calls yesterday seeking comment on the case against Mr. Staton and how the death of Pitts could affect it.

The charges against Mr. Staton were made in connection with a pre-election scandal that made national headlines and attracted interest from the international press.

Mr. Staton allegedly filled out more than 100 voter registration forms, claiming he had registered Dick Tracy and Mary Poppins, among many others in Defiance. He told police he gave the registrations to Pitts, who was working as a volunteer for the NAACP National Voter Fund.

Defiance County Sheriff David Westrick said yesterday there is a warrant for Mr. Staton's arrest, and that he remained at large.


40 posted on 12/13/2004 8:50:37 AM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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