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ACORN tactics revealed in discovered documents
Oklahoma Watchdog ^ | September 30, 2009 | Andrew W. Griffin

Posted on 09/30/2009 2:51:36 PM PDT by SoonerStorm09

By Andrew W. Griffin

Oklahoma Watchdog

Posted: September 30, 2009

andrew@oklahomawatchdog.org

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, said Wednesday he combed through documents from an abandoned local ACORN office because of reports of impropriety at other organization chapters.

Oklahoma City-based news and investigative website Red Dirt Report discovered documents in an abandoned local office of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now in south Oklahoma City’s “Little Mexico” neighborhood.

Investigators found computers, hard drives, documents, registration forms, I-9 employment information and boxes with return addresses to ACORN’s New Orleans home office, as well as a regional IRS office last October.

Oklahoma Watchdog now has many of the documents and will reveal them here.

eynolds said, “The contents of the ACORN offices were offered to me late, last summer,” but he didn’t examine them in detail. “My other duties didn’t allow me to examine the tens of thousands of pages available until recently,” he said, adding that when he read national stories about video of ACORN appearing to advise illegal behavior, “I decided I’d more carefully examine it.”

The information has been made available to the appropriate federal authorities, this website has since learned.

Oklahoma Watchdog attempted to call ACORN offices in both Tulsa and New Orleans.

ACORN, which receives millions in federal dollars for voter registration, cannot legally support one party. However, internal documents show ACORN “targeted” state legislative districts in 2007 and 2008, leading up to the presidential election.

A “Power Plan” document begins: “Oklahoma ACORN has been virtually non-existent since its glory days in Tulsa, over 20 years ago. 2007 is Year Zero.”

It continues with a five-year plan to obtain “power”:

“Therefore, the route to power is twofold: First, build powerful city organizations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa that can control these municipalities. Second, become an influential organization by shaping a handful of strategic legislative districts that, by themselves, can change who controls the state legislature.”

“(W)e will be seen as the force that is making Oklahoma a progressive state in the way that it was 100 years ago.”

“By using this power to win significant changes for working people, by the end of our 5 years, we will have legitimized the progressive takeover of the statehouse and head into 2012 with a real possibility of changing what Oklahomans look for and expect out of their Congressional delegation.”

Under a subsection titled “Politics and Elections,” in 2007 and 2008, ACORN was looking to take over State Senate District 43, which they referred to as “the biggest prize,” in hopes of unseating Republican Sen. Jim Reynolds. This district includes part of Del City, abuts Tinker Air Force Base, and portions of southern Oklahoma City and northern Cleveland County.

The ACORN document notes that District 43’s south half will “prove difficult, with more Anglo, Republican and military families,” while the district’s northern half will “be more fruitful.”

Other districts they focused on include: Senate District 33 held by Democrat Tom Adelson; House District 85, won by Republican David Dank; House District 87, held by Republican Trebor Worthen, and House District 93, held by incumbent Democrat Al Lindley.

Jim Reynolds, reached while traveling, recalled the ACORN tactics used against him in 2008.

“We knew back before the election that they had kind of targeted us,” Reynolds said. “But we didn’t know to what degree.”

Reynolds said ACORN chose his opponent, a previously unknown Democrat he referred to as the “bogus David Boren” to differentiate from the president of the University of Oklahoma, to confuse voters.

His opponent spent thousands of dollars on TV ads during Oklahoma Sooners football games and slick mailers, tactics Sen. Reynolds said politicians had not previously used in state Senate campaigns in Oklahoma.

While Sen. Reynolds is aware of the information his brother Rep. Reynolds uncovered about being targeted, he said he is not sure if he will look at it due to “some painful memories.”

“It was so intense the last couple of weeks … the dollars spent on the negative campaigning against me. There’s a lot of satisfaction winning the election last year,” he said.

He said that he found it disturbing federally-funded ACORN and the national Democrat Party would come into Oklahoma and target him and others. He added it was that much more satisfying that he and his small group of volunteers were still able to win in spite of Obama’s and national Democrat Party voter turnout.

“If the word is not out there they (ACORN and their operatives) will continue to target conservative legislators,” Sen. Reynolds said, adding, “It’s nice to know who your enemies are.”

Oklahoma Democrat Party Oklahoma City office communications director Karina Henderson said she would not comment on “documents we have not seen.”

Those internal documents include a sheet titled “Canvass recruitment rap,” a “script,” directed towards ACORN activists in Houston which says: “Hi, my name is ____. We are hiring Outreach Workers to remind people to get out and vote for Barack Obama in the upcoming election. One of our team members spoke to you today and you signed up for our intake tomorrow. You are interested in working with us on this important election, correct?”

It continues: “We’re hiring for people to go door to door talking to registered voters in Houston to get out the vote for Barack.”

A 2007 grant request sent to an unknown organization seeking $100,000 to “fully fund our efforts here in Oklahoma City” from then-Oklahoma City ACORN organizer Adam Carter stated: “Many of the politicians in this state cater to the so-called ‘winners’ of our society rather than trying to help everyone. ACORN is non-partisan, but we demand that our elected representatives actually represent the people and do what is best for everyone, not a select few.”

Carter also wrote a form letter to Oklahoma City area pastors telling them that ACORN offers tax return processing services for free and that ACORN is a “national nonprofit organization whose mission is help people in need.” This includes ACORN determining if the pastor’s congregants get SoonerCare, Medicaid, food stamps or health insurance for children.

The majority of the documents left behind in the abandoned office were Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms, most of which had been collected in the Del City area of Oklahoma County.

Tabulating the forms reveals Democrats 128 Democrats and 39 Republicans. The remaining 130 were “No Party” or “Other.”

This information is the beginning of what Oklahoma Watchdog is researching and investigating regarding ACORN’s presence in Oklahoma.

Reynolds said he will continue to investigate what ACORN is doing, and is “carefully contemplating” his next step. Reynolds said he is adamant that ACORN was trying to create chaos and ultimately win.

“I believe the ACORN documents show that they had political motives for manipulating elections in both Oklahoma and the United States,” Reynolds said.

MORE IN THE NEXT SEGMENT

Copyright 2009 West Marie Media


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: acorn; coi; obama; oklahoma; oklahomacity; reynolds

1 posted on 09/30/2009 2:51:36 PM PDT by SoonerStorm09
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To: SoonerStorm09

Good for your Rep. I bet his winning was sweet.
This is a filthy crooked despicable organization.
and odumbo is still part of it


2 posted on 09/30/2009 2:54:59 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: SoonerStorm09

ACORN, the Socialist Mafia.


3 posted on 09/30/2009 2:55:46 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: SoonerStorm09
Looks like they are going to suffer the same fate as the brown shirts of the ‘30s......

“I didn't know ACORN was getting any Federal funding”....

It's going to come unglued soon....

4 posted on 09/30/2009 2:57:02 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: SoonerStorm09

RICO time!!


5 posted on 09/30/2009 2:57:45 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SoonerStorm09
They need to shut down acorn across the country and make them return all federal and local monies since this has been revealed to be a partisan organization.
6 posted on 09/30/2009 2:57:48 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Romak 7.62X54MM, AK47 7.62X39MM, LARGO 9X23MM, HAPINESS IS A WARM GUN BANG BANG YEA YEA)
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To: SoonerStorm09

One wonders how many other organizations are likes this be funded with out tax dollars? I would close the NEA in a heart beat for starters.


7 posted on 09/30/2009 2:58:36 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SoonerStorm09

Finlly some documentation on what everybody—including the Obama campaign—knew.

The question now is will the DOJ and Congress move on this>Don’t hold your breath.


8 posted on 09/30/2009 2:58:51 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: sauropod

read


9 posted on 09/30/2009 3:02:28 PM PDT by sauropod (People who do things are people that get things done.)
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To: SoonerStorm09

Welcome to FR — just saw you signed on this summer.

I love Mike Reynolds! Mike and our State Chair Gary Jones were responsible for helping put our Dem State Auditor and his wife behind bars. Having worked with both of them in the past, you can take anything they say to the bank.

Mike has been looking into voter fraud especially with felons in past elections. His brother, Jim Reynolds, was the one targeted by ACORN. Since Republicans needed to control the Senate to control the Board of Elections statewide and in counties, this was a prime seat for them to defeat. Jim won by 70+ votes, Republicans took the OK Senate for the first time in history, and we now control the State Election Board and a lot of county election boards.

Oklahoma Republicans should be thanking Mike Reynolds and Gary Jones for their actions on this and before it is over Republicans nationwide are going to be grateful to these two for shining the light of day on ACORN operations to commit voter fraud.


10 posted on 09/30/2009 3:03:00 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: SoonerStorm09

WHERE THE HELL IS THE FBI AND RICO CHARGES!? FFS ***DAMMIT, I AM REALLY ****ING SICK OF THIS DISGUSTING, CORRUPT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND ITS ORGANIZED CRIME BROWN SHIRT MAFIA!


11 posted on 09/30/2009 3:03:13 PM PDT by chris37
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To: Jet Jaguar

bookmarked for later and ping..


12 posted on 09/30/2009 3:03:53 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: wildbill
Finlly some documentation on what everybody—including the Obama campaign—knew.

Until it's on the Net it doesn't exist. Giving it to the "appropriate Federal Authorities" doesn't impress me as a very bright thing to do until the document is made public.

13 posted on 09/30/2009 3:04:32 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: wildbill

There is a US Attorney collecting all this data from various states and has an open RICO investigation that is on-going.


14 posted on 09/30/2009 3:04:41 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: SoonerStorm09

“Power Plan” bookmark


15 posted on 09/30/2009 3:04:47 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: SoonerStorm09

Can it be!!!!! A vast LEFT WING CONSPIRACY!!! Takes one to know one...


16 posted on 09/30/2009 3:06:50 PM PDT by KansasCanadian (Joe the Plumber is the man!)
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To: SoonerStorm09

Do they have a tax exempt status? If so, how do we go about removing it?


17 posted on 09/30/2009 3:08:00 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: SoonerStorm09

How about 8.5 B I L L I O N !!!!


18 posted on 09/30/2009 3:10:22 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: PhiKapMom
There is a US Attorney collecting all this data from various states and has an open RICO investigation that is on-going.

Where can we see the status of this investigation?

19 posted on 09/30/2009 3:12:46 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: SoonerStorm09

That’s my birth State in action! Kick some ACORN ass guys!


20 posted on 09/30/2009 3:15:18 PM PDT by Chattering Class of 58
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To: SoonerStorm09
Reynolds said he will continue to investigate what ACORN is doing, and is “carefully contemplating” his next step. Reynolds said he is adamant that ACORN was trying to create chaos...

ACORN is a criminal organization...

21 posted on 09/30/2009 3:18:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSM BIAS: the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell)
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To: PhiKapMom

ping


22 posted on 09/30/2009 3:19:06 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSM BIAS: the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell)
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To: SoonerStorm09
"... Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, said Wednesday he combed through documents from an abandoned local ACORN office because of reports of impropriety at other organization chapters."

Pretty close to how the Wannsee Accord documents were found.

Gotta love how criminal committees just can't help but forget to completely destroy written evidence of their crimes left behind in a desk drawer somewhere for investigators to find.

23 posted on 09/30/2009 3:23:58 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: guitarplayer1953

The FBI should be on their way to every ACORN office to order everyone out and the doors chained shut pending investigation.


24 posted on 09/30/2009 3:27:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: SoonerStorm09
Investigators found computers, hard drives, documents, registration forms, I-9 employment information and boxes with return addresses to ACORN’s New Orleans home office, as well as a regional IRS office last October.

These filthy pigs didn't even bother taking the hardware with them. Oh well, who cares. The "government" gave it to them.

25 posted on 09/30/2009 3:31:46 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: SoonerStorm09; All
I am maintaining a running file,continuously updated:' The Issa Report- ACORN "a criminal enterprise..."'--Click the picture:


26 posted on 09/30/2009 4:04:44 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: SoonerStorm09
Reynolds said he is adamant that ACORN was trying to create chaos and ultimately win.


27 posted on 09/30/2009 5:01:22 PM PDT by seawolf101
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To: SoonerStorm09
“Therefore, the route to power is twofold: First, build powerful city organizations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa that can control these municipalities. Second, become an influential organization by shaping a handful of strategic legislative districts that, by themselves, can change who controls the state legislature.”

“(W)e will be seen as the force that is making Oklahoma a progressive state in the way that it was 100 years ago.”

“By using this power to win significant changes for working people, by the end of our 5 years, we will have legitimized the progressive takeover of the statehouse and head into 2012 with a real possibility of changing what Oklahomans look for and expect out of their Congressional delegation.”

ONE BIG SMOKIN' GUN!

28 posted on 09/30/2009 6:13:36 PM PDT by GVnana (Sarah for America)
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To: SoonerStorm09
eynolds said, “The contents of the ACORN offices were offered to me late, last summer,” but he didn’t examine them in detail. “My other duties didn’t allow me to examine the tens of thousands of pages available until recently,” he said, adding that when he read national stories about video of ACORN appearing to advise illegal behavior, “I decided I’d more carefully examine it.”

I am sorry, but this is pure idiocy! Who the hell sits on these records until he reads about the ACORN videos? Are these guys that out of touch???

29 posted on 09/30/2009 6:35:46 PM PDT by maggief
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To: PhiKapMom

I’m betting that any prosecution will be vetoed by Holder,the political animal in charge of DOJ, just like they did with the voter intimidation charges against them in Philadelphia.

The incredible thing about this administration is that they think they are invisible and bulletproof as far as any legal ramifications goes.


30 posted on 09/30/2009 7:23:26 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; mkjessup; ...
ACORN Ping!

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.


31 posted on 09/30/2009 9:12:37 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Really? Or am I dreaming?! Do you know which one?


32 posted on 09/30/2009 9:49:45 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: backhoe

I was getting ready to ping you, but see you’re already on top of it!


33 posted on 09/30/2009 9:51:09 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: Ann Archy; All
RICO time!!

RICO TIME!

34 posted on 09/30/2009 9:53:32 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: DocRock

“Power Plan” bookmark


35 posted on 09/30/2009 10:39:49 PM PDT by jokar (The Church age is the only age man will be able to glorify Christ, http://www.gbible.org)
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