06 October 2008

Barack Obama’s ACORN fraud

Today is (mercifully) the last day to register new voters.

Which means today is the last day that ACORN and the Barack Obama campaign can fraudulently work to steal this election in the battleground states.

ACORN has been filing fraudulent voter applications in Michigan, Washington, Missouri, Ohio, and 12 other states.

Do you remember the “Barack Obama was a community organizer” attack in the Republican National Convention? ACORN is the organization for which Barack Obama was involved.

As Stanley Kurtz points out in National Review, Barack Obama served both as a corporate trainer for ACORN, and as legal counsel, even winning a case in 1995 that allowed additional voter fraud attempts by ACORN using Illinois “Motor Voter” law.

While most press accounts imply that Obama just happened to be at the sort of public-interest law firm that would take Acorn’s “motor voter” case, Foulkes claims that Acorn specifically sought out Obama’s representation in the motor voter case, remembering Obama from the days when he worked with Talbot. And while many reports speak of Obama’s post-law school role organizing “Project VOTE” in 1992, Foulkes makes it clear that this project was undertaken in direct partnership with Acorn. Foulkes then stresses Obama’s yearly service as a key figure in Acorn’s leadership-training seminars.

At least a few news reports have briefly mentioned Obama’s role in training Acorn’s leaders, but none that I know of have said what Foulkes reports next: that Obama’s long service with Acorn led many members to serve as the volunteer shock troops of Obama’s early political campaigns — his initial 1996 State Senate campaign, and his failed bid for Congress in 2000 (Foulkes confuses the dates of these two campaigns.) With Obama having personally helped train a new cadre of Chicago Acorn leaders, by the time of Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign, Obama and Acorn were “old friends,” says Foulkes.

So along with the reservoir of political support that came to Obama through his close ties with Jeremiah Wright, Father Michael Pfleger, and other Chicago black churches, Chicago Acorn appears to have played a major role in Obama’s political advance…

You begin to wonder whether, in his Springfield days, Obama might have best been characterized as “the Senator from Acorn.”

Now, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes that the Obama campaign has reciprocated by paying ACORN $800K in “get out the vote” and “voter registration” efforts. It is precisely these efforts (listed above) that have ended in vote fraud indictments.

When the numbers come out, we’ll see just how bad this fraud has been. Hopefully, the Obama campaign won’t be able to steal this election using ACORN as a front for vote fraud.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Josh once again. Is there enough time to verify addresses etc? There just isn't anything quite so rotten as voter fraud.

Anonymous said...


John McCain used to like ACORN, back when it was convenient for him to do so. Here's a video of him heaping praise on ACORN.

McCain had no trouble fraternizing with ACORN in 2006 when their political interests coincided with his. Now, his campaign is writing e-mails in his name bashing ACORN as a tool of the Obama machine.

Joshua Gross said...

pasta - of course, that was before ACORN was indicted in 11 states...

Gene said...

Not to be overly picky, but it's not "Voter Fraud" it's "Voter Registration Fraud" there's a huge difference between the two.

Even if ACORN is guilty of the registration fraud, it does not equal voter fraud and to further this, there is also no realistic way thousands of fraudulent registrations would equal enough votes for one side or the other to topple the electorate one way or the other, since you also need thousands of humans to go vote and in almost every state they also need matching drivers licenses.

But thanks for the McCain propaganda...