◼ ACORN tactics revealed in discovered documents
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...
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.”
...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.”...
“I believe the ACORN documents show that they had political motives for manipulating elections in both Oklahoma and the United States,” Reynolds said.
◼ ACORN Planned ‘Takeover’ of Oklahoma Government
◼ Local news blogging: Okla. ACCORN planned state takeover
Think it is limited to Oklahoma? Think Nancy Pelosi will shed a tear over this?
I can hear shredders in Sunny Brae, Arcata and Eureka.