October 13, 2011, - 2:00 pm
It’s a case of Forgery You Can Believe In.
Our friend, Gary Welsh of Advance Indiana, has been covering an important story that’s remained largely under the radar: that the 2008 campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton used mostly forged petitions to get on Indiana’s ballots. And since the signatures were fakes, neither Obama nor Mrs. Clinton should have been on Indiana’s ballot–either in the Democratic Primary or, in Obama’s case, in the general election.
The signatures of dozens, if not hundreds, of northern Indiana residents were faked on petitions used to place presidential candidates on the state primary ballot in 2008, The [South Bend] Tribune and Howey Politics Indiana have revealed in an investigation.
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 petitions were filed with the Indiana Election Division after the St. Joseph County Voter Registration Office verified individuals’ information on the documents.
You know that if this was one of the Republican campaigns, it would be national headlines. I’ve already told you about Barack Obama’s forged Selective Service Registration form for the draft (probably because he broke the law and never actually registered for the draft when he was supposed to). And, no surprise, Obama and his minions have an apparent pattern of forgery.
Advance Indiana’s Gary Welsh, a practicing attorney in Indiana, notes how prominent liberal Democrats whose names were forged are clamming up, but made a big deal about John McCain’s petition signatures:
What is remarkable is the forging of names of well-known Democrats on the petitions. In addition to [St. Joseph County Prosecutor Jim] Dvorak, the forged signatures included a former sheriff and county auditor, a county council member, a prominent South Bend attorney and two South Bend police officers. St. Joseph Co. Democratic Chairman Butch Morgan’s signatures appeared multiple times on the petitions. He has lawyered up and declined to talk to the reporters investigating the story.
The irony in all of this is that an Indiana Democratic Party staffer and former blogger for the Blue Indiana blog, Thomas Cook, filed a formal complaint in 2008 against the campaign of Sen. John McCain complaining that the petitions he filed in order to make the Republican primary ballot did not contain a sufficient number of signatures. . . .
There should be a prompt investigation launched by a state special prosecutor to look into the findings of this investigative report. You can bet the Obama Justice Department won’t allow the U.S. Attorney’s in Indiana to open up an investigation, particularly since the occupants of those offices are Democratic appointees, one of whom, Joe Hogsett, was actively involved in the 2008 Obama campaign. Kip Tew, a close friend of Hogsett, chaired the 2008 Obama campaign. He is a partner at Krieg DeVault and has written a book boasting of the success of the 2008 Obama campaign effort in Indiana.
Read the rest of this analysis and commentary by Gary. Stay tuned to Advance Indiana for Gary’s updates and insights on this and other stories you won’t see anywhere else.
Again, it’s a story that should make national headlines and involve Watergate-style investigation. But since the participants have a capital “D” (and a capital “L” for liberal) after their names, that ain’t gonna happen in either case.
Yes, Obama’s “Hope” is not only phony, it’s forged.
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