Campaign worker's signature fraud cost Gingrich slot on Virginia ballot

Michael RepperMichael Repper Posts: 4,897 Officer
Algona, Iowa (CNN) - Newt Gingrich cited fraud Wednesday as the reason he didn't get on the Virginia primary ballot.

Last week his campaign acknowledged they used paid volunteers to scramble to get the required 10,000 signatures but fell short after the former House speaker and Virginia resident boasted his campaign was submitting as many as 12,000-14,000 signatures.

On a campaign stop at an Algona chocolate store, the former House speaker said the "mistake" occurred because one of their workers committed fraud.

"We hired somebody who turned in false signatures. We turned in 11,100 – we needed 10,000 – 1,500 of them were by one guy who frankly committed fraud."

The campaign called the Virginia ballot qualification process a "failed system" after they learned that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul were the only candidates that were successful.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/28/gingrich-campaign-workers-signature-fraud-cost-slot-on-virginia-ballot/

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  • dstockwelldstockwell Posts: 13,794 AG
    Algona, Iowa (CNN) - Newt Gingrich cited fraud Wednesday as the reason he didn't get on the Virginia primary ballot.

    By one of his own, you see what he brings to the table.
    It is not the responsibility of the United States to solve the problems of other countries.
  • offcourse2offcourse2 Posts: 15 Greenhorn
    hired acorn ?
  • Big BatteryBig Battery Posts: 19,345 AG
    The VA GA may put him on the ballot. Gee, no bias there.
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