Why are they bad? What have they done? I was just watching the news and they were saying ACORN was bad and Obama used to be a member yadda yadda yadda... If it's as bad as the news is making it out to be how did Obama get to be the president? Im just confused...Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on Aug. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:43 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:48 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 3:55 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by PsWifey at 4:01 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 4:07 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
ACORN is a community based liberal voter registration group that gathered some 13000 voter registrants during the campaign. As per US dept of Election requirements all signatures are/were turned in for verification. Acorn reported any suspicious registrants as required by law. During the campaign, John McCain began crowing about it because the majority of the registrants were registering as Democrats--a base that was not behind the McCain/Palin ticket. He and others claimed registrations for the Republican party were being eschewed to bolster the numbers for Obama (proof of such behavior or action has yet to have been provided). The fact that most of those registering with this organization were of the demographic believed to be most supportive of Obama seems to be at the crux of the problem. I didn't list my sources--do a google search of "charges against ACORN" and you will find the same facts.
Answer by PsWifey at 4:12 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:24 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
I ditto what PSwifey said. The fact of the matter is ACORN isn't a bad organization, but they got a bad rap because they hired people to register ALL unregistered voters to vote, and some of those people they hired thought they could make extra money by signing up celebrities, dead people, and the like. ACORNs mistakes was paying their employees commission instead of hourly.
Oh and FYI Carpy's site is right wing drivel.
Answer by SRiveroC at 5:20 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:13 PM on Aug. 1, 2009