10.01.2008 0

ACORN Busted for Voter Fraud Again

  • On: 10/21/2008 19:44:57
  • In: Stop ACORN!
  • There they go again.

    The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has been busted yet again for voter fraud, this time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

    “Criminal investigations could be launched against at least six voter registration workers who tried to add dead, imprisoned or imaginary people to the voter rolls, according to the Milwaukee Election Commission and the organization that employed them.

    “Officials are reviewing some 200 to 300 fraudulent voter registration cards, Sue Edman, the commission’s executive director, said Wednesday…

    “In about 12 cases, deputy registrars paid by ACORN were ‘making people up or registering people that were still in prison,’ said Carolyn Castore, ACORN’s state political director.

    “And in other cases, workers used the same address for numerous voters or used driver’s license numbers that did not fit the voters’ birth dates, Edman said. But most of the fraud involved submitting duplicate cards for voters who were already registered, and forging the voters’ signatures, Castore said.”

    And this is not the first time. There is an ongoing pattern of ACORN operatives engaging in election fraud. ACORN has run into voter fraud troubles in Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania, raising questions about its federal, public financing—ACORN gets about 40 percent of its funding from taxpayers.

    As noted by the Wall Street Journal, “Operating in at least 38 states (as well as Canada and Mexico), Acorn pushes a highly partisan agenda, and its organizers are best understood as shock troops for the AFL-CIO and even the Democratic Party.”

    In addition, as ALG News has previously reported, allegations have emerged from former ACORN employees suggesting that the organization may be using tax dollars to carry on political activities.

    With such repeated instances of fraud and corruption, it is incumbent upon Congress to immediately freeze all public monies that ACORN depends upon pending an investigation into the organization’s more questionable activities…

    …before they strike again.


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