I realized today that the miscreants in Bozeman–the Tea Partiers who are pretending to be Democrats, and have filed for office as Democrats–could end up in the pokey, rather than in office. As I reported earlier this week, they appear to have used falsified residence information on their election forms. If so, it would mean that they have probably broken numerous laws relating to false swearing, false affidavits and deceptive election practices.
Here are three sections of the Montana law that these jerks might want to read, or might have read before going through with their idiotic Tea Party scheme:
13-35-207 Deceptive election practices (six months in prison)
45-7-202 False swearing (six months in prison)
45-7-208 Tampering with public records or information (10 years or $50,000)
What’s more, the Great Falls Tribune has uncovered additional fake candidates–TEA Partiers who have filed as democrats in Sanders County, Teton County, and more in Bozeman. You can read that story here, although I originally criticized John Adams for not crediting this blog for uncovering the candidates, I was wrong–Adams did so.
The Cowgirl blog first published the story here.
The candidates uncovered so far include: David Brownell, Dane Peeples, Laura Springer, Harry Pennington, Terry Caldwell, Kathy Hollenback, Michael Comstock, and Gerald Cullivier.