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John R. Houk
© April 29, 2012
This one is a few days old so you probably have already heard about. The info was at the top of the list of my Western Center for Journalism email: Barack Obama was caught cheating with votes in 2008 and “Russian money” was a part of Obama’s campaign financing in 2008.
It is beyond me for any reason this is not big news even for the MSM. I do recall this mentioned in passing on a FOX News channel show of which I can’t recall at this moment.
The story says that STRATFOR VP Fred Burton let then candidate for VP know of ballot box stuffing in the States of Ohio and Pennsylvania. These are two large States in the Electoral College.
Pennsylvania Electoral Votes: 21
Obama: 3,192,316 - 54.7%
McCain: 2,586,496 – 44.3%
Ohio Electoral Votes: 20
Obama: 2,708,685 – 51.2%
McCain: 2,501,855 – 47.2%
This would have given McCain 214 votes.
Obama would have been reduced to 324 votes.
McCain chose not to act on the information. My guess for the reason McCain did not act on the info is because Obama would still have won the election because 270 was the plateau for winning. If there was verified info the Ohio and Pennsylvania were stolen States, I believe that would have been a great pretext to examine vote tallies in other States. For example Florida was a close race and was worth 27 Electoral Votes. Indiana was a close race in which Obama won by a mere .9% over McCain with the Electoral Votes being 11. Obama won North Carolina by a mere .04% and that was 15 Electoral Votes. Obama won Virginia by a mere 6% and those Electoral Votes were 13. If there were Obama/Dem Party shenanigans in some of these even closer elections than Ohio and Pennsylvania it would have raised McCain 280 Electoral Votes and reducing Obama to 258 Electoral Votes.
In this case McCain wins the Electoral College in 2008 280 to 258.