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The Acorn Indictments - A union-backed outfit faces charges of election fraud.
Wall Street Journal ^ | November 3, 2006 | Masthead Editorial

Posted on 11/02/2006 10:08:53 PM PST by neverdem

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.

The good news for anyone who cares about voter integrity is that the Justice Department finally seems poised to connect these dots instead of dismissing such revelations as the work of a few yahoos. After the federal indictments were handed up in Kansas City this week, the U.S. Attorney's office said in a statement that "This national investigation is very much ongoing."

Let's hope so. Acorn officials bill themselves as nonpartisan community organizers merely interested in giving a voice to minorities and the poor. In reality, Acorn is a union-backed, multimillion-dollar outfit that uses intimidation and other tactics to push for higher minimum wage mandates and to trash Wal-Mart and other non-union companies.

Operating in at least 38 states (as well as Canada and Mexico), Acorn pushes a highly partisan agenda, and its organizers are best understood as shock troops for the AFL-CIO and even the Democratic Party. As part of the Fannie Mae reform bill, House Democrats pushed an "affordable housing trust fund" designed to use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac profits to subsidize Acorn, among other groups. A version of this trust fund actually passed the Republican House and will surely be on the agenda again next year.

Acorn and its affiliates have pulled some real stunts in recent...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; votefraud

1 posted on 11/02/2006 10:08:54 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem
Who is it that makes all the accusations of fraud? The Democrats. Who is it that is found guilty of all the actual, documented cases of fraud? The Democrats.
2 posted on 11/02/2006 10:13:23 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Wearing My 'Jammies Proudly)
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To: neverdem

Expect the word "disenfranchised" to be used with nauseating frequency in their defense.


3 posted on 11/02/2006 10:14:08 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: neverdem

I hope the govt. comes down HARD on these pukes. Election fraud should carry some SERIOUS penalties.


4 posted on 11/02/2006 10:17:55 PM PST by Just Lori (Thank you, United States Air Force! Sixty years of awesome service!)
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To: neverdem

Acorn should be prosecuted under RICO for conspiracy to commit election fraud. If these people were anyay coached or instructed to violate the law, or otherwise encouraged to register people they know are dead or ineligible, someone will roll over and this thing could be a big deal.

Let's hope that happens

PF


5 posted on 11/02/2006 10:18:24 PM PST by PresidentFelon (Reuters Reporter Adam Entous beats his Mother.)
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To: neverdem

I was hoping that someone would post this. I did a quick search on ACORN and Seattle, this afternoon. Interestingly ACORN was mentioned in connection with the contested govenor's race in WA. They pulled the same stunt mentioned in the article, dumping a 1100 registrations, but these didn't get there by the due date, they were late. For some reasons they were sent UPS from another county to King County and it took longer than they expected.


6 posted on 11/02/2006 10:18:51 PM PST by Eva
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To: neverdem

Not surprising, but somehow I doubt Katie, Charlie, Brian, etc. will be interested in this.


7 posted on 11/02/2006 10:19:14 PM PST by CardShark
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To: neverdem
Hopefully we will win next week and have two more years to keep weeding out the fraudulent voting schemes.

If we had only truly legitimate voters voting - I think the country would be shocked at how many FEWER dimRats there really are.

Think about it - If there are so many of these brain dead people, why is they every one of their attempts at a liberal talk show or TV show goes down in flames. Where are the viewers?

Also, it is the libRats that account for the vast majority of people who abort their progeny...for decades now...that represents tens of millions of little libbers that never grew up to vote.

8 posted on 11/02/2006 10:19:47 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: neverdem
I have yet to her what we should be told - all these fraudulent "voters" - were they, perchance "democrat"?

That would blow the lid off
9 posted on 11/02/2006 10:22:02 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: NurdlyPeon

My local rag will never print this, although they went out of their way to publish some obscure article on Republican fraud last week.


10 posted on 11/02/2006 10:24:58 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: neverdem

Now imagine there's a Democrat in the White House, commanding the Justice department.
These indictments never happen....


11 posted on 11/02/2006 10:25:08 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: neverdem

"As part of the Fannie Mae reform bill, House Democrats pushed an "affordable housing trust fund" designed to use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac profits to subsidize Acorn, among other groups. A version of this trust fund actually passed the Republican House and will surely be on the agenda again next year.

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Glad to know Repulbicans 'control' the house... /s


12 posted on 11/02/2006 10:36:57 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Amnesty_From_Government.htm)
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To: NurdlyPeon
Who is it that makes all the accusations of fraud? The Democrats.

PBS had a story on tonight about Diebold machines, and HBO is going to have a program on soon, called Hacking Democracy, also about Diebold, which purportedly is owned by a contributor to Republicans. Not a mention of a possible Hugo Chavez connection to two Venezuela-owned manufacturers of American voting machines.

13 posted on 11/02/2006 10:40:37 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik
Diebold, which purportedly is owned by a contributor to Republicans. Not a mention of a possible Hugo Chavez connection to two Venezuela-owned manufacturers of American voting machines

Well that seems fair. Half of them will be hacked to go Republican and half will be hacked to go Democrat. :-)

14 posted on 11/02/2006 11:38:44 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Wearing My 'Jammies Proudly)
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To: neverdem
RICO.. RICO... RICO... RICO... RICO...

And these commies scumbags are doing all this with OUR MONEY!!! They get taxpayer funds all over the country along with funding from groups like AFL-CIO, United Way, DNC, NAACP, Southwest Voter Project and direct money from big-wig atheist types. In non-election years they attend protests for union bosses and government workers, they canvass housing projects to get new people signed up for government aid programs, they 'assist' in major urban areas in Census years to ensure that illegals and minorities are over-represented amongst other legal and illegal activities which are almost always involve federal government issues.

15 posted on 11/02/2006 11:41:26 PM PST by bpjam (Not Voting in '06? Turn in your VRWC card at exit quietly)
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To: Just Lori; neverdem

<< I hope the government comes down HARD on these pukes. Election fraud should carry some SERIOUS penalties. >>

It does. For America.

Election fraud inflicted Kennedy and Johnson and their Vietnam War upon us and elected both Carter, once -- and Cli'ton, twice.

And every other "Democrat" who has ever been "elected" has benefited from the millions of fraudulent votes cast in every election by the "Democrats'" legions of criminal aliens, felons, dead people and/or multiple voters.


16 posted on 11/03/2006 3:19:28 AM PST by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: NurdlyPeon

'bout time!!!


17 posted on 11/03/2006 4:52:42 AM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

The ironic thing about ACORN (who actively agitates FOR raising the minimum wage) is that they paid their people $5 something an hour to sign up voters. This was according to an ACORN official in KC when she was "explaining" how they didn't pay them per registration.

later,ldf


18 posted on 11/03/2006 4:58:40 AM PST by laterldf
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To: neverdem

Indict the unions.


19 posted on 11/03/2006 5:02:14 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brian Allen
"Election fraud inflicted Kennedy and Johnson and their Vietnam War upon us and elected both Carter, once -- and Cli'ton, twice."

I completely agree. When Democrats win they win by the smallest of margins, i.e., vote fraud. They poll a race then manufacture just enough votes to win. And as you pointed out they've been doing it for decades.

20 posted on 11/03/2006 5:53:48 AM PST by Justa (Politically Correct is morally wrong.)
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To: PresidentFelon

We need to hope they are convicted and given serious setences. Then, and only then, will they be willing to talk and reveal the entire scope of the ACORN conspiracy to undermine our election laws.


21 posted on 11/03/2006 6:35:22 AM PST by libstripper (!!)
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To: Justa; Mia T

<< I completely agree. >>

Hard to find a differing opinion on Historical Fact.

Only founded-in-incredulity or knowledge-of-and/or-participant-in and/or-beneficiary-from the-fraud arguments.

And given that the "Democrat's" only purpose is to achieve power by any means for the purpose of the definitive systemic looting and thieving its members, it wholely owned legions of mobbed-up-unionized parasitical bureaucrats, its "contractors" and its "suppliers" have long called "patronage," little wonder that such of its thuggish capo de capo tuttis (Hammer and Rich and Soros et al and the employers of the likes of Alger Hiss) and/or those (as in the case of the drug-addicted and/or alcoholic Kennedys, the hapless drunkard, Lyndon Johnson, of the predatory co-serial-rapist Cli'tons and of the dangerously dullard Carter and two generations of Gores and of Kohn-Kerrys -- who but front for them) as often as come from no-where, demonstrate not a single creative, innovative, productive and/or industrious talent and/or ability -- and all die if not (2006 Dollar) Billionaires, (Johnson, Cli'tons) worth at least Scores and as likely Hundreds of Millions of Dollars!

BUMP/ping


22 posted on 11/03/2006 5:07:13 PM PST by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: libstripper; PresidentFelon

<< We need to hope they are convicted and given serious sentences. >>

For as long as the Socialist International-serving "Democrats" wholly-owned legions of mobbed-up-unionized parasitical bureaucrats continue to be so wholly-owned, operated and controlled, (And it's been that way, thus far, for around eighty years!) the "Democrats" legions of contracted election defrauders will NEVER be stopped.

Let alone be "convicted and given serious sentences."

For the dims' definitive massive election fraud -- and their practice of lying to folks too stupid to know they're being lied to and/or too damned mean-spirited and greedy to care -- are the only means by way of which any member of that gormless gang is ever elected to even a Dogcatcher's office.


23 posted on 11/03/2006 5:18:21 PM PST by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: CardShark; neverdem

<< Not surprising, but somehow I doubt Katie, Charlie, Brian, etc. will be interested in this. >>

Socialist Internationalists all: (And/or that gang's usefully-idiotic slavering savants) "Katie, Charlie, Brian" et al are participants and are as much the instruments of "this" as are those who've been arrested.


24 posted on 11/03/2006 5:23:46 PM PST by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping.


25 posted on 11/03/2006 7:23:03 PM PST by GOPJ (MSM's so busy kissing democrat butt that they miss big stories. Come up for air guys.)
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To: neverdem

a big bttt

On the tube yesterday they had examples in KC of multiple voter registrations using concocted names, different ss#, and so on. I think in KC area alone they had a quarter million alone that were suspect. And the head of Acorn, the head nut, was claiming innocence.


26 posted on 11/03/2006 7:26:51 PM PST by bwteim (bwteim = begin with the end in mind)
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To: neverdem

BTTT


27 posted on 11/04/2006 1:48:05 AM PST by Tamzee (If you got 75 or 80% of what you were asking for... you take it & fight for the rest later - Reagan)
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To: neverdem

28 posted on 11/05/2006 9:58:43 AM PST by End_Clintonism_Now (MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL CLINTON!)
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To: neverdem

29 posted on 11/05/2006 9:59:40 AM PST by End_Clintonism_Now (MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL CLINTON!)
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