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4 Indiana Dems charged with election fraud in 2008
Fox News ^ | Apr 2 2012 | Eric Shawn

Posted on 04/02/2012 6:27:46 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out

Felony charges related to election fraud have touched the 2008 race for the highest office in the land.

Prosecutors in South Bend, Ind., filed charges Monday against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the alleged forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot.

The officials are accused of taking part in a scheme to fake signatures and names on the primary petitions needed to run for president. Court papers say the plan was hatched by local Democratic Party officials inside the local party headquarters.

Among those charged is the former long-time chairman of the St. Joseph County Democratic Party, Butch Morgan, who allegedly ordered the forgeries. He was forced to resign when the allegations were first made public last October, even though his lawyer, Shaw Friedman, told Fox News at the time that Morgan did not do anything wrong.

The St. Joseph County Board of Voter Registration's Democratic board member, Pam Brunette, Board of Voter Registration worker Beverly Shelton and Democratic volunteer and former board worker Dustin Blythe also face charges.

According to affidavits, St. Joseph County Voter Registration Office worker Lucas Burkett told investigators that he was part of the plan that started in January 2008 "to forge signatures on presidential candidate petitions instead of collecting actual signatures from citizens."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrats; election; fraud
Note how FNC has cropped the mugshots so they don't look like mugshots. The real mugshots are here, on the local Fox affiliate: http://www.fox28.com/story/17314754/charges-filed-in-ballot-petition-case?clienttype=printable
1 posted on 04/02/2012 6:27:55 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

http://www.fox28.com/story/17314754/charges-filed-in-ballot-petition-case?clienttype=printable


2 posted on 04/02/2012 6:31:03 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Democrats and election fraud? So Obama was elected through fraud? This won’t get much news coverage.


3 posted on 04/02/2012 6:31:15 PM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

More indictments against more Democrats for vote fraud, etc.

And they keep saying the Republicans are stealing elections.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 6:32:19 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

The only surprise about this is that the RATS actually got arrested for it.

That’s the biggest surprise of all.


5 posted on 04/02/2012 6:33:07 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
That's all the Rats do.

Lyin' - cheatin' - thievin'..............BASTARDS.

ALL OF 'EM

6 posted on 04/02/2012 6:35:54 PM PDT by LasVegasMac
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To: Westbrook

Maybe America has finally thrown the TV out the window.


7 posted on 04/02/2012 6:37:24 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Keep your eye on this. Obama supposedly won Indiana. He did only by fraud up in the north of the state in counties nearest Chicago would be my guess.

2008 was the first election year that I can remember with the presidential race tally coming in late. That was the tip that funny business was going on.

On presidential election night, Indiana has always been called soon after Kentucky.

This fraud with forged signatures is the tip of the iceberg.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 6:38:55 PM PDT by dforest
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

The truth IS... Obama STOLE the Presidency... (in several ways)

BUT WORSE.. republicans allowed it.. They know he did.. and DID NOTHING..

To this day an obvious known in your face Indonesian Citizen ran for President and republicans BENT OVER..

And if that was not enough Juan McLAim took a dive.. threw the election.. bent over.. and Zerodamus rode him like a Donkey..

NOPE I’m not done yet.. Romney is preparing to do the same..
And republicans are rolling their eyes and drooling DOING NOTHING AGAIN!...


9 posted on 04/02/2012 6:44:41 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Defense attorneys blamed it on Bush.


10 posted on 04/02/2012 6:47:57 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: immadashell

Pam and Beverly are definitely guilty.

Why are demoncrap women so ugly?

It starts on the inside and works it’s way out.


11 posted on 04/02/2012 6:56:52 PM PDT by american_ranger
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To: chuck_the_tv_out; zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice

The original stories last fall speculated that the forging of Obama petitions may have been spread throughout the state and possibly could have kept BH0 off the ballots if they at been caught. I wonder what the result would be if all of he was found not to have enought signatures to have appeared on the Indiana ballot? Or if there could be a revolking of the November election results? Nah, i’m just pipe dreaming.


12 posted on 04/02/2012 7:00:36 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

13 posted on 04/02/2012 7:28:18 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: hosepipe
more like a stump broke donkey...
14 posted on 04/02/2012 7:32:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

This did not even make the Indianapolis (Gannett) Star, now among the country’s most liberal rags.


15 posted on 04/02/2012 7:36:30 PM PDT by Zebra
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To: Zebra

Dayton Daily runs a close second.

Not one word that does not promote Obama worship is printed in our newspaper. It it beyond belief the way they cover for him and his cronies.


16 posted on 04/02/2012 7:39:56 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: GreyFriar

Election fraud indictments against RAT activists are needed in all 50 states — NOW!


17 posted on 04/02/2012 8:00:49 PM PDT by zot
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Any indication of how many ballots we are talking about? How did Obama do in that district, vs Clinton?


18 posted on 04/02/2012 8:03:37 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: Pat4ever

This is about how these Dems forged petition signatures to put Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards on the Primary Ballot in the Primary Elections. It wasn’t votes *for* anybody, and it didn’t affect the outcome of any race. Essentially these guys didn’t want to go out in the cold Indiana weather and collect enough real signatures frompeople to officially put these candidates on the ballot. So they faked names in order to be able to print the ballots with the three most popular Dems.

They were lazy, pure and simple. But it had no effect on the Presidential outcome.


19 posted on 04/02/2012 8:09:30 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: dforest
If you look at a map of 2008 election BO won the college town. State allows college picture IDs to be use for voter ID so the out of state students voted in mass. IN voter IDs law were new, BO found how to get around the law.

We'll see what this year brings. Talked to a Young Republican recently. Suggested they put up signs of campus listing the consequences of being caught voting when you're not eligible. H3ll even Lugar hasn't been legally registered for years. Time to audit the books.

20 posted on 04/02/2012 8:25:07 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God anhttp://sanfordfl.gov/inved Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: dforest
If you look at a map of 2008 election BO won the college town. State allows college picture IDs to be use for voter ID so the out of state students voted in mass. IN voter IDs law were new, BO found how to get around the law.

We'll see what this year brings. Talked to a Young Republican recently. Suggested they put up signs of campus listing the consequences of being caught voting when you're not eligible. H3ll even Lugar hasn't been legally registered for years. Time to audit the books.

21 posted on 04/02/2012 8:25:34 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God anhttp://sanfordfl.gov/inved Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: SusaninOhio

The Louisville “Communist” Journal (Gannett) had a story yesterday about how the Republicans were causing a moral crisis in the country.


22 posted on 04/02/2012 8:57:53 PM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

RATS and Voter Fraud go together like fish and water.


23 posted on 04/02/2012 9:04:51 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Presidential pardons for all! Woo Hoo!


24 posted on 04/02/2012 9:17:49 PM PDT by Boiling point
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

These charges are made nearly four years after the fact. Does anyone know the statute of limitations for voter fraud in Indiana? Obviously the authorities met it, but I’m surprised it’s this long.


25 posted on 04/02/2012 9:23:55 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: worst-case scenario

Sorry I couldn’t appreciate your “folksy, aw shucks” explanation. Just can’t get past the FORGERY of names in any election. Mickey Mouse signatures, dead people voting numerous times and attacks on Voter ID laws, all part of the Dem strategy to cheat/win elections.


26 posted on 04/03/2012 3:27:24 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Obama would not have qualified for the ballot if not for forged signatures so we have an UNELECTED President!

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According to affidavits, St. Joseph County Voter Registration Office worker Lucas Burkett told investigators that he was part of the plan that started in January 2008 "to forge signatures on presidential candidate petitions instead of collecting actual signatures from citizens."

From left, Butch Morgan, Pam Brunette, Beverly Shelton and Dustin Blythe were charged April 2, 2012, in an election fraud case from the 2008 Indiana Democratic primary.

According to affidavits, Burkett told investigators it was his job to "forge petitions for candidate Barack Obama," Shelton "was assigned to forge petitions for candidate Hillary Clinton" and Blythe "was assigned to forge petitions for candidate John Edwards." When Edwards dropped out of the race at the end of January 2008 and Burkett refused to continue the forgeries, Morgan allegedly ordered Blythe to then forge petitions for Barack Obama.

27 posted on 04/03/2012 7:28:20 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I’m sure they meant well...


28 posted on 04/03/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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