While warnings about the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, (aka ACORN) have been landing on the deaf ears of the media for years, evidence of how deeply they have penetrated the voting process in this nation is starting to emerge. ACORN has made voter registration one of there main focuses. Now we hear that maybe those registrations weren't as as clean as the left would have you believe.
According to testimony to be presented before a House Judiciary subcommittee, more than half the voter registrations turned in by ACORN canvassers during the last election were not valid.
Here is what the ACORN whistle blower has to say:
- ACORN considered 40 percent an acceptable level of accurate voter registrations turned in by its workers.
- ACORN barely trained its workers in how to register voters properly.
- ACORN would fire employees if they did not meet a quota of 20 new voter applicants daily.
- ACORN employees were briefed on how to deny that voter registration fraud existed.
ACORN's exemplary record of voter registrations also include:
- ACORNers in Cleveland registered the same man 77 times despite his protests that he was already registered.
- Washington State filed felony charges against several paid ACORN employees and supervisors for more than 1,700 fraudulent voter registrations.
- In March 2008, an ACORN worker in Pennsylvania was sentenced for making 29 phony voter registration forms.
So, if an organization that has this much baggage attached to it with regards to electoral irregularities decides to take the next step, what would it be? How about being involved in the collection of the very information used to redraw electoral districts?
That's right. ACORN has been selected as a partner for the 2010 US Census. This comes after it was revealed that Obama wants to take the Census Bureau out of the Department of Commerce and move them to be under White House authority.
The Washington Times sounds the alarm here.
Want to make sure the left keeps an iron clad lock on the electorate? Redraw the districts with data collected by operatives that have a stake in the game. It is time to crack the shell on ACORN and let the rest of us know what they are really up to.