Friday, August 20, 2010

Election Fraud with the democrats and the BSTP? (Bullshit tea party)

A bombshell today posted at RightMichigan. This is another reason not to vote for Jocelyn Benson as Secretary of State.

From Right Michigan

Apparently, on July 23, 2010 a man calling himself Aaron William Tyler filed signed paperwork to run on the November ballot as a "Tea Party" candidate for the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, District 2 seat. The candidate also filed paperwork to form a campaign committee, Citizens for Aaron Tyler. He listed a Springfield Township address and gave his birth date as Feb. 26, 1983.

However, when Johnson's office notified Aaron Tyler, now living out-of-state, that he had a $30 late fee for failing to file proper paperwork for his committee, he told Johnson's Director of Elections, Joe Rozell, that he had no idea what they were talking about and that he had never filed paperwork to run for office. Tyler's signature on the apparently falsified candidate filing, which had been notarized, does not match his signature on file in the State's Qualified Voter File.

At a press conference Friday, Johnson read a letter she received today from Aaron Tyler. His signature on today's letter did match Tyler's signature in the state's Qualified Voter File:

"This letter is in regards to the elections filing with the OaklandCounty Clerk's office. I was shown a document that states my intention of being placed on the ballot for this fall. I have been in Phoenix, Arizona since July 27, 2010 for a new job. I did not sign this piece of paper. I have been receiving calls in regards to various aspects of this election process and have been confused as to why I was getting those. I figured it must have been some sort of mistake. I finally took the initiative to call the Clerk's office to investigate and they have helped explain the situation to me. I have no intentions of running for elected office. I believe a fraud was committed." - Aaron Tyler, Aug. 20, 2010

Legitimate Tea Party organizations across the state have condemned the state's new Tea Party as a "Fake" Tea party which does not represent them or their beliefs. Election experts have called the state's new Tea Party a ploy by Democrats to confuse voters.

There's more at Right Michigan, and it's a must read. Whoever said that vote fraud is not a problem is either mistaken or a liar. Jason Bauer is the one who was behind that application.

As far as the BSTP and Bauer goes, I covered them here and here and here


Chris said...

They always play these kind of childish games to win because they can't stand on a strong platform.

Communications guru said...

What does the alleged campaign violation of one man that may just be a campaign stunt
for Ruth Johnson have to do with Jocelyn Benson?

I know the teabagger movement is just a front for Republicans bought and paid for by a
couple of right-wing Washington, DC lobbying groups, but they do not have a patent or a
trademark on the name “tea party.” There was even a time when you were trying to fool
people with the lie that teabaggers was a nonpartisan movement neither Republican an
Democrat. We know that was just one more lie from the right, and that teabaggers are just
the racist, fringe of the Republican Party. But again, they do not have a trademark on the name “tea party.”

If this guy is found guilty, he should be punished, but it has nothing to do with the Democratic Party or Jocelyn Benson.

The entire teabagger farce is bullshit.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Communications Guru on this one.

If Bauer is indeed guilty of forging a legal document (especially as a Notary Public), he should face whatever the legal penalty for that is (I don't know if that's a misdemeanor or felony, but whatever).

Aside from that, if he and/or the Dems did find "ringers" to run under the Tea Party banner, that's neither illegal nor necessarily unethical, since the Tea Party CLAIMS that they're not beholden to the GOP.

If they *are* just a branch of the GOP, then the Dems are just turning their own hypocrisy back on them, fighting fire with fire.

If they *aren't* a branch of the GOP, and are indeed independent of either the GOP or the Democratic Party, then there's absolutely nothing wrong with disgruntled Democrats deciding to run under the Tea Party banner any more than the Tea Party-backed Republicans running around the country.

None of which has anything to do with Jocelyn Benson, who, by all accounts I've read, is amazingly well-qualified for the job and takes the position extremely seriously (not just the election stuff, but the more clerical stuff as well).