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October 9, 2008
ACORN fraud and other Democratic voting shenanigans across the country
The radical group ACORN has been working for the Obama campaign since its inception - despite its tax status as a "non-partisan" organization with offices in dozens of cities, ACORN has been the sharp end of the stick in the Obama's campaign drive to register millions of new voters.
Recently, several irregularities in ACORN voter registrations have come to light that beg the question whether there is a widespread, systematic effort to steal the 2008 election by faking registrations for hundreds of thousands of people in key states.
Investors Business Daily details just a few of the allegations:
In Nevada, state officials say the fraudulent registrations included forms for the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys football team, including quarterback Tony Romo.
The FBI just raided ACORN headquarters in Nevada as a result of an investigation that revealed thousands of bogus registrations.
There have also been other reports of fraud in registering voters by ACORN. Jim Geraghty of NRO's The Campaign Spot has the dirt from Ohio:
The group has faced similar inquiries in other large Ohio counties. And Nevada state authorities recently raided ACORN's Las Vegas headquarters searching for evidence of fraud, according to the Associated Press.
The New York Post has an article detailing ACORN's tactics in getting people to register:
Two Ohio voters, including Domino's pizza worker Christopher Barkley , claimed yesterday that they were hounded by the community-activist group ACORN to register to vote several times, even though they made it clear they'd already signed up.
This fraud in Ohio goes hand in hand with the highly suspect actions of Ohio's Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner as reported by Soren Dayton at PJ Media:
The first thing she did was issue an advisory opinion allowing people to register and vote on the same day, during the "overlap" between the beginning of early voting (35 days out) and the end of registration (30 days out). This was a reversal of the 2006 precedent. Republicans asked how someone could register and vote on the same day when Ohio statute says that you have to be registered 30 days before voting. She answered that when you vote by no-fault absentee you aren't voting. Your vote occurs on election day when it is counted, not on the day you cast it.
Brunner even tried throwing out absentee ballots sent out by the McCain campaign because of a small box added in the corner. The GOP fought that one in court and won. They weren't so lucky in other cases. And because of it, no one knows how much fraud was committed during Ohio's early voting period.
Legitimate questions are being raised as to whether the Obama campaign is knowledgeable of or involved in these fraudulent schemes. Obama's close ties to ACORN make the idea that his campaign was not aware of what the organization was doing for him unbelievable.
Will the press stand by while the Democrats steal the election? Why not. They've shown little interest in vetting Obama to this point so why should we think they will act any differently now?
Barack Obama: Fraud we can believe in.
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky, Tom Lifson