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First Convictions On Election Fraud Charges from 2004 Elections

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Today, five individuals were found guilty of election fraud.

As far as known, these five are the first charged and convicted of election fraud from the 2004 election. One of the individuals was a party boss for the area in which the fraud took place.

With all the talk of Ohio, one wonders if the Democrats will talk about their PARTY LEADERSHIP in East Saint Louis being CONVICTED of trying to rig elections. Next time a Democrat talks about stealing elections, it may be just because they know best on how to do it.

Hat Tip: Capitol Fax

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  • Not the first. Look harder.

  • Convicted of election fraud or something else? I know the Wisconsin tire-slashers got convictions but that wasn’t election fraud…

    Is there something you had in mind?

  • “The five were charged with paying voters up to $10 a vote to vote for Democratic candidates during the Nov. 2 general election.”

    Sounds like election fraud to me – the surprise is that the fraud didn’t happen in Chicago or Cleveland…

  • Nancy

    How come nobody ever offers to pay ME money for my vote?! Never in the right place at the right time, story of my life….

  • That’s nothing. I paid people $20 to vote for the pink M&M.

    Oh, crap, was that out loud?

  • Nancy-

    Ohio is a good market for vote selling if you don’t live there already. 🙂

  • This post wasn’t any kind of an article at all, it was just a cheap partisan potshot. Why bother cluttering up Blogcritics with that kind of thing?

  • RJ

    “Sounds like election fraud to me – the surprise is that the fraud didn’t happen in Chicago or Cleveland…”

    Chicago certainly has a long history of election rigging, but why would the Dems both in 2004? Kerry and Obama were clearly going to win.

    Missouri, however, was considered a swing-state…

  • RJ

    both = bother…

  • $10 a vote? Damn, the Dems traditionally pay only $5 here in Texas and $2 in Louisiana – that plust the free bus ride from the old folks home.


  • Nancy

    Dave, the Dems are never able to raise as much money for payoffs as BushCo.; aside from George Soros, they don’t have all those big bucks connections! 😉 You oughtta know that. Besides, col levels are a lot lower in the south…or they were.

  • That lower fundraising is presumably why they’ve traditionally preferred direct vote buying over more expensive legal advertising preferred by the GOP.


  • Nancy

    Very likely; but the GOP makes up for it in other ways less palatable. Just wish someone would think ME worth subverting, for some/any reason, lol! Buying votes seems to be an old, rich, red-blooded American tradition on both sides. Rumors are that was how Poe may have met his death, if it wasn’t by rabid cat bite. Have a good 4th.

  • Here’s a good update on criminal behavior for election purposes for this thread.

    Republican party leader arrested for trying to KILL political rival:


  • I’m pretty sure political murder isn’t an active policy of either political party, Steve. Sounds like one lunatic taking action on his own.


  • well, between the destruction of Valerie Plame’s career and the attempt to murder this guy here, it could be the markings of a trend.

    Instead of paying people to vote, which is of course wrong, it would seem that the opposing side has chosen various methods of ‘destruction’ as it’s active policy.

  • hmmm. okay, how about this:

    Experienced federal investigators, acting independently, have discovered a covert funding channel used by the 2000 and 2004 Bush-Cheney campaigns and the administrations of Jeb Bush in Florida and Bob Taft in Ohio to illegally funnel foreign and other questionable money into Republican coffers.