Skip to comments.ACORN is out of Ohio's elections
Posted on 03/11/2010 8:11:01 AM PST by opentalk
In legal settlement, group agrees not to return to state.
ACORN, the liberal group notorious for allegedly trying to inflate voter rolls through fraudulent practices, has seen its last election in Ohio.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now will permanently surrender its Ohio business license by June1 as part of a legal settlement with the conservative Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, both sides said yesterday.
ACORN was active in Ohio in the 2006 and 2008 elections, working to register thousands of low-income people to vote and get them to the polls. The group's efforts were marred by irregularities, including one case in which ACORN workers allegedly induced a Cleveland man to register to vote 72 times, offering cigarettes as an incentive.
The Buckeye Institute's 1851 Center for Constitutional Law teamed with two Warren County residents to sue ACORN in Warren County Common Pleas Court just before the 2008 election. The residents alleged that their rights were abridged by thousands of fraudulent voter registrations, each representing "a potential illegal vote that has the capacity to dilute (legitimate) votes."
The case was moved to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
..."They will surrender their business license by June 1 and cease to operate in Ohio and cease to support or enable other groups to do what they do," Thompson said.
(Excerpt) Read more at dispatchpolitics.com ...
1 down, 49 to go.
RIGHT ON OHIO!
So they’ve changed their name.
Unfortunately, they will re-apply under another “name” for a license, be approved, and continue their illicit practices; Jennifer Bruner will see to that!
YESSSSS! (pumping fist in air!)
What name will they use in Ohio now?
Awesome. Now Brunner needs to be indicted.
If this settlement allows them to re-form later as another corporation, it is a minor set-back. The ruling should have prevented ANYONE who work for ACORN in Ohio from ever working in Ohio elections again.
They are like cockroaches. Need to keep exterminating.
does this mean they have the new successor corporation up and running so this does not matter?
does the agreement include successor corporations?
Will AmeriCorp enter voting registration vacuum?
Brunner’s busy as a paid ACORN infiltrator at the SoS level trying to fix the election.
After all, it worked out so well in 2008.
“Awesome. Now Brunner needs to be indicted.”
Considering she had an ACORN boss working out of her office, I would think so...but hey, it’s an Obama Nation now...
Exactly. Socialists don’t just quit because they lose a court battle.
Great news! One of the best articles I’ve seen in the Dispatch. Bye Bye ACORN.
ACORN ‘changed’ their name remember. So this is an empty headline article.
Ohio was one of the swing states that Obama carried by means of ACORN vote fraud.
This comes too late.
Now if only we can get the SAME THING in the other 49 states.
When they do this, they also need to ban the CEO and board of directors from working on those issues in the state again under any name.
By the way, I notice that Game Change does not mention the voter fraud, in its "complete" rundown of the 2008 election, except in passing mention of complaints by Bill and Hillary about the primaries. Makes me wonder if stuff on fraud was removed and the subsequent passages were overlooked. But then it is a stinkingly pro-Obama book that the authors claim is nonpartisan, so probably the fraud was not considered important.
Yeah, but they changed their name.. ACORN has officially changed its name to Community Organizations International.Does this also mean that the COI cannot have anything to do with voting..
Yea right. Just rename and go back at it again.
Probably something like "Americans for Conservatism" to draw Republican support from people who don't background check such organizations.
For the first time in my life....
I’m proud to live in Ohio.. :-D
Yes but what about their new name Community Organizer International, COI? Good news but I do wonder about whether their new name will magically appear here in Ohio?
They are tax payer funded. Obama's new plan to nationalize college loans, (managed by freddie and fannie) may play into this. I thought part of the requirement for the loan was community service. (gov service) May be something to this.
Yes! Acorn got the boot!
And when will all “community organizers” (aka “rabble rousers”) be subject to prosecution?
FNC is talking about some ditzy judge saying it is “unconstitutional” for Congress to stop funding ACORN. I know, this happened about a week or two ago. My question is, shouldn’t Congress now be forced to also fund TEA PARTY “community organizers”? Hmmmmmmm?
Bravo!!!!! Hats off to Ohio. C’mon Pennsylvania. Probably won’t get them out of Philly..but we can sure try.
They are changing their name all over the place.
California ACORN has rebranded as (ACCE), or Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment.
ACORN in New York has a new name of New York Communities for Change. (NYCC)
The Dallas office answers as The Texas Organizing Project. (TOP)
If you believe this will happen, I have a bridge to sell you!
Docs: Obama Justice Dept Shut Down Federal ACORN Probe into Corruption, Voter Registration Fraud...
Victory in The Battle of Ohio in the Cold Civil War.....
I just recieved this from a friend, can you help me get this out to all our Ohio friends. I am planning on attending! I have been sending this out to as many friends as possible (including you!) There is a rally on Monday when Obama is here. I could use help to spread the word! Thanks.
BUMP!!! PlEASE RE-READ POST ABOVE AND COPY AND SEND TO ALL YOUR OHIO FRIENDS....LET’S GIVE UHBAMA AN EARFUL!!!!!!!
"It carries a great deal of significance because, in the absence of that term, ACORN could simply have shut down but reopened the next day as WALNUT or CHESTNUT or whatever and done the exact same thing," Thompson said. "So our goal was to affect permanent change."
In other states, including New York and California, ACORN chapters have disbanded and resumed operations under new names.
Thanks for spreading the word! Do you think we should post for everyone? I just found out about it, but it would sure be nice to get thousands of people there!
A quick look at AmeriCorp activities seem to indicate social justice stuff. Sounds wonderful. Volunteer to make a difference and change the world from within. /sarc