Michelle Malkin gave me the idea for this post and some inspiration toward my research. But she didn’t know she did it, so everything that comes after this shameless faux-praise of her website (you can find here) can officially be declared unknown to her… because she really unknowns it. ;) And, for the record, I am not registered to comment on her site because I refuse to register to comment anywhere. If it takes a registration to comment somewhere… nemind, not important.
I found out yesterday that three members of ACORN in Nevada have been indicted for voter fraud. Along with those three members of ACORN, one of which was a regional director-type person, ACORN itself was indicted. The amount of fraudulant voter registrations for these three people is astronomical. The New York Times, hardly a conservative newspaper, reported out of 91,002 voter registration forms for Clark County, Nevada, only 23,186 turned out to be valid. That means barely over one out of four forms in a single county in Nevada was legitimate. Just think about the national ramifications of that. If that’s what was found in just one county of one state, how much fraud went unnoticed in all the other counties of that state? How much fraud went unnoticed in all the other states? And how can that kind of fraud not affect statewide and nationwide votes, let alone county-wide and precinct-specific vote counts?
Of course, ACORN claims it was not an organizational problem, but a case of a few bad apples. Allahpundit at Hot Air has Glenn Beck’s interview with an ACORN national spokesdummy making just that claim. And Beck does not let the spokesdummy off the hook during the entire interview. The spokesdummy makes an utter fool of himself. But I guess that is normal. Allahpundit said, “I understand why they continue to book him — angering the host is great for ratings — but why, given his astounding Edwards-esque unctuousness, does ACORN continue to send him as their rep? It’s practically an exercise in self-sabotage. I’m sitting here numb with horror at the possibility that he might be the most likable guy they have.” (emphasis Allahpundit’s)
The best part of the interview was, unfortunately, off-air. The spokesdummy asked Beck why Beck was afraid of black people. Yes, you read correctly, the absolute idiot went straight to the absolutely idiotic race-baiting hatred the liberal idiots are well-known to commit. Beck, in a rage, threw the brain-dead ACORN-paid vote-whore off his set.
I strongly suggest reading Allahpundit’s article, and following the links there.
But about that “rogue ACORN” stuff…
A 2006 article in the Wall Street Journal demands, not suggests, demands otherwise.
Friday, November 3, 2006 12:01 A.M. EST
So, less than a week before the midterm elections, four workers from Acorn, the liberal activist group that has registered millions of voters, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for submitting false voter registration forms to the Kansas City, Missouri, election board. But hey, who needs voter ID laws?
We wish this were an aberration, but allegations of fraud have tainted Acorn voter drives across the country. Acorn workers have been convicted in Wisconsin and Colorado, and investigations are still under way in Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
The good news for anyone who cares about voter integrity is that the Justice Department finally seems poised to connect these dots instead of dismissing such revelations as the work of a few yahoos. After the federal indictments were handed up in Kansas City this week, the U.S. Attorney’s office said in a statement that “This national investigation is very much ongoing.”
Let’s hope so. Acorn officials bill themselves as nonpartisan community organizers merely interested in giving a voice to minorities and the poor. In reality, Acorn is a union-backed, multimillion-dollar outfit that uses intimidation and other tactics to push for higher minimum wage mandates and to trash Wal-Mart and other non-union companies.
As everyone can attest, ACORN has not been stopped from its fraudulent and highly illegal actions to corrupt local, statewide and national elections. Even though it was obvious in 2006 that ACORN was deeply involved in criminal activities. A few rogue employees, eh? High moral standing, eh? I’ll buy that for a dollar!
8 OCT 2008
Michelle Malkin reports likely voter fraud in Missouri, Connecticut, Wisconsin, my state of Ohio and Indiana. Indiana interests me, where 105 percent of Indianapolis residents aged 18 and over are registered to vote. Did you see that? Let me explain more clearly. Out of every 20 people old enough to vote in Indianapolis, 21 are registered. Out of 20, 21 are registered. You just pumped 21 gallons of gasoline in your 20 gallon tank. Or maybe not. Maybe you pumped 1 gallon onto the ground. But there was 1 extra voter out of every 20 voting-age person in Indianapolis.
Quite clearly, it is impossible to have 21 registrations for every 20 eligible. That’s obvious. That’s an obvious 5 percent over-registration. How much of that over-registration used that extra vote? But wait, that’s not all! (to borrow from every late-night TV ad) No district ever gets all eligible voters to register, with the exception of that little hole in New Hampshire. And definitely not everyone in a region with one thousand or more voting-age citizens. So, Indianapolis, with several hundred thousand residents, meaning over one hundred thousand voting-age residents, has every voting-age resident registered to vote? Impossible. 105 percent? Since anything over 100 percent is physically impossible and anything nearing 100 percent is actually impossible… You tell me. Did ACORN involve itself in a metro-area voter fraud-type activity?
What about the other states? All that evidence of people tied to ACORN involved in illegal election fraud. But it’s not ACORN but a few rogue employees of ACORN. That’s their claim.
In October of 2008, the New York Times reported:
the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn, acknowledged cases where canvassers submitted false or duplicate registrations, but said they represented only a tiny fraction of the 1.3 million new voters the group signed up during this election cycle.
“Out of 13,000 workers there were inevitably a few who decided they’d pad their hours by duplicating a card and filling out another one or making up a name,” said Kevin Whalen, an Acorn spokesman.
“If we discovered this,” he said, “we not only turned that information over but turned the information we had about that former employee — because they’d been fired by that point — to elections officials and asked for their help in prosecuting that person.”
On Tuesday, Acorn was surveying local offices to come up with a tally of the number of “problematic” registration cards it had submitted to states. A spokesman for the group indicated that the number of employees who had been fired for job-related problems could reach 1,000 or more nationwide, but later backed off that estimate. The spokesman confirmed that more than 100 Acorn workers in Ohio and Michigan had been fired.
So, what is “a few” and who decides?
Remember the above Wall Street Journal report. Remember what you read when you went to that site. Forget all that R. Kelly stuff you were pumped full of in the mainstream media and remember what the mainstream media didn’t bother to remind you of.
Looking at the quick math above, out of 13,000 ACORN employees, 100 in Ohio and Michigan were fired for, let’s be plain here, federal law violations. They were fired for ILLEGAL activities regarding FEDERAL VOTER FRAUD. And that is a crime. But, back to the math, quickly, that means 260 ACORN employees were in each state, or 520 in ohio and Michigan combined. And if 100 out of roughlhy 520 were fired for voter fraud, that means nearly 20 percent of ACORN in Ohio and Michigan combined were engaged in Voter registration fraud. How many actually fraudulently voted in those two states alone?
2/3 of all Clark County Nevada voter registrations were fraudulent. 1/5 of all Ohio and Michigan ACORN voter registrations were fraudulent. ACORN in Washington paid a six digit fine for voter fraud.
The Columbus (Ohio) Dispath said, recently:
A Franklin County judge told three out-of-state campaigners for Barack Obama who voted here illegally that they should have known better.
The three chose Ohio over their home states — where Obama was likely to win — because they wanted to swing the Electoral College vote toward their candidate, Common Pleas Judge Charles A. Schneider said.
He ordered a year’s probation, a $1,000 fine and a 60-day suspended jail sentence for Daniel “Tate” Hausman, 32, and Amy Little, 50, both of New York, and Yolanda Hippensteele, 30, of California.
All were paid staff members for Vote Today Ohio, an independent get-out-the-vote organization supporting the Democratic presidential candidate.
So much for a legitimate 2008 election. And so much for the mainstream media finding this out. And so much for congress actually doing something about it when the Democrats are the ones benefitting.