Friday, June 11, 2010

Move Along, Nothing to See

Progressives constantly claim that the 2000 and 2004 Presidential elections were stolen by Republicans. This is false, as I have shown, consistent with analysis by numerous others, including the liberal media--though there was some evidence of voter registration fraud and there remain theoretical concerns about the security of electronic voting.

No, if you want real voter fraud, look to the left. In particular, 'fraud, thy name is ACORN':
The radical activist group ACORN "works" for the Democratic Party and deliberately promotes election fraud, ACORN employees told FBI investigators, according to an FBI document dump Wednesday.

The documents obtained by Judicial Watch, a watchdog group, are FBI investigators’ reports related to the 2007 investigation and arrest of eight St. Louis, Mo., workers from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate for violation of election laws. All eight employees involved in the scandal later pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud.

Project Vote is ACORN’s voter registration arm. Project Vote continues to operate despite the reported dissolution of the national structure of ACORN.

The handwritten reports by FBI agents show that ACORN employees reported numerous irregularities in the nonprofit group’s business practices.

One employee told the FBI that ACORN headquarters is "wkg [working] for the Democratic Party."

According to one report, an ACORN employee said the purpose of "[f]raudulent [voter registration] cards" was "[t]o cause confusion on election day to keep polls open longer," "[t]o allow people who can’t vote to vote," and "[t]o allow to vote multiple times."

Another report quotes an employee saying, "Project Vote will pay them whether cards fake or not -- whatever they had to do to get the cards was attitude." Project Vote pays based on the number of cards and "that’s why they were so reckless," the report says.
Despite the guilty pleas--ACORN supposedly broke no law. Few remember that Barack Obama once worked for ACORN's Project Vote--but Obama's distanced himself since. Nor, contrary to conventional wisdom, is ACORN disbanding--rather, it's merely re-branding. Soon tax dollars probably will fund son-of-ACORN, just as it did the parent.

Ignore the hyper-partisan claims of racist voter exclusion. But don't expect anyone to hold the left accountable. And don't count on more than minimal media buzz--the "Move On" slogan having become appropriate again.

(via reader Marc)

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