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Virginia State Officials Confirm: Gingrich Campaign Being Investigated for ‘Illegal Acts’

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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Have you ever known Newt Gingrich to identify a flaw or fault with a politician, the President, the Democratic Party (etc), that he didn’t turn into the gravest, most evil transgression that humanity have ever been subjected too? When it comes to making proverbial mountains at of molehill, employing hyperbolic rhetoric to embarrass and humiliate his enemies, the-Newt, is king of the demagogues.

So if this story happened to Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or any other political enemy of the former House Speaker, how do you think he might handle it?

The BRAD BLOG is reporting that Virginia State officials have confirmed that a criminal investigation of the Gingrich for President Campaign is now underway in what investigators are describing as, massive “voter fraud.”

You may recall, that the Gingrich campaign failed to turn in enough signatures on petitions this past December, to qualify the candidate to appear on that state’s upcoming Republican primary ballot. In fact, by Gingrich’s own admission, his campaign turned in 11,100 signatures when only 10,000 were needed. The problem? 1500 of those signatures were quickly identified as fraudulent.

Of course Newt wants us to believe that this was “just a mistake” made by person his campaign had hired to collect signatures. Who was this one person who made the mistake? The campaign won’t say. Why not? Wouldn’t it be easier to scape-goat a lazy, minimum wage signature collector that let the entire campaign get black eye?

The Virginia State Attorney General’s office doesn’t view voter fraud on this scale as being “just a mistake.” In fact, an official in the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) described it as, “definitely an illegal act.”

Brian J. Gottestein, Director of Communication for the Office of the Attorney General confirmed to The BRAD BLOG that there is “an investigation underway.” Other than stating that fact, Gottestein refused to comment further and declined to indicate how much cooperation the AG’s office is getting from Gingrich’s Virginia campaign organization.

Only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul campaigns turned in enough signatures to be on the ballot. Surprisingly, Rick Santorum’s campaign also failed to collect enough signatures to insure that his name would be on the ballot in the southern, socially conservative state.

In the last presidential election, the grass-roots progressive organization ACORN, was put out of business when it was determined that some of the people they had hired to do voter registration, had turned in fraudulent forms.

At the time, The BRAD BLOG points out, Newt Gingrich wrote in an op-ed column that “ACORN has a long history of engaging in voter fraud.”

Really? Based on that logic, can we assume from the Virginia incident that this was not the first time the Gingrich campaign has engaged in illegal acts and voter fraud?

It will be interesting to see how the conservative media handles this scandal in light of the incessant coverage given to the “mistake” ACORN made.

by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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by Platinum Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM


by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Just what you would expect from him!

by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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Gingrich ethically challenged and shady? Nah, we would NEVER have expected that from the disgraced former Speaker of the House.
by Ruby Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Let me tell you I am shocked...SHOCKED that this serial cheating, ethics violating, hypocritical blowhard had some problems within his campaign.  lol

The worst of it with this guy is exactly what the article points out...he is such a finger-pointing blamer. I wouldn't think he was as horrible as I do now if he didn't flip out whenever someone else screws up.

I wanted to puke when he was going off on the moderator that started the debate by talking about the open marriage thing with his wife.  His high-handed, superior, fake pious, sanctimonious response to the question was so sickening.  If I were him I'd go a little easier on all the other screw-ups, because he is a screw up AND a hypocrite.  It just makes him look so stupid.

by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:38 PM

color me shocked.../sarcasm

by on Feb. 13, 2012 at 12:37 AM

 Funny, that's not how I heard it at all when I did hear about it and that was weeks ago.  As far as handling it now it looks like we don't have to worry about this so called scandal. I'm not hearing anything about it.

Exactly which "mistake" are they referring to on Acorns part. They have made so many I can't keep them straight. LOL  (hardly mistakes, the only mistakes Acorn made was getting caught.

Just one more reason not to believe what you see from "the other side"

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