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ACORN-Obama and voter fraud

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Last Edited: October 12, 2008, 9:50 am

Easy to connect dots establishing Obama-ACORN close ties, several articles with dates and times. 

Several links to people saying ACORN bribed them to register multiples of times, have read some have been asked to put their name on several registrations, volunteers would "invent" addresses. 

Bold emphasis mine for speed scanners. 

Embedded live links so readers can reference sources.

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"Obama Acorn Cover-up?   [Stanley Kurtz]

Source National Review Online

"Barack Obama is now apparently denying his ties with Acorn. Here’s what he’s posted on the subject at his "Fight the Smears" website. These claims are contradicted by several sources, a number of which I linked to in mypiece, "Inside Obama’s Acorn." http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NDZiMjkwMDczZWI5ODdjOWYxZTIzZGIyNzEyMjE0ODI=

In that piece, you’ll find a link to a Los Angeles Times piece in which Chicago Acorn leader Madeline Talbott is described as so impressed with Obama that "she invited him to help train her staff." You’ll also see a link to a statement by Obama himself, made in pursuit of Acorn’s endorsement. Obama says: "I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work." In my piece, "No Liberation," you’ll find a link to a 1995 profile of Obama which says: "Obama continues his organizing work largely through classes for future leaders identified by ACORN and the Centers for New Horizons on the south side." My articles provide background, but the quotes and links I’ve presented here, and in the past, pretty conclusively contradict Obama’s current claims at "Fight the Smears."

Perhaps the strongest evidence against Obama’s attempt to deny his ties to Acorn comes in an article by Toni Foulkes, a Chicago Acorn leader, and a member of Acorn’s National Association Board, in the journal Social Policy. That article appears on pages 49-52 of the combined Winter 2003-Spring 2004 issue, Vol. 34, No. 2, Vol. 34, No. 3. I provide a link to a pay-for-access page to that article in my "Inside Obama’s Acorn" piece. As I’ve just been informed by a reader, however, the journal Social Policy appears to have pulled the link to that article, rendering it inaccessible, even by purchase. You can find the apparently pulled link here.

A link to a second article also appears to have been pulled here. I was previously unaware of this second article, "Towards a Chicago School of Youth Organizing," by Alyson Parham and Jeff Pinzino. I would strongly suggest that people try to find this article in hard copy at a library. (What is it about Obama and libraries?)

The Toni Foulkes piece clearly contradicts Obama’s denials of ties to Acorn at "Fight the Smears." Here’s a key passage:

Obama then went on to run a voter registration project with Project VOTE in 1992...Project VOTE delivered 50,000 newly registered voters in that campaign (ACORN delivered about 5000 of them)...

Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus, it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for State Senate and then his failed bid for U.S. Congress in 1996. [Actually, the congressional race was in 2000, SK] By the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends.

Has Social Policy blocked access to those two articles to protect Obama? Was the Obama campaign involved? How does Barack Obama explain his denials of a link to Acorn in light of the evidence? Shouldn’t the press be asking him about this?  "
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MTNiN2YwMmQ4Njc2MzE4ZDUxYWVlYTA1NzZlMmY3YmM=

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"Obama Hired ACORN For GOTV
by Amanda Carpenter
Source Townhall

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is the first national candidate ever to hire ACORN, a controversial non-profit accused of voter fraud across the country, for get out the vote activities.

Obama’s campaign paid $800,000 to a subsidiary of the liberally-leaning non-profit Association of Community Organizers for Reform called Citizens Services Incorporated campaign to increase voter turnout.

This information, however, was not properly disclosed to the Federal Election Commission. The Obama campaign said it hired CSI to do “polling, advance work and staging events” according to reports submitted to the FEC during the Democratic primary.

The FEC said the Obama campaign needed to disclose ACORN was engaging in get out the vote activities last August. At the time the Obama campaign called the mistake a “clerical error.”

To date, ACORN has been accused of voter fraud in 15 states this election cycle.

Obama has close ties to the organization. Before becoming a member of the Illinois State Senate, Obama represented ACORN in a lawsuit to help push for “Motor Voter” laws to make it easier for low-income persons to vote.

Later, as director of the Woods Fund and Chairman of the Board of Chicago Annenberg Challenge Obama helped steer funds to ACORN through various grants.

Obama sought ACORN’s endorsement in the Democratic primary telling ACORN members, “Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.”

“Project Vote” is the name ACORN’s voter registration drives are called. Obama worked for Project Vote for a period of roughly seven months in 1992.

ACORN endorsed Obama for president in February 2008. "
http://townhall.com/columnists/AmandaCarpenter/2008/10/09/obama_hired_acorn_for_gotv

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" The ACORN/Obama Voter Registration ‘Thug Thizzle’

Michelle Malkin

Source Jewish World Review


...... "ACORN, which receives 40 percent of its revenues from American taxpayers to pursue an aggressive welfare-state agenda, has already helped register over 1.27 million people nationwide. The rest of their funding comes from left-wing heavyweights like billionaire George Soros and the Democracy Alliance.

Project Vote, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded by left-wing lawyer Sandy Newman to register voters in welfare offices and unemployment lines with the explicit goal of turning back the Reagan revolution.

The two groups are inextricably linked — and at their nexus is Barack Obama.

In 1992, Newman hired Obama to lead Project Vote efforts in Illinois. The Illinois drive's motto: "It's a Power Thing."

As previously noted in this column ("The ACORN Obama Knows," June 25, 2008), Obama also trained ACORN members in Chicago. In turn, ACORN volunteers worked on his Illinois campaigns and ACORN's PAC endorsed his primary bid with full backing and muscle.
Despite his adamant denials of any association with the group (his Fight the Smears website now claims "Barack Obama never organized with ACORN"), Obama's political DNA is encoded with the ACORN agenda. ..."

http://jewishworldreview.com/michelle/malkin100808.php3   

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1 VOTER, 72 REGISTRATIONS 'ACORN PAID ME IN CASH & CIGS'

"CLEVELAND - A man at the center of a voter-registration scandal told The Post yesterday he was given cash and cigarettes by aggressive ACORN activists in exchange for registering an astonishing 72 times, in apparent violation of Ohio laws.

"Sometimes, they come up and bribe me with a cigarette, or they'll give me a dollar to sign up," said Freddie Johnson, 19, who filled out 72 separate voter-registration cards over an 18-month period at the behest of the left-leaning Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

"The ACORN people are everywhere, looking to sign people up. I tell them I am already registered. The girl said, 'You are?' I say, 'Yup,' and then they say, 'Can you just sign up again?' " he said. ".................
http://www.nypost.com/seven/10102008/news/politics/1_voter__72_registrations_132965.htm 

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 "Alleging fraud, authorities raid voter group

ACORN's canvassers filled out forms with fake names, addresses, officials say

http://www.lvrj.com/news/30613864.html

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"HOW ACORN GOT ME INTO VOTE SCAM

Barkley estimated he'd registered to vote "10 to 15" times after canvassers for ACORN, whose political wing has endorsed Barack Obama, relentlessly pursued him and others.
http://www.nypost.com/seven/10092008/news/politics/nuts__132771.htm
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"Missouri officials suspect fake voter registration - Yahoo! News
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081009/ap_on_el_ge/voter_fraud
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Comments

1.
jarasanComment by jarasan - October 12, 2008, 10:18 am
Well put together Konane. Thanks.

Acorn should be dissolved, they've broken the law and cheated enough, people should be intelligent enough to go vote and think for themselves. The dems can't win without cheating, that is a fact.

All states should require ID plain and simple, you need ID to get any govt. service or commercial service, you need ID to get alcohol, cigarettes, or get on a plane gimme a break everybody has an ID, they just want to cheat, oh yeah, I forgot about illegals they but you know what they AREN'T citizens and can't vote. You go try and vote in Mexico and see what happens. Or go try and vote in China, oops I forgot! they don't get to vote. Maybe like when Saddam used to be in charge he would get 99.9% of the vote, ha.
2.
ToddComment by Todd - October 12, 2008, 10:40 am
The anger is spreading, and I am feeling it myself. The Socialist movement is at a peak, and this ACORN group is the Pied Piper for it. They are literally trying to steal the election, and they may well succeed.
3.
konaneComment by konane - October 12, 2008, 11:17 am
Thanks Jarasan and Todd!!!

This time I don't believe evil will triumph over good, however if it does it's for a reason, a lesson, a wake up call to our collective consciousness. One metaphysical source said the election is too close to call now, same was said by one of the pollsters recently in real life.

Mob anger is what it boils down to, people have given away their power to perceptions of a great leader who has their best interests at heart effecting change to right all wrongs. Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton said the same thing but history shows business as usual post election.

Give away your power and you get communism drag-dressed as socialism/change. Communism/socialism/"change" is a digression backwards through time to a failed human experiment. However communist marching orders since the 60's is create dissension, divide the nation and conquer. Believe they referred to their 'armies' as "Useful Idiots." What respect for their followers!!!!!!!

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