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(ACORN BANKRUPT) ACORNís Troubled Past Leads to Stunning Election Day Announcement
FOXNEWS ^ | NOV 2 | Eric Shawn

Posted on 11/02/2010 7:56:45 PM PDT by facedodge

On this election night, there is a stunning turn from ACORN.

It has filed for bankruptcy.

In an announcement on its website, Bertha Lewis, the CEO of the troubled activist group, says that ACORN has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the reason stemming from the legal troubles surrounding numerous voter registration investigations across the country. The scandals led Congress to vote to cut off federal funding, and the group also lost some government support.

"The ongoing political onslaught caused irreparable harm," wrote Lewis, who blames "a right-wing media blitz." She says "allegations and reports will continue to try to undermine all that ACORN has done, "but says that "ACORN will live on in the hearts of the people it served, and as those of us who fight for justice know, ‘THE PEOPLE UNITED WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED'."

In the last three years, dozens of ACORN workers were accused of, and numerous pleaded guilty to, voter fraud related charges. The investigations began in 2007, when King County prosecutors charged 7 ACORN workers with felony counts for allegedly submitting 1,800 phony voter registration forms. One ACORN worker admitted to prosecutors that it was "hard work making up all those cards," and another would sit at home filling out the bogus forms, while smoking marijuana.

The most recent case came on October 15th, when a former ACORN worker in Milwaukee pleaded guilty to voter fraud related charges of submitting multiple voter registration applications. The felony charges could bring up to 3 and ½ years in prison when the defendant, 27 year old Kevin Clancy, is sentenced the week after next.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn
Where will the pimps go to find out how to register their underage ho's as dependents now?
1 posted on 11/02/2010 7:56:47 PM PDT by facedodge
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To: Jet Jaguar

PING!


2 posted on 11/02/2010 7:59:00 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: facedodge

They’ve just dispersed and changed their name. Keep an eye out.


3 posted on 11/02/2010 7:59:09 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: facedodge
What? Where's Papa Soros? Uncle Andy (Stern)?

Watch out for how ACORN reconstitutes itself.

4 posted on 11/02/2010 7:59:58 PM PDT by rvoitier (Progressives are in the GOP, too.)
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To: facedodge

Corrupt bass turds! Now we have to take down the corrupt bass turds in ACORN’s sister, SEIU!


5 posted on 11/02/2010 8:00:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just another white boy riding in the back of the bus next to the Emergency Exit.)
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To: facedodge

Did’nt they just change their name?

Regardless, this is good news but I still want hearings on Acorn in the house.


6 posted on 11/02/2010 8:00:22 PM PDT by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: Mortrey

“They’ve just dispersed and changed their name. Keep an eye out.”

I agree with that, 110% as the O Idiot would say.

These people are snakes and I suspect this is just a feint to deflect attention. Find out the new name and continue to sue their donkeys off! The re-election season starts tomorrow, 11/3, and we all know the Dems will lie, cheat and steal to keep their Messiah at 1600 PA.

We can’t let it happen!


7 posted on 11/02/2010 8:03:35 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: volunbeer

Yes, they changed their name, but not their tactics.


8 posted on 11/02/2010 8:03:35 PM PDT by Reb Raider
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To: facedodge

I hope their bankruptcy judge is savage. And doesn’t believe for a minute their reported assets. Hopefully he will set a dozen vicious collection agencies on them to root out where they have hidden their money.


9 posted on 11/02/2010 8:04:13 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: facedodge

Anyone from ACORN who wants to make some money should consider writing a detailed tell-all book.


10 posted on 11/02/2010 8:06:10 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: facedodge

Obambi raided their bank accounts and is headed to India with their money! I hope India grants him and MO Asylum!


11 posted on 11/02/2010 8:07:34 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: facedodge
They'll be back in some other form, if they aren't already. Obama won't let them die. Of course, the GOP controls the purse strings now...
12 posted on 11/02/2010 8:10:03 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (I know more about Christine O'Donnell than I do about Barack Obama.)
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To: Major Matt Mason

FR loads slow tonight. Anyone else??

Now, I thought ACORN was back in business under a different name, but if they’re broke, they’re broke no matter the name.


13 posted on 11/02/2010 8:22:49 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: facedodge
ACORN always denied that the organization itself committed a crime, though it came under harsh criticism from a report issued by California Republican Congressman Darrell Issa. In the 2009 report, published by the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform, the study said that ACORN "has repeatedly and deliberately engaged in systemic fraud. Both structurally and operationally, ACORN hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan political agenda and in order to manipulate the electorate."

Well, a company would be held responsible for the actions of its employees. Groups like this should be too.

14 posted on 11/02/2010 8:48:47 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: facedodge

HE he he.


15 posted on 11/02/2010 8:50:37 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: facedodge

HEH heh heh.


16 posted on 11/02/2010 8:50:50 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: facedodge; FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; ...
ACORN Ping

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


17 posted on 11/06/2010 6:06:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks for the ping.


18 posted on 11/06/2010 8:52:27 PM PDT by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: Jet Jaguar; All

I’m sure ACORN has already been funded under their new name. This is all for show.


19 posted on 11/08/2010 1:32:36 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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