Today, Bill McInerney is widely expected to plead guilty, and along with that guilty plea comes, I am sure, an agreement to share what he knows about voter fraud.
It’s going to be kind of neat to see what he has to say, though, we may not know when he pleads today. We’ll have a better idea when the Grand Jury meets the next time, which I’m hearing isn’t too far down the road. Voter fraud could be coming to an end. I know I’ve written that before but this time it seems like it’s the real deal. I know I’ve written that before too but this time it does – no really, honest to God.
So what does McInerney spill? That’s the $64,000 question. My guess is he knows a ton of what was going on since he pretty much ran the party’s absentee ballot operation in ’07, ’08 and ’09. No, as Chair Tom Wade pointed out, it wasn’t party sanctioned, but it was on behalf of the party.
There are all sorts of scenarios out there. If you really want to get conspiratorial, McInernery and DA Rich McNally are pretty tight and if you remember it was the absentees that put McNally over the top in the ’07 race against Greg Cholakis, days after the polls closed. Also, McInerney is county Chair Tom Wade guy, he brought him into the mix. And a Grand Jury investigation into allegations of Wade extorting Democratic appointed employees for campaign contributions was allowed to time out after McNally took office.
Those things are nothing new, and not of my making, despite what some may say, and doesn’t even touch on the other seven Democrats implicated, including those who testified for the prosecution in the indictment of Elections Commissioner Ed McDonough and Councilman Michael LoPorto, who together stand charged with 116 felonies of forgery in the ’09 Working Family Party primary.
So, the question is what does McInerney know? And what’s he going to tell the special prosecutor and, more importantly, the grand jury? My guess is a whole bunch.
I think I’ve written that before too but now I think it’s for real – no really, honest to God.
Labels: McDonough, McInerney, mcnally, Wade, Wade LoPorto