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Democratic plot to rig MI elections prompts nine felony charges
HotAir ^ | March 17, 2011 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 03/17/2011 8:20:43 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

If you can’t beat ‘em … fake ‘em out? Two Democratic Party leaders in Michigan face nine felony counts after prosecutors allege that they forged documents to put fake Tea Party candidates on the ballot. Unlike other schemes where Democrats allegedly recruited candidates to run on ersatz Tea Party organization identities, these “candidates” had no idea they were on the ballot at all, some of them only discovering it after receiving delinquency notices on filings. Fox News in Detroit reports that the grand jury is still probing the matter and that there may be more indictments coming:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: democrats; electionfraud; votefraud; voterfraud

1 posted on 03/17/2011 8:20:48 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

2 posted on 03/17/2011 8:25:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is going to get interesting. If I recall correctly money for petitions and paperwork filings were traced back to a union rep.

The thread from last night.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2690028/posts


3 posted on 03/17/2011 8:28:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The charges include felonies that carry up to 14 years in prison.

Michael McGuinness

Jason Bauer
4 posted on 03/17/2011 8:30:05 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Pass the popcorn.
5 posted on 03/17/2011 8:35:46 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Moderate Democrats, if they exist, should launch their own party.

That’d be worth donating to.


6 posted on 03/17/2011 8:41:51 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
This is: 1)Michigan 2)Union 3)Rats

Most likely outcome? 1) Prison? NO! 2) Promotion? YES!

7 posted on 03/17/2011 8:43:08 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Former Oakland County Democratic Chair Mike McGuinness and former Democratic Operations Director Jason Bauer face up to 14 years in prison if convicted.

What do you want to bet our DOJ and Mr. Holder find a way to not pursue the matter. That is what emboldens these criminals.


8 posted on 03/17/2011 8:44:55 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We won’t hear much about the complete story from the media. (Ever wonder where Pravda went when the USSR collapsed? It is alive and well in the good ole USA...our media.)


9 posted on 03/17/2011 8:46:45 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: evets

Is it me or does this guy look like evil personified?

10 posted on 03/17/2011 8:47:58 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: evets
The charges include felonies that carry up to 14 years in prison.

Do you really expect that being in prison will stop them from voting? Heck, dims vote from the graveyard.

11 posted on 03/17/2011 8:49:14 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (TX and MI - When the going gets tough, the dims run and hide.)
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To: marstegreg

You are right. This is a state matter with a Republican Secretary of State and A.G.


12 posted on 03/17/2011 8:50:40 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikemcguinness

McGuinness on LinkedIn


13 posted on 03/17/2011 8:50:40 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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14 posted on 03/17/2011 8:51:00 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Rather begs the question, though -

would democRats win any elections without cheating in some way?


15 posted on 03/17/2011 8:53:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Dilute the opposition vote.”

Watch Dems in open primaries go heavy for Romney.

Operation Chaos for the left.

A Romney nomination would bring on a REAL Tea Party candidate.
They wouldn’t need a fake one.


16 posted on 03/17/2011 8:55:52 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Michael McGuinness - Auditioning for role in Showtime's re-release of Brotherhood?

17 posted on 03/17/2011 8:57:49 AM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (I accomp... I acomp... I dood it!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I imagine they did this in all states since we got a bunch of RINOS in office as well as Dems.


18 posted on 03/17/2011 8:58:09 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It would be real interesting if a federal grand jury took a look at this under RICO and combined it with what happened in Washington State, where a democratic political consultant ran astro-turf campaigns and made political contributions from the local service union and the trial lawyers so that certain “bad democrats” would loose the primary and “better democrat” candidates would advance to the general election.

The political consultant in WA state is being charged with State crimes for setting up dozens of Political Action Committees and using Trial Lawyer and union donations to go from one committee to another to another then to another all with the intent of hiding the source of the money until after the primary elections were completed. The State's public disclosure laws require reporting sources of campaign funds and they were “partially reported” as a Pac, but then the next reporting perior showed that the astro-turf (fake grass-fake or non-grassroots campaign) campaign really got money from a different source. Then the next reporting period you could trace the money back a little farther, etc.

I think that the Dem's lawyers (remember it was partially money from the trial lawyers association) is looking nationally how to “game” elections. I think that rather than focusing on recounts, they want to control elections by manipulating primaries through the use of fake candidates.

19 posted on 03/17/2011 9:05:05 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: freedomlover

Actually, IMHO, neither one look intelligent enough to have schemed this up. There must be someone higher pulling the strings on this one...Can you say “patsy”?


20 posted on 03/17/2011 9:05:21 AM PDT by ssstewar
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To: freedomlover

Actually he looks like a homosexual who tweezes his brows.


21 posted on 03/17/2011 9:07:23 AM PDT by Chickensoup (“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face — forever.” Orwell)
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To: immadashell

Don’t be so sure in your defeatism. After the last election, the GOP owns this state and some of the people these clowns targeted are now running the show.

As far as the unions are concerned, don’t be so sure of their power. They were stripped of some 16 to 20 thousand forced members a week or so back and are going to lose many more members in coming days.


22 posted on 03/17/2011 9:19:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ssstewar

Mike McQuinness from linkedin

* Chairman at Oakland County Democratic Party
* Campaign Staff at Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State
* Legislative Assistant at State Representative Deb Kennedy

* Campaign Manager at Irv Lowenberg for Southfield City Treasurer
* Campaign Manager at Andy Meisner for Oakland County Treasurer
* Membership Director at Michigan Democratic Party Youth Caucus
* Political Fellow at Center for Progressive Leadership
* Organizer, Democratic Caucus Communications at Michigan House of Representatives
* Membership Chair, Officer At Large at Oakland County Democratic Party
* Legislative Staff, State Representative Kathleen Law at Michigan House of Representatives
* Campaign Manager at Mark Slavens for State Senate
* Student Body President at Oakland University
* Vice Chair, Legislative Affairs Chair at Association of Michigan Universities


23 posted on 03/17/2011 9:38:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You always have to ask yourself, “What is it about these government jobs that causes Democrats to lie, cheat, steal and assault to get them?”


24 posted on 03/17/2011 9:58:02 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cripplecreek

They’re still RATS


25 posted on 03/17/2011 1:18:18 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: The Citizen Soldier

He’d look real pretty with some of those tear-drop tattoos!


26 posted on 03/19/2011 3:53:29 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: cripplecreek

He sounds like a solid community organizer....


27 posted on 03/19/2011 3:59:17 AM PDT by machman
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