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Out of the Fox News voter fraud unit and the father touched a race for the highest office in the land.
Tomorrow in -- and Indiana in a courtroom there for former democratic officials and party operatives.
Will be sentenced in an election fraud case from the 2008 presidential election.
Prosecutors say that the presidential petitions that -- President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana primary ballot -- effect.
Former democratic county chairman butch Morgan there on the upper left and board of elections worker -- -- life there on the right.
Well there are convicted in April of felony forgery and conspiracy counts in the illegal election scheme.
Former democratic board member of -- and -- bottom left and former board official Beverly Beverly Shelton.
Had previously pled guilty in this case and they testified against both Morgan and life.
In -- so many signatures of unsuspecting voters were set to be forged.
The prosecutor says hundreds that they think President Obama may not have actually legally qualified to run in the primary.
But -- Obama petitions were never questioned.
It turns out at the Clinton Campaign had challenged the signatures on mr.
Obama's forms during the race.
Prosecutor Stanley love -- has said that the president probably would not have had the number to get on the -- Voters we -- said that they were shocked that their names were used.
Is that your signature on this I think did you sign this petition for Barack Obama.
You did not and I did not same for Barack Obama and someone forged this that's correct that's -- my signature I -- -- -- for Barack Obama.
Not -- this happened with us now from Chicago a joint task he's executive director of the centers of county Republican Party objected to see you this morning and walk.
Good to see your spectrum kind of this this case is just unbelievable.
Hasn't gotten a lot of national attention it affected a race for the White House.
One of the defendants tomorrow could be it was 75 years in prison and he's not gonna get that.
At all what's your reaction to what happened and to what could happen tomorrow.
Well you know.
I'd like to say that we were surprised by all of this happening but in actuality we worked.
This is just a symptom.
A broader culture of corruption that.
Democrats and Indiana and especially in saint Joseph county have cultivated for decades now and as you know six as a county is only about ninety minutes from.
And Chicago and in this is Chicago politics at its worst blow apart and in the top down.
Republicans have been affected -- -- -- Charlie -- the Republican secretary of state he was convicted of you know registering -- having been registered and his ex wife's house -- here to serve year.
In house arrest so it infects both but I mean how does -- -- happened they're talking about a race for the White House where the testimony showed they sat in the room.
And made this stuff up.
Definitely and I think it's just arrogance here in all honesty I think.
You know people get a sense of power and they think that they can get away with something.
And you know that's the sort of thing that that really makes people lose faith in our political process.
What really is troubling -- to just went off for three years I mean knowing -- anything about it.
Until the testimony -- -- Chris -- at a young man who was involved in this.
He has second thoughts he came forward it was made public in how we politics Indiana -- political newsletter and the South Bend Tribune newspaper but you know what if.
If if the -- come on squeals.
It would have gone so right through and never been caught.
Right and I think that there are a lot of cases.
Like this that do go unnoticed and and she we've known as St.
-- -- in other places in Indiana.
That these types of things have been going on.
This is just a case where we were able to prove it but it's not an isolated incident.
In Indiana just recently a lot of cases have been coming out that's stemming from the 2008 election.
There's one in just.
Jennings county Indiana where former staffer for Democrat senator Joseph Donnelly.
Was just convicted -- voter fraud for voting on other people's absentee ballots so it's a systemic problem and for all those who say that.
Have voter fraud is not an issue that it's a myth.
They obviously haven't met anyone inside the Indiana Democratic Party.
Well you know and -- -- point out in fairness -- did hit the Republican Party to a Democratic Party chairman John -- and is an Indiana State senator he gave us a statement in part.
-- have been cleaning the stuff up there they're watching it this is what he said quote.
The saint Joseph county Democratic Party has taken many steps to ensure that an incident of the sort never occurs again.
In 2012 every single signatures submitted by any candidate for statewide office seeking a presence on the ballot irrespective of party.
Was examined and cross checked with the voters actual signature on file there's been no allegation.
Of any impropriety concerning the 2012 ballot petitions Jake -- briefly were at a time.
They say they clean it up and now they're saying that second of the voter signatures how do you stop this and make sure this doesn't happen ever again anywhere.
Well I can tell you that -- our party is laser focused on -- cleaning up this mess.
And making sure that never happens again that Indiana legislature has just passed a series of of laws concerning election law that will make.
Our system more secure and -- really.
Protect the integrity of the political process -- that young people like me can have faith.
That that when they get involved and when they gets it cynically engaged.
That their voice matters.
All right Jay -- thanks so much for joining us today from Chicago and -- sentencing tomorrow before will be tomorrow.
One as I said faces 75 years in prison probably when I get that will be on this case continuing.
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