View Full Version : Demokooks caught at election fraud. Again.

08-10-2010, 04:42 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In New Jersey, a "Tea Party" candidate surfaces but local activists haven't heard of him. In Michigan, a Democratic operative appears closely tied to a slate of candidates running under the Tea Party banner. In Florida, conservative activists are locked in court over the right to use the Tea Party name.

The list of peculiar Tea Party happenings goes on and on.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>As the midterm election nears, allegations are surfacing across the country that Democrats are exploiting conservatives' faith in the Tea Party name by putting up bogus candidates in November -- the claim is that those "Tea Party" candidates will split the GOP vote and clear the way for Democratic victories.

The theories may prove to be more than just conspiracy talk. Some of the allegations are coming directly from local Tea Party activists who are trying to flag the media and election officials as soon as they smell something fishy on the ballot. And they say they've got proof.</span>

"It's obvious it's a Democratic play," said Jason Gillman, a Tea Party activist from Traverse City, Mich.

Gillman, who also authors the blog "Michigan Taxes Too Much" and is running for county commissioner, caused a stir in Michigan politics <span style='font-size: 11pt'>in late July after he released documents he obtained from state elections officials about the so-called Michigan Tea Party. The documents, he said, showed that of the 23 candidates under the Tea Party name, at least nine of them had affidavits notarized by a local operative for the Oakland County Democratic Party. He said that was the "smoking gun" to prove Democratic involvement -- on top of concerns he and other Tea Partiers had that the candidates on the ticket did not have Tea Party backgrounds.</span>

"Nobody had any idea who these people were," Gillman told FoxNews.com. "We could at least say, without question, it is the Democratic Party putting it on."

The plot thickened after the <span style='font-size: 11pt'>Oakland County Democratic Party chairman, Mike McGuinness, told The Detroit News that operative Jason Bauer may have crossed the line by notarizing the affidavits.</span> He was quoted saying the activity was not "sanctioned" by the local party, but "we have to assess internally what we do next." ...

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>In Nevada, a judge in April ruled that Senate candidate Scott Ashjian could run under the Tea Party name despite claims that he was an imposter. Earlier this year, Republican candidate Danny Tarkanian told FoxNews.com that "nobody" in the local Tea Party movement knew who he was and that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's supporters may have entered Ashjian into the race to help Reid.</span> Reid's campaign vehemently denied that charge. ...

In Florida, activists hope a court battle might help clear up the confusion over who's Tea Party and who's not.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>Tea Party activists since the beginning of the year have been trying to get a judge to declare that candidates running under the "Florida Tea Party" have nothing to do with other Tea Party activists in the state. They've accused local lawyer Fred O'Neal and former radio host Doug Guetzloe of trying to "hijack" the movement by creating the Tea Party group. They claim the defendants are trying to leverage the Tea Party group to make money but also cite alleged ties between the founders and Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson.</span> ...

In the New Jersey congressional race between incumbent Democratic Rep. John Adler and Republican challenger Jon Runyan, a third-party Tea Party candidate has some conservatives scratching their heads.

Peter DeStefano claims on his Facebook campaign page that he got in the race "because there is no true conservative in this election."

But Runyan's campaign says he's an Adler plant. According to the campaign, an "operative" with ties to Adler signed DeStefano's nominating petition.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>Local Tea Party groups apparently hadn't heard of him, either. "No one knows where Peter DeStefano came from or his affiliation or his qualifications,"</span> William Haney, an activist with the Burlington County Tea Party, told FoxNews.com. ...

Next door in Pennsylvania, the race to replace Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak -- who is running for U.S. Senate -- is the site of similar drama. <span style='font-size: 11pt'>The Philadelphia papers reported last week that third-party candidate Jim Schneller was being called an imposter within days of filing.</span>

According to the Philadelphia Daily News, <span style='font-size: 11pt'>Schneller's nominating papers were littered with the names of prominent local Democrats.</span> Republican Pat Meehan's campaign accused Democratic state Rep. Bryan Lentz's supporters of setting the whole thing up.

A local Democratic official, though, said the party was not supporting Schneller, according to the paper.</div></div>

We are resembling a banana republic more and more each day. (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/08/days-decide-activists-claim-tea-party-imposters-infiltrating-elections/)