Skip to comments.McCain offers no proof to back voter-fraud charges (ACORN/Obama are INNOCENT spin-o-thon)
Posted on 10/10/2008 7:33:55 PM PDT by Libloather
McCain offers no proof to back voter-fraud charges
By Greg Gordon
Posted: Friday, Oct. 10, 2008
WASHINGTON John McCain's campaign charged Friday that a liberal-leaning voter registration coalition is seeking to steal votes in next month's presidential election and alleged that Democrat Barack Obama has had a long and intimate relationship with the group.
Republicans have leveled similar allegations against the coalition known as Acorn in every election since at least 2000, but they have yet to produce proof that the group poses a threat to election integrity.
In its latest attack on Acorn, the McCain campaign provided no evidence that registration shenanigans by Acorn workers were more than an attempt by low-wage canvassers to meet daily quotas by filling out application forms with names from phone books or pro-football lineups.
McCain aides again sought to make a central issue of Acorn the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now days after Nevada investigators raided the group's Las Vegas offices to pursue evidence that some of its registration workers had submitted fraudulent applications. However, Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, a Democrat who ordered the seizure of Acorn records Tuesday, said he doubts that the phony forms will result in voter fraud. Although the Clark County, Nev., registrar has complained of similar problems for years, Miller said, no one has identified a single instance of someone posing as somebody else and casting an illegal ballot.
The Nevada investigation, however, is a source of embarrassment to Acorn.
Acorn officials said they fired a number of workers and turned over evidence to Nevada officials months ago after they discovered phony forms.
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The impeached *Squirt must be proud. "If you can't prove it, it never happened."
And to think - taxpayers fund ACORN.
(BTW, is there anything backing up the rumor that an ACORN big-wig was previously convicted of ID theft? I think I heard something like that this past week.)
I guess raids and investigations in 11 states isn’t enough proof?
Evidence of fraudulent registrations are being found all over the country. This reporter should read the news reports.
Is this guy a dumbass or what? He needs to pick up a paper or check some online news sites. Hopefully, he can read.
No proof my ass. Here in Seattle, there are 3 ACORN-holios sitting in jail from the 2004 election.
Under investigation in twelve states out of 50? Where there’s smoke, there’s fire; and according to news reports, there’s also marijuana.
Has Greg not noticed that ACORN offices from coast to coast are being Raided now?
Talk about having your head in the sand!
If you can reassure the voters that ACORN is a fine group that does nothing more than help poor families and tell them they have no reason whatsoever to fear ACORN, so much the better.
The Charlotte News and Observer is one of the most liberal rags you will ever read.
Yes, the reporter is an idiot. He quotes some guy as saying that no illegal registration has ever been known to result in an illegal vote.
In other words, illegal registration is perfectly OK.
That is about as smart as saying it is OK to shoot at someone as long as you have not hit him, forget it.
Or an attempted burglary is not a burglary, so forget it.
Idiot? Moron? Take your pick.
I hope the people in and around Charlotte get all over the editors for putting out such trash.
Well, if this is going on in several states, why are they doing it, then? Obviously, this is not just a case of some rogue ACORN outfits, given that it is widespread. Either they are looking to manufacture some votes should a close vote occur (a la Washington state), or they are simply laying the ground work for gumming up the works post-election (or a bit of both). Regardless, I rarely (or never) hear of any group associated with the GOP doing this sort of thing. You can be sure the media is trying to find a group like that, though.
Gordon advertises himself as an ‘investigative journalist.” Instead of getting Comic of the Year award, he won McClatchy ``Presidents Award and Scripps Howards Raymond Clapper Memorial Award for Washington reporting for exposing the Bush administrations politicization of the Justice Department.
A Pennsylvania judge said today they don’t even know if they can have a clean election because of all the fraudulent registrations. They’ve found about a quarter million so far.
Are these people (a)awake, and (b)paying attention?
It’s been all over the news. Why does McCain have to trot out proof of something that’s being reported all over the place?
“I didn’t do it, you didn’t see me, you can’t prove a thing.”
So ACORN went to the risk & expense of registering a fake Tony Romo (& other Cowboys) for what? ...for fun?
“In its latest attack on Acorn, the McCain campaign provided no evidence that registration shenanigans by Acorn workers were more than an attempt by low-wage canvassers to meet daily quotas by filling out application forms with names from phone books or pro-football lineups.”
Please hand a clue to the writer the above is fraud.
IMHO the Clintons ratted ACORN out, they used them to win their elections but now the useful idiots aren’t useful anymore.