Two Democrats Face Nine Felony Charges For Trying To Manufacture A Fake Tea Party Candidate

The strategy here was to manufacture a third-party, “tea party” candidate that would sap votes away from the Republican candidate and hand victory to the Democrats. And it backfired. Colossally.

Two Charged in Tea Party Election Fraud:


Two former leaders of the Oakland County Democratic Party are facing a total of nine felonies for allegedly forging election paperwork to get fake Tea Party candidates on November’s ballot. …

Former Oakland County Democratic Chair Mike McGuinness and former Democratic Operations Director Jason Bauer face up to 14 years in prison if convicted.

“Some of the people didn’t even know they were on the ballot till they began receiving delinquency notices of filings that were required as a candidate,” said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

The sheriff says 23 statewide races had questionable Tea Party candidates on the ballot and the investigation may go beyond Oakland County.

These guys are almost assuredly facing prison time, so the question is whether or not they’ll flip on other people in the party thus exposing a wider conspiracy.

But really, is anyone surprised with this? In Wisconsin and Indiana we saw legislators flee the state to hold up the democratic process. Nationally, Obama has given Obamacare waivers to thousands of companies and organizations, picking and choosing who the law applies to and who it doesn’t.

It seems, in the modern leftist movement, respect for the law is a flexible thing.

Rob Port

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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