Republican indicted in vote supression case

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    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Republican official accused of taking part in a plot to jam Democratic phone lines in New Hampshire on Election Day 2002 is facing new charges.

    James Tobin was indicted by a federal grand jury in Portland on two counts of making false statements about the incident to an FBI agent. His earlier conviction on telephone harassment charges was overturned, but prosecutors are appealing.

    Tobin, 48, of Bangor, was accused of helping to arrange more than 800 hang-up calls that jammed get-out-the-vote phone lines set up by the New Hampshire Democratic Party and a local firefighters' union on Election Day six years ago.

    Republican Rep. John Sununu defeated then-Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, in a close Senate race that day. He is now running for re-election with Shaheen as his challenger, and the race is again close.

    The new indictment, dated Oct. 9, alleges that Tobin lied to FBI investigators during an interview in Maine. Tobin told them another GOP official, Charles McGee, had the idea to contact an aggressive telemarketer, Allen Raymond, for help in the 2002 election. The indictment said using Raymond was really Tobin's idea.

    The Associated Press: 2002 GOP phone jamming in NH leads to new charges
     
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    Like the story's headline says: Ex-GOP Operative in New Hampshire Indicted
     
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    I don't care which team these people are working for, if they're truly guilty of these political tricks STRING 'EM UP.
     
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    he was convicted for the phone jamming in Maine and then the verdict was overturned on appeal, but the judge called for a retrial not acquittal. i assume this new indictment is related.

    he sounds like a real piece of shit and not real bright; in short, he's from NH.
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    Then he lied to the FBI.

    Not a smart thing to do.
     
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    They link to the indictment.

    And he was accused of lying about what he did on behalf of the repubs.
     
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