This time in the poorly named Kansas City, Missouri:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.
“I don’t even know the entire scope of it because registrations are coming in so heavy,” Davis said. “We have identified about 100 duplicates, and probably 280 addresses that don’t exist, people who have driver’s license numbers that won’t verify or Social Security numbers that won’t verify. Some have no address at all.”
That’s why it’s called “fraud.” Because the registration forms are fraudulent. When it happens in an election, it’s called “election fraud.” It’s kind of a big deal. The FBI gets involved. They send people out to say stuff like this:
“It’s a matter we take very seriously,” Patton said. “It is against the law to register someone to vote who does not fall within the parameters to vote, or to put someone on there falsely.”
ACORN is again implicated. Their defense?
[Jess Ordower, Midwest director of ACORN] said Wednesday that ACORN registered about 53,500 people in Missouri this year. He believes his group is being targeted because some politicians don’t want that many low-income people having a voice.
“It’s par for the course,” he said. “When you’re doing more registrations than anyone else in the country, some don’t want low-income people being empowered to vote. There are pretty targeted attacks on us, but we’re proud to be out there doing the patriotic thing getting people registered to vote.“
Emphasis is mine. Maybe nobody told him, but…
On Tuesday, authorities in Nevada seized records from ACORN after finding fraudulent registration forms that included the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys.
In April, eight ACORN workers in St. Louis city and county pleaded guilty to federal election fraud for submitting false registration cards for the 2006 election.said they submitted cards with false addresses and names, and forged signatures.
So… ACORN has been involved in federal election fraud in the past… were found to have been involved in election fraud in multiple states just this week… and they’re being targeted to keep poor people from voting? And aren’t they attracting attention due to the number of fraudulant registrations they’re submitting, not that they’re “doing more registrations than anyone else?”
In 2006, ACORN also committed what Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed called the “worse case of election fraud” in the state’s history.
In the case, ACORN submitted just over 1,800 new voter registration forms, and all but six of the 1,800 names were fake.
More recently, 27,000 registrations handled by the group from January to July 2008 “went into limbo because they were incomplete, inaccurate, or fraudulent,” said James Terry, chief public advocate at the Consumers Rights League.
I retract most of the above post. Clearly ACORN is being targeted to keep poor people from voting.