The basis of the allegation involves one person signing an absentee letter to be a delegate, but another person showing up to be the delegate; albeit the two persons are closely related. I have the names involved but I am not free to use the info, yet. Comment threads are open, hint hint.
So, anyway, some emails have been circulating about these credentials issues, and in the course of this conversation Credentials Committee Co-Chair Jerry Moore fired off an email on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 1:45 PM. (It should be noted some are disputing whether Moore was in his co-chair position rightfully)
Here's the email, unedited, except where "sic" has been inserted to call attention to spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.
(WARNING: Graphic language has NOT been removed, since this is a highly relevant discussion among political leaders)
Re: Credentials issues I still need to deal with (Ward 5)
...you may want to file a challenge and get to work on these outstanding issues or concerns.
Your true colors are beginning to show. Is this what they call party politics. (sic)
The DFL wants to include people, you should take that affirmative action plan and shove it up somewhere where the sun doesn't shine.
Don't worry Jackie or Mr. Higgins I promise to never engage in a bunch of mess like this ever again. It is discouraging how you are so bent out of control in trying to keep people out. Well count me out. Brian you wouldn't engage other ward coordinator if your life depended on it. Remember "you had it all under control". (sic)
I have not once heard you say how proud you are that so many new people came out and engaged themselves instead of the same party hacks.
Be proud that such a (sic) organized convention and that it was well run and that people overall had fun.
Instead I'm hearing about your fucking control issues. Get a grip and quit blaming people. (Amanda included)
Pass on the torch and enjoy life a little. Quit making the 5th Ward look so dysfunctional because its (sic) not. We are full of great mind and great ideas. And am am proud of the work, people and our community.
Have a (sic) excellent day!!
Sent from my Blackberry wireless device.
(End of Moore's email)
My source provides the following analysis: If the (allegedly) unauthorized delegate had not been allowed to register, it is quite possible that Samuels would have been endorsed on the second ballot. Furthermore, if the disputed "Kenya 8" people had not been seated as delegates, Samuels would have won on the first round.
My source says, "Cheating and lying did not win an endorsement but it did make it go three rounds." Additionally, I was asked to pass on the following message: "JACC called. JACC wants its stolen Blackberry back."