October 14, 2008

Yes, It's RICO. On ACORN. In Ohio.

It's astart, anyway.

A few more states to go: the fraud seems to be egregious in maybe eight states. Oddly enough, with a couple of exceptions, this non-partisan voter fraud is occurring generally in battleground states.

You know--with a little affirmative-action voter fraud, we could get California into play. Just sayin'.

Posted by Attila Girl at October 14, 2008 10:07 AM | TrackBack

I hope this can be adjudicated in open court before election day. ACORN has to submit all forms in most states and flags bogus or problematic ones. Nine US attorneys were fired by the Bush White House in 2006 for not prosecuting bogus voter fraud allegations. There is virtually no voter impersonation going on in this country but you are welcome to put on a Mickey Mouse costume and try.

Let's face it, ACORN registered a million new voters this year. Less than 3% of those registrations turned out to be phony, incomplete, duplicates or otherwise problematic. In any case none of those 3% will be allowed to vote unless they are properly registered. In most cases the flaws in the registration were pointed out by ACORN itself.

Once more another Republican voter disenfranchisement plan will go down the crapper. I can't wait, let's get it all out in the open and let the American people see what this is really all about.

Posted by: markg8 at October 14, 2008 11:40 AM

There is virtually no voter impersonation going on in this country but you are welcome to put on a Mickey Mouse costume and try.

I'm going to call bullshit on that.

ACORN knew their "business model" has a serious flaw: paying people based on the number of people they where able to register. Did they change that to a more reasonable approach of a flat rate for the amount of time put into the effort?

No, of course not. Tell me, markg8, how did the county that house Indianapolis achieve 105% registration of the eligible voters?

Me thinks thou doth protest too much.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at October 14, 2008 12:05 PM

"... Once more another Republican voter disenfranchisement plan will go down the crapper. I can't wait, let's get it all out in the open and let the American people see what this is really all about."


"Disenfranchisement"? Is that another word for "not wanting to waste taxpayer money by making bureaucrats review thousands of bogus voter applications"? Why is this effort even necessary? How hard is it for an adult in America to get up off his or her butt and register to vote without being chased down by ACORN reps?

Posted by: jamie hunt at October 14, 2008 12:07 PM

markg8, c'mon dude! Pull your head out - a Republican voter disenfranchisement plan? You've been sniffin' that liberal glue pot for too long!
If the party affiliations were switched, the MSM would be crapping all over themselves to get it adjudicated before the election - and you bloody well know it.

Posted by: CommonMan at October 14, 2008 12:10 PM

OK, so only 3% of the 1.3 million registrations found and reported, SO FAR, are frauds. A couple of thousand votes here, a couple of hundred votes there and outcomes can be effected. Let's not ignore that Indianapolis and surrounding county boosts 105% of eligible voters as being registered. Now, that's civic pride.

BHO's campaign contracted with and paid Acorn and subs 800k this spring for GOTV efforts. Originally listed as event planning, the FEC told the campaign to correct their FEC required reports.

What some call voter suppression/disenfranchisement, others call ensuring a fair election.

Posted by: URBuddy at October 14, 2008 12:17 PM

I am very curious why Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse never register as republicans. How is it even in the remotest of statistical possibilities that one hundred percent of allegedly live and fictional people registered by ACORN just by the most amazing of coincidences are all Democrats yet ACORN calls itself non partisan. (I guess nonpartisan in the same understanding of Hillary Clinton's attendance at the Anti Iran UN Rally-all democrats=non partisan, 99 percent democrats and one percent republican=partisan).

Posted by: eaglewingz08 at October 14, 2008 12:18 PM

Where is this 3% information coming from? Just yesterday 2100 out of 2100 examined registrations in Lake Co., Indiana were FAKES. Um, as I look at it, that's 100%. Now, this is only after looking at 2100 of 5000 ACORN registrations, so I guess we could say it's maybe 40%.

Yeah, a little bit higher than the 3% claim.

Posted by: KG at October 14, 2008 12:33 PM

The Mickey Mouse ones are not the problem. The ones where ACORN workers go prowling through graveyards reading names off tombstones, picking through the obituaries, and in some cases, just reading directly from the phone book, are -- because they are using real names of real people, and those can be impossible to detect when used fraudulently.

Posted by: North Dallas Thirty at October 14, 2008 12:53 PM

Yo, Markg8...
So I guess by your logic its ok to have just one little bitty turd in the soup....as long as it amounts to just 3%?
You eat it then, since you're used to the taste.

Posted by: kate kastoff at October 14, 2008 02:44 PM

Any candidate that won't take a strong stand against vote fraud has NO business being President of the United States.

The 20+year pattern of ACORN's vote fraud suggests that all persons involved be permanently prohibited from being part of the election process. Early voting in many States started October 1st. From the two disinterested workers I saw at the main center in Chicago on the news, the voters aren't even getting the same scrutiny as voters normally do on election day. And that ain't much to begin with. . .

Posted by: Darrell at October 14, 2008 06:50 PM

I don't see why we shouldn't have to show I.D. when we vote.

I wouldn't want to live in a place like Europe, where one's I.D. can be demanded by the cops for no reason as one is simply walking down the street.

And I'm not crazy about having to show it to fly, though under the circumstances I can deal with it. I DESPISE having to show my I.D. just to sleep in a hotel room. (My understanding is that some states [e.g., Nevada] require this, but that for most hotels it is simply considered "best practices." They are within their rights, but to me there's something creepy about having to show I.D. so I can crash in a motel.)

But there's something profoundly backward about having to show I.D. at a Motel 6 or a Holiday Inn--but not at the polls.

And I know why we're squeamish about the notion of ID at the polls--a lot of abuse went on in the South under the Jim Crow laws (hell . . . before and after, too). But there is something sacred about the act of voting, and when we act like opening a small-balance checking account requires more scrutiny than voting--something is seriously amiss.

Posted by: Attila Girl at October 14, 2008 08:15 PM

3%... a few thousand here, a few thousand there... pretty soon you're talking about a real thrown election. All this crap to make registration and voting easier is just that... crap. Get off your ass and go down to a polling place, show some ID, and vote. If that's too much effort for some people, maybe they shouldn't be voting anyways.

Posted by: DEN at October 14, 2008 08:50 PM

Guess which party enacted the Jim Crow laws, though...

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