Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Rock FIX the VOTE

the least shocking news in the world, acorn under investigation for voter fraud.
ACORN office in Vegas raided in voter-fraud probe
ACORN office raided in Las Vegas in voter-fraud probe
County rejects large number of invalid voter registrations Indiana October 02, 2008
Bad voter applications found - Clerks see fraudulent, duplicate forms from group Michigan September 14, 2008,
ACORN In The News Again For Workers Registering Dead Voters And Others Milwaukee. August/08
Wikipedia (has current busts as well)
LOTS MORE...

Another Orwellian euphemistic title... the word Reform should be a clue that they are anything but... And those are just the ones that got caught.

Anyone checking what goes on here? Konkler?

Planting Seeds of Disaster
...ACORN, far more than we’ve recognized up to now, had a major role in precipitating the subprime crisis...

9 comments:

  1. On Oct. 6, ACORN and Project Vote announced the conclusion of the most successful voter registration drive in history with more than 1.3 million new voters registered in 21 states in time for the 2008 Presidential election.

    "We met with unprecedented success in our efforts to ensure that all eligible applicants are on the voter rolls," said Michael Slater, Executive Director of Project Vote.

    Slater said that the voter registration system in the United States – in which individual voters are responsible for getting on the rolls, unlike many European countries in which governments take responsibility for compiling voter lists – was designed to disenfranchise voters.

    Bertha Lewis, Interim Chief Organizer of ACORN, said that the majority of the voters registered in this drive are young, African-American, Latino, and low-income Americans – groups which are all historically underrepresented in elections.

    "Our voter registration drives are strengthening democracy," said Lewis. "We see this as an opportunity to permanently change the face of the electorate. Politicians will have to listen to low-income and minority people."

    The goal of ACORN and Project Vote's voter registration drives, Lewis stated, is to empower low-income and minority communities by giving them a voice in the political process. ACORN hopes that expanding the electorate will result in more candidates who appeal to historically underrepresented voting populations.

    In addition to collecting and submitting voter registration applications, ACORN and Project Vote followed up with county boards of elections to make sure people made it onto the voter rolls. Beginning in August, ACORN began requesting lists of rejected and pending applications from county election boards and notified applicants there was a problem with their registration in order to attempt to fix the problem before the registration deadline. Oct. 6 is the deadline for registering to vote in the upcoming presidential election in most states.

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  2. Yeah. I'd say dead people and made-up people are historically underrepresented.

    Trouble with reporting today - print the guilty party's statement as if it is fact. Because it is accurate that he said it, regardless of the truth of the statement.

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  3. Rose, they only let me vote ONE time during the last election.

    I think my rights have been violated!!

    Oh, wait. I'm a Republican. I only get one vote.

    *my bad*

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  4. Yeah,I've read up on this stuff a little bit,but it is difficult to assess when around the country so many voters are purged from voter rolls or other issues are at play,legitimate or not.Still,don't expect me to defend Acorn,they are on par with Elections U.S.A., as they are simply a business out to make money at all costs.

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  5. Just go to Ohio, Wollf - you can register and vote in one city as wollf from anytown, drive up the road and register and vote as wollffiiee from theothertown, drive a little further and register and vote as wolf smith from nexttwoninline, then fly home and vote as yourself. Make up as many addresses as you want.

    What fun! No one will EVER catch it.

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  6. I know you to be honest, thougtful, nonpartisan and considerate on this issue, mresquan. I wasn't being sarcastic when I asked your opinion.

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  7. "Just go to Ohio, Wollf - you can register and vote in one city as wollf from anytown, drive up the road and register and vote as wollffiiee from theothertown, drive a little further and register and vote as wolf smith from nexttwoninline, then fly home and vote as yourself. Make up as many addresses as you want."

    Ah,thank you Ken Blackwell,a modern day Boss Tweed.

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  8. I'm no fan of National ID cards, but if you believe in the one person one vote system, you have to have some means of verifying that a person is who s/he says s/he is, and usually that means a verifiable address, or a driver's license. Here, where they can register 'homeless' people - the potential for fraud is enough that it is a loophole that should be closed. You can't blame the court, which has to interpret the law, not make the law. It is incumbent on the legislature of Ohio to remedy this situation.

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  9. The repeal of Glass-Stegall under Clintion, Rubin (Obama's advisor) and your Repub pals in Congress are to blame for the bank meltdown, Rose, far more than some puny group like this. Their entire budget every year combined is chump change compared to the figures flying around now.

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