ACORN, responsible for so much vote fraud in Wisconsin and elsewhere, violated Wisconsin law by employing felons for its voter registration drive. Milwaukee election officials approved this and were caught out at it. Greg Borowski of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:
An official with the Republican National Committee said Thursday that [ACORN]a group involved with voter registration drives in Milwaukee is "engaged in systematic fraud and attempts to undermine our electoral system." (snip)
This week, the Associated Press reported that ACORN had hired as voter registration workers in Milwaukee at least seven felons convicted of crimes including cocaine possession and robbery.
Carolyn Castore, state political director for the group, told the AP: "We have a lot of folks with felony records and, frankly, they need jobs."
The staff of the state Government Accountability Board issued an opinion April 3 that convicted felons are not allowed to serve as registration workers.
The City of Milwaukee elections office was unaware of the opinion and interpreted state law in the area to apply only to those felons still on probation or parole.
How can the city elections office not have been aware of that ruling? It seems to me that ACORN by hiring the kind of people it does for these registration drives and by not supervising their work is culpable for the fraud and the city election officials who can't be bothered to keep abreast of election law ought to be fired.
My goodness the ACORN election fixers are busy--and to think how much federal funds they are getting for all their nefarious deeds! Bill Dolan of the Northwest Indiana Times reports:
CROWN POINT | Lake County Republican Chairman John Curley wants a federal investigation into hundreds of voter registrations bearing fictitious signatures or the names of dead and underage people.
"Fraudulent applications are the workings of ACORN groups operating from Milwaukee and Chicago who are getting out the vote for Obama. I'm Republican, but I want everyone who should vote to vote. But I want a clean election," Curley said at a Wednesday news conference.
Lake County elections officials acknowledged they have found problems and had to reject a large portion of the 5,000 registration forms turned in recently by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, an activist group that conducted registration drives across the county this summer.
An ACORN spokesperson couldn't be reached Wednesday for comment. Telephones to ACORN offices in Gary, Indianapolis, Chicago and Milwaukee were reported to be disconnected.
I'll bet their phone lines are disconnected.
When are we going to see some perp walks?
Professor Michael Krauss, writing for NRO, reviews the student voter registration feature on the Obama website, believes it misstates the law, may be an attemtp to manipulate the elctoral college system of elections and can create problems for students who follow its suggestions.