Well, imagine that, the very first reported fraud of Election Day 2012 appears to have been committed by the supposedly anti-fraud, Rightwing "election integrity" group, True the Vote, in Ohio. Their
election observers poll-challengers, as Plunderbund reports, "will not be allowed in Franklin County polling locations" today after they appear to have forged signatures of their very own volunteers...
The FCBOE met today and determined that True the Vote had likely falsified the forms submitted for general election observers. The new observer forms, filed over the past few days by True the Vote representative (and Hilliard Tea Party Member) Jan Loar, used candidate signatures copied from a previous set of forms filed in early October
All but one (Scott Rupert, an independent for U.S. Senate) of the six candidates whose names appeared on the original form had withdrawn permission to use their signatures prior to the submission of today’s forms. During the BOE meeting Candidate Terri Jamison spoke up to say her name was “forged” on the latest round of forms.
The form for appointing observers reads ‘election falsification is a 5th degree felony’. Election officials have confirmed that there will be a post-election investigation of True the Vote.
The forms have been rejected unanimously by all members (Rs and Ds) on the board.
Board member Zachary Manifold told us he was ”amazed that a group that goes to such extreme lengths to claim voting fraud in Ohio would knowingly forge or misuse signatures to try to gain access to Franklin County polling locations.”
Manifold might be "amazed", but we're not. We initially reported on the True the Vote scam artists back in 2010 when the "voter fraud" fraudsters initially announced their "non-partisan" "election integrity" efforts. It was clear at the time that they were little more than Republican operatives, who even used a faked up Photoshopped photograph to suggest "Democratic voter fraud" in their initial video announcing themselves.
The Columbus Dispatch confirms Plunderbund's report today, and adds this:
“You’re going to have problems galore,” she warned.
Board members reassured her that such activity would violation elections law and poll workers would prohibit that kind of behavior.