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Voter fraud in Minneapolis? ( ACORNís registration of convicted felons ó from prison)
Hot Air ^ | November 4, 2008 10:40 am | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 11/04/2008 11:21:15 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Our local Fox affiliate in the Twin Cities gave a last-minute update on ACORN and its efforts to register voters, over and over again.  The latest scandal appears to be ACORN’s registration of convicted felonsfrom prison:

Tomorrow may set a record for voter turnout in Minnesota, but the Fox 9 Investigators discovered one group registered to vote, who shouldn’t be voting at all. They’re convicted felons, and in some cases they’re registering to vote from prison. How is that possible? Reporter Tom Lyden searched hundreds of thousands of data records to find the answers.

Fox 9 does not provide an embed code for their video, so you’ll have to click over to their page to view the report.  Mostly it’s a rehash of ACORN allegations from around the country, but we can now count Minnesota as yet another state in which an investigation will get launched into ACORN’s practices. The mention of prison registrations comes in Part II of the interview, so be sure to see both links.

If ACORN goes to prisons to register voters, that’s about as explicit an act of registration fraud one can show in court.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2008; acorn; felonvote; ratcrime; votefraud

1 posted on 11/04/2008 11:21:17 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: NormsRevenge

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2 posted on 11/04/2008 11:22:04 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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3 posted on 11/04/2008 11:24:12 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
If ACORN goes to prisons to register voters, that’s about as explicit an act of registration fraud one can show in court.

Not really because convicts only lose their right to vote if they were convicted of felonies. If they aren't felons, they can still vote, even from prison.

Registering someone to vote that is in prison does not in itself indicate that they intentionally tried to sign up ineligible voters.

I suspect that non-felons in prisons are people that would vote for Obama but might not register and vote unless someone helps them do so.

It's going to be difficult to prove that ACORN workers knew that the prisoners were felons, unless they knew them personally, or there are enough witnesses saying that ACORN signed people up even after they said they were felons.

4 posted on 11/04/2008 11:57:29 AM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Can't be true. Our Democrat AG said there was only ONE instance of an ACORN voter registration allegation and that was for a later batch of registrations.

(/sarc)

Can we just toss the whole lot of them in jail? Now? Please? Pretty please? With a cherry on top?

5 posted on 11/04/2008 12:20:56 PM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I just went to my local polling office and they didn’t check my ID. They just assumed I was who I was even though my real name sounds VERY Hispanic sounding. So in theory, an illegal alien could have pretended to be me, and nothing would have happened.


6 posted on 11/04/2008 1:01:44 PM PST by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Should make Obama real proud of ACORN, huh?

What a bunch of sick bastards..


7 posted on 11/04/2008 3:45:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "You know, when you can't ask a question of your leaders anymore, that gets scary,")
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To: TypeZoNegative
FWIW, if you are properly registered, they're not supposed to check ID in Minnesota. They're supposed to ask how to spell your name, look you up in the listing, and have you sign in. You only provide ID if you do the same-day registration.
8 posted on 11/04/2008 3:54:16 PM PST by MN Doc
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
but we can now count Minnesota as yet another state in which an investigation will get launched into ACORN’s practices

Don't hold your breath.The Communist/Democrats in MN have their noses so far up ACORN's rear end,They will never investigate ACORN.
They may do a sham investigation for appearances sake, But I wouldn't bet on it.

9 posted on 11/04/2008 5:12:25 PM PST by HP8753 (Live Free!!!! .............or don't.)
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