But, but, but, but…..according to Democrats, this NEVER happens.
As Hillary Clinton prepares for a possible presidential run in 2016, it appears that she could have knocked then-candidate Barack Obama off the 2008 primary ballot in Indiana.
If anyone, including her campaign, had challenged the names and signatures on the presidential petitions that put Obama on the ballot, election fraud would have been detected during the race.
But at the time, no one did.
On Monday, there was some closure to the case, though, as the four defendants who were convicted or pleaded guilty in the state’s presidential petition fraud scandal were sentenced. Only one received prison time for the illegal scheme that touched the race for the White House.
The plot successfully faked names and signatures on both the Obama and Clinton presidential petitions that were used to place the candidates on the ballot. So many names were forged — an estimated 200 or more — that prosecutor Stanley Levco said that had the fraud been caught during the primary, “the worst that would have happened, is maybe Barack Obama wouldn’t have been on the ballot for the primary.”
“I think that Obama would still have been elected president, no matter what,” he said.
In court, former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic Chairman Butch Morgan, Jr. was sentenced to one year behind bars, and is expected to serve half that, as well as Community Corrections and probation.
Former St. Joseph County Board of Elections worker and Democratic volunteer Dustin Blythe received a sentence of one year in Community Corrections and probation, which means no jail time.
In April, a jury convicted Morgan and Blythe on numerous felony conspiracy counts to commit petition fraud and felony forgery counts.
This undoubtedly happens A LOT MORE than most people realize because voter security is so lax that you’re unlikely to catch anybody in the first place or determine who broke the law after the fact. Moreover, as you can see from this case, even when people are caught, they get a slap on the wrist. That’s not very likely to deter people from breaking the law.
So, if you’re wondering why Democrats are fighting tooth and nail against every attempt to crack down on voter fraud, this case lets you know what’s going on. Democrats believe they’re getting away with voter fraud that swings elections on a regular basis and they don’t want real security in place that might stop that from happening.