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Charges Filed in Washington Voter Fraud Case-(ACORN, Worst Fraud Ever)
KOB.com ^ | 7-27-07 | Gene Johnson

Posted on 07/27/2007 4:08:46 AM PDT by tcrlaf

SEATTLE (AP) -- Prosecutors filed felony charges against seven people in what one official described as the worst case of voter registration fraud in state history.

Meanwhile, in a settlement announced Thursday, the organization they worked for agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation.

The seven workers submitted about 1,800 false registration cards last fall on behalf of Association of Community Organizations for Reform, which had hired them at $8 an hour to sign up people to vote, charging documents filed in Superior Court show.

Secretary of State Sam Reed said at a news conference it was Washington state's most serious instance of voter registration fraud.

But in interviews with Sheriff's Detective Chris Johnson, several defendants - while admitting they forged the forms - insisted they had been told ACORN would close their office in Tacoma if they did not improve their numbers, Johnson wrote in a probable cause statement.

One said another worker in the office told him "do what you have to do" to turn in more cards.

ACORN's oversight of the workers was virtually nonexistent, Satterberg said.

"Voter registration is a vital part of our work to increase civic participation," said John Jones, president of Washington ACORN. "We need to continue to do that work, and do all that we can to make sure that no one is trying to pull a fast one on us."

As part of the settlement, ACORN agreed to make improvements in its management, training and oversight of suspect voter registrations throughout the state.

The organization has run voter registration drives across the country, with allegations of fraudulent registrations surfacing in several states, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri and Colorado in recent years.

The Washington state probe began after King County election workers in October spotted apparently forged voter-registration cards among about 1,800 that were turned in by ACORN. The cards arrived a day after they were due for the November election.

Investigators determined that no votes were cast from the fraudulent voter registrations.

Charging papers said that in many cases, the ACORN workers flipped through phone books or baby-name books, picking names from one page and addresses from another.

None of the defendants could immediately be reached for comment. Some had unlisted phone numbers or numbers that had been changed, while others did not return messages seeking comment.

Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for the King County prosecutor's office, said he did not know whether any of the defendants had obtained attorneys. The defendants are:

- Tina Marie Johnson, 24, and Jayson Lee Woods, 19, who each face eight counts of providing false information on a voter registration.

- Clifton Eugene Mitchell, 44, the political organizer in the Tacoma ACORN office at the time of the alleged wrongdoing, and Ryan Olson, 28, who each face two counts of the same charge.

- Robert Greene, 56, and Kendra Thill, 18, who face one count apiece.

- Brianna Debwa, 35, the quality control specialist in the office, who faces one count of providing false information on a registration and one count of making false statements to a public official.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; democrats; elections; fraud
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I'm amazed to actually see people CHARGED with blatant fraud. Now, when do they go after the folks who "Found" all those votes?
1 posted on 07/27/2007 4:08:49 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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Now, when do they go after the folks who "Found" all those votes?

They can't. Not with another upcoming election for the Dems to steal.

2 posted on 07/27/2007 4:11:22 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: tcrlaf

I’m guessing these defendants are all registered Republicans? ;)


3 posted on 07/27/2007 4:12:18 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life, Pro-Legal Immigration, Pro-Victory Bostonian atheist)
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To: Darkwolf377

LOL - King county dimwits stole the last election (Gov) and the repubs have been trying to prove it for 3 years now...


4 posted on 07/27/2007 4:18:26 AM PDT by xcamel ("It's Talk Thompson Time!" >> irc://irc.freenode.net/fredthompson)
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To: tcrlaf

To the rat the means justify the ends. They got fraud-wa in and that’s all that counts. The fine will be paid by some scumbag from hollywood and they will all “moveon”.


5 posted on 07/27/2007 4:21:33 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (The Islamists plan to kill us.The Democrats and the ratmedia are helping them. Ft Dix proves it!)
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To: tcrlaf
I am surprised...

Remarkable that deliberate vote fraud is actually being prosecuted. (Then again, it IS after US Attorney Generals were fired for NOT investigating vote fraud ....)

6 posted on 07/27/2007 4:27:57 AM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: tcrlaf

I keep reading stuff about this ACORN - who is funding this organization?


7 posted on 07/27/2007 4:30:31 AM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: tcrlaf

Did I miss it? I looked multiple times, read and reread the article, but didn’t see any Party affiliation noted anywhere. What does that tell me?...DEMOCRAT. If it were Republicans, it would have been noted every other word of the article.


8 posted on 07/27/2007 4:31:37 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

And in WA State no less. The Seattle area has become so lefty, and has dragged much of the rest of the state with it. They are hardly part of America anymore, it seems. I would have thought vote fraud perpetrated by the far left in WA would be accepted and even lauded, not prosecuted.


9 posted on 07/27/2007 4:32:58 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Freedom4US

From DiscoverThe Network.Org

In recent years, ACORN has received funding from many foundations, including but not limited to the Annie E. Casey Foundation; the Minneapolis Foundation; the Open Society Institute; the Public Welfare Foundation; the Surdna Foundation; the Woods Fund of Chicago; the Scherman Foundation; and the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation.

Today ACORN claims 175,000 dues-paying member families, and more than 850 chapters in 70 U.S. cities in 38 states. (The organization is also active in Canada and Mexico). It owns two radio stations, a housing corporation, and a law office, and maintains affiliate relationships with a host of trade-union locals. ACORN also runs schools where children are trained in class consciousness; a network of “boot camps” for training street activists; and operations that extort contributions from banks and other businesses under threat of racial violence and trumped-up civil rights charges.

In 1998, ACORN founded the Working Families Party in New York, which endorses candidates for political office. It endorsed Hillary Clinton in her 2000 Senate race. Canvassers from ACORN and its sister groups launched a statewide voter-mobilization drive that proved influential in Clinton’s victory.


10 posted on 07/27/2007 4:34:15 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE Democrat! You'll look GREAT in Burqa!)
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Very small victory. This country better find the leadership that will take down the snake-head of these radical anti-American groups - if it is going to safe itself from destruction.

"ACORN is the largest radical organization in America. It operates in 100 cities. It is funded by George Soros and is a key component of his Shadow Party. It helped Hillary Clinton to win her Senate seat in New York. ACORN is conducting massive voter fraud in key battleground races including the Talent-McCaskill Senate race in Missouri where four of its workers have been indicted for fraudulently registering tens of thousands of voters in inner city areas. According to a CNN report, 40% of the voters they registered were fraudulent. Richard Poe and I have described ACORN's evolution as a radical organization and its place in the Shadow Party in our book of that name, which is available here."

frontpagemag.com

11 posted on 07/27/2007 4:34:34 AM PDT by drpix
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To: tcrlaf

The penalty for election tampering should be death.


12 posted on 07/27/2007 4:39:26 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Happiness is a down sleeping bag)
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To: xcamel

Oh, they’ve proven it time and again. It’s just getting redress of grievances that’s the problem.


13 posted on 07/27/2007 4:41:05 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: tcrlaf
"Voter registration is a vital part of our work to increase civic participation," said John Jones, president of Washington ACORN. "We need to continue to do that work, and do all that we can to make sure that no one is trying to pull a fast one on us."

Yeah, a "fast one", like stealing the Governor's election in '04. What was it, King Co. "found" so-called "lost" ballots, what, eight or none separate times, just enough for Fraudoire to pull out a fraudulent "win". And then this scumbag has the nerve to talk about pulling a fast one. The gall of these 'Rats is really breathtaking.

14 posted on 07/27/2007 4:46:35 AM PDT by chimera
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What we have seen so far will PALE in comparison to what 2008 is going to bring.

There were MANY instances of Vote Fraud in Indiana in 2008, with people (Democrats) arrested, yet it disappeared from the MEdia in a heartbeat.


15 posted on 07/27/2007 4:46:37 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE Democrat! You'll look GREAT in Burqa!)
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To: OCCASparky
The problem is that a fair resolution of the case is impossible because it depends on a judicial system that is itself nothing more than the foul afterbirth of a crooked election system. What was it that idiot Judge Bridges said when he dismissed the case Rossi brought against the 'Rats, that it was up to the voters to fix the fraudulent system (presumably by voting)? What a jerk. The system is broken and corrupt, yet he expects that the people can use that same broken, corrupt system to fix it? Ever try driving a nail with a broken hammer? Doesn't work too well.

So where do you turn for justice when the judicial system itself is corrupt? How do you vote in a clean set of leaders when the corrupt leaders already in power control the election system? Where do you go for protection when the police are corrupt? I seem to recall our forefathers facing a similar dilemma in the late 1700s, which would have gone on if the patriots hadn't started shooting at people on a bridge in Concord. Sometimes I wonder if that is what it will take today to cure a system that is corrupt from top to bottom.

16 posted on 07/27/2007 4:54:16 AM PDT by chimera
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To: tcrlaf
Three guesses who they signed up, and the first two don't count.

Acorn.org

Immigration policy is broken and must be fixed

ACORN demands that lawmakers pass comprehensive immigration reform measures that include the following:


17 posted on 07/27/2007 5:00:41 AM PDT by BykrBayb (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub ~ )
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To: tcrlaf

“What we have seen so far will PALE in comparison to what 2008 is going to bring.”
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You are 100% correct. Everything (the aggrieved, the lawyers etc.) needed to steal the next election is in place and on call. This is the reason I shudder every time some FReeper opines that “Hillary will never win the general election.”


18 posted on 07/27/2007 5:05:18 AM PDT by Roccus (Able Danger??? What's an Able Danger?????)
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To: tcrlaf

My thought also.


20 posted on 07/27/2007 5:09:24 AM PDT by Dante3
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