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Posted on May 18, 2006


CONCORD, N.H.—A senior official in U.S. President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign was sentenced to 10 months in prison on Wednesday for his role in suppressing votes in a key U.S. Senate race, a scandal that Democrats charge may involve the White House.

James Tobin, 45, one of three Republican campaign operatives convicted in a phone-jamming scheme designed to keep New Hampshire Democrats from voting in a 2002 election, was convicted in December of two telephone harassment charges.

Prosecutors had asked for a two-year sentence.


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By felicity smith, May 18, 2006 at 9:48 am Link to this comment
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What should be all over the MSM, isn’t. Is no one talking about it a sign that voting fraud in America has become endemic, has become standard practice for our political parties so not worth a headline, or even a sound bite? If nothing else, election tampering in 2002 is just as likely to happen in 2006 and 2008…All the hue and cry (and money) being raised by hopeful Dems to take back Congress in November may come to nought should enterprising Rethugs spread their fraudulent wings nation-wide.

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