Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jason Bauer pleads no contest in BSTP vote fraud case

This is the second plea in the BSTP related case. Michael McGuinness already pleaded no contest, which for sentencing purposes counts the same as a guilty plea. If you click on the BSTP tab, you'll find a list of a bunch of previous stories on what I called the Bullshit Tea Party or BSTP. Others were more polite and called it the fake tea party.

From the Oakland Press

The former political director of Oakland County’s Democratic Party pleaded no contest Monday to charges related to voter fraud.

Jason Bauer, 27, is scheduled to return to court in January for sentencing.

Bauer and co-defendant Michael McGuinness, the former chairman of the Oakland County Democratic Party, were charged earlier this year with three counts of uttering and publishing and three counts of perjury. Both have now pleaded no contest, which not an admission of guilt but treated as such for sentencing purposes.

Bauer was also charged with three misdemeanor counts of violating the Michigan Notary Act.

Authorities accused the two men of fraudulently entering the names of three people as “Tea Party” candidates for county commission and state Senate seats to appear on the November 2010 ballot

I wonder how far up this thing goes. Of all the people involved in this scheme, only two of them got caught, and that's due to the forgery. Dumb. Breakdown - Takedown - You're busted!


Communications guru said...

The entire "tea party" is bullshit, and it is nothing but the extremist wing of the GOP bankrolled by Washington, D.C. lobbyists and the Koch-suckers.

Chris said...

I hear Bruce Felck was part of it. Is that right?

Communications guru said...

Youu hear wrong, as usual.

Bruce Fealk said...

Chris, wrong again.

In fact, I was very upset by what Bauer and McGuinness did.

I love beating Republicans, but I like to beat them fair and square.

I asked the Oakland County Democratic Party to fire Jason Bauer a year before this incident.

I also asked Mike McGuinness to resign before he was asked to resign.