A former Democratic governor of Indiana says a petition to place Barack Obama on the state ballot during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary is not his, raising the question of voter fraud. Former Governor Joe Kernan, a Democrat, replied, “No, not at all,” when the South Bend (Indiana) Tribune asked if the signature, which helped qualify Obama for the ballot, belonged to him.
The newspaper reports it has spoken to at least 40 other people in St. Joseph County, Indiana, whose names erroneously appear on petitions for either Obama or his primary opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Indiana requires those running for statewide office to collect 4,500 signatures from registered voters, 500 from each congressional district, before their names may appear on the ballot for voters’ consideration.
Local newspapers have reported the names appear to be copied from signatures submitted for an
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