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Limbaugh may have broken Ohio election laws

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posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by Sublime620

Originally posted by biggie smalls
Apparently Limbaugh safe from voter-fraud charges




"We have no intention of prosecuting Rush Limbaugh because lying through your teeth and being stupid isn't a crime," said Leo Jennings, a spokesman for Democratic Attorney General Marc Dann.


He's safe from prosecution...


Oh really?

I didn't realize fraud, perjury, and the likes aren't crimes.


Fraud? Where did he commit fraud?

Perjury? Please point out where he lied under oath?




posted on Mar, 30 2008 @ 06:22 PM
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Fraud and perjury both involve lying through ones tooth. That's what I was pointing out.



posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 02:33 AM
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Don't you realize, however, that when you use words in the context you did, it appears that you are accusing Limbaugh of committing fraud and perjury? There are many, many young and impressionable readers here who will be parroting those words today.

Or does it not matter to you, because it's Rush Limbaugh you are slandering?



posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 08:32 AM
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Now you're playing the O'Reilly mind game trick. Look, I quoted a woman who said, "Lying through your teeth and being stupid is not a crime", and I merely pointed out, that it often is a crime.

When dealing with things like money, contracts, and court, lying is something that can land a person in real trouble.

One would only assume that those standards would transgress into news reporting and politics... but hey, how can you have any level of ethics in those fields?



posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 11:00 AM
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What I said about influencing young skulls-full-of-mush still stands. You're smart enough to know that, just as you're smart enough to try to spin it to be my fault.


This kind of trick has been played by every political party since politics was born. I still don't understand the outrage.



posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 12:20 PM
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It has been truely enjoyable discussing this issue with you. You keep my on my toes and do not get overly defensive.

I'd say, we just need to agree to disagree.


[edit on 31-3-2008 by Sublime620]



posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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Here is a flyer by Barack Hussein Obama urging Republicans to vote in the Democrat Primary. How is this any different from what Rush is doing?

download.premiereradio.net...



posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 08:09 PM
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Really? Do you really need to ask that question?

The difference is:

His flyer said: "Republicans and Independants can vote..."

Which is different from: "Democrats, please go vote for Huckabee, and not McCain, because Huckabee will be an easier victory."

I'm kind of surprised that someone has to explain that to you...



posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 09:05 PM
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RE Rush: I like GradyPhilpott's explanation on pg2
"Actually, he's asking people to cross party lines to vote for a candidate they have no intention of voting for in the general election and are doing so, so as to attain the nomination for a candidate they believe will be more easily defeated..."

The flyer states that Republicans and Independents can vote in the Democratic primary, which is true in Ohio. Thus, if a Republican or Independent wanted to show up at the polls and vote for Obama, they would legally be able to do that. Obama's campaign hopes that Ohio Republicans and Independents will show up at the polls and vote for Obama.

According to Ohio

You may vote the primary ballot of the political party with which you currently wish to be affiliated. If you voted the primary ballot of a different political party in 2005 or 2006, you will complete a statement at your polling place confirming the change in your political party affiliation.

source

Thus, there is no fraud in switching parties to vote for a candidate for which

..the person desires to be affiliated with and supports the principles of the political party whose ballot the person desires to vote

source Ohio state

Looks like, if an Ohioan wanted to vote for Obama, they may switch parties at their polling place, if they had voted another party previously. They would not be allowed to vote in the Democratic primary unless they switch. But in switching parties it is understood that they do so with the above proviso.

edit to add If Republicans are asking their party members to switch solely to help defeat a Democratic candidate, then the person switching is still being loyal to the Republican party, and not to the Democratic party, for which s/he has pledged to support. This is where the voter fraud comes in.

[edit on 31-3-2008 by desert]



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