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It was day two of the petition fraud trial today at the St. Joseph County Courthouse. Butch Morgan and Dustin Blythe are accused of being involved in forging signatures to get Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on Indiana`s 2008 primary ballot. The...
Day one of the petition fraud trial against the former head of the St. Joseph County Democratic Party and another election worker started Tuesday morning. Seven witnesses out of a total witness list of 31 took the stand after the defense and prosecution...
Tags: Barack Obama, Trials, Politics, Elections, Witnesses
A jury was selected Monday in the voter petition fraud trial involving St. Joseph County's former Democratic Party Chair and another election worker. Testimony in the case will start Tuesday. Butch Morgan and Dustin Blythe are accused of being involved...
South Bend TribuneNILES -- It appears odd-year elections, except for the special variety, may be on their way out in the city of Niles. The Niles City Council approved without comment on Monday night a 12-item consent agenda in which one of the measures called for...
Tags: Voting, Local Elections, Elections, Politics
She pleaded guilty to forgery and ballot petition fraud but if Bev Shelton cooperates with prosecutors, she might not get any jail time. Shelton is one of three people accused of forging signatures to get Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on Indiana's...
Tags: Voting, Barack Obama, Trials, Crime, Law and Justice, Lawyers
WSBT TV ReporterLocal political science experts say getting voters to sign a piece of paper to put two well-known Democratic candidates on the 2008 presidential primary ballot should have been easy. Court documents say former St. Joseph County Democratic Party chair,...
SOUTH BEND – The former head of the St. Joseph County Democratic Party, accused of forging hundreds of signatures on election petitions, was scheduled to appear in court Monday morning. Butch Morgan is accused in the forging of signatures on...
Tags: Barack Obama, Politics, Elections, Hillary Clinton
South Bend TribuneA nominating commission narrowed on Monday a pool of applicants for the bench of retiring St. Joseph County Superior Court Judge Roland Chamblee to five finalists to be presented to the governor for selection. Chamblee will retire March 31, creating a...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives. These lawmakers wasted little time...
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly leaves office Tuesday after 16 years on the state's top court, much of that time in the minority responding to opinions set by the conservative majority. "It wasn't the way I would have...
South Bend TribuneNILES -- Unless something unexpected occurs, James Ringler's tenure as Niles Township treasurer will continue another four years. The status of Ringler, the township treasurer the last 16 years, was clarified at Monday night's township board meeting when...
DETROIT (AP) — A former aide pleaded no contest Tuesday to forgery in an election scandal that ruined the political career of a longtime Detroit-area congressman. Don Yowchuang, who was deputy district director to then-U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter,...
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