Democrats Convicted of Illegally Putting Obama and Clinton on '08 Primary Ballot, Will Media Report It?

Two Democratic political operatives were convicted Thursday of forging names to get Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the 2008 Indiana presidential primary ballot.

Given the media's belief that there's no such thing as voter fraud, it will be interesting to see if outlets other than Fox News report this:

Former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic party Chairman Butch Morgan Jr. was found guilty of felony conspiracy counts to commit petition fraud and forgery, and former county Board of Elections worker Dustin Blythe was found guilty of felony forgery counts and falsely making a petition, after being accused of faking petitions that enabled Obama, then an Illinois Senator, to get on the presidential primary ballot for his first run for the White House. [...]

According to testimony from two former Board of Election officials who pled guilty, Morgan ordered Democratic officials and workers to fake the names and signatures that Obama and Clinton needed to qualify for the presidential race. Blythe, then a Board of Elections employee and Democratic Party volunteer, was accused of forging multiple pages of the Obama petitions. [...]

The case raise questions about whether in 2008, then candidate Obama actually submitted enough legitimate signatures to have legally qualified for the primary ballot.

“I think had they been challenged successfully, he probably would not have been on the ballot,” [prosecutor Stan] Levco told Fox News. [...]

Prosecutors say that in President Obama's case, nine of the petition pages were apparently forged. Each petition contains up to 10 names, making a possible total of 90 names, which, if faked, could have brought the Obama total below the legal limit required to qualify. Prosecutors say 13 Clinton petitions were apparently forged, meaning up to 130 possibly fake signatures. Even if 130 signatures had been challenged, it would have still left Mrs. Clinton with enough signatures to meet the 500 person threshold.


Fox News spoke to numerous people that claimed signatures on Obama petitions weren't theirs including former Democratic Governor of Indiana, Joe Kernan.

Pretty shocking, don't you think?

Now imagine for a moment these were Republican operatives that had forged signatures on John McCain petitions back in 2008.

This would probably be front page, headline news right now, wouldn't it?

Let's see what coverage this Democratic fraud gets in the next 48 hours.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.