Guilty on all counts -- A jury convicted Butch Morgan and Dustin Blythe of forging signatures to get Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on Indiana's 2008 primary Ballot. Morgan headed up the St. Joseph County Democratic Party and Blythe worked in the registration office. It took the jury just 3 and a half hours to reach a verdict.
And in the end, the prosecution came out the winner.
"It's been a long ordeal for a lot of us, and it is a relief," said Special Prosecutor Stan Levco.
A jury found Morgan and Blythe guilty of faking petitions from the 2008 Indiana primary.
"Sometimes these things are relatively not that big of a deal, but to me when you talk about an election there's nothing more sacred than the right to vote," said Levco. "And anytime you start messing with that, you're doing something pretty serious."
The jury agreed, convicting Blythe of forgery and petition fraud. They also convicted Morgan of conspiracy to commit petition fraud and conspiracy to commit forgery.