posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 01:00 AM
If Dems want honest elections, why did a Soros-backed group hire criminals to get out the vote?
Monday, June 28, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT
When the Associated Press last week turned up evidence that America Coming Together, an anti-Bush group funded by $5 million from financier George
Soros, had hired dozens of felons to go door-to-door and register voters in Florida, Missouri and Ohio, the defensive fire from ACT was swift and
First, ACT claimed it hadn't employed violent felons. Then when the AP reported that ACT employees included people convicted of assault and sex
offenses, the group admitted it might also have hired felons in 14 other battleground states. It also promised to fire anyone guilty of "violent or
other serious offenses." In some cases it won't have to; four felons it hired in Missouri have already gone back to prison, including one for
endangering the welfare of a minor.
That's one reason the Missouri Department of Corrections banned ACT from its list of potential employers for parolees in halfway houses. Noting that
the felons would have to handle driver's license information and telephone numbers as part of the voter-registration process, the department
concluded that "from a public safety standpoint, we didn't want offenders to be in a situation where they would be handling that information."