Skip to comments.ACORN accused of more bogus election forms
Posted on 10/25/2006 9:48:34 AM PDT by rface
CLAYTON, Mo. - St. Louis County Election officials claim hundreds of fraudulent voter address changes have been turned in by ACORN, a group that's been criticized for its voter sign-up work in Missouri.
St. Louis County's Republican elections director Joseph Goeke said if a county voter does not get a polling-place notification card in the mail right before the election, the address could have been changed behind their back.
Election Board employees estimate hundreds of fraudulent address changes were submitted.
The address changes included forged signatures and are among questionable or fraudulent voter registration cards submitted to the county within the past couple of months.
County officials told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that most of the suspicious registrations and address changes were submitted by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).
Similar fraudulent voter registration cards have turned up this month in St. Louis city and this week in Kansas City, as well as other states, including Ohio.
The cases are often similar. Voter registration cards were forged for a dead person, had false signatures and change of addresses or incorrect and missing personal information, Goeke said.
ACORN has registered hundreds of thousands of legitimate voters across the country, paying workers about $8 an hour in some cases.
The group's leaders don't set quotas for the workers, but some may have turned in phony cards to make it look like they were working, ACORN's national spokesman Kevin Whelan said.
"Any workers who turned in fraudulent cards should be prosecuted," Whelan said.
In the city of St. Louis, the U.S. attorney's office has subpoenaed thousands of questionable voter registration cards that surfaced earlier this month, according to Republican elections director Scott Leiendecker.
ACORN officials say the group is cooperating with investigators.
There was a post earlier today on this subject and the dems and ACORN are blaming the Republicans for the 'found' treasure....
'Scuse me, but SCREW going after the individuals! Time to invoke RICO, and shut down the whole slimy, filthy, villianous organization!
How about a RICO prosecution?
Don't count on the Missouri AG to do anything. And don't count on the US Attorney General to do anything either.
.....But requiring voters to show ID at the polls isn't needed. Yeah, right.
Why didn't the republicans go after the voter fraud issue in a big way earlier? This has been a building problem.
It seems that years ago ACORN received money from the
Catholic bishops from their Campaign for Redevelopment.
Does anyone know if they still do.
ACORN is a SOROS funded group chartered to create anarchy.
Ah, hah, hah... Kids...
American Community Organizations for Reform NOW!
I guessing ACORN hired some kids at $8 an hour to go out on their own and register votes, and the youths simply stayed home, played X-Box, and opened up the phone book to get names when the time came to turn in their new 'voters'.
Nothing sinister about it, except ACORN is getting ripped off.
ACORN has been identified in every election since at least 2000 as creating massive fraudulent voter registrations. It would seem that they would be smitten by now.
When someone screams "voter fraud", usually, they are the ones commiting it. The Dems are behind this!
ACORN has always been populated by loons. IE: nuts.
They caught a bunch of heat in Albuquerque a year or so ago when it was found out that the people they had collecting signatures for a "living wage" referendum were only being paid $4 a hour.
and what's sad is that the catholic bishops' campaign for human development (CCHD) gives acorn money every year.
I don't know - Jay Nixon (AG) is all but assured to be the Dem candidate running against Governor Blunt in '08. If he does nothing, wouldn't this be used as fodder against him in ads?
Time for every state to pass their own Prop200. Thank God the Supremes revoked the 9th circus's stay on voter ID in Arizona. People can't say they don't know about it, either, they have been advertising on all the stations that you have to show ID when you go vote.