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If ACORN is so bad, why isn't anyone talking about this?

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:

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 5:43 PM on Jun. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Jacoby and Young Political Majors were hired by the California Republican Party to head up their voter registration efforts in the state. Jacoby had been arrested for Voter Registration Fraud last October, smack dab during the media's orgasmic heights of last year's phony GOP ACORN "Voter Fraud" hoax, even as Fox "News" (and the other news outlets who similarly fell for the scam) were going wall-to-wall with their unsupported insinuations about voter fraud by ACORN, Democrats and Obama."
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:43 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • Jacoby's YPM firm has been the go-to operation for GOP registration and petition drives in several states. In 2008 the California Republican Party hired YPM to register tens of thousands of voters, paying $7-12 for every Californian they registered as a member of the GOP, according to the Los Angeles Times last fall. "Jacoby's arrest ...came after dozens of voters said they were duped into registering as Republicans by people employed by YPM. The voters said YPM workers tricked them by saying they were signing a petition to toughen penalties against child molesters."
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:44 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.


    http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/blogs/project_vote/2009/06/living-in-glass-houses-the-gop.php?ref=reccafe

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:44 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.
    Carpy

    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?????

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:55 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • Brad Freidman of the BradBlog has been keeping tabs on Jacoby for months, and wrote yesterday:


    A BLOG is not a reliable news source! lol :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:29 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • You are absolutely correct....so why do we only hear about ACORN?????

    1.) Because they are under indictment in many states
    2.) Because of the liberal main stream media?!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:34 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • A BLOG is not a reliable news source! lol :o)

    does it change the fact that he pled guilty to voter registration fraud in Los Angeles?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • Great cut and paste job there sweet!

    Acorn is under investigation in many states as Carpy said. Acorn is also "under the wing" of our beloved BO. There is a ton of crap out there about them. Crap on every level. If the MSM weren't so in love with the "rock star" they might be able to focus on it.

    Do a little research about Acorn. Their home office along with a LOT of other non profit groups are housed in 1 small building! They have allowed 1 of their own people to embezzle millions and then just let them repay it and not call in the police. There is so much corrupt info about them that I don't really know where to start and I am just not in the mood to "cut & paste." It's easy to google.

    Oh and sweets...ONE republican....ooooooohhhhhhhhh, I'm really concerned. Voter fraud on the individual level has gone on forever. Acorn has done it on a grand scale.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:58 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • So, wait . . The Los(t) Angeles times is reporting what is in a blog? When was it acceptable to use a blog as a real news source?

    I don't know if anyone was santimoniously saying that only one party is responsible for voter registration fraud either. Is this another attempt to kick the beehive? It must really get you off. Whatever twitters your tweet, but you should just be honest about your agenda.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:21 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

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