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College student, 22, JAILED for rigging school election to make himself president (California)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | july 16, 2013 | Louise Boyle

Posted on 07/17/2013 4:08:58 PM PDT by lowbridge

A 22-year-old college undergraduate has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing the identities and passwords of more than 700 fellow students at his university so he could rig a campus election.

Former Cal State San Marcos student Matthew Weaver rigged the election so he could become student body president, the U.S. attorney's office said on Monday.

He was one of two candidates for the position at the San Diego area school in March last year.

Weaver, of Huntington Beach, pleaded guilty in March to wire fraud, unauthorized access of a computer and identity theft.

The third-year business student admits that he bought three small electronic devices that record a computer user's keystrokes to steal 745 passwords.

Weaver says he used those stolen identities to cast about 630 votes for himself and for friends who also were on the ballot.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; calstatesanmarcos; electionfraud; huntingtonbeach; matthewweaver; sandiego; sourcetitlenoturl; votefraud; voterfraud
Full title: College student, 22, JAILED for rigging school election to make himself president as he is lambasted as an 'incredibly entitled young man'

After he gets out, the Democratic party will be waiting for him with a job.

1 posted on 07/17/2013 4:08:58 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

That should be a good lesson for us all.


2 posted on 07/17/2013 4:10:25 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: lowbridge

Deceptive headline. The perp was jailed for computer crimes. The election was the motivation.


3 posted on 07/17/2013 4:12:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: lowbridge
Chicago style. Boss Tweed NYC style. This is why I oppose online or computer voting in real elections.

One question. As someone formerly in student government, why the foxtrot is being student body president that big of a deal? You're still a nobody if you win.

4 posted on 07/17/2013 4:16:57 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Darren McCarty

Looks good on your resume?


5 posted on 07/17/2013 4:19:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: lowbridge

Sounds like this movie I watched last November. The perp in the movie had bigger ears.


6 posted on 07/17/2013 4:19:44 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: lowbridge

hell he’ll be POTUS in a few years


7 posted on 07/17/2013 4:22:03 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Darren McCarty

all of it can be rigged, remember the hanging chads caused by Democrats punching through multiple ballots all at once after the election trying to steal it for Gore?


8 posted on 07/17/2013 4:24:32 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: lowbridge
pleaded guilty in March to wire fraud, unauthorized access of a computer and identity theft

Make sure he doesn't get a computer or internet connection in jail. That would prolly be his worst punishment after the expansion of his rectum.

9 posted on 07/17/2013 4:24:47 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: lowbridge

Rising star in the Dem party, strike that, Obama cabinet post.


10 posted on 07/17/2013 4:44:33 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: barmag25

I ‘witnessed’ it also.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 4:48:03 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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12 posted on 07/17/2013 4:51:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: yldstrk

Hopefully, in jail he finds a way to pay his student loans for ‘the education’ he received.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 4:51:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: lowbridge

I was thinking more along the lines of his becoming the next independent contractor for the NSA.


14 posted on 07/17/2013 4:54:48 PM PDT by johnd201 (johnd201)
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To: yldstrk

PLUS The cost of Weaver’s scam cost Cal State San Marcos $40,000 which they will be seeking from Weaver.


15 posted on 07/17/2013 4:55:09 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: lowbridge

There’s a job waiting for him at the FEC when he gets out. If he can sell some dope or move some illegal weapons while he’s in there, he can probably have a shot at DoJ too.


16 posted on 07/17/2013 4:56:32 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack

This may really be THE FOREIGNERS SON.


17 posted on 07/17/2013 5:05:15 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: lowbridge

followed the democrat/obama/chicago model.


18 posted on 07/17/2013 5:06:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: lowbridge

a year in prison!

Hell, Kirk got his own command for rigging the “Kobiashi Maru”


19 posted on 07/17/2013 5:35:12 PM PDT by In Another Time... (..In another place...)
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To: lowbridge

Future democrat political star.


20 posted on 07/17/2013 6:14:26 PM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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To: lowbridge

When he gets out there is a job waiting for him in the Democratic Party or FEC.


21 posted on 07/17/2013 6:38:17 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The short list would be the list of all administration officials that are NOT pathological liars!)
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