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GOP Voting Obstruction Case Bound for Trial

based on a report by Brad Friedman. November 12, 2005

From LA Times...
A former national Republican Party official will stand trial on charges he conspired to jam Democratic get-out-the-vote phone lines on election day 2002, a federal judge said in Concord.

Judge Steven McAuliffe rejected an argument by James Tobin that the conspiracy charges should be dismissed because the government's allegations were insufficient. A trial for Tobin, who in 2002 was political director of the national committee working to get Republican senators elected, is scheduled for Dec. 6.
Keep in mind that:

a) Tobin was working for the national Republican Party, he wasn't some loose-cannon, bad apple, lone agent,

b) The phone-jamming scandal was in the '02 election, yet the RNC hired Tobin to head their '04 Northeastern Regional Campaign even after they knew he was in trouble for the '02 shenanigans, and

c) As of August, the RNC had covered his legal bills, which already totalled $700,000 -- months before the trial was even scheduled to begin!

So the next time a wingnut tosses you the canard about some tires slashed in Milwaukee by a couple of kids, remind them of this guy, still on the RNC's payroll.

You have been reading excerpts from "RNC's Vote-Obstructing Phone-Jamming Head of NE Regional '04 Campaign Heads to Trial... And He's Still on the GOP Payroll!" by Brad Friedman. You can read the entire piece here: tinyurl.com/8p6vj. We visit BradBlog.com often and we hope you will too.

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