Friday, March 18, 2011

Dems the breaks when you get busted creating a fake.

As discussed previously, the Michigan Democrats thought it would be a great tactic to form a fake Tea Party to siphon votes in closely contested elections in various Michigan districts. Sadly for them they did it in quite an amateurish fashion, even having their (now ex-)operations director act as the notary on some of the forms.

Unfortunately for them they got caught.

Messing with elections has consequences (at least at the state level):

Yahoo News: Michigan Dems charged in fake tea party scandal

Two Michigan Democrats were arraigned Wednesday on election corruption charges for allegedly propping up of fake tea party candidates in 2010, the Detroit News reports.

Former Democratic Party Chairman Michael McGuinness and ex-operations director Jason Bauer have been charged with forgery, putting people up for office without their knowledge and other charges. . .

The photo of McGuiness form the Oakland County Sheriff's department in the linked article is particularly precious. 

 It will be fun to see how this case develops, and hopefully it will present a deterrent to future dirty tricks on the part of the Michigan Dems.

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