Not unlike false allegations undermined the Congressional campaign of Carl DeMaio a few years ago, fabricated charges — discovered late in the campaign — may have played a role in Phil Graham’s June primary loss for a North County Assembly seat.
From The Coast News…
“A North County woman who falsely accused former State Assembly candidate Phil Graham of groping and forcibly kissing her now faces criminal charges stemming from her claims.
“According to Superior Court records obtained by The Coast News, the District Attorney’s office has charged Nichole Burgan with misdemeanor filing of a false police report stemming from the claims made during the lead up to the June 5 primary election.”
“It has been 13 weeks since the District Attorney filed charges against Nichole Burgan for a false police report and 10 weeks since she was arraigned,” said Doug Sain, who wrote about the case on SD Rostra in late May, “however, until today none of the major local news services have reported or covered this attack on a State election. Will the San Diego Union Tribune/LA Times, NBC 7 or ABC 10, cover this story about the malicious derailing of a State election?”