Wednesday, December 07, 2011


A Fox News story is titled "Indiana 2008 Presidential Primary Election Fraud Probe Heats Up." And, well, it does look as if something untoward took place:

Charity Rorie, a mother of four, sat in her Mishawaka, Ind., kitchen, stunned that her name appeared on a 2008 Democratic presidential primary petition for then-candidate Barack Obama.

"That's not my signature," she told Fox News, saying her signature is "absolutely" a fake. She also said she was troubled someone forged both her signature and that of her husband, Jeff, and listed personal details such as their address and birthdays....

Robert Hunter Jr. said his name was faked, too.

"I did not sign for Barack Obama," he told Fox News, adding his signature supporting the then-Illinois senator's effort to get on the primary ballot was also a forgery....

"My wife and I actually signed a petition for Hillary Clinton," he said. "I am an Obama fan, but not in the primaries I wasn't."

The prospect that theirs are two of an estimated 150 signatures that may have been forged on the petitions has raised the question of whether President Obama actually reached the legitimate number of signatures needed to be placed on the ballot in Indiana....

"This is the Chicago way and it will not be tolerated in the state of Indiana," [state Republican chairman Eric] Holcomb said....

If you read the story at Fox, you conclude one thing: cheating was involved in the gathering of signatures for Barack Obama. Obama may not have legitimately qualified to be on the primary ballot in Indiana. A video version of the story at the link says the same thing.

But as this story from the South Bend Tribune notes, there actually appear to be forged signatures on petitions for both Obama and Hillary Clinton in this Indiana county. The Fox story, however, never mentions the apparently forged Clinton signatures.

Curious, that.

In fact, the headline of the Tribune story is

Clinton, Obama Indiana Primary Petitions Tainted by Forged Signatures

The story tells us:

Several pages from petitions used to qualify Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the state's Democratic primary contain names and signatures that appear to have been copied by hand from a petition for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Schellinger....

The Tribune has talked with more than 30 people besides Dvorak whose names are on both the Clinton and Schellinger petitions. All but one of them have confirmed their purported signatures on the Clinton petition are not genuine.

Erich Speckin, a forensic document analyst, examined the petitions ...

He said there is clear evidence, based on the consistency of the handwriting, that about 10 pages in the Obama petition were filled in by the same person, and another person apparently filled in nine pages....

The situation ... calls into question whether either Clinton or Obama ... should have been on the Indiana primary ballot.

Not a word of the alleged fraud on Clinton's behalf appears in the Fox video or print stories. The Fox story mentions the county Democratic chairman who resigned, but never says he resigned because of allegations about both candidates' petitions.

Do I have to explain why? The people at Fox want to enrage not only Republicans, but Democrats who preferred Clinton in '08 and never truly warmed to Obama. Telling the whole story would spoil that narrative. Telling the whole story might fail to nudge Hillary fans toward the GOP for 2012.


And yes, corners were cut here, but it was fraud on ballot petitions for one primary in one county of one state -- it wasn't major-league fraud.


c u n d gulag said...

FOX is doing its job!

It's not there to inform. It's there to misinform, underinform, or muddy the water and the Liberals.

It's propaganda. And they're quite good at it.

FOX and talk radio have done more to destroy this nation than anything, the USSR, the PRC, or al Qaeda could have ever hoped for.

BH said...

One just can't help admiring the amount of gall required for the right to squawk about any election irregularity by anybody, after the '00 coup. Truly impressive.

Alessandro Machi said...
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Alessandro Machi said...

You are such stupid fucks for still supporting this guy. Obama has a scumbag Geithner leading him around and avoiding actually helping american homeowners deal with their foreclosure crisis situations, and you idiots still love this guy.

You are f'n pathetic.


Alessandro Machi said...

This is just crap. Obama has now won every race he has ever won by either challenging the signatures of his opponents, or faking his own.

The guy is scum.

Illinois move up their primary date to the beginning of February 2008 and was NOT penalized.

Florida, and a very economically desperate Michigan were penalized for moving up their democratic primary dates, both states of course favored Hillary Clinton.

Stupid Obama bots, still around, still making noises, die cockroaches, die already.

Alessandro Machi said...

For you to still want this guy over Hillary Clinton just proves you are either deranged, or your being paid off by someone. You just can't be this stupid all on your own, it's impossible.

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