ACORN is a huge national pro-democrat organization that has registered millions to vote and has ties to Barack Obama.
in the early '90s, Obama was recruited ... to run training sessions for ACORN activists
ACORN also got funding from two charities, the Woods Fund and the Joyce Foundation, when Obama served on their boards, and from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge - the radical "education reform" outfit Obama ran from '95 to '99.
Meanwhile, Obama was right there by ACORN's side all along.
"I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career," he told the group last November.
So, less than a week before the midterm elections, four workers from Acorn, the liberal activist group that has registered millions of voters, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for submitting false voter registration forms to the Kansas City, Missouri, election board. But hey, who needs voter ID laws?
We wish this were an aberration, but allegations of fraud have tainted Acorn voter drives across the country. Acorn workers have been convicted in Wisconsin and Colorado, and investigations are still under way in Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
In 2007 the Seattle Times reported:
King and Pierce County prosecutors filed felony charges today against seven people who allegedly committed the biggest voter-registration fraud in state history.
The defendants, who were paid employees and supervisors of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now
In 2008 the Detroit Free Press reported:
The majority of the problem applications are coming from the group ACORN, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, which has a large voter registration program among its many social service programs. ACORN's Michigan branch, based in Detroit, has enrolled 200,000 voters statewide in recent months, mostly with the use of paid, part-time employees.
"There appears to be a sizeable number of duplicate and fraudulent applications," said Kelly Chesney, spokeswoman for the Michigan Secretary of State's Office. "And it appears to be widespread."
On 10/7/2008 the Washington Post (the radical left wing newspaper in Washington DC) reported:
The Nevada office of ACORN had planned a potluck dinner at its Las Vegas office Tuesday night to celebrate the 80,000 newly registered voters its staff had signed up in Clark County as part of its work with low-income communities nationwide.
Instead, their office was raided Tuesday morning by agents of the Nevada Secretary of State and Attorney General who alleged in an application for a search warrant that ACORN had hired 59 felons through a work release program as canvassers and submitted nearly 300 apparently fraudulent voter registration cards as part of the drive.
On 10/8/2008 the Associated Press reported:
Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.
Charlene Davis, co-director of the election board in Jackson County, where Kansas City is, said the fraudulent registration forms came from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.
On 10/8/2008 the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported:
ACORN's canvassers filled out forms with fake names, addresses, officials say
Agents with the secretary of state and state attorney general offices served a search warrant on the headquarters of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, at 953 E. Sahara Ave. shortly after 9 a.m. They seized voter registration forms and computer databases to determine how many fake forms were submitted and identify employees who were responsible.
On 10/9/2008 the New York Post reported:
Barkley estimated he'd registered to vote "10 to 15" times after canvassers for ACORN, whose political wing has endorsed Barack Obama, relentlessly pursued him and others.
Claims such as his have sparked election officials to probe ACORN.
On 10/10/2008 The Post, from Ohio University reported:
Last week, they were everywhere. They stood on the corners of streets, with tables full of Obama buttons and voter registration forms. It was almost impossible to make it to a class without hearing, “Are you registered to vote?” But behind the façade of cheery smiles and clipboards lurked something that few dare to acknowledge, something dangerous to our republic: voter fraud and suppression, enabled by a woman known as “the most partisan state official in Ohio”: Jennifer Brunner.
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), for which presidential candidate Barack Obama worked as a “community organizer,” is being investigated by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, ACORN workers “often handed in the same name on a number of voter registration cards, but showing that person living at different addresses.” ACORN also turned in registrations that “showed a number of people living at an address that turned out to be a restaurant.”
There are lots more stories about Obama's friends at ACORN and voter fraud, but I am sure this makes the point. Even still I can hardly believe this report from CNN. ACORN submitted 5000 new voter registration forms just before the deadline in Lake County, Indiana. Officials there started checking the "new voters" registered by ACORN. Of the first 2100 forms they checked, ALL WERE FRAUDULENT!!! Watch this report from CNN:
Note that the lawyer for ACORN tried to blame the election officials saying they should have started checking the forms back in May. CNN says, however, that these 5000 forms were all just turned in before the deadline.
This is a massive attempt by friends of Obama to try to steal the election for him.