OCTOBER 08, 2008
Known for conducting fraudulent voter registration drives nationwide, the taxpayer-funded community group that Baracak Obama once worked for had its Nevada offices raided by state authorities after submitting forms with bogus names, including pro football players from another state.
It marks the third time in weeks that the Chicago-based Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has been busted for falsifying voter registration forms. A few weeks ago the group, which strives to register low-income citizens, submitted fraudulent voter registration cards in the key battleground state of Florida, days after doing the same thing in New Mexico’s most populous county (Bernalillo).
In Nevada ACORN, which endorses its former star community organizer for president, submitted multiple voter registrations with false and duplicate names. Some forms contained fake addresses and others the names of famous personalities. The secretary of state’s office launched an investigation after noticing that names didn’t match addresses and that practically the entire Dallas Cowboy football team registered to vote for the November election in Nevada.
This could have something to do with the ground soldiers conducting these famous drives, which have reportedly registered more than a million new voters—mostly Democrats—across the country. It turns out that ACORN hired convicted felons to register voters in Las Vegas and in fact got many from a transitional housing facility operated by the Nevada Department of Corrections. In the Las Vegas search warrant affidavit one ACORN employee said many of the canvassers were “lazy crack heads” who were not interested in working and just wanted the money.
No wonder ACORN has been in trouble for falsifying information to register new voters across the country, including Milwaukee, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina and Colorado to name a few. Last year the group settled the largest case of voter fraud in the history of Washington State after seven workers were caught submitting about 2,000 fake registration forms.
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