Is Limbaugh's 'Operation Chaos' Illegal Electioneering?

From the always reliable

As Ohio election officials investigate illegal crossover voting in the 2008 primary, questions arise on Limbaugh's role.

As the board of election in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, where Cleveland is located, launches an investigation into illegal crossover voting in the state's 2008 presidential primary, a big open question remains unanswered: Will county officials go after the ringleaders of apparently illegal electioneering where thousands of Republican voters swore - under penalty of law - allegiance to the Democratic Party in order to vote for Hillary Clinton?

In case you missed it, Rush Limbaugh, the nation's top-rated talk radio host, was urging Republicans in Texas and Ohio to skip their party's primary on March 4 and instead cast a vote for Hillary Clinton in order to prolong the fight between her and Barack Obama. And that Tuesday, as media in both states reported, thousands of Republicans did just what Limbaugh and others had suggested - they changed parties to vote for Clinton.

"I want Hillary to stay in this, Laura," Limbaugh told Laura Ingraham on Feb. 29, near the start of his Hillary crusade. "This is too good a soap opera. We need Barack Obama bloodied up politically, and it's obvious that the Republicans are not going to do it and don't have the stomach for it, as you probably know."

Hey, Truthout . . . where's that secret Rove indictment we were promised?

The article mentions the prosecutions of ACORN volunteers who fabricated voter registration signatures, which is actual fraud. Ohio voters, the real ones that is, are entitled to switch parties or vote for whomever is on the ballot for any reason or no reason at all. "My dog told me to vote Democratic" is as legitimate a reason as "Limbaugh told me to vote Democratic".

Prosecuting political thought crimes in the critical battleground state of Ohio would be dumb, dumb politics. Funny, too, how the left is all over this, but Kos' similar electioneering in Michigan falls quietly by the wayside . . .

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