The John McCain Campaign is facing a possible scandal from a Texas Campaign Staffer
John McCain Campaign Staffer Ali Akbar from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, is alleged to have discused using voter fraud techniques. This occured in an extended conference call within 1 month ago, with two other political operatives, one a volunteer for Ron Paul for President in Nevada. The staffer is in charge of a very key McCain for President campaign area. The staffer has been contacted by "higher-ups" in the McCain camp asking him to explain his statements.
More details emerging...
According to one sourve in the DFW area Akbar has had past problems with the law including credit card fraud. And that he might in fact be on parole.
Just breaking... the McCain campaign at the highest levels has had an emergency conference call on the matter.
Full update this evening. Stay tuned...
Story breaks over at ThirdPartyWatch.com
At least one other Blog has reported on the breaking Akbar scandal. And ThirdPartyWatch.com has many additional and quite indicting details.
On his arrests:
Akbar has been arrested twice within the last year, the most recent this summer. His most recent arrests were for Credit Card Abuse and Burglary of a vehicle, as well as his convictions for theft. Akbar claims to have direct access with McCain.
On his ties to McCain directly:
Again, whether it can be pulled off is not the issue. What’s the issue is that this Ali A. Akbar has access to John McCain personally – oftentimes speaking directly with him on conference calls.
Statement from one of the two witnesses Joey Dauben of South Dallas:
I sat in on a meeting in my downtown Dallas office and heard an ecampaign staffer with the John McCain campaign – Ali A. Akbar – openly discuss ways to manipulate, rig and otherwise “take” an election
Akbar's postion with the McCain Campaign:
Akbar is the "E-Campaign Coordinator" fo
r the John McCain for President Campaign. He is listed on "Bloggers for McCain" as one of the 5 Authors. There's also a report that he's the graphics designer, or at least a contributing designer for McCain's main campaign website. In addition, he is a campaign spokesperson for the Texas McCain Campaign.
Info on the 3rd witness
The other witness and participant in the conference call, apart from Joey Dauben, was Chuck Geshlider from Las Vegas. Geshlider is a well-known national political activist in fringe Libertarian and Far-Right Conservative causes, most especially Separatist movements such as the Oceania Floating Island, New Hampshire's Free State Project and Texas Independence. Geshlider is a former Nevada State Chairman for the Ron Paul for President campaign.
Geshlider's latest venture is to recruit Ron Paulists to run for Congress nationwide. According to ThirdPartyWatch.com:
Geshlider is a stalwart (albeit annoyingly effective) Libertarian/Constitution Party member who has advocated for “Ron Paul Radicals” to run for U.S. Congress.
Dallas area newspaper to break McCain Scandal story
Within hours a Dallas area newspaper will be running a full article on the breaking Ali Akbar story. It will focus on Akbar's ties to the John McCain campaign and his recent statements seemingly endorsing voter fraud.
Two witnesses to be guests on "Libertarian Politics Live" tonight!
Both Joey Dauben and Chuck Geshlider will be guests tonight at 8:00 pm cst on Blog Talk Radio's "Libertarian Politics Live." They will discuss the growing scandal involving McCain for President staffer Ali Akbar, and what they heard in the conference call. Call-in number is 646-915-9887. The show lasts one hour.
If you miss it, you can listen to the podcast immediately after the show at www.blogtalkradio.com/libertarian That's also the url to listen to the show live, or simply click on the Blog Talk button to the side here at LR Blog.