Skip to comments.Voter Registration Fraud by Liberal Advocacy Group (ACORN) Goes Virtually Unreported
Posted on 10/25/2006 9:19:07 AM PDT by lowbridge
Posted by Noel Sheppard on October 25, 2006 - 10:59.
Assume for a moment that a conservative advocacy group was accused of voter registration fraud four weeks before the upcoming elections, and had been accused of similar activities in 2004. Further imagine that this group was accused by some of its representatives of campaigning for a Republican candidate for the U.S. senate in a key state that could determine which party controls that Congressional chamber. Do you think this would get reported by the media, especially given all the attention on expected electronic ballot irregularities in the upcoming elections? Might be front-page news, and the lead story for the broadcast networks, right?
Well, on October 11, the Associated Press reported (hat tip to reader Saw the Light) such alleged activities in St. Louis, Missouri, by a liberal group called the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The Kansas City Star reported similar allegations against the group on October 24. And, a video made available by a St. Louis blog called Pub Def on October 4 showed ACORN workers admitting that they had been registering voters specifically to elect Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri). Yet, a Google and LexisNexis search indicated that not one major national news organization other than AP chose to report any of these allegations. Not one.
(Update: A reader just sent me an October 21 article from the Columbus Dispatch concerning voter registration fraud by ACORN members in Ohio.)
According to AP:
At least 1,500 potentially fraudulent registration cards were turned in by the St. Louis branch of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, leading up to Wednesday's registration deadline for the Nov. 7 election, said Kim Mathis, chairwoman of the St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners.
Invalid registrations solicited by ACORN workers included duplicate or incomplete ones, a 16-year-old voter, dead people registering, and forged signatures, Mathis said.
The article continued:
This year in Missouri, ACORN has turned in about 40,000 new voter registrations. Half of those were in St. Louis. The other 20,000 were collected in the Kansas City area, according to election officials.
Four ACORN workers were fired over a September 2003 incident after the St. Louis board pointed out more than 1,000 questionable new voter registration forms collected by ACORN.
ACORN registered more than a million U.S. voters in 2004, when it also had to defend itself against fraud allegations. That year, unreadable cards, duplicate registrations and other invalid or potentially fraudulent registrations turned up in Ohio, Minnesota, North Carolina and Virginia.
This was reported by the Kansas City Star Tuesday:
Kansas City election officials have asked the U.S. attorney and the local prosecutor to investigate possible voter registration fraud.
Election director Ray James said Monday that at least half the new registrations submitted this fall more than 15,000 registrations have discrepancies, which he described as duplicates, questionable or unreadable information, or names, addresses and Social Security numbers that dont match existing records.
Most of the names were submitted by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN.
Pub Def reported on October 4 (hat tip to Gateway Pundit):
Several former and current workers demonstrated today in front of the St. Louis office of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) demanding to be paid for work they had performed and alleging that they were instructed to tell people to vote for U.S. Senate candidate Claire McCaskill while registering voters in support of the proposed minimum wage increase.
Ten-year ACORN veteran Josephine Perkins claims she was fired last week, in part because she informed the teams she supervised that it was inappropriate and illegal for them to campaign for McCaskill while being paid by ACORN and Give Missourians a Raise, the political action committee which supports Proposition B and, according to campaign finance reports, has given money to ACORN to circulate its literature.
Update: The Columbus Dispatch reported on October 21:
Three paid solicitors suspected of filling out voter registration forms for people who dont exist could face felony election-fraud charges.
The Franklin County Board of Elections moved yesterday to refer the workers from ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, to county Prosecutor Ron OBrien.
Yet, no major news outlet has bothered to report any of this. Once again, imagine how much focus this would get if ACORN was a conservative advocacy group campaigning against raising the minimum wage and for Sen. Jim Talent (R-Missouri).
By the way, once you understand how the Democrats commit large-scale voter fraud (mechanically), you'll know that all of those fraudulent voter registrations will each have zip codes stacked in the voting Precincts that the 'Rats have compromised/infiltrated (e.g. poll watchers, vote day officers, etc.).
File a FOIA to get the zip codes from the voter registration cards mentioned in the story above and you'll know **where** the Dems are planning on ginning up fake votes.
Well, they are Democrats and black. What do you expect? That's a two-fer.
My local newspaper uses AP almost exclusively, yet this is the first I've heard of this being reported anywhere. Proves my point that my newspaper is biased and selective.
And don't forget that ACORN goes for the dead vote and the illegal alien vote.
With dig cams and camcorders it will be tough to load up the van with voters to vote early and often.
The were pulling this same trash in NM in 2004.
How much public money does Acorn receive? Who funds it? Is this a Ford Foundation/George Soros production?
Demorat Vote Fraud bump!
(Can you ping Hannity, Rush etc? I can't from work...)
we'll see - but I think something (however little) is coming
Which is why they're fighting tooth and nail against computerized voting. Paper ballots will clog and get through the system, but a computer would kick out the fraudulent or questionable voters instantly.
Then, the dead and illegals wouldn't be able to show ID either, which is why they're against that, too.
An honest Democracy is the last thing the left wants to see. If only one vote per live and legal person were counted, the democrats would never win an election.
Thank you for this expose and for bringing this differential in treatment to light. It is simply STUNNING how the MSM completely ignores a legitimate story when it doesn't fit their convenient -- and recurring -- theme for the election season. There is ZERO doubt that if this were being perpetrated on behalf of Sen. Talent, it would lead every national newscast, be the banner headline on abcnews.com for 2 straight weeks, and garner at least 5-6 above-the-fold front page stories in the NY Times.
If this isn't "Exhibit A" as to why the MSM is dying a slow but sure death, then I don't know what is. . .
Their "victim hood" propaganda is getting too old. They used it up on Katrina. People got sick of hearing about it.
To the democrats, everyone who votes democrat is a "victim" of some evil Republican "villain".
Their packaged fairy tales DO have a shelf life, and lets hope the date on their worn and torn race package expires before Nov. 7th this year.
FOX News, Brit Hume, just did a bit on this DEMOKRAT Group that is perpetrating VOTER FRAUD!
40% of the registrations in Missouri done by ACORN have been found to be FRAUDULENT.
Showed three voter reg. cards, all same handwriting, all diff addresses, diff SS numbers and diff birth dates...
I say use RICO to go after them.