Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Were Fraudlent Ballots Burned In GOP HQ Firebombing?

Thanks to commenter Anonymous for the tip on this fiasco. I missed the follow-up, and Anon is right, it keeps getting weirder and weirder.

North Carolina GOP admits it illegally stashed completed absentee ballots in firebombed office [and now denies it] 

In the hours since a North Carolina Republican Party office was firebombed while no one was in it, reactions have been flying from all sides. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton offered words of support, while Republican nominee insisted (without a shred of evidence) that Clinton’s supporters were behind it. Trump’s suspicious response has led to the question of whether he himself was behind it. But now comes a shocking revelation of a different kind: the GOP was illegally stashing completed absentee ballots in that office...

The tale of the absentee ballots is one those when was she lying--- now or then--- scenarios that is very difficult to sort through. One thing for sure--- a high level GOP official should know that absentee ballots, especially completed ones, are not stored in any political office. So did they have a load of completed ballots on-hand? I've heard rumors about this for years. Since NC is has such a large military population, overseas absentee ballots are very common and would certainly be an easier way to cheat in an election that the old toothpick-in-the-counter trick that was common with mechanical tabulators. Things will get really interesting if a forensic examination happens to turn-up some completed ballots.

If anyone hears anything on this, let me know; I'm open 24/7 365. (Yes, it's true. I don't have a life.)

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