Michigan Dems Charged in Fake Tea Party Scandal

We must not tolerate election fraud.  Period!  Whether it’s by the New Black Panthers, ACORN, SEIU, the folks in Chicago or any other group, we must stand vigilant.  We must fight against and report this cancer against our Republic at all levels.  I must not be alone in thinking this way, as over 2,200 people have commented on the article below as of now, and the number is rising by the hour!  ADB

Fri Mar 18, 11:14 am ET

By Rachel Rose Hartman

Two Michigan Democrats were arraigned Wednesday on election corruption charges for allegedly propping up of fake tea party candidates in 2010, the Detroit News reports.

Former Democratic Party Chairman Michael McGuinness (right) and ex-operations director Jason Bauer have been charged with forgery, putting people up for office without their knowledge and other charges. The two party leaders allegedly conspired to field phony tea party candidates in an apparent bid to siphon off GOP votes and boost Democrats in two Michigan County Commission races and a state Senate race last year, according to the newspaper. Several of the charges are felonies, some of which carry penalties of up to 14 years in prison.

McGuinnes and Bauer resigned their positions in August. News reports indicate they have not commented on this week’s charges.

Last year, as tea party power grew across the country, tea partiers began accusing Democrats and others of using their party label to run fake candidates and skew elections. A lawsuit was filed in Florida last year where Democrats, including then-Rep. Alan Grayson, were accused of creating a Florida Tea Party.

(Photo of McGuinness: Oakland County Sheriff’s Department via AP)
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1 Response to Michigan Dems Charged in Fake Tea Party Scandal

  1. I just checked. There are now 2,694 comments on the article. ADB

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