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What's the latest on ACORN?

How bad is it? Will they fix this before the election?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:14 AM on Oct. 14, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • They can't fix the election. People filled out fake voter registration cards. The law says ACORN has to turn in those fake cards even if they know they are fake. ACORN complied with the law, but included a coversheet on the fake cards that they caught. But the coversheet was disregarded in certain states and thus the investigation.

    There is no voter fraud committed. I can put any name on a voter registration from I want, but unless I actually show up to the polls and try and vote as that person the election is still safe.
    bestmomIcanbe

    Answer by bestmomIcanbe at 9:18 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • It's the early voting and absentee ballots in question, and the impending problem of potential voter fraud, the intent was to get registered numerous times in different locations to cast more than one vote. That's the problem with the democratic party and Obama this election, The Intentions. If you seriously want to know what is going on with ACORN watch all stations, CNN FOX ABC NBC the weekend shows like Meet the Press and the Jim Lehrer reports ( if they are still on) Make your own conclusions when you see the interviews of the innocent people now coming to authorities with the stories of what ACORN employees did and why they did it. They did it for money. Money! Isn't income redistribution and Obama's hope of spreading the wealth around the real reason poor people are voting for him? They want someone else's money!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • The attorney general in Ohio and Indiana are investigating this problem. When a program attempts to use the masses to accomplish a task, they risk having ignorant, uneducated, people with even less character that will persuade people to register over and over again. What good is that? How does that help their cause? It shows a lack of character and legitimacy to the entire project. 

    lifeasinoit

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 10:00 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • This ACORN thing is just a ploy put out by the RNC because they feel defeat looming. They want to taint the presidency of Obama by making the claim that it was rigged. They are putting it out there now knowing that the ACORN controversy can't possibly be solved before November 4th, so they can walk around like the victims and cast a cloud of doubt over the election. It's just another desperate attempt just like the others and it's quite similar to how the RNC tried to cast doubt over the Kennedy/Nixon election in 1960.
    bestmomIcanbe

    Answer by bestmomIcanbe at 10:03 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • The issue in Ohio is that the Sec of State (Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat) was refusing to allow officials to view/verify who and how people are registering AND voting.. In Ohio you were allowed to register and vote on the same day... Not allowing the appropriate officials to monitor this process is (IMO) fraudulant.
    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hUHafp1cxJ8ULtxqbf9fo0lw-pegD93NCBV00
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:14 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • There is serious issues and concerns with Acorn. I think they are justified concerns. This group(Acorn), in 16 states is being accused of allowing the abuse of one of our countrie's greatest rights. The Right to Vote. If in fact they have been fraudulent, then they should be punished. I think the RNC has some right to be concerned in how these fraudulant allegations could harm our Presidential Vote. And just because somthing was done in the past (mention of RNC/1960), doesn't make it right TODAY... There is no change if people react because it was done once before....
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:24 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • there are a series of checks in place when a voter registers, there always have. that is why these fraudulant registrations have been caught.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 10:26 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • akinbottom, i have spent a lot of time searching for this contribution you are talking about and i have yet to find a credible source that confirms or denies your allegation.
    can you please list your sources?
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 10:41 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • heatherama: I am not speaking for akinbottom, but perhaps it is an article such as this,
    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/election/s_584284.html
    ANd to be honest, it is hard to beleive Obama when he is continues to change his "association", "relation", and story... This is the 3rd or 4th time he has changed his story? Ayers, Wright, Rezco, and ACORN.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:01 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • Ohh and these articles
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20081004/pl_usnw/rnc__obama___acorn_fact_sheet
    http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/7203


    As an Ohioan, I am MAD about this voter registration fraud allegation. And the Sec of State, Bunner (a Democrat) should be asked to resign!
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:07 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

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