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Rooting for the Wrong Team?

Two county-level Democratic leaders in Michigan are charged with nine felonies for forging election paperwork to get fake Tea Party candidates on last November’s ballot. If convicted, they face up to 14 years in prison.

Curiously, it would not have been illegal for the Democratic officials to help get Tea Party candidates on the ballot in order to draw votes away from Republicans, but in this case they placed people on the ballot without their permission, or even knowledge. How they thought they would get away with this is beyond me.



  1. Patricia wrote:

    The real question here is whether these opperatives were actually democrats or not. It would not be the first time that republicans have disguised themselves as democrats to sway local elections.

    Sad truth is that it is not beyond either party to “jimmy the system”!

    Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    I sincerely doubt they were double agents like you suggest. After all, what they did was designed to hurt the Republican party (by siphoning off Republican votes to non-serious Tea Party candidates). The only way their efforts could hurt the Democratic party is if they were publicly revealed. In which case the they would almost certainly end up in jail. That would be a stupid plan, even by Republican standards.

    Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:07 am | Permalink
  3. starluna wrote:

    Stupidity knows no political party. And that was stupid beyond stupid.

    Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Permalink
  4. PatriotSGT wrote:

    And probably totally unnecessary, if was a candidate like O’donnel around willing to run.

    Monday, March 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Permalink