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10/8/2008

Bad Timing for ACORN Voter Fraud Allegations

Filed under: 2008 Election,Crime — Justin Levine @ 11:01 am



[posted by Justin Levine]

The left-wing group ACORN recently published a [PDF] report on their website regarding voter fraud.

The report proclaimed some key findings [on pg. 3], including the ‘fact’ that:

  • “Voter fraud is extremely rare.”
  • “Most voter fraud allegations turn out to be something other than fraud.”
  • And that, “Today, the success of voter registration drives among minorities and low income people in recent years threatens to expand the base of the Democratic party and tip the balance of power away from the Republicans. Consequently, the use of baseless voter fraud allegations for partisan advantage has become the exclusive domain of Republican party activists.”

How unfortunate for ACORN that they are now being investigated for fraud and that their Las Vegas office headquarters was just raided by state authorities over voter registration fraud allegations.

As the Las Vegas Review Journal reports:

The secretary of state’s office launched an investigation after noticing that names did not match addresses and that most members of the Dallas Cowboys appeared to be registering in Nevada to vote in November’s general election.

“Some of these (forms) were facially fraudulent; we basically had the starting lineup for the Dallas Cowboys,” Secretary of State Ross Miller said. “Tony Romo is not registered to vote in Nevada. Anyone trying to pose as Terrell Owens won’t be able to cast a ballot.”

“We don’t know how many (falsified forms) are here; there may be two, or there may be thousands,” said Bob Walsh, spokesman for the secretary of state’s office.

Incredibly bad luck for ACORN – given how ‘rare’ this sort of stuff is. What are the odds?

I’d probably be more outraged if I felt that this election would change much of anything one way or the other. Republicans have a tendency to insult my intelligence around election season. Democrats have a tendency to insult it year-round.

– Justin Levine

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