Dem operatives forged signatures on petitions that got Obama on the ballot in '08
Two Democratic political operatives were found guilty on all counts of forging signatures on petitions needed to place Obama and Clinton on the 2008 presidential ballot.
Prosecutor Stan Levco told reporters that the guilty verdict was "not a verdict against Democrats, but for honest and fair elections."
He went on to say that blame for the conviction of these fine, upstanding fellows should really rest with George Bush, since Bush invaded Iraq, which prompted 19 idealistic young Muslim men to fly some planes into some nearly-vacant real estate in New York City. This act caused "post-traumatic stress disorder" to the two Democratic operatives, leading to their confused but well-intentioned conduct.
Besides, he added, rules involving elections are really complicated, and no one had ever told the two Democratic officials that forging signatures on a petition was illegal. "It was a totally understandable mistake," he said.
Asked to comment, the head of the Voting Rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice said there is absolutely no evidence of vote fraud in the U.S., and that the prosecution of these two upstanding Democrats was nothing more than a "witch-hunt" by Republican extremists trying to suppress votes in the minority community.
It's possible those last 3 grafs may have gotten garbled in transmission but I think you get the drift.