Were it not for voter fraud...

... Barack Obama might not have been on the ballot in his Indiana primary against Hillary Clinton:
The plot successfully faked names and signatures on both the Obama and Clinton presidential petitions that were used to place the candidates on the ballot. So many names were forged -- an estimated 200 or more -- that prosecutor Stanley Levco said that had the fraud been caught during the primary, "the worst that would have happened, is maybe Barack Obama wouldn't have been on the ballot for the primary."
Would such a small change in election results have changed history?  I don't know -- I'd have to go back to the 2008 primary campaign to see if Indiana had a pivotal role in that race.  But it illustrates how what looks like a relatively small problem -- forged signatures on ballot eligibility petitions -- could potentially change the course of the nation. 

This entry was published Wed Jun 26 00:54:46 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-06-26 00:54:46.0. [Tweet]

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