State GOP leader charged with conspiracy, election tampering


Staff member
Jun 3, 2003
State GOP leader charged with conspiracy, election tampering
Union Leader |
"Chuck McGee of Concord, through his attorney, declined comment yesterday on U.S. Justice Department charges that he hired Virginia-based GOP Marketplace specifically to make repeated hang-up calls on the morning of Nov. 5, 2002, to sabotage 'get-out-the-vote' phone banks at six locations... McGee resigned as executive director of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee the day after The Union Leader first reported in February 2003 that Manchester police had alerted the U.S. Justice Department to the phone jamming operation. State Republican Chairman Jayne Millerick said at the time the state committee had in fact hired GOP Marketplace, but for telemarketing services to encourage people to vote Republican, not to jam opponent's phones. The Justice Department is now charging the opposite is true. The federal information filed at the court says McGee knew that jamming phone lines was the reason GOP Marketplace was being hired." [D'oh.]