Barack Obama’s pals:
Let every vote count, is the Democratic Party’s mantra these days. That slogan might better be: Let every vote count as often as we need to win.
Such, at any rate, are the tactics of ACORN, Barack Obama’s favorite “community organizers,” and its Project Vote – of which, the Democratic presidential candidate has boasted, “I started working as the director . . . here in Chicago.”
ACORN has been implicated in voter-fraud schemes in 15 states – including Ohio, from where The Post’s Jeane MacIntosh reports today that a Board of Elections investigation has unearthed evidence of widespread voter fraud.
Two voters told MacIntosh they had been dragooned by ACORN activists into registering several times – one reporting having signed up “10 to 15” times.
ACORN canvassers “would ask me if I was registered,” he said. “I’d say yes and they’d ask me to do it again.”
Meanwhile IBD asks how much Obama knows about ACORN and its illegal shenanigans:
A radical group Barack Obama used to work for is committing voter-registration fraud in several states, ahead of the election. What does Obama know about this scam?
It’s a legitimate question to raise now that the FBI has raided the offices of the nonprofit Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now in Nevada and North Carolina, two states where Obama and John McCain are running neck-and-neck. ACORN has registered bogus voters in both states.
The group’s voter-registration fraud is rampant, and authorities plan a nationwide sweep of ACORN offices to collect records.~~~
In North Carolina, where Obama has been running nonstop ads, ACORN has registered a record number of new voters, many of them suspicious. Statewide, Democrats are doing better than the GOP in new converts — even in traditionally Republican counties.
There have been 218,749 newly registered Democrats in North Carolina since January — more than five times the 38,337 new Republicans, state records show.
The numbers show a startlingly close political battle even in Republican-dominated Union County, with 4,233 new voters registering as Democrats and 4,362 as Republicans. In previous election years, new Republicans have outnumbered Democrats 2-to-1 in the fast-growing Charlotte-area county.
In Missouri, one ACORN registrant named Monica Rays showed up on no less than eight forms, all bearing the same signature.
Suspicious election officials sent letters to some 5,000 ACORN registrants in St. Louis, asking the letter recipients to contact them.
Fewer than 40 reponded.
The editorial then notes that ACORN has endorsed him for President, and that Obama has paid the group 800 grand to register new voters. The kicker is that the 800 grand donation was never accurately reported by the Obama camp, instead they were disguised as payments to a ACORN front group called the Citizens Services Inc. and that the payments were for “advance work.”
Something more to think about:
…Obama worked as executive director of ACORN’s voter-registration arm, Project Vote, in 1992. Joined by two other community organizers on Chicago’s South Side, Obama conducted the voter-registration drive that helped elect Carol Moseley-Braun to the Senate that year.
The next year, 1993, Obama joined the civil-rights law firm Davis Miner Barnhill & Galland, where he sued the state of Illinois on behalf of ACORN to implement the federal “Motor Voter” law, which the GOP governor at the time refused to do. Then-Gov. Jim Edgar argued, presciently, that the Clinton law would invite voter fraud.
So do you think he knows what’s going on?
Do you think he knows about the million dollar embezzlement case against ACORN executives, especially when its Michelle Obama’s old law firm representing the crooks?
Does he know about these shananigans as reported on by Michelle Malkin:
- Missouri – Officials now have to sift through hundreds of bogus applications submitted last August.
- Connecticut – A criminal investigation has been opened into ACORN fraud.
- Wisconsin – Registering convicted felons.
- Ohio – ACORN tells Cuyahoga County’s election board that they can’t stop themselves from committing fraud.
- Indiana – Over a thousand new applications from ACORN appear to investigators to be fraudulent, and that should be no surprise, since Indianapolis now has 105% of its population registered to vote.
We shouldn’t be surprised about this. Obama has a long history of strong arm tactics and shenanigans. But the MSM is in full court defense mode by spinning these illegal vote stories as Republicans wanting to silence the Democrat voters. Doesn’t matter that there are fictional people registered to vote. Doesn’t matter if there are real people registered to vote a dozen times over….no, its the Republicans fault.
Tonight we talked to someone who works in the federal courts here in Chicago.
The buzz in those corridors is that federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has been leading a team of FBI investigators in 10 states working on a RICO case.
Today, it was announced that ACORN is being investigated in 10 states.
That’s one Hell of a coincidence.
We asked why Fitzgerald would be involved in this, because he’s the prosecutor on the Tony Rezko case and we aren’t aware of ACORN being investigated in Illinois.
We were told that ACORN was investigated in Illinois years ago, and it was a Fitzgerald case then. This means ACORN’s activities today, involving a conspiracy to commit multi-state voter fraud on SoetorObama’s behalf, are an extension of that previous ACORN case.
Our source in federal courts said, “Any crime that involves more than two people and is carried out across state lines qualifies as a corrupt organization. The fact that those “Goodwill” donations were made in Texas and received at Obama headquarters in Chicago or Washington means it qualifies for RICO.”
The “Goodwill donations” referred to above are the $228 million in undocumented, unverified campaign contributions the SoetorObama camp has received — which the McCain campaigned filed a complaint to the FEC on this past Monday.
We’ve also heard that the Clinton campaign filed complaints to the FBI and other federal agencies over SoetorObama’s fraud in the Iowa, Texas and other caucuses: voter intimidation, registration fraud, and other illegal activities.
The last thing we were told tonight in regards to all of this was that “the meme here is a tying together of all these various threads. That’s what you will see in the last weeks of the campaign: all things being tied together”.
I don’t know other state’s voter laws as well as SC, but here someone registered to vote more than once still only recieves one voter registation card and can only vote once. Also ID is required in addtion to the registarton card for first time voters.
These “dubious” registrations are a fraud perpertrated by the canvass workers trying to make quotas not a serious attempt by the registration groups to make up votes. There’s too many controls to prevent this kind of widespread deception implied here from actually working.
Yesterday, I was telling my mother about the voter registration scam going on in Ohio last week, She had never heard a word about it, and she lives in western NY(for the geographicaly challenged, the next state over is Ohio). The media are doing their best to try to bury this whole mess.
Fitfit, many states do not have as strict controls on the ballot as SC. Where I used to live, in upstate NY, they compared your signature from your registration form, that was it. Here in San Jose, CA, they do the same, no ID required. In fact, when I moved here, I used Motor Voter, and I have never shown my ID to anyone; if the information I gave to DMV was false, DMV would find out, but only after they had filed my voter registration form. The thrust of what Acorn is trying to do is swamp the system. By flooding local election boards with new voter registrations in the closing days of the campaign, they hope to make it impossible for the election officials to do anything more than a superficial check before Nov. 4. If in December 80% of their registered voters are proven to be fraudulent, who cares, the election will be over.
That’s an interesting statement.
I was born and raised in SC. I married and subsequently lived in two additional counties within SC.
I just got off the phone with the three County Registrar’s offices and guess what.
They still have me registered to vote in counties that I have not lived in for up to 18 years.
The three counties I lived in while in NC still have me registered there as well.
Same story with the first county I lived in when I moved to GA.
If I had the inclination, I could drive from location to location to location and vote multiple times within GA, SC, and NC. Logistically it would be difficult to get to NC by car due to time and distance but there is nothing stopping me from doing that in GA and SC.
Do you remember reading about the people who vote in one state and then fly to FL to vote again there?
All these canvass workers in various locations all throughout the country are over and over and over again committing the same kind of fraud without any sort of central direction?
What controls are those?
In GA we FINALLY have to present ID when we go vote.
That just started during the primaries back in the summer.
Up to that point, all I needed to present was a lease or a utility bill or some other piece of mail addressed to me and I could vote.
Voter fraud is rampant in this country.
People who are determined to game the system can do so easily.
Saying it ain’t so isn’t going to stop it.
“We’ve also heard that the Clinton campaign filed complaints to the FBI and other federal agencies over SoetorObama’s fraud in the Iowa, Texas and other caucuses: voter intimidation, registration fraud, and other illegal activities.”
I came across the following website last night involving exactly that. They have videos of people on record regarding action by Obama goons. Shows Hillary documents trying to media involved with no luck and her complaints that it should be investigated……fell on deaf ears.
This is straight out of Alinsky’s/Ayers playbook.
How can ACORN be non profit when they are blatantly registering democrats? And how can they be receiving millions in federal money when they solely push the democrate cause? Really the IRS should get on the stick and take away non -profit status from these people and the churches and the charities that endorse either candidate. As far as I can see they are doing nothing. They certainly have no gone after Rainbow Push or Al Sharpton’s organization when they are blatantly democrat. Are they afraid of these people or are they in the tank with them? The FBI and the DOJ won’t even investigate Obama’s $228 million in undisclosed donations that the FEC asked them to.
I see Fit is still making excuses for these frauds, innocents that they are…NOT..
NYexpat: Things aren’t any better in NY state. From a 2006 report:
Stanley Kurtz has another in depth report on ACORN. Here are some excerpts:
Mayor Daley’s muscle and George Soros’ wallet…..
Just saw where Indiana now has more registered voters than are eligible to vote!
“(for the geographicaly challenged, the next state over is Ohio)”
I–currently clinging to my gun and Bible–beg to differ. PA is in between–or is it Alabama? No matter, Barry’s ACORN minions are fucking things up here too. But at least we have Fast Eddie to crack down on all that fraud–yeah, right, that’s the ticket.
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No surprise here. Anything that is related to Obama is corrupted. Tell me, is this information presented only on the Web, or is the MSM reporting it also? Obama is really USA worst enemy. He’s got to be stopped. Try to get these facts on MSM as fast as you can.
Congressman Boehner calls for defunding of ACORN. Wonder if this will go anywhere?
Oct 9, 2008
Washington – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement regarding allegations of wide-spread voter fraud in Ohio and at least 15 other states centered around the left-wing group ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform now:
“The latest allegations of voter registration fraud by ACORN are further evidence that this group cannot be trusted with another dollar of the taxpayers’ money.
“Election cycle after election cycle, this organization has been at the forefront of breaking the law in order to promote their left-wing agenda. All the while, they have been the recipients of millions of dollars of federal funding through various federal programs and third-party groups. House Republicans took at stand recently to cut off funding to an ACORN slush fund created by their allies in the House Majority, but now more must be done.[…]
……All federal funding to ACORN must be stopped. The ACORN slush fund must be disbanded. Sources of federal funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development or any other agency must be stopped. Contracting for services between candidates for federal office and ACORN, as Senator Obama has done, must end. Now that the taxpayers own Fannie Mae, any funding from Fannie Mae’s nonprofit foundation to ACORN must stop.
“ACORN spent decades promoting the housing policies that brought America’s economy to the brink, and similarly over the years has committed fraud on our system of elections, making American voters question the fairness and accuracy of the exercise of their most fundamental right under the Constitution. Now it is time to cut off ACORN before it grows even more destructive.”
NOTE: Since at least 2004, numerous allegations of voter fraud in Ohio have been levied against ACORN. In 2006, a new law was enacted requiring paid voter registration workers to sign their own names on registration forms to make it easier to track individuals involved in fraud. It is a felony in Ohio, punishable by up to 18 months in jail, to forge voter registration forms. […]
Fit Fit seems to think that fraud is ok. fraud is the only way Democraps can win elections. You fight against I.D. laws to vote, WHY? Acorn is taxpayer funded. WHY? I suppose you would allow Illegals to vote also, no make that you advocate that illegals vote. WHY? Only answer is that fraud is the play book of Democraps.
http://patriotroom.com/?p=2932 Rush Limbaugh played a clip from this rally 3 times on his show today. A real estate agent demands that McCain, if elected, investigate and prosecute those directly responsible for the mortgage mess. McCain gives a couple of scalps
Here is a link to the killer audio from the rally in Waukesha. Go to about 40% of the way through (there are no time markers) to hear the woman ask the question and McCain’s great answer. The crowd goes crazy.
Voter: Senator McCain it is such an honor to be here with both of you this morning. I am a realtor, witnessing first hand the effect the mortgage crisis has had on many people’s lives. Will you assure us, that as president, you will take immediate action to investigate, prosecute, and names the names of the people actually responsible [crowd goes crazy].
McCain: I will. And it is already a matter of record, that members, Democrat members of Congress, fought against reform, and it’s a matter of record in hearings that they said in hearings that everything was fine. Senator Obama said a year ago that these kinds of sub-prime loans were quote fine with him. And the fact is, that the same people that are now claiming credit for this rescue are the same ones that were willing co-conspirators in causing the problem that it is [crowd goes crazy]. And you know their names. And you will know more of their names – Congressman Barney Frank and Senator Chris Dodd [Booo] are two of them.
Next questioner asks about abortion. McCain emphasizes he’s pro-life and jabs Obama for the “above my pay grade” comment at the Saddleback Forum.
Palin then gets the tag and comes off the top rope with the Atomic Elbow Drop to finish Obama off, calling him out on his infanticide vote on BAIPA.
And John may add also, too, as someone who believes that the most promising and precious ingredient in this sometimes mixed-up world of ours is a child. And I appreciate your reminder of the compassion needed in this issue. But what I don’t find compassionate is Barack Obama’s vote as an Illinois Senator, when three times he had the chance to vote to be able to provide health care for a child who was born alive as a result of a botched abortion. I would just ask you to go online sir and look at his record on that one also.
There is also a guy yelling at McCain to stop the Socialist takeover of America.
Listen to it all.
I believe that these are the video clips you describe.
ACORN should be investigated:
Rush played the Audio of McCain naming names, but so far there’s no video http://www.620wtmj.com/podcasts/newstogo/30696559.html?video=pop&t=a it’s about 40% in
STEALING THE VOTES OF AMERICANS IS OUTRAGEOUS !!!
Acorn’s voter fraud registration must be investigated prior to the election. Also, Obama’s involvement must be investigated prior to the election. With the increasing number of anti-American racists and crooks surrounding Obama, we must insure that he does not steal this election. We must also investigate the legitimacy of Obama’s foreign and domestic campaign contributions prior to the election.
I really like that guy in the video: “I’m mad, I’m really mad. And what’s gonna surprise you, it’s not ECONOMY, it’s the socialists taking over our country.”
So I guess that the Democrat’s fans are wrong. They say McCain will never win this election by associating Ayers with Obama, that he should instead talk about the economy. Well, the guy in the video proved them wrong. Ayers and Obama are socialists/communists.
A Federal Judge tells Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is BREAKING FEDERAL LAW by not giving county elections boards the chance to determine whether new voter registrations are fraudulent.
Finally found a video from the rally where McCain names names.
Way to go McCain! I’m telling you, when McCain/Palin ticket gets elected, there will be a lot of heads rolling down. These two will not tolerate corruption in the Government, neither on Wall Street.
There is already a sufficient number of violations of state & federal law by the Acorn organization for the U.S. Attorney General to withdraw Acorn’s non-profit 501 status, prosecute, and disband the organization under the RICO Act of 1970. Acorn has had their “fun” participating in racketeering for far too long under the protection of the likes of Barney Frank & Chris Dodd.
Brunner is appealing the judges ruling. There’s only six days left to contest the registrations, so what happens if this isn’t resolved in time? Will the ACORN registrations, plus ballots that were registered and voted on during the same day vote period count? Brunner apparently had everything locked up. How would they find the time to check it all out after they pull them from Brunner?
Curt, there’s another update to your last source:
UPDATE 10/09/08 1300hrs: We just got more on this from someone else we know who works in these same circles here in Chicago. This is a different source than the one who provided the intel below. This person says, “There’s no doubt there’s an investigation. The only question is do they have the evidence to shut down ACORN before Nov 4th or will they just do these state-coordinated raids to try to keep the vote clean until they can indict the national organization?”
Step it up Fitz.
What happens is voter cards would be issued to the addresses given on the registration and sent out. If the addresses were not-existent/undeliverable, they would go to the post office’s dead letter office. For duplicate registrations they would still only issue a single voter registration card. In most states, though Democratic lawyers will try to cause problems, voter’s would still be required to show valid id at the polling precincts. This would not block same day registrations & absentee voting,. The real problem with the Acorn flood of recistrations is they use overwhelming the registration offices to allow illegal alien and fake ID holders to vote sometimes multiple times because there is not enough time often to give every application proper scrutiny.
Thanks Rocky_B. I really appreciate all of your input and sources.
Having worked for a non-profit fundraising organization that used street teams, I completely understand how the fraudulent registration cards get turned in to Acorn. Any time you hire people to do canvassing or outreach, a certan percentage will shirk the responsbilities of the job and fake it. I used to employ Point of Purchase stand placers (They put all of those little carboard stands with the “Take One” cards asking people to register for walk-a-thons and the like). Every year, out of the 20 stand placers we would hire, 2 or 3 would simply trash the stands and come back saying that they placed them all. Now, we had enough employees and volunteers who lived around the city, so we could spot check the areas that each stand placer had worked so that we could find the shirkers out quickly and fire them. What Acorn does is that they call the numbers given on every card three times. If they get no answer, they put the card in a Questionable pile, along with all of the obvious fakes (cartoon character names, nonsense or business addresses etc.). By law, Acorn is required to turn in EVERY registration form collected, even the obvious fakes. They put them all together and flag them as dubious and in need of scrutiny. It is the state election board’s responsibiility to make the final determination that they are invalid. Acorn also provides the name andd contact numbeer for any Acorn employee who turns in a fake form to the state election board, thus aiding the state to prosecute the miscreant. Acorn is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. Every election year, Repulicans try to make a big deal out of it, but the organization’s hands are clean. Acorn follows both the spirit and the letter of the law.
Allow me to outline a personal experience with an Acorn registration process in Virginia.
I own one home in Las Vegas that I paid off before I retired from the military and usually vote absentee because as partiarch of the family since my grandfather’s death, family crises often has me cross-country assisting other family members (Currently I’m in Georgia). I own another house in Virginia that I’m still paying on. Last week I became concerned when I did not receive my absentee ballot that I might have been dropped from the Nevada records. So I went to the Virginia DMV since I had other business to conduct there. Outside was an Acron rep doing voter registration, so I said to myself, “What the hell, today is the last day to register in Virginia, I might as well do it since for all I know, my name might have been purged from the Nevada records & I don’t want to loose my vote this election.”
I will note that this particular Acorn worker was courtious and did not try to encourage me to vote Obama. While filling out the application I noticed she did not ask me to produce any ID to prove who I was or that my local address or any other information I put on the registration form was accurate. Though I did have sufficient documentation to produce, had she asked. According to the Virginia registration board; if you register to vote with their offices you are required to produce a picture ID with a valid Virginia address. There is also a requirement according to the election board to annotate the voter’s driver’s liscense number, or state ID card number on the application. I was not told by the Acorn rep to do this, nor where I should put it.
So please explain to us; Why doesn’t Acorn follow the state’s own registration rules? I could tell by the twang in her voice she was a local. The only answer is that Acorn doesn’t feel it is necessary to properly train their people or they don’t care. Because of this, I left with some concerns that my own registration might be thrown out. Three days later I finally received my Nevada Absentee Ballot. I have decided to do the honest thing and go ahead and cast my Nevada vote and not to pursue it any further in Virginia. I do take the one person-one vote rule seriously.