Tuesday, October 7, 2008

SHOCKER?? ACORN Offices in Nevada Raided!!

According to Fox News:
Nevada state authorities seized records and computers Tuesday from the Las Vegas office of an organization that tries to get low-income people registered to vote, after fielding complaints of voter fraud.

Bob Walsh, spokesman for the Nevada secretary of state's office, told Foxnews.com the raid was prompted by ongoing complaints about "erroneous" registration information being submitted by the Association of Community Organizations of Reform Now, also called ACORN.

The group was submitting the information through a voter sign-up drive known as Project Vote.

"Some of them used non-existent names, some of them used false addresses and some of them were duplicates of previously filed applications," Walsh said, describing the complaints, largely from the registrar in Clark County, Nev.  He said some registrations used the names of Dallas Cowboys football players.

ACORN spokesman Charles Jackson confirmed the group's Nevada office was raided.

It's not the first time ACORN's been under investigation for irregularities in registration records.

In 2006, ACORN committed what the Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed called the "worst case of election fraud" in the state's history.

In the case, ACORN submitted just over 1,800 new voter registration forms, but there was a problem.  The names were made up-all but six of the 1,800 submissions were fakes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

It is time that this group is cut off.  It is time that we demand that not a single penny of our tax payer money go to this corrupt group of felons.  It is time that we demand more from our public officials on this issue.   If you aren't mad yet at what is going on in our country, then you deserve what you get.  


Daniel Nichols said...

Let me know if you want to participate in my live blog on the debate tonight.

I need your e-mail if you do.

locomotivebreath1901 said...

Good job! Thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

Great job getting the word out, just heard this on radio this morning. ACORN is way out of hand, in more than a dozen states. They do need to be cut-off. Unbelievably, the bailout plan first offered to the House would push 20% of all profits from the bailout into the Housing Trust Fund used to fund political-action groups ACORN and La Raza! Do the Democrats in Congress think the American people are stupid?!

Anonymous said...

I am uncertain what to say here. While your agitation is well founded, this is a systemic problem with a number of organizations that do business with the United States government. I absolutely agree that they should not see another dime until something is put into place to protect our tax dollars. But let's be fair and lump in Boeing, Exxon, Haliburton, and many others in the same nasty little pile of deceitful thieves who do not deserve access to our hard earned tax dollars or our politicians.

That whole process needs to be reviewed in my humble opinion and real penalties need to be handed out (hard labor jail time) to those who offend.

Stacy said...

I am not sure about the connections to Boeing, Haliburton et. all. ACORN is currently having a direct impact on our elections. I don't care who you support, and I want everyone to get a phone. I would just prefer that dead people, celebrities, and homeless not vote multiple times. I would appreciate it if a non-partisan group truly acted non-partisan.

Anonymous said...

If we are talking about voter fraud, ACORN is by no means the only group guilty of this. They are just more visible because of the Obama connection (though he was not party to any fraud).

If you are going to get on the phone, don't be myopic, insure that all groups registering voters are doing so legally.

But again, the criminal slant of government sub-contractors is overwhelming. Let me reiterate that these criminals need to be held accountable (dire consequences are in order at this juncture) irregardless of who they may support.

So, after you get off the phone complaining about ACORN, tell your representatives that you want our money back from some of these other criminals. We sure could use it.

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