It’s official … a corrupt group of “Republican” and Democratic political leaders in Richland County, S.C. stole $1.2 billion from local taxpayers.

That’s right, stole … all to subsidized a bunch of non-core expenses.

Despite clear and compelling evidence of election fraud, the S.C. Supreme Court has denied a petition to throw out the results of the November 6, 2012 penny tax referendum (a.k.a. the  “Richland County Robbery”).

Not surprisingly the ruling is being hailed by government bureaucrats and the liberal mainstream media – which has been shilling for the robbers from the beginning.

For those of you unfamiliar with this drama, the “robbery” was a rigged election in which voter turnout in predominantly white, anti-tax hike districts was deliberately suppressed by corrupt officials with close ties to the pro-tax hike movement.  As a result of this orchestrated fraud – which included illegal shortages of operable voting machines – voters in anti-tax precincts were subjected to wait times of up to seven hours.

And thanks to this illegal voter suppression, the sales tax hike passed by a 52-48 percent margin.

During his second inaugural address, U.S. President Barack Obama proclaimed that no citizen should be “forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.”

Meanwhile U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn said “going devote a pretty significant amount of his political resources to bear on this question.”

So … where are those resources in Richland County?

Oh right … these are white voters who got screwed. And we’re talking about a tax hike. Does anybody really expect Obama’s Justice Department to lift a finger in this case?

Of course not … especially now that the heist has been granted the seal of approval from the state’s highest court.

Also, it’s worth noting that the court – which is led by a former liberal activist – did not provide any rationale for its decision, it simply denied the protest.

“Poof,” people … that’s how $1.2 billion disappears.

So … who do we have to thank for the “robbery?” Other than disgraced (yet well-compensated former elections manager) Lillian McBride and her felonious family?

Well, we can thank S.C. Senate President John Courson (RINO-Richland), S.C. Senator Joel Lourie (D-Richland), S.C. Senator Darrell Jackson (D-Richland) and S.C. Senator John Scott (D-Richland), along with S.C. Reps. Jimmy Bales (D-Richland), Mia Butler (D-Richland), Leon Howard (D-Richland), Joe Neal (D-Richland), Todd Rutherford (D-Richland), James Smith (D-Richland) and Nathan Ballentine (R-Richland) – all of whom were present when the decision was made to hand over the reins of Richland County elections to McBride.

We can also thank former S.C. Reps. James Harrison (R-Richland) and Joan Brady (R-Richland) – who were also present at that meeting – and S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, who signed the legislation.