Pennsylvania Latest To Pursue Felony Voter Registration Fraud Charges Against ACORN Employees

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Hot on the heels of Nevada filing charges against ACORN, seven Pennsylvania based employees of this infamous group are now in serious trouble for alleged voter registration fraud. Damn, this is like a broken record isn’t it?

It’s a real shame these low level grunts are catching all the heat and facing years in prison for what is obviously a concerted effort by the leaders of ACORN, and their grip of affiliated organizations, to blatantly ignore election laws in order to shoehorn Democrats into political office all the while throwing these ignorant young people just trying to make a few bucks, under the bus.

If only we could get to the bottom of this crooked enterprise, who’s founder hid the theft of a million dollars by his brother while keeping him on the payroll, but we can’t especially when we have Congressional representatives that pretend to do an investigation then turn right around and laughably claim they can find nothing amiss.

From The American Spectator,

It would have been hard Monday for Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) not to understand how Bill Ayers felt the day the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked. Unforgiving history records that on Sept. 11, 2001, the retired domestic terrorist’s “I don’t regret setting bombs” comment ran in a New York Times profile.

While obviously of a much lesser magnitude, the House Judiciary Committee chairman’s May 4 statement exonerating ACORN couldn’t have come out at a worse time. “Based on my review of the information regarding the complaints against ACORN, I have concluded that a hearing on this matter appears unwarranted at this time,” Conyers said in a statement aired that night on CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”

Just hours earlier his fellow Democrats in Nevada, Secretary of State Ross Miller and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto dropped a bombshell. ACORN and two former senior ACORN employees in the state, they announced, had been charged with a total of 39 felony counts related to voter registrations.

What in the world is Congressman John Conyers (D-Duh) talking about? A hearing on the matter is unwarranted?

Maybe this washed up dinosaur should start reading the wallstreetjournal.com once in awhile!

The Michigan Secretary of State told the press in September that Acorn had submitted “a sizeable number of duplicate and fraudulent applications.” Earlier this month, Nevada’s Democratic Secretary of State Ross Miller requested a raid on Acorn’s offices, following complaints of false names and fictional addresses (including the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys). Nevada’s Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax said he saw rampant fraud in 2,000 to 3,000 applications Acorn submitted weekly.

Officials in Ohio are investigating voter fraud connected with Acorn, and Florida’s Seminole County is withholding Acorn registrations that appear fraudulent. New Mexico, North Carolina and Missouri are looking into hundreds of dubious Acorn registrations. Wisconsin is investigating Acorn employees for, according to an election official, “making people up or registering people that were still in prison.”

Then there’s Lake County, Indiana, which has already found more than 2,100 bogus applications among the 5,000 Acorn dumped right before the deadline. “All the signatures looked exactly the same,” said Ruthann Hoagland, of the county election board. Bridgeport, Connecticut estimates about 20% of Acorn’s registrations were faulty. As of July, the city of Houston had rejected or put on hold about 40% of the 27,000 registration cards submitted by Acorn.

That’s just this year. In 2004, four Acorn employees were indicted in Ohio for submitting false voter registrations. In 2005, two Colorado Acorn workers were found to have submitted false registrations. Four Acorn Missouri employees were indicted in 2006; five were found guilty in Washington state in 2007 for filling out registration forms with names from a phone book.

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Pennsylvania has become the latest state to jump on the bandwagon and go after this felonious behavior of tampering with our electoral system and our right to have a fair and honest voting process that so many great men and women have given their lives to ensure and protect.

Seven Pittsburgh-area ACORN workers were charged with falsifying voter registration forms, with six accused of doing so to meet the group’s alleged quota system before last year’s general election.

District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. said he’s hoping the workers charged Thursday will help authorities determine whether Allegheny County ACORN officials will be charged with requiring the illegal quotas or otherwise directing that voter registrations be faked.

“You should consider the investigation as ongoing,” Zappala said.

Six suspects forged a total of 51 cards, a felony that carries up to seven years in prison. The same six also were charged with illegally accepting payments to meet a quota of 20 registrations per day — a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

The one defendant not charged with either of those crimes told police he filled out at least 100 voter registration cards in his own name, even though he was already registered and knew it was illegal. He’s charged with misdemeanor counts of obstructing and interfering with the elections process, as are several of the others.

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After all of this isn’t it a comforting feeling that this merry band called ACORN is going to be involved up to their shifty eyeballs in our 2010 census count? I’d recommend having a set of handcuffs handy when one of their representatives shows up at your door just in case.

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