I’m not quite sure what this could mean, or if it means anything at all at this point.
Minus suspected fakes, then Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama likely fell short of the number of signatures needed to appear on the 2008 Indiana primary ballot, and it’s possible his opponent, Hillary Clinton, did as well, according to information obtained by The Tribune as part of an investigation into suspected ballot petition fraud.
Obama garnered just 534 primary votes in the 2nd Congressional District, and if 35 of those were fraudulent and therefore disallowed, he he would not appear on the 2008 Presidential ballot in Indiana. If he was not eligible in Indiana, then he is disallowed as a Presidential candidate, as he has to be a valid candidate in all 50 states.
In short, if the Tribune pushes this case and finds Obama was not a valid candidate because of 2nd Congressional District fraud orchestrated by his fellow Democrats, then it would seem that his Presidency and every law he’s signed since he’s been President are invalid. This would create a dangerous constitutional crisis in an already unstable economy.
I am hardly an Obama fan and would like to see him rot in a Mexican prison or see him in a federal penitentiary for the murderous Gunwalker plot, following the rule of law to the letter to get the necessary prosecutions. A constitution crisis that suggests the current President is invalid would rip the country apart, and I don’t know what the mechanism for his replacement would be.
Would John McCain and Sarah Palin automatically be elevated to the Presidency and Vice Presidency by virtue of being the second-place finishers? Or would Speaker of the House John Boehner suddenly find himself thrust into the Presidency due to succession rules? And what would happen to the laws, spending, hirings and appointments made since January 20, 2009?
It’s too terrible to contemplate,and would like bring the nation down around our ears. Let Obama enjoy the fruits of his stolen election, if that is what it is. We’ll be cleaning up afte him for decades to come, either way.