Remember Rush Limbaugh calling for Republicans to change sides for a day and vote for Clinton in Texas and Ohio just to keep the Dem primary bloodfest going a while longer?
He has a wee problem:
While this all makes for great talk radio and sounds like fun, there is one catch: What Limbaugh encouraged Republican voters to do in Ohio was a fifth-degree felony in that state, punishable with a $2,500 fine and six to 12 months in jail. That is because in order to change party affiliation in Ohio, voters have to fill out a form swearing allegiance to that party’s principles “under penalty of election falsification.”I assume that encouraging others to commit a felony is itself illegal - aiding and abetting, isn't it?
Hat tip to Mike at CFLF)
Update Rush's defense? Even if you voted McCain, you'd be voting for Democratic principles.
CALLER: Hey, I just wanted to put your mind as ease as it pertains to the potential indictment that might come down against you and other Republican crossover voters who voted in the Democrat primary in Ohio and now potentially Texas. If the basis of the charges would be that the crossover voter has to attest that they'll vote with Democrat values in the fall, then if they vote for John McCain, aren't they still within the confines of the law?His other defense is that Obama and Clinton have also called for Republicans to re-register as Dems, although he conveniently forgets that the difference is they're asking for those moderate conservatives sick of the GOP's movement to the wingnut extreme Right to consider switching sides on a permamnent basis, not just for a day.
RUSH: Well, you're giving away some secrets, should we have to go to court here. But a very, very, very insightful deduction on your part.
CALLER: Sorry about that, Rush.
RUSH: How in the world -- that's okay. (laughing)
CALLER: It appears to me that you can vote for Obama, Clinton, or McCain and you're pretty much voting within --
RUSH: Democrat Party principles.
CALLER: -- Democrat, correct.
RUSH: Exactly right. (laughing) Arthur, you're a very insightful man.
But after this one - - go on John, throw the bum under the bus. Call for his indictment.