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ACORN accused of more bogus election forms
Belleville News-Democrat, IL ^ | 10.25.2006 | AP

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: acorn; voterfraud

1 posted on 10/25/2006 9:48:35 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface

jail time??


2 posted on 10/25/2006 9:49:09 AM PDT by 100-Fold_Return (Vote Early...Vote Often!)
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To: rface

There was a post earlier today on this subject and the dems and ACORN are blaming the Republicans for the 'found' treasure....


3 posted on 10/25/2006 9:51:45 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: rface

'Scuse me, but SCREW going after the individuals! Time to invoke RICO, and shut down the whole slimy, filthy, villianous organization!


4 posted on 10/25/2006 9:52:15 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Expect a lot of democrat poll-smoking between now and 11/7)
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To: rface

How about a RICO prosecution?


5 posted on 10/25/2006 9:56:12 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Hegemony Cricket

Don't count on the Missouri AG to do anything. And don't count on the US Attorney General to do anything either.


6 posted on 10/25/2006 9:57:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: rface

.....But requiring voters to show ID at the polls isn't needed. Yeah, right.


7 posted on 10/25/2006 10:07:27 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Hegemony Cricket
Time to invoke RICO, and shut down the whole slimy, filthy, villianous organization!

HELL YEAH!

8 posted on 10/25/2006 10:08:51 AM PDT by Toby06 (Diesel smoke makes me horny.)
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To: rface
Typical democRAT techniques, but this time, they have a front organization that goes by the name of ACORN. Same group was instrumental in almosting stealing the election for Gore.

Why didn't the republicans go after the voter fraud issue in a big way earlier? This has been a building problem.

9 posted on 10/25/2006 10:12:51 AM PDT by meyer (A vote for amnesty is a vote against America.)
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To: rface
ACORN has been caught here in NM turning in bogus forms as well, why they even registerd a 15 year old without his knowledge. Do you thing anything was done...NO! It is about time the US AG did something.
10 posted on 10/25/2006 10:17:28 AM PDT by Rogle
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To: rface

It seems that years ago ACORN received money from the
Catholic bishops from their Campaign for Redevelopment.
Does anyone know if they still do.


11 posted on 10/25/2006 11:14:15 AM PDT by Renatus (C)
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To: Renatus

ACORN is a SOROS funded group chartered to create anarchy.


12 posted on 10/25/2006 11:19:20 AM PDT by hubbubhubbub
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To: rface

Ah, hah, hah... Kids...


13 posted on 10/25/2006 11:26:03 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Face it, every empire comes to an end, and ours is on the down hill slope.)
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To: hubbubhubbub

American Community Organizations for Reform NOW!


14 posted on 10/25/2006 11:27:27 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Face it, every empire comes to an end, and ours is on the down hill slope.)
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To: rface

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.


15 posted on 10/25/2006 11:36:51 AM PDT by Moosehead
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To: rface

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.


16 posted on 10/25/2006 1:30:14 PM PDT by Sender ("Always tell the truth; then you don't have to remember anything." -Mark Twain)
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To: rface

When someone screams "voter fraud", usually, they are the ones commiting it. The Dems are behind this!


17 posted on 10/25/2006 1:32:25 PM PDT by rbosque
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To: rface
An ACORN is a nut.

ACORN has always been populated by loons. IE: nuts.

18 posted on 10/27/2006 10:31:58 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (The City Council of Houston Texas is made up mostly of retards.)
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To: Moosehead
I guessing ACORN hired some kids at $8 an hour

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.

19 posted on 10/27/2006 10:35:12 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Dancing through life like a street mime with tourettes syndrome.)
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To: rface

and what's sad is that the catholic bishops' campaign for human development (CCHD) gives acorn money every year.


20 posted on 10/27/2006 1:10:19 PM PDT by Coleus (I Support Research using the Ethical, Effective and Moral use of stem cells: non-embryonic "adult")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"Don't count on the Missouri AG to do anything."

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?

21 posted on 10/27/2006 1:14:45 PM PDT by RabidBartender (Save the cheerleader, save the world.)
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To: Moosehead
Good afternoon.
"Nothing sinister about it, except ACORN is getting ripped off."

No. ACORN is fully aware of what it's people are doing. It's an enemy organization approved of by the DNC, the CPU and every other leftist group in America.

Michael Frazier
22 posted on 10/27/2006 1:42:25 PM PDT by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: USNBandit

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.


23 posted on 10/28/2006 8:03:37 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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