Monday, January 30, 2012

Name That Party!

Freelancer Steven Adams, writing for Reuters, offers up this article about electoral shenanigans in West Virginia:
A West Virginia sheriff pleaded guilty to voter fraud in the state's 2010 primary election including illegally filling in some absentee ballots out of fear he might lose a close election, authorities said on Monday.

Lincoln County, West Virginia Sheriff Jerry Bowman admitted falsifying absentee ballots in a case stemming from an investigation by federal authorities, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

Also pleading guilty to lying to investigators was Lincoln County Clerk Donald Whitten, the U.S. Attorney said.
The article--with "Editing By Ellen Wulfhorst and Greg McCune"--goes on for another eight paragraphs before admitting, "Both men, who are Democrats, also agreed to resign from office."

But I'm sure that's just an innocent editorial decision. Just like vote fraud is a "right-wing myth."


  1. In defense of Steve Adams, he got screwed by the notoriously biased editing of the British-based Reuters. He is a stringer (freelance reporter) who is the victim. Thanks for naming names on the editors.

  2. sometimes innocent decision help more to turn over ones life.