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ACORN (tides) files "disenfranchisement" suit in Duval County
US Newswire ^ | 9/20/2004 | Sabrina Williams

Posted on 09/20/2004 8:26:55 PM PDT by Dutchgirl

To: City and Assignment desks, Daybook Editor

Contact: Sabrina Williams of Advancement Project, 202-728-9557, or Philip Compton of Florida Consumer Action Network, 813-877-6712

News Advisory:

What: Intent to File Suit Against Duval County

Who: ACORN, Advancement Project, Florida Consumer Action Network, NAACP, People For the American Way, Project Vote

When: Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 12 p.m.

Where: Duval County Office of Election, 105 East Monroe Street, Jacksonville, Fla.

Background:

According to a Florida statute voter registration applications received by Oct. 4 will be processed and those voters will be placed on the rolls in time to vote in the Nov. 2 Presidential Election. However, Acting Supervisor of Elections in Duval County Dick Carlberg, has informed voter registration groups and would be voters that any applications turned in after next week will not be processed.

There is more work to be done after a citizen fills out a voter registration application. The application must be acted on by the appropriate government entity in a timely manner and in a way that enfranchises eligible voters. In a year when voter registration efforts have been vigorous, some registrars have not been able to keep up. States and localities need to add personnel who can clear the backlog and ensure that all applications are processed in time. For those whose applications might be rejected for procedural reasons, they need to be given sufficient time to correct their applications before the relevant deadlines.

Investigations after the 2000 elections revealed that between 1.5 million voters and 3 million voters were not able to cast a ballot because of registration problems. As the 2004 election draws near, many of these problems have not been fixed. With reportedly high numbers of registration applications for 2004, these problems are especially significant.

http://www.usnewswire.com/


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: acorn; cchd; election; florida; schundler; stupidity; tides; voter; voterfraud
I saw a story on the evening news (news4jax.com) where the NAACP hacks are planning to sue over a rumor that they appear to have started. The spokesman for the Election Supervisors office has repeated that these rumors are untrue, but the "base" is activated-or plans to be.

Our supervisor of elections office has been inundated with voter registration requests that have missing and fraudulent information--and now the NAACP is encouraging a demonstration against the office, whose staff are working 12 hour days trying to sort out the backlag created by these groups.

The line that caught my eye...between 1.5 million voters and 3 million voters were not able to cast a ballot because of registration problems

Is their plan to overwhelm election offices with fraud and lawsuits?

1 posted on 09/20/2004 8:26:55 PM PDT by Dutchgirl
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To: Dutchgirl

Yes, that is the plan. In some states, the Elections Clerks have hired more people and been working overtime.

However, I do not think that having a deadline is disenfranchisement. I suppose we'll see how the lawsuit proceeds. It might be thrown out, Depends how sick and tired of this everyone is, I suppose.


2 posted on 09/20/2004 9:50:23 PM PDT by reformedliberal (When the elites speak their power to our truth, they have given us cause for revolution)
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To: Dutchgirl

Yes.


3 posted on 09/20/2004 9:57:52 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Dutchgirl; All
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4 posted on 09/21/2004 2:04:45 AM PDT by backhoe (Just a Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the Trackball into the Dawn of Information...)
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To: Dutchgirl; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
http://www.thedavidallenshow.com/

http://www.wjgr.com/default.aspx


I hope everyone, in JAX, caught The David Allen show last night. (1320am 9pm-midnight est)

His Guest, Erin Moody - with Supervisor of Elections office, was on last night telling David how many registration her office is getting.

She said they are getting THOUSLANDS a day.

Many can't be verified, are "questionable", filled out wrong or not completely.

I smell voter fraud big time............
5 posted on 09/21/2004 5:15:27 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (WHO MADE THE CBS MEMOS?!?!?)
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To: OXENinFLA
I smell voter fraud big time...

What you smell is DeomcRATS muddying the waters. They need to be CRUSHED.

See you at the Kery FReep today!

6 posted on 09/21/2004 5:27:42 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and expose Hanoi John's FRAUD!)
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To: reformedliberal
I do not think that having a deadline is disenfranchisement.

The deadline, as defined by statute in the state of Florida is on the web page of the supervisor of elections office...clearly, October 4th. The frivolous suit is claiming that the office is stating something different, which, unless one is illiterate, obviously isn't. link

Registration closing dates for 2004: (registration will re-open after each election)
Presidential Preference Primary, February 9
Primary Election, August 2
General Election, October 4

7 posted on 09/21/2004 5:35:04 AM PDT by Dutchgirl (FreeRepublic !! The best pajama/ cocktail party on earth!!)
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To: backhoe

You forgot to mention that major funding for ACORN is provided by Mrs. Heinz Kerry via Tides Foundation. I am thinking over some possible slogans for my sign for this afternoon's freep at Prime Osborne.


8 posted on 09/21/2004 5:36:52 AM PDT by Dutchgirl (FreeRepublic !! The best pajama/ cocktail party on earth!!)
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To: OXENinFLA

THOUSLANDS=THOUSANDS

I have no idea where that L came from...............


9 posted on 09/21/2004 5:36:54 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (WHO MADE THE CBS MEMOS?!?!?)
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To: Dutchgirl
You forgot to mention that major funding for ACORN is provided by Mrs. Heinz Kerry via Tides Foundation.

Don't forget about the Catholic Bishops who've given ACORN million via the CCHD (Catholic Campaign for Human Development). Note to my fellow Catholics - let the collection basket pass you by for the CCHD.

10 posted on 09/21/2004 5:40:53 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: old and tired

Good call. Thank you. My daughter has married a Catholic and is taking classes to become one. These are the little things that they forget to mention in RCIA classes.


11 posted on 09/21/2004 5:47:00 AM PDT by Dutchgirl (FreeRepublic !! The best pajama/ cocktail party on earth!!)
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To: reformedliberal

Having a deadlind used not to br disfranchisement.

This day and age, it probably is.

The judges are going to do whatever benefits the democrats, wheather legal or not legal.

Want to see how the bodies of Americans look flying through the air as the result of an explosive device being detonated?

Elect John Kerry President or make possible the election of John Kerry as President.

Want U.N. troops in the streets of America raping your children, wives, husbands, sons, and daughters?

Elect John Kerry President or make possible the election of John Kerry as President.

Want U.N. troops in the streets of America robbing and plundering?

Elect John Kerry President or make possible the election of John Kerry as President.


12 posted on 09/21/2004 5:49:03 AM PDT by sport
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To: Dutchgirl

So, none of these folks could have registered earlier? Like, FOUR YEARS AGO, maybe?

Or are these folks already registered in one or two more places?


13 posted on 09/21/2004 5:49:33 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Florida Freeper

I'm compiling a list of FReepers in Florida for use in the upcoming elections.
If you want to be added, please FReepMail me.


14 posted on 09/21/2004 5:59:57 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism.)
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To: Dutchgirl; Chieftain

LOL!!!

I'm printing this one out to bring...

15 posted on 09/21/2004 6:03:13 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (WHO MADE THE CBS MEMOS?!?!?)
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To: Larry Lucido
I walked house to house for Jennifer Carrol in her run against Corrine Brown here in Jax, walking with a list of registered voters provided by the supervisor of elections. The number of folks who register from BUSINESS addresses would astound you.

I think the reason Duval was chosen for this lawsuit is that it is a heavily Republican part of the state, with a Republican Supervisor of Elections. The dems didn't want to raise a stink in one of the counties where Gore pushed his hand recount- they are all dem controlled- and in the case of Broward, transparently inept and corrupt.

On last nights news story, they interviewed an NAACP pastor who claimed that 27,000 ballots were uncounted last year. In Duval, we had two pages of candidates (including the communists and libertarians) and many (ignorant) people voted for two presidential candidates, spoiling their own ballots. Only to the dems can stupidity = disenfranchisement.

I have a conservative friend who was a poll watcher, who checked addresses when people presented ID. If it didn't match the address on file, they were given provisional ballots. ALL DEMS.

16 posted on 09/21/2004 6:09:24 AM PDT by Dutchgirl (FreeRepublic !! The best pajama/ cocktail party on earth!!)
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To: Dutchgirl; OXENinFLA; Joe Brower; Chieftain; sport; MinuteGal; saminfl; tutstar; summer; ...
Thanks for posting this, Dutchgirl. Such efforts and attacks against the Supervisor of Elections have been ongoing; every attempt is being made to derail the smooth running of that office. It is an active, intensive, relentless effort.

On other fronts of the battle in NE FL:

The Florida Times Union on Friday Sept 17 ran the following ad on page B - 5:

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DON'T LET RALPH NADER

CRIPPLE KERRY IN FLORIDA

Nader polled 96,000 votes in Florida in the 2000 election. Even if his vote is sharply reduced, it could defeat Kerry.

Nader's Republican allies in Florida are intimidating black seniors from voting.

Don't let President Bush levy his huge new Medicare charges that threaten the health of Florida's seniors.

[In black block:] Don't Let Gov. Jeb Bush steal Florida AGAIN!

Contributions for more ads to:
ARM, Lawrence Lader (Pres.)
P.O. Box 330, New York, NY 10276 - 0443

Paid political advertisement paid for by A.R.M.

R070461

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I did call to complain.

17 posted on 09/21/2004 10:12:26 AM PDT by cyn (prayers always for Terri Schiavo, her family, and her supporters.)
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To: Dutchgirl
-The Prince of Tides- Bush ads, Kerry ads, the Tides Foundation, and so much more--
18 posted on 09/21/2004 10:30:00 AM PDT by backhoe (Just a Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the Trackball into the Dawn of Information...)
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To: Chieftain; OXENinFLA
KERRY IN JAX
19 posted on 09/21/2004 10:48:54 AM PDT by cyn (prayers always for Terri Schiavo, her family, and her supporters.)
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To: OXENinFLA

I didn't catch that, but that might have been the snip I heard this am on mighty 690 -- someone talking about fictitious names and forged voter signatures. Yeah, I smell it, too.


20 posted on 09/21/2004 11:40:27 AM PDT by cyn (prayers always for Terri Schiavo, her family, and her supporters.)
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To: Dutchgirl; backhoe; Diago; cyn; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; ...
Teresa Heinz Kerry, Drummond Pike and the Communist TIDES FOUNDATION

Teresa on the Stump, Teresa Heinz Kerry, from Mozambique, PRO-ABORTION Catholic, UN Employee, etc.

NJ Freepers, some Schundler and NJ Info on Post 4,

The Catholic Campaign to Help Democrats

Catholic Bishops Gave $472,000 to Vote Fraud Group, ACORN

I-Team investigation uncovers voter registration fraud (Colorado)

I-Team Investigation Uncovers Voter Registration Fraud

CCHD              Campaign 

ACORN   ACORN in the News

21 posted on 10/14/2004 11:28:37 AM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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Acorn News in NJ

October 5, 2004
bullet $7.6M in tax credits unclaimed
PATERSON - Some 4,153 Paterson families failed to claim almost $7.6 million in tax credits in 2002, according to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

October 3, 2004
bullet Parents demand reforms
PATERSON - About 20 city parents rallied against the lack of funding for the federal No Child Left Behind Act on Saturday afternoon in the parking lot outside School 28 and then went into the city's neighborhoods to register voters with ...

bullet The curse of bad credit
PATERSON - Beulah Bates sold her house to fix her bad credit rating. Now she can't buy a new one.

August 24, 2004
bullet Giving credit where due
Beulah Bates sold her house to fix her bad credit rating. Now she can't buy a new one.

August 11, 2004
bullet Paterson faces cut in HUD funding
Paterson will receive almost $6 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to give to people buying first homes, fixing homes, or without homes, officials said this week.

August 3, 2004
bullet Regulating laborers
PASSAIC - The mayor's office is seeking to establish an identification system that would keep track of the Hispanic day laborers who scout for work near The Home Depot on Dayton Avenue.

July 25, 2004
bullet Getting grip on vision
While thousands of Democrats descend on their convention in Boston with a flurry of campaign buttons, plastic hats and banners this week, they'll be united by a platform loaded with sweeping proclamations about new American priorities a ...

July 15, 2004
bullet Laborers reject gathering place
PASSAIC - Hispanic day laborers Wednesday failed to agree with city officials on a new location where they can scout for work.

July 5, 2004
bullet Letters to the editor

June 24, 2004
bullet Police disperse Paterson protest
PATERSON - Police peacefully dispersed 20 pro-union picketers from Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres' City Hall office Wednesday afternoon.

April 14, 2004
bullet Put money behind education act, protesters urge
PATERSON - Though public schools are closed for spring break, a handful of protesters stood in the drizzle outside the Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology on Tuesday morning to criticize federal education funding levels.

April 4, 2004
bullet A 'Soak the rich!' encore
THE SPECIAL INTERESTS pushing for a New Jersey "millionaire's tax" are back. They are talking now about an income-tax surcharge that would take effect at household incomes starting at $300,000. And they are talking about a higher top ta ...

April 4, 2004
bullet Uncle Sam sues Torricelli
The federal government is suing former U.S. Sen. Robert G. Torricelli, charging that he reneged on a financial commitment he made to a venture capital fund subsidized by the Small Business Administration.

March 14, 2004
bullet Lending fair gives hope to urbanites
PATERSON - Dozens of city residents studied mortgage rates, credit reports, and other mysteries of homeownership at a housing seminar Saturday.

March 8, 2004
bullet 12,900 apply for 50 housing grants
PATERSON - 12,900 people applied for 50 available low-income housing vouchers through the housing authority.

March 7, 2004
bullet Rolling out the red carpet
At New York's venerable Tavern on the Green, overlooking Central Park and surrounded by twinkling lights, the two 12-year-olds skipped the kids-menu chicken fingers and decided to split the lobster and pasta special.

March 1, 2004
bullet Resist pitches for quick refunds
I don't know why - maybe it's the blinding winter light - but this time of year seem to be ridden with hidden hazards.

February 10, 2004
bullet Group plans rally on housing needs
The Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now will rally for people applying for Section 8 housing assistance at 7 tonight at School 28.

February 10, 2004
bullet Rally to back people seeking aid
PATERSON - The Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) will rally on behalf of people applying for Section 8 housing assistance at Public School 28 at 7 tonight.

February 5, 2004
bullet Trailer parks sue Lodi
LODI - Owners of two trailer parks set for redevelopment are suing the borough, forcing officials to justify their decision to raze the parks and build shops.

February 2, 2004
bullet Letters to the editor
Let's clean up the Passaic River

bullet January 14, 2004
bullet Group protests alleged gouging
An activist consumer group claims that the nation's most popular tax preparer, H&R Block, is gouging the working poor with high-interest loans backed by anticipated tax refunds.

January 11, 2004
bullet Action against laborers causes worry
Just six days before President Bush unveiled a proposal to grant temporary legal status to some undocumented foreign workers, officials in Freehold, Monmouth County, shut down a so-called muster zone that had served as a gathering spot ...

December 26, 2003
bullet Paterson tries again on lottery for housing
PATERSON - The city housing authority announced the schedule for its revamped Section 8 lottery Wednesday.

November 25, 2003
bullet Timing of hearings disputed
HACKENSACK - Protesters didn't need a megaphone Monday during a rally for affordable housing.

November 19, 2003
bullet Persimmons can produce a pucker
Of the two persimmon species growing in the United States, only the Japanese is commercially significant. The other species, the American persimmon, is rarely available in supermarkets. However, persimmon lovers who know and relish the ...

November 5, 2003
bullet More than the jam for your toast
About this time of year, I feel like Cookbooks 'R' Us.

October 26, 2003
bullet Lenders fear stifling effect of law
New Jersey's urban housing market is no place for the faint of heart.

22 posted on 10/14/2004 11:31:12 AM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Dutchgirl

This is a crock. ACORN is itself a disenfranchiser. When an organization registers people fraudulently, as ACORN has apparently done in Colorado, they disenfranchise those of us who vote legally. What is the number in Colorado? 6,000? That is 6,000 legitimate Colorado voters that ACORN has disenfranchised.


23 posted on 10/14/2004 11:34:31 AM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted."-John Kerry on our allies)
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