David Loepp is brilliant. I’m going to register to vote in Canada several times and screw with their elections just for kicks.
ACORN, known to have been involved with election fraud in the past and up to their ears in election fraud in the present, now admits that 30% of their 1.3 million voter registration forms have been rejected by various state election officials. They say that “only 1 to 1.5%” are actually fraud, but even if one were to accept their numbers (which, btw, one is not), that’s still 13,000 to 19,500 counts of federal crime. That’s not exactly a slap on the wrist you’re getting there.
Furthermore, if one were to accept that the aforementioned 30% represent the whole of their “questionable” voter registration forms (which, again, one is not), that’s 390,000 forms gone wrong, say 385,000 that aren’t fraud. Which is to say, 385,000 cases of sheer incompetence. Just sayin’, but 30% incompetent is pretty incompetent.
From the linked article:
And let’s not forget ACORN’s history, dating to the ’80s, of trespassing, illegal seizure of private property, physical harassment, intimidation and outright extortion.
Good point. Hey, here’s a question. Given ACORN’s left-wing goals for America and Obama’s past association with ACORN, how many of ACORN’s bogus registration forms you figure would have led to bogus votes for McCain/Palin, Barr/Root, or pick-your-favorite-not-Obama/Biden-ticket, had they not been squashed?
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.
Yessiree bob, if your county isn’t 105% registered to vote, then your county is 105% incompetent. No fraudulent registration happening here. No way you could pin this on any “non-profit, non-partisan social justice group” that just so happened to have donated $832,598.29 to the Obama campaign since February ’08.
If you live outside the Indianapolis area, call your county and complain. We’re way behind here, non-Indianapolisians.