If you’re going to do dirty tricks and break election laws, you’d better go to Ohio and not New Hampshire. Allen Raymond, the President of the Republican consulting group Marketplace LLC, was sentenced to five months in jail and fined $15,600 for jamming Democratic phone lines in several New Hampshire cities during the 2002 election.

Court records indicate that Raymond and co-conspirators plotted to jam Democratic phone lines that offered voters rides to the polls in at least four New Hampshire cities. Additionally, the Republicans disrupted the phone line operated by the nonpartisan Manchester Firefighters Union, according to the AP. The Executive Director of the New Hampshire Republican Party Chuck McGee also pleaded guilty, and James Tobin, the regional chair of Bush-Cheney 2004 re-election campaign was also indicted in the 2002 scheme.

In Ohio or Florida, instead of being indicted, the GOP would have nominated them for Secretary of State.

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