Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

4 Indiana Dems Charged with Election Fraud in 2008 Presidential Race
Fox News ^ | April 3, 2012 | Eric Shawn

Posted on 04/04/2012 4:26:32 AM PDT by lbryce

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.

Presidential Primary Fraud Case Heats Up

Allegations of election fraud with 2008 ballots

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."

The documents state that Burkett told investigators that “he was heavily involved in St. Joseph County political activities with the local Democratic party," and that "he had, in fact, personally forged several such signatures," and had attended meetings at the local Democratic party headquarters, where it was agreed to forge the petitions.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: clinton; corruption; democratcorruption; democrats; democratvoterfraud; electionfraud; elections; fraud; indiana; liberalfascism; obama
Please don't hold your breath believing Obama is in any way going to be effected by this.
1 posted on 04/04/2012 4:26:47 AM PDT by lbryce
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: lbryce

I still remember the great Clinton saying, “Mistakes were made, but you have to understand, we had a tough election to win to overthrow 12 years of Republican rule.”

Heil Hussein!!!!!


2 posted on 04/04/2012 4:32:49 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

This is a isolated incident.. a handful of rogue dimwits..this certainly doesn’t happen in any other states.


3 posted on 04/04/2012 4:48:10 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Leep

I appreciate your sarcasm but you know every bit as much as I that the President, personally and politically will remain untouched by all, any criminality he could ever manage to facilitate.


4 posted on 04/04/2012 5:01:12 AM PDT by lbryce (Obama The Worst President Ever Must Be Carterized)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
Please don't hold your breath believing Obama is in any way going to be effected by this.

As a long time poll watcher in PA, the thing that is going to effect obama is Voter ID and more pubbie poll watchers.

I volunteered to go into a "bad precinct" provided it wasn't a school {you can't take a pistol into a school}.

We cut the double and triple voting in half {didn't eliminate it}, with our presence and the use of cameras and cell phones.

The addition of Voter ID this year, will help keep the voting day fraud down, but it won't affect the fraud in old age homes, absentee ballots, voters registered in multiple states {college kids and folks with multiple homes}.

Voter fraud should be considered treason and the cheaters put to death.

Voter fraud would cease.

I'll volunteer to be the executioner, without remorse.

5 posted on 04/04/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Leep

Forget your /sarc tag?
On the contrary, we’ve demonstrated the equation: Democrats + FORGERY = Election FRAUD and Obama
The question is: are We the People vigilant enough to stop it before the election rather than acting on it 3 years later?


6 posted on 04/04/2012 5:07:03 AM PDT by Pat4ever
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

I hope more people are exposed and tried. They’re out there.


7 posted on 04/04/2012 5:53:53 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...but I love the United States of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Only four charged?


8 posted on 04/04/2012 6:25:14 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

What’s more, it (voting fraud in general) is likely to happen again to a much greater extent (better organization, longer planning period) in November.


9 posted on 04/04/2012 6:40:08 AM PDT by NEMDF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
4 Indiana Dems Charged with Election Fraud in 2008 Presidential Race

My god... only 4??? I guess the New Black Panther Party didn't have any 'nice citizens' (aka THUGS) at any of the polling booths there...

10 posted on 04/04/2012 11:43:47 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pat4ever
Democrats + FORGERY = Election FRAUD and Obama

More like Democrats + SUNRISE = Election FRAUD and Obama.
They can't win if they don't cheat.
11 posted on 04/04/2012 1:21:00 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
"to forge signatures on presidential candidate petitions instead of collecting actual signatures from citizens."

That's how they got all those recall signatures in Wisconsin. Of course, we'll find that out years from now, after it's too late....

12 posted on 04/04/2012 1:31:49 PM PDT by kevao
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
One thing one has to admit is the Republicans sure do a great job of hiding all of their voting fraud, don't they?

Those poor Dimawits just get caught every time! /s

13 posted on 04/04/2012 1:39:33 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce; All

Useful Liberal Idiots for the “CAUSE!!!”, who likely thought they were doing some great service to America by doing this, and would be rewarded for it.

Instead, it’s just more useful idiot liberal Democrats going to Prison for “THE CAUSE!”.

Careers over, lives ruined.

The Democratic Party won’t be anywhere to be found, and they won’t be paying for the legal defense. All those Democrat/liberal ‘Friends’ who encouraged this behavior won’t be answering the phone when they call.

WHY DO PEOPLE DO SUCH STUPID SH...?


14 posted on 04/04/2012 1:51:57 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Career-enhancers for the Rats.


15 posted on 04/04/2012 1:54:53 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
I read in another account of this incident that without the fraudulent signatures, Obama would not have made it onto the primary ballot in Indiana.

If he's not on the ballot, he can't win the primary, but more importantly, if he's not on the ballot for the primary, he cannot be on the ballot for the general election.

16 posted on 04/04/2012 2:01:39 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
Election Fraud dealing with one person falsifying 2 or more votes should be considered Treason and prosecuted then punished as such.

As Treason is the undermining of a country by an individual or group of individuals, I would say election fraud constitutes that.

Of course you wouldn't want to be put to death for voting at the wrong polling place accidentally, but if we executed the ones who stuff the ballot boxes blatantly then we would see a LOT less voter fraud.

17 posted on 04/04/2012 2:17:17 PM PDT by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TexasNative2000

Until a Republican stands up and confronts this issue, it will always be a back-burner in the news.


18 posted on 04/04/2012 2:28:29 PM PDT by Dacula (OMG - Obama Must Go)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: USS Alaska

Thank you for your efforts.


19 posted on 04/04/2012 2:30:17 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Pat4ever

Forget your /sarc tag?


I didn’t know I was being sarcastic? //s

:)


20 posted on 04/04/2012 2:39:42 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Oh come now. There’s no such thing as election fraud. The democrats tell me so.


21 posted on 04/04/2012 2:48:31 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; randita; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; ...

That insufferable E-trade baby is showing me his shocked face.


22 posted on 04/04/2012 3:17:26 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Born and raised in SB.

Mini Chicago with a bit of Gary mixed in.


23 posted on 04/04/2012 3:49:01 PM PDT by traderrob6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impy

: )


24 posted on 04/04/2012 5:58:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: USS Alaska

Thank you very much for your actions! We need more people like yourself.


25 posted on 04/04/2012 7:25:46 PM PDT by digital-olive
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: traderrob6
Born and raised in SB. Mini Chicago with a bit of Gary mixed in. Good description. I grew up in Mishawaka. I was 8 when Nixon won by a national landslide in '72. It seemed odd to me since everyone I knew there voted for McGovern.
26 posted on 04/04/2012 7:50:03 PM PDT by bagadonutz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: traderrob6
Born and raised in SB. Mini Chicago with a bit of Gary mixed in. Good description. I grew up in Mishawaka. I was 8 when Nixon won by a national landslide in '72. It seemed odd to me since everyone I knew there voted for McGovern.
27 posted on 04/04/2012 7:50:18 PM PDT by bagadonutz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

bump to the top


28 posted on 04/04/2012 8:13:43 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freebird5850

Yes, and there should be closer scrutiny of democrat fundraising. A lot of it comes from questionable sources as well. Most of the dems base are societal parasites and can’t/won’t donate to campaigns.


29 posted on 04/05/2012 4:32:21 AM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: USS Alaska

We need more than just protection against voter fraud. As it is we allow anyone over 18 to vote except for maybe felons and there have been efforts to extend the vote to felons and even to prisoners. It makes no sense that people with no education to speak of, who have no understanding of the history of the country or even of how the government works and who are totally dependent on taxpayers for support should enjoy the privilege of voting. It is in fact absurd. Howard Stern did some videos showing just how totally uninformed are most of those who vote Democrat, it is a gut wrenching spectacle to listen to their answers to questions. These people should no more vote than a house should be built by someone who doesn’t know the difference between a Yellow Pine board and the Yellow Rose of Texas.


30 posted on 04/05/2012 9:16:55 AM PDT by RipSawyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson