ACORN doesn’t fall far from the tree

The left-wing/Dem supported group, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, commonly referred to as ACORN, is at the center of the worst case of vote-fraud in the history of Washington state.  (H/T, Michelle Malkin)

This might not be so significant, were it not for the fact that ACORN seems to have a pattern of voter-fraud in about 14 other states.  KOMO-TV has the details on ACORN in Washington.

ACORN in Washington 

King County prosecutors filed felony charges Thursday against seven people in what a top official described as the worst case of voter-registration fraud in state history, while the organization they worked for agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation.

The seven submitted about 1,800 registration cards last fall on behalf of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, which had hired them at $8 an hour to sign people up to vote, according to charging documents filed in Superior Court. (read more…)

KMBC-TV outlines ACORNS activities in Missouri prior to the general election of 2006. 

 Four people have been indicted on charges of voter fraud in Kansas City, officials said Wednesday.

Investigators said questionable registration forms for new voters were collected by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a group that works to improve minority and low-income communities.

The four indicted — Kwaim A. Stenson, Dale D. Franklin, Stephanie L. Davis and Brian Gardner — were employed by ACORN as registration recruiters. They were each charged with two counts.

Federal indictments allege the four turned in false voter registration applications. Prosecutors said the indictments are part of a national investigation.

ACORN and Project Vote recruit and assign workers to low-income and minority neighborhoods to register people to vote.

The Kansas City Election Board told KMBC they found suspicious forms, such as seven applications from one person and an application for a dead man.

“There is some motive behind it — this is not accidental,” said Ray James with the Kansas City Election Board.  (read more…)

The Employment Policies Institute outlined some similar issues in other states late last year.

ACORN’s recent run-in with the Franklin County elections board for allegedly turning in falsified voter registration cards is only the latest in a long-standing pattern of dubious elections practices. ACORN employees have been accused of submitting bogus voter registration cards and forging signatures on ballot initiatives in 12 states since 2004.

In addition to Ohio, ACORN employees have been accused of illegal elections practices in New Mexico, Florida, Colorado, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Virginia among others. Here are just a few examples of ACORN’s pattern and practice of fraud associated with their campaigns: (read more…)

It is time to stop ACORN and similar nutroots organizations from feeding at the government trough

Although ACORN’s projects run a wide gamut, the group claims as its purpose helping low- and middle-income Americans — through initiatives ranging from improving urban public schools, to providing counseling on how to avoid “predatory lending,” to increasing the availability of “affordable housing.” Most of these programs are conducted locally, by state-level ACORN organizations — which are often set up as 501(c)3 nonprofit entities distinct from the national ACORN umbrella, a 501(c)4 lobbying organization. Sounds benign enough — except that, according to Bob Huberty, executive vice president of the Capital Research Center, these tax-exempt 501(c)3s “have no reason for existence other than to get grants from the government and foundations.” They are, essentially, an ACORN front for asking Uncle Sam to subsidize political activity. (read more…)

Now, are Dems really linked to ACORN?  Just ask Dem presidential-hopeful John Edwards.

Others posting on this topic: No Hillary Clinton, Gubatron,186kpersecond.com, Right Voices, MILLITANT LNVL1771W, Texas Rainmaker, UniversalUpdate.com

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