Dem Leader Indicted In Alleged Cash-For-Votes Plan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Athens, Ohio (AP) -- A prosecutor says a county democratic party leader in Ohio has been indicted on charges she illegally offered money for college students' votes.

Special prosecutor Dave Yost says a grand jury on Monday charged Athens County democratic chairwoman Susan Gwinn with two counts of election-related bribery.

The indictment stems from an investigation of whether Gwinn offered a $5 bounty for bringing Ohio University students to the polls on Nov. 3.

Gwinn has said there was an agreement to pay students for a get-out-the-vote effort but called the idea of paying for votes ridiculous.

She has refused a request from the state democratic chairman that she resign her post.

Gwinn did not immediately return a message Tuesday seeking comment on the indictment.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by LEE Location: BELPRE on Dec 3, 2009 at 12:00 AM
    I agree also,wonder why south eastern OHIO WAS left out of 80% of the stimlus funds? THANK YOU MR. STRICKLEND.YEA obama acorns are cheap. Found under a tree,under a leaf,cheap food for all dems. NUF SAID!
  • by mom Location: marietta on Dec 2, 2009 at 09:33 AM
    I am in agreement with the comments posted by both JD and Jim. Every American needs to look in to ACORN to see for themselves what it is all about. ACORN is a liberal, anti-American organization, which happens to be supported by our President Obama, and thus the American taxpaying people. Our tax dollars are used to commit voter fraud of the grandest scale! Obama sickens me to the point that I can not bear to watch or hear him speak. By the way, JD, the "Change" you speak of scares the **** out of me.
  • by JD Location: Marietta on Dec 2, 2009 at 04:05 AM
    Jim, how funny it is that we forget such details! I was going to make a very similar comment. ACORN did it across the entire united states...The taxpayers (WE) paid them to do it. I am also wondering about all of the fraudulent votes submitted by people who do not even exist. I'm wondering how these people are enjoying the "Change" this nation is now in the middle of?!
  • by Jim Location: Belpre on Dec 1, 2009 at 07:39 PM
    There is nothing actually new about this type of story-- the Democratic Party enlisted ACORN to get out the vote in several key cities in OHIO and other states and issued fraudulent voting cards and voters all for pay
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