Skip to comments.Schweitzer called out for election boasts ( Democrat Corruption )
Posted on 09/11/2008 10:43:12 AM PDT by george76
Gov. Schweitzer boasted in a speech in Philadelphia in July that he tampered with the 2006 U.S. Senate election in Montana to help Democrat Jon Tester win.
Bozeman Republican activist Tamara Hall found the speech on the Internet and filed a complaint accusing the governor of vote-tampering in the race in which Tester narrowly unseated Republican incumbent Conrad Burns. She submitted a citizen's complaint against the Democratic governor this week with U.S. Attorney Bill Mercer and two state officials, Attorney General Mike McGrath and Secretary of State Brad Johnson.
Hall said Schweitzer boasted in the speech that "he designed a plan to threaten poll watchers on Indian reservations, personally applied pressure to the elections officer in Butte/Silver Bow while votes were being tabulated and manipulated the media for purposes of diminishing a call for a recount."
Tester wound up defeating Burns by only about 3,500 votes out of around 406,500 cast in a three-way race.
Others were not amused.
Montana Republican Chairman Erik Iverson, who ran Burns' campaign in the closing months, said Schweitzer's comments were not the least bit funny but were "inappropriate and breathtakingly foolish."
"The governor brags all the time about what a great ambassador he is for Montana," Iverson said. "But in this instance, he comes off as a vulgar, arrogant blowhard."
Burns said: "I cannot imagine a sitting governor bragging about breaking the law and using his influence to tip an election."
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By Bush’s DOJ? They prefer to just go after the corrupt GOPers.
Evil. I knew that emoticon had to come from Naz-er-Demoncrat Underworld.
You shouldn’t go there, dude. You’ll catch their hate. ;-)
In a federal resort, you mean.
Tarring and feathering is far more painful, and being in the stocks on The Mall with citizens throwing rotten vegetables at you and tourists snapping pictures is far more humiliating.
And who knows, it might be more effective.
Shouldn't it be upside down and on fire?
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