One of the four former staffers charged in a petition fraud scandal that ended U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's congressional career pleaded no contest Tuesday in court. Lorianne O'Brady, 52, of Livonia pleaded in 16th District Court to five misdemeanor counts of falsely signing a McCotter nomination petition as a circulator. She's to be sentenced Oct. 25 before Judge Kathleen J. McCann. Each count is punishable by up to 93 days in jail... Candidates must collect at least 1,000 valid voter signatures; McCotter's staffers claimed to have turned in 2,000, but just 244 were deemed valid due to forgery that was later found in previous election petitions as well.Three other former McCotter staffers face felony charges for similar behavior and one of them is in court today. So far this kind of voter fraud seems to be the only type that occurs, yet also the only one that doesn't exist in the mind of Republicans. It's enough to make you angry. So here's something to take your mind off of the subject. Mitt Romney talking about the sex-life of teenage boys. You're welcome. [cross-posted at Firedoglake]
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Obviously this calls for the only real solution
To restrict more voting rights for the poor and any minority that may vote Democratic.