ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Friday, July 29, 2005

And if you have no ideas...

Just buy the votes... With a stable of wealthy slush fund contributors, it's not that tough!

16 Democrats Convicted in East St Louis vote buying scheme

West Virginia Democrats Charged with Vote Buying

And my favorite....

Convicted Vote Fraud Defendant Says More Dems Should Be Charged
Sheila Thomas, convicted of vote fraud last month in East St. Louis, says high ranking Democrats should also face a jury.

Sheila Thomas said she is innocent, but added that if her vote fraud convictions were justified, then high-ranking county Democrats should also have faced a jury.

Thomas is the first of five defendants convicted of vote fraud in federal court last month to make a public statement after the verdict.

"We got into this because they gave us money," Thomas, 31, said about $73,000 passed out in East St. Louis two days before the Nov. 2 election. St. Clair County Democratic Central Committee Chairman Robert Sprague distributed the funds by giving checks to city Democratic precinct committeemen.

"If we never would have got money, we probably would have never got into this," Thomas said.

Thomas also said she does not know whether county Democratic officials knew the money might be used to pay for votes.

"Bob Sprague is the one who gave us our checks. He gave us the money. He, too, should have been tried.... We all should have been sitting at the same (defense) table. All of us. All the (East St. Louis) precinct committeemen. All the guys in Belleville. Not just the five of us because that wasn't fair," she said.

Thomas said she felt that other county Democratic officials should have been charged but wasn't sure who.

Ahh, the logic of a Dem party operative. Let's extend this to contract killing. The trigger man says "If the guy didn't give me the money to kill his wife, I wouldn't have gotten into this."

And the Left still deliriously holds on to the thought that Bush stole the election, while cases of voter fraud like this and significant questions about voter fraud in Milwaukee have actually been documented.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler