Sunday, September 21, 2008

ACORN, Vote Fraud, Durham County & Obama

The Durham Herald Sun reports today - - -

Republican National Committee officials on Friday blasted a group that's registering voters in Durham, calling it "a quasi-criminal, Democratic-affiliated organization" that represents a danger to the electoral process.

The move by RNC Chief Counsel Sean Cairncross and Communications Director Danny Diaz followed a Herald-Sun report that Durham County Board of Elections Director Mike Ashe wants state officials to check about 80 voter registration forms for possible fraud.

The forms came from a group called the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. The group is more commonly known by its acronym, ACORN.

Cairncross said RNC officials "commend the vigilance" Ashe showed, and will continue to monitor the situation. He added that ACORN is "a malignant organization" with a long track record of vote-fraud transgressions.

He added that if voters aren't sure of their registration status, they should check it with the Board of Elections.

The board operates a searchable, online registration database at

Ashe's move this week came after elections officials discovered that ACORN workers had registered a 14-year-old, claiming the youth was born in 1989. The minimum voting age is 18.

They also knew of "less than half a dozen" people who, after receiving a formal notice from the board telling them they'd registered, got in touch with officials to say they'd never filled out a registration form, Ashe said.

In addition, election workers also noticed that ACORN-submitted registration forms so far have included up to 125 duplicate names. It appeared that ACORN registrars -- who are paid and subject to a per-shift quota -- were using the same names repeatedly, Ashe said.

"I got like 15 Brenda Greens," Ashe said. "We're starting to get enough now that the names are looking familiar."

Similar problems tied to ACORN have been reported this summer by media outlets in New Mexico and Ohio, which like North Carolina are battlegrounds and potential swing states in this year's presidential election. …

Cairncross said ACORN has figured in vote-fraud allegations in past elections in Washington, Missouri and Pennsylvania. Registrars from the group have faced criminal charges in all of those states. …

The GOP operatives alleged that Democratic Party presidential nominee Barack Obama has longstanding and continuing ties to ACORN. Obama North Carolina campaign spokesman Paul Cox could not be reached Friday afternoon for comment. …

The entire Herald Sun story's here.*


Sen. Obama’s ties to ACORN are not just something “GOP operatives [have] alleged."

You can check out Obama’s ties to ACORN by doing what a commenter on the H-S story’s thread advises: “Google Obama and ACORN to see the extent of Obama's involvement (beginning in the late 1990s), and also his involvement in ACORN Housing, which was a direct contributor to the current Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac housing crisis.”

ACORN’s involvement in vote fraud is far more extensive than the H-S story indicates. See, for example, my Jan. 9, 2008 post: Voter-Fraud Court Case.

You might also be interested in reading this Aug. 3, 2008 post: John Edwards, ACORN and voter fraud.

Like Obama, former Sen. Edwards, the self-described "poverty fighter" who favors $400.00 haircuts and a very expensive mistress, is a long-time supporter of ACORN.

I’ll keep reporting on ACORN and vote fraud. I’m afraid we’ll be seeing a lot of both during this election.


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