(C’mon, Attorney General Coochy, do your job and prosecute this guy!!! – promoted by lowkell)
Newt Gingrich has a new reason why he didn’t make the ballot — fraud on the part of someone he hired. He is claiming that he hired someone to get signatures who forged or made up 1,500 signatures. See the story here.
I heard on the news tonight that Newt was blaming poor staff work — sort of a class-less move but hardly surprising. So now we have an allegation of fraud.
I wonder if anyone will prosecute? I mean, it’s a crime to submit petitions fraudulently. At the bottom of the form is this language:
I understand that falsely signing this affidavit is a felony punishable by a maximum fine up to $2,500 and/or imprisonment for up to ten years.
See Va. Code 24.2-1016.
So let’s get those prosecutions going! I want to see the perp walk!