Two former high-ranking members of the Oakland County (Michigan) Democratic Party are facing election corruption charges in an alleged scheme to to trick Tea Party supporters to draw votes away from Republican candidates. Former Democratic Party Chairman Michael McGuinness and ex-operations director Jason Bauer were arraigned this week. The scheme described by prosecutors is quite bold . . . and reckless.
They are charged with creating false affidavits and documents to put candidates on the ballot. Some people were reportedly put up for office without their knowledge or consent.
The range of alleged false documents is quite remarkable. If true, it is a criminal enterprise that borders on an insane delusion. Particularly in this super-heated political environment, why would they believe they could get away with such false documents. It is not clear how they will address these charges and this is obviously a one-sided account. Notably, however, they do not appear to have entered a plea. The court entered a not guilty plea for them.
Source: Detroit News found on Reddit.