The Marion County Clerk is going to be investigated for possible voter fraud. I should note that the Clerk is a Democrat, and was breaking said election laws on behalf of the campaign of Barack Obama. Oh wow, what a surprise.
The short version of the story is that Beth White, the Marion County Clerk, promised preferential seats at the Barack Obama rally yesterday to anyone who came down and voted early. This violates Indiana election law by promising an item of value (preferred seating at a free event) in exchange for votes. The best part is that there is video of Clerk White breaking the aforementioned laws out on the internet.
Of course, the campaign of Barack “Victory at any cost” Obama had no comment on the event, but the Marion County GOP is pushing to have the “seats for votes” investigated by the Indiana Secretary of State’s office.
I see with some sadness that Chicago Machine Politics have come to Indiana – bribes for votes are just the starting point, I’m sure that we’ll see even more like this as we close in on election day.