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UPDATE: Now John McCain’s campaign is attacking Obama for being associated with ACORN
All day the mainstream news has been reporting the so-called Voter Fraud on the part of ACORN that has registered over 1.2 million people to vote in low income areas of the country.
THE FACTS: – all people who do voter registration are REQUIRED BY LAW to turn in the forms that they receive, whether they are valid or not.
What ACORN does when they register someone to vote is then turn around and verify that the person is who they say they are. When the person can’t be found ACORN then flags them as suspicious. When they turn them into boards of elections (which again they are require to do) those suspicious ones are flagged so BOE’s can deal with them accordingly.
Where the controversy comes in is that this is all a grand voter suppression tactic being used to scare those same low income voters that have been registered by ACORN from voting because they think that their registration might not be valid. If you notice… these are being contested in very close swing states as part of a Republican ploy to slow down the process and scare low income voters.
The Facts: If Donald Duck did in fact register to vote – and by some miracle showed up on the voter rolls, the only way he would be able to vote as a newly registered voter is by showing up on election day and showing valid ID to verify he is who he say he is and lives at the address he lives at. Conducting this kind of “fraud” on a large scale would be impossible.
In Ohio the county is a rich republican leaning county where it is Republicans who are the ones raising the issue
“Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer and representatives of County Prosecutor Stephen Haller have contacted the local Board of Elections asking for the voter registration cards of everyone who voted during the six-day window, which ended Monday.
Haller is the former law partner of Mike DeWine, the former Republican senator who is chairing presidential nominee John McCain’s Ohio campaign.” The AP Reports
Here is a video from Fox News today where McCain is trying to scare voters
As with Ohio, the raid on Missouri was also a scam. Read up on the election protection site BradBlog who quotes the ACORN midwest director
“It’s par for the course,” [Ordower] said. “When you’re doing more registrations than anyone else in the country, some don’t want low-income people being empowered to vote. There are pretty targeted attacks on us, but we’re proud to be out there doing the patriotic thing getting people registered to vote.”
Republicans are among ACORN’s loudest critics. At a campaign stop in Bethlehem, Pa., supporters of John McCain interrupted his remarks Wednesday by shouting, “No more ACORN.”
PLEASE GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT!
ACORN verifies every single registration form, and when they can’t, they flag them as potentially fraudulent before turning them into officials, as they are required by law!
PLEASE help push this story around as much as possible to encourage others to get their facts straight.
Illinois Progress debunks the CNN Report here