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October 5th, 2009 1:33 pm
More ACORN Shenanigans

It’s Monday.  And, why not start the week off with another, check that, several new charges and allegations of fraud and corruption against everyone’s favorite community organizing group, ACORN.

For starters, Breitbart has this video of a Fox News interview with Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller (a Democrat), whose office uncovered a paper trail implicating ACORN, the organization, of voter fraud.   This is significant as most of the ACORN voter fraud investigations and prosecutions to date have focused solely on the group’s employees.  

Specifically, Ross’ office found evidence that ACORN illegally used prisoners to canvass for voters during the 2008 presidential election, among other things.  Read more on the story here.

Then yesterday, The Washington Examiner ran an editorial in which it highlights more ACORN shenanigans from Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. 

In Louisiana, an investigation by the Pelican Institute revealed that a local ACORN Housing Corp. office received contracts worth $625,000, paid for by HUD Community Development Block Grants, to repair and develop low-income housing in New Orleans.   There’s only one problem:  According to the Examiner, the Pelican Institute “found that no work was actually performed to fulfill the contracts” and “the office address listed on the contracts for ACORN turned out to be a vacant lot.”

In Oklahoma City, documents from a vacant ACORN office included a memo detailing the organizations “five-year plan” to elect progressive legislators.  Those documents, many of which are now in the possession of OklahomaWatchdog.org, also revealed information about an ACORN project in Houston for “hiring Outreach Workers to remind people to get out and vote for Barack Obama in the upcoming election.”   As the Examiner noted:

As a tax-exempt nonprofit, ACORN is barred from participating in partisan election activities, and its national spokesmen have insisted throughout the 2008 presidential race that their organization was not working to elect Obama.”

With the mountain of evidence suggesting widespread fraud and other illegal activities growing by the day, to steal from the title of the Examiner editorial, “Now will Congress investigate ACORN?”

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