FLASHBACK: How Obama Muscled His Way Into Illinois State Senate Hasn’t Aged Well

Written with contribution from Sheriff David Clarke

The Democrats have been clutching their pearls over President Donald Trump’s doubt as to the legitimacy of various swing states but what they don’t realize is that their precious Barack Obama won his very first election by taking advantage of technicalities within election law.

They act like verifying that ballots were cast legally is somehow the same as actively trying to steal an election, perhaps that’s because when one of their own does this, that’s exactly what they’re up to.

As the Post Millennial reports, Barack Obama won his first election for an Illinois state Senate seat in 1996 by getting all of his opponents thrown off the ballot based on certain technicalities. Obama literally used the election rules and laws to eliminate his Democratic competition.

By using Chicago’s rules to invalidate voting petition signatures, Obama ended up getting all four of his Democratic primary rivals disqualified as well as three minor candidates as the Wall Street Journal reported in 2008.

Obama started to promote propaganda all the way back in 2008 when he called CNN’s coverage of his tactics in eliminating competition a “hit job” and his campaign insisted the outlet speak to a “state representative who supports Obama” since they would supposedly be “objective.”

However, when CNN followed through with the Obama campaign’s request, the individual said that “she could not recall details of the petition challenges, who engineered them for the Obama campaign, or why all the candidates were challenged,” according to CNN.

Records of the challenges no longer remain on file for review with the election board.

The Post Millennial reports that CNN sought out then-Illinois legislature candidate Will Burns who was just an Obama volunteer during the time in question.

During his time serving Obama he was tasked with closely examining every petition submitted by the other candidates including those of the progressive incumbent state Sen. Alice Palmer.

“When Palmer was clobbered in the November 1995 special congressional race, her supporters asked Obama to fold his campaign so that she could easily retain her state Senate seat. Obama not only refused to step aside, but he filed challenges that nullified Palmer’s hastily-gathered nominating petitions, forcing her to withdraw,” the PM reports.

“The rules are there for a reason,” Burns told CNN. “One of the first things you do whenever you’re in the middle of a primary race, especially in primaries in Chicago, because if you don’t have signatures to get on the ballot, you save yourself a lot of time and effort from having to raise money and have a full-blown campaign effort against an incumbent,” Burns said.

Burns claimed that he didn’t think Obama enjoyed savagely taking out all of his competition effectively clearing his path to the state Senate.

“It was not something he particularly relished,” Burns said. “It was not something that I thought he was happy about doing.”

For his part, Obama said he was just “abiding by the rules that had been set up.”

He told the Chicago Tribune, “My conclusion was that if you couldn’t run a successful petition drive, then that raised questions in terms of how effective a representative you were going to be.”

A longshot contender at the time, Gha-is Askia, has claimed that Obama’s team challenged every single one of his petitions on “technicalities.”

Askia said he didn’t like the way Obama basically muscled his way into office and said “It wasn’t honorable” and added, “I wouldn’t have done it.”

The start of a long career of muscling his way past the will of the people, wouldn’t you say?

Obama bullied his way to power. Very Mafia-like.

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