ACORN has got to be the biggest news story of the decade and Old Media outlets (ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Washington Post and New York Times) are completely ignoring it. I say “ignoring” because the information is out there and everybody knows it’s happening. But, because of the bad press it would give to the Democrats and Barack Obama, the news outlets won’t touch it.
This is from the St. Petersburg Times:
|Mickey Mouse tried to register to vote in Florida this summer.
Orange County elections officials rejected his application, which was stamped with the logo of the nonprofit group ACORN.
Nationwide, ACORN is a favorite GOP target for allegations of voter registration fraud this year.
That’s not new. Similar complaints followed the 2004 elections. A criminal investigation in Florida found no evidence of fraud. ACORN even has a cameo role in the scandal over the 2006 firings of several U.S. attorneys by the Bush Justice Department.
Brevard County elections officials have turned over 23 suspect registrations from ACORN to prosecutors. The state Division of Elections has received two ACORN-related complaints, in Orange and Broward counties.
ACORN wasn’t active in the Tampa Bay area. Last week, however, Pinellas County elections officials gave local prosecutors 35 questionable registrations from another group, Work for Progress.
The GOP accuses ACORN of registration fraud all over the country. In Las Vegas, authorities said the group’s petitions included the names of the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys.
“This is part of a widespread and systemic effort … to undermine the election process,” says Republican National Committee chief counsel Sean Cairncross, who describes ACORN as a “quasicriminal organization.”
If you aren’t paying attention, you should start doing so. Bogus voter registrations for names like “Mickey Mouse” are easy to spot. But what if bogus voter registrations had names like “William Jackson,” “Jennifer Hanson,” or “Robert Hopkins?” (I randomly made up these names. My apologies to anyone who actually has them.) They wouldn’t be so easy to detect. As such, it would become possible for one person to cast more than one vote.
We need to vigilant about this stuff. We need a President who will stand against voter fraud. Right now, Barack Obama doesn’t stand against it. He simply complains about people rightfully linking him to ACORN.
You can access the complete column on-line here:
Vote Drives Defended, Despite Fake Names
St. Petersburg Times
October 14, 2008