More community organizing fun!
In northern Indiana from NWI.com:
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.
From a Pennsylvania paper, letter to the editor, via FrontPage Magazine:
Given the fact that Acorn has been in the news lately in association with Democratic Party add-ons to the proposed presidential economic bailout package, it might be useful for Springfield residents to be aware of that organization’s activities in our neighborhood. Two years ago, I received a notice in the mail from the Delaware County voter registration office in Media, stating that my request to vote in the county was denied. The document accurately stated my name and my home residence.
Since I had not sent in such a request, and I had in fact been voting in the Commonwealth regularly since 1980, the notice took me by surprise. Instructed to call a number for further information, I soon learned that someone from an organization called Acorn (which I mistakenly assumed was an environmental group) was trying to deprive me of my right to vote, and place someone, presumably of the same name, in the voting booth in my hometown in my place. I probed further and found out that a good number (at least several dozen) of my fellow Delaware Counteans had been subjected to the same experience, and that the District Attorney was planning to prosecute whomever was to blame.
The Detroit Free Press has this nugget:
Several municipal clerks across the state are reporting fraudulent and duplicate voter registration applications, most of them from a nationwide community activist group working to help low- and moderate-income families.
The majority of the problem applications are coming from the group ACORN, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, which has a large voter registration program among its many social service programs. ACORN’s Michigan branch, based in Detroit, has enrolled 200,000 voters statewide in recent months, mostly with the use of paid, part-time employees.
Voter Fraud in Madison, Wisconson via Channel 27:
At least seven felons convicted of crimes including cocaine possession and robbery were recruited by a liberal group to register voters in Milwaukee.
The Republican Party says using convicted felons for that work increases the chances of voter fraud.
All seven were designated as special registration deputies in Milwaukee, which allows them to solicit and keep voter registration applications.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, hired all seven.
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