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FBI investigates ACORN for voter fraud

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posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 01:06 PM
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FBI investigates ACORN for voter fraud


www.breitbart.com

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI is investigating whether the community activist group ACORN helped foster voter registration fraud around the nation before the presidential election.

A senior law enforcement official confirmed the investigation to The Associated Press on Thursday. A second senior law enforcement official says the FBI was looking at results of recent raids on ACORN offices in several states for any evidence of a coordinated national scam.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Justice Department regulations forbid discussing ongoing investigations particularly so close to an election.

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, says it has registered 1.3 million young people, minorities and poor and working-class voters—most of whom tend to be Democrats.

Republican accusations about the group were raised during Wednesday's presidential debate between Democrat Barack Obama and GOP candidate John McCain.
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posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 01:06 PM
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With all the reports concerning Acorn and the thousands of questionable voter registrations The FBI is finally beginning a investigation . Acorn is a group that claims it signed up more than a million new voters including it is said Micky mouse ,dead people , ect . It is about time that this was taken seriously and I am glad to see it is starting now . Philadelphia has already sent 1,500 obvious fraudulent registrations to the U.S. Attorney to be investigated. Every one of them from the same group, ACORN.

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[edit on 16-10-2008 by bluemooone2]



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 01:17 PM
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There is no 'voter' fraud here....Only 'registration' fraud.



Look, these fake registration will not allow ANY of these people to actually vote. All this is.....is some people who were PAID to get voter registrations.....filling the registrations out themselves, TO GET PAID FOR DOING NOTHING! Of course people will try this kind of crap. That is why Acorn TURNED IN THE REGISTRATIONS THEMSELVES AS POSSIBLE FRAUDULENT REGISTRATIONS. Therefore stopping any fraud BEFORE it hits the polls.

Mickey Mouse.....the Dallas Cowboys.....Osama Bin Laden.....

WILL NOT BE TURNING OUT TO VOTE. They can't.....These states REQUIRE ID.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 01:23 PM
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People keep citing this story. The people involved were curb-stoning. No conspiracy here. No attempt to steal the election. As Grafilthy said, these people can't vote. As people say, 'no good deed goes unpunished'. ACORN's mission is solid: get people registered to vote. The fact that some people scammed the system for their own personal gain (they're paid to get this done) isn't surprising. It happens. Big deal. Now if ACORN or some other group actually finds a way to get imaginary people to vote, let me know. Now THAT would be a story.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 01:30 PM
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ACORN does voter registration, which is great. Part of their responsibility is to report questionable registrations, which they have done. When you pay workers to help register unregistered voters, you can end up with a few bad egg employees faking registrations, or a few bad egg registrants providing false information. So ACORN flags suspicious registration forms and sends them off to the State Attorney General for review. That's what happened in this case --ACORN handed over 40 suspicious registrations. But the Republican administration felt like they could use this as an opportunity to draw attention to an untruth: that elections can be stolen through voter fraud. In reality, voter fraud is rare. Yes, people can show up to vote as a deceased neighbor, or as Mickey Mouse, but in reality, it rarely happens, and never in numbers that could flip elections.
But the Republicans want us to believe that if Barack wins, it will be due to voter fraud. What they are actually doing is quite clever, trying to inoculate themselves from any claims of ELECTION FRAUD, which they have been guilty of in the last three elections. This includes vote tampering, fake vote counts, push-pull polls, mass voter purges, and on and on.
In fact, as workers testified to Congress, the entire Florid "hanging chad" incident was actually done intentionally so that the Republicans could pass the "Help America Vote Act", which ushered in the era of electronic voting and touch-screen machines. These have repeatedly been shown to be easily hackable and unreliable. In fact, the software in these machines makes it possible for votes to be automatically flipped, or votes for certain candidates to go unrecorded. If you need convincing, go to blackboxvoting.org, or bradblog.com.
In any case, we can expect the Republicans to try to steal the election again using widespread Election Fraud, and they will counter by screaming Voter Fraud. They are simply using ACORN to get their back story prepared.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 01:34 PM
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They couldn't even vote with a fake ID. Voter registrations require drivers license or Social Security numbers and they match that to the name on the registration. If the name doesn't match, you are not registered.

Some people don't seem to understand the part about being required by law to turn over the registration no matter what. If someone hands them a registration that says Mickey Mouse, residence Disneyland, they still HAVE to turn it in.

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[edit on 16-10-2008 by Incitatus]



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 01:40 PM
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Originally posted by Grafilthy
They can't.....These states REQUIRE ID.


CT requires ID. Not once during my time in that state was I asked to present ID to vote and I complained each time. I was told once that it would be looked into and nothing ever came of it.

It's a nice thought that "requirement" is but saying because it is "required" no ineligible votes will be cast is like saying murder is illegal so nobody ever gets killed.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 01:44 PM
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Yes. I live in Michigan and have never been asked to show ID. All they ask is your name and address and they check there list .



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