Far left groups like the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center cry “fraud” whenever conservative groups make any mistakes in petition or voter registration drives. In fact, they scream “fraud” even when there aren’t mistakes made.
Funny, then, that I haven’t heard a peep from these creeps concerning the serious fraud allegations leveled at ACORN.
ACORN — that’s the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now — has deluged election officials all across the country with hundreds of thousands of fictitious voter registrations. In one state, the group knowingly hired convicts to register new voters.
The FBI is now looking into the group.
Even before these fraud allegations hit the national news, several outfits were highlighting ACORN’s conduct.
Just recently, Americans for Limited Government began a nationwide campaign, StopAcorn.org, to demand investigation into the group’s wrongdoing.
Ballotpedia.org has launched the Voter Integrity Project, which chronicles voter fraud, including ACORN’s activities.
Of course, ACORN isn’t limited to election-related shenanigans. The group also has a long track record of helping politicians bully banks into handing out high-risk, so-called “affirmative action” mortgage loans. Which, thanks a lot, helped bring us the housing crisis.
You might also be interested to learn that ACORN does it all on your nickel. About 40 percent of ACORN’s funding comes from taxpayers.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.