Apparently, the local GOP is using a different dictionary than the rest of us folks. Last time I looked into things, signing another individual's signature to a legal form (without having legal power of attorney) constituted "fraud". Mr.Shine, in commenting on party Executive Director Doug Foy's commission of the above action, called it "an honest mistake" and stated that Mr.Foy was "merely trying to help the GOP candidates meet the July 3rd filing deadline".
It seems to me that neither the words "honest" or "mistake" apply to this situation. Mr.Foy deliberately signed other parties names to legal documents without the authority to do so. No mistake there. This obviously was to be kept quiet due to the illegal nature of this action. Nothing honest about that.
Steve Shine fired Doug Foy, as well he should have. But why did it take six days for that to happen? Foy's dismissal, and full disclosure of his actions to all board members, occurred on Monday, August 7th, yet Republican election board members were notified of his actions on Wednesday, August 2nd. Once again, the words "honest" and "mistake" seem to not apply.
Was it the local GOP's intention to sweep this under the rug and be complicit in this blatant commission of fraud? That will be for the election board to decide. It appears that a select number of them had a few extra days to think about it. That must have been an "honest mistake" too . . .