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dykAbout the H. Allen Smith “love child” hoax and Smith’s guilty plea…

We caught up on some long overdue reading and see where Smith told Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Harris he acted alone, that others were not involved.

The Log Cabin reports that Smith said he had met regularly in 2012 with Stephan Hawks (then county attorney) and Jeff Johnston (then county administrator under former County Judge Preston Scroggin) to discuss the sheriff’s race.

As reported in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on April 25, Smith said it was Hawks’ idea, but that Smith created the false birth certificates and mailed them to area voters after becoming angry about a campaign incident and talking to Ron Bartels.

Now that’s a new ingredient added to the mix.

‘Wonder if Smith’s regular “discussion group” included Bartels, who had worked with Jerry Roberts — a former sheriff’s candidate — and is also a member of the local tea party, represented Campaign for Liberty in Arkansas, posts and tweets often (“ronomundo”), and is currently listed as the Chair of the Conservative Party of Arkansas….