It was a dirty election. Even by Delaware County standards.
Last spring, an Upper Darby GOP operative forged signatures for Pat Meehan, the Republican candidate in the 7th Congressional District.
Then, over the summer, supporters of Democrat Bryan Lentz tried to split the conservative vote by assisting right-wing cuckoo Jim Schneller, an Obama "birther" with no shot at winning.
The Democrats' scheme failed. Meehan was elected easily in November.
But criminal charges are still seeping out of the stinking rubble eight months later.
Yesterday, Lentz ally Richard Cairns was charged with perjury and filing false signatures and statements in nominating petitions for allegedly submitting fraudulent petitions to place Schneller on the ballot.