Galligan’s former Consultant, Sentenced: “Target of a Witchhunt”?

UPDATE:  GOP JUMPS TO GRAB MONEY OVER MARSHALL CASE:                 This gets better and better,  the GOP State Chair is now trying to use the Marshall case to grub some more money for GOP.  Here is a copy of an email that went out to his ‘friends’  Note how he conveniently fails to mention his buddy, Charlie White’s case.  Charlie apparently refused to ‘go along to get along’ and they put the screws to him. But…nevermind…just send your check to these wonderful guys. Here’s the text of the email:


Election fraud is alive and well within the Indiana Democratic Party.

Yesterday, a former Joe Donnelly campaign staffer received his sentence after he pled guilty to charges of absentee ballot fraud in Jennings County.

Last week, two Democrats, including a former county chair, were convicted on charges of forging Obama ballot petition signatures in 2004.  Two others had already pled guilty.  They face between 11 and 75 years in prison.

Friends, despite what those all-star homers on MSNBC tell you, election fraud is not a myth.  And even though we have worked to expose cases in every corner of the state it’s still going on.

Will you help fight this decade’s long Culture of Corruption with a contribution to the Indiana Republican Party today?

Our electoral process is too important to let these criminal activities to continue.  We must train poll workers and equip volunteers with the latest information and tools to combat fraud around the state.

Your contribution of $50, $20 or $10 will help ensure the integrity of our electoral process.

Do you want to see Democrat fraud lead to wins at the polls in 2014?  At this point, it’s all they’ve got.


Eric Holcomb

P.S.  I can’t say it enough, election fraud is alive and well within the Indiana Democratic Party.  Their leadership continues to deny, deny, deny, but a court of law has made it crystal clear.  A contribution to the Indiana Republican Party today of $50, $20 or $10 can help train poll workers and equip volunteers with the tools they need to combat this decade’s long Culture of Corruption around the state.


Mike Marshall, Marshall, Mike.jpg the intrepid and resourceful campaign consultant was sentenced today to what will amount to four and a half months in jail. He admitted signing the names of a couple relatives to absentee ballots.  A stark fall off from the intitial allegations of about sixty six ‘fraud’ events.  Of  course, Marshall did this…as he admitted. But it doesn’t sound as if this was a ‘fraud’ in the usually imagined sense.  At least, Goliath would consider it real fraud if somebody took another person’s ballot and cast it for them without their knowledge and consent.  Not saying what Marshall did is ‘good’ or ‘ok’…just it certainly isn’t what it was made out to be when the orignal charges were filed…shortly before the November election which swept Mike Moore into office.  Galligan took a body blow just by being associated with Marshall.  It was as if all whisper campaigns had bee ‘verified’  But was this all just accident?  Check out what Elected ( and later booted) Secretary of State Charlie White has said about this in his affidavit seeking a new judge in his OWN vote fraud case:(see the site:

A Governor’s operative would meet with me in late 2011 to request information on Democrats they could have State Police and their hand-picked prosecutors prosecute for absentee ballot fraud but I was not going to help them go after Democrats nor be any part of this when they were only doing this, I was informed, because they feared other authorities were getting too close to the administration on other legal matters.

Indeed, former Democratic State Rep. Mike Marshall would later be indicted and plead guilty, along with others, in one of the most egregious cases of absentee vote fraud in Indiana history.”

If this is true, then it sounds as if forces were at work in the Governor’s office to use the Indiana State Police and ‘hand picked’ prosecutors  to target Democrats they didn’t like.  Mike Marshall was certainly one of these.

But wait Goliath!  How could you DARE impugn the integrity of the Indiana State Police? They MUST be completely neutral in these matters….RIGHT?  But,  on the other hand, the local GOP is lead by Jamey Noel whose day job is as an officer with the ISP.  Here’s an excerpt from the 2011 story:

“I think the Galligan campaign has had a history of manipulating absentee ballots,” said Clark County Republican Party Chairman Jamey Noel, referencing an investigation by a special prosecutor following the 2007 primary election.

“Here we are four years later, same song different dance,” he added.

Last week’s indictment stemmed from an investigation by the Indiana State Police” 

Check out the whole story:   Then,  interestingly,  the State GOP Head slammed the Galligan campaign and specifically referenced the Marshall case:    Meanwhile,  State Trooper Noel was busy accusing Police Chief Dwight Ingle of fraud. “The complaint alleges that the chief voted from an address at which he doesn’t reside. “It’s common knowledge that he lives at the police station,” said Jamey Noel, chairman of the Clark County Republican Party. Noel said Ingle voted at different addresses during the last two municipal elections.” The  article is here:    Then , a few days later ISP Trooper/GOP Head Noel was back on the attack:”Noel said the indictment raises questions as to the integrity of the election.
“I have requested that the Clark County Election Board immediately investigate these challenges,” he said. “We want to ensure Jeffersonville and Clarksville voters receive the fair election that is deserved and will continue to check into these expanding discrepancies.”    Here is THAT story: 

These ‘conflicts’ and more were the subject of an article by “the Oracle”

Meanwhile, amazingly,  Clark County Democratic Chairman and current candidate for Clark County Prosecutor’s name came up in the NT story….”

Clark County Democratic Party Chairman Bob Bottorff, who was not the chairman at the time Marshall was working on local campaigns, was listed in the court proceedings as having submitted a letter on Marshall’s behalf.

“Mike, I think, had a lapse in judgment here,” he said. “I don’t think it’s something that will happen again.” When asked if Marshall would be welcomed as a volunteer on future Democratic campaigns in Clark County, Bottorff did not answer directly. “The Democratic Party is committed to always make sure every person in Indiana that can vote, has the right to vote,” he said. “It’s my view that the Democratic Party is the party that is not only trying to help working men and women in America, but is helping them to have a voice in the people that represent them.” He explained that he believes the aforementioned belief is similar to one that Marshall carries. Bottorff added that if Marshall did desire to work for the Democratic party locally, he would “make absolutely clear that what he was doing was legal.”   Getting publicly linked to Marshall might put a smile on at least one person’s face: ….Nah.

At GAWNEWS we find this PECULIARATIN  …. and we notice that Marshall’s charges will be adjusted down to Midemeanors.  Quite a “Come DOWN” from the Headline making  allegations of 48 COUNTS OF VOTER FRAUD!   But, circulatin back up to Charlie White’s claims….that the Governor’s ‘operatives’ were out to use the ISP and ‘hand picked prosecutors” to  target Democrats for voter fraud…BECAUSE THEY WERE GETTING CLOSE….Makes a Giant WONDER

16 comments for “Galligan’s former Consultant, Sentenced: “Target of a Witchhunt”?

  1. 'Hood
    May 2, 2013 at 4:13 am

    GOT IT!
    After reading the G’s piece
    on the weird “voter fraud” thing,
    I was thinking once again
    something just wasn’t right.
    The claims in relation to Clark County
    were specious
    and politocally motivated.
    There was NO Democrat voter fraud
    in Clark County.
    The allegations were just “graping at straws”
    and unsuportable.
    Prosecutor Steve Stewart
    has done avery good job.

  2. 'Hood
    May 2, 2013 at 4:22 am

    GOT IT!
    Part II.
    A clarity of the word
    for those of you in Yorba Linda!

    1.Superficially plausible,
    but actually wrong:
    “a specious argument”.
    2.Misleading in appearance,
    esp. misleadingly attractive:
    “a specious appearance of novelty”.

  3. 'Hood
    May 2, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Got it!
    part III
    Yorba Linda readers focus upon
    the concept of:…..”misleading in appearance”….
    in reference to the Clark County Democrats actions,
    and strangely not the Republicans.

  4. SarahPeas
    May 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I am in sincere dislike with this crap. People just need to get over themselves and take care of REAL problems in the community.

  5. CTS
    May 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Compare the Clark GOP ticket past and upcoming and leadership with the New Chapel payroll and relatives it’s quite the little enterprise for JN. What happened to his ISP promotion for all the stumping he did for Pence, guess he will have to run for Sheriff and run some firefighters and cousins to fill the other offices.

  6. May 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Say what you want about Jamey, but his candidates do indeed win elections.

    Just saying.

  7. 'Hood
    May 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Jamie is motivated!
    He should go to Phlidelphia and find real voter fraud! Maybe he could join a “Voter integrity”
    taske force and work on
    the unreal
    and actual fraud in Philly!
    He would be very good at that!
    The process and the voting results from some of those precincts were horrible!

  8. 'Hood
    May 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Y M Chill!
    What be wrong wit ya?
    Your Card Carrying Membership in
    the Lib=Prog Dim Party could be revoked!
    If fetz and the g see this…..
    Dang tax brackets, huh….!

  9. hoosiertaxpayer
    May 3, 2013 at 3:43 am


  10. May 3, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Dad blast it HT…Most Democrats believe in LIFE AFTER DEATH~~~ Look at GOLIATH!!!

    • May 3, 2013 at 3:51 am

      But now the Coroner’s office is held by a dad blast Republican

  11. GOPMe
    May 3, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    You forgot to mention New Chapel’s contract just got more profitable thanks to booting Rural Metro out of the area.

    Matt Chinn what say you about Mrs Khuri? She was not one of Jamey’s candidates. She may be a Republican but her winning the primary was much to his chagrin, not his approval.

  12. Barb
    May 3, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    In this country the focus on voter fraud is self centered and opportunistic. The miniority now elects office holders because the majority is plain tired of the stupidity. I sat and listened to a group of people last week that has no use for either party and they don’t see the Tea Party as plausible either. So, there solution? As usual, do nothing at all. I don’t believe Jamey would knowingly go along with such stuff but I firmly believe both our previous and present governors would.

  13. Barb
    May 3, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Sorry for the misspelling of there it should have been “their”!

  14. Barb
    May 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    By the way, if beating Tom Galligan was the goal, what was the outcome? Thanks for the help, Jeffersonville sure stands proud of his replacement! lol.

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