The McCain-Palin campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) spent the better part of the fall screaming about alleged "voter registration fraud," and to this day the GOP and the right-wing media machine continue to raise the specter of voter registration shenanigans that are somehow undermining the integrity of American elections. Now, after months of reckless invective and fruitless investigations, incontrovertible facts have been admitted in court, and someone has finally been convicted of voter registration fraud.
Fraud did take place in the 2008 election--conducted for, and paid for by, the Republican Party.
The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday evening that Mark Anthony Jacoby, owner of a for-profit group called Young Political Majors (YPM), pled guilty to voter registration fraud in Los Angeles. Brad Freidman of the BradBlog has been keeping tabs on Jacoby for months, and wrote yesterday:
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:43 PM on Jun. 22, 2009
According to the Times, "YPM has been accused of using bait-and-switch tactics across the country. Election officials and lawmakers have launched investigations into the activities of YPM workers in Florida and Massachusetts. In Arizona, the firm was recently a defendant in a civil rights lawsuit." (In what was perhaps an attempt to define "irony" for the press, the state GOP issued a statement last fall calling the charges against Jacoby "politically motivated.")
Jacoby pled guilty Tuesday to personally lying on his voter registration forms to register at phony addresses in order to collect petitions.
Answer by Carpy at 5:51 PM on Jun. 22, 2009
So does that justify Acorn? No, it just shoows corruption on both sides. However Acorn is under indictment in many states.
You are absolutely correct....so why do we only hear about ACORN?????
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