The Truth About Acorn
by Charlie Leck
One of my regular readers voiced some real concern not too long ago about the strong possibility that Republican thugs would steal this election as they stole the 2000 election in Florida and the 2004 election in Ohio. Believe me, I answered him, there’s not many Democrats who don’t worry about the same thing.Reading recommendations:
(1) Garrison Keillor: Republicans need some time in the wilderness!
(2) David Morris: Voter fraud? No, voter suppression.
The Republicans have put up a smoke screen recently in expressing their concern about fraudulent voter registration – especially about an organization called ACORN and its involvement in such illegal registration. Want the truth about ACORN? Go to this site: Brave New Films and its explanation of the truth about ACORN. It’s a video you’ll be able to send on to your friends who worry about what ACORN is doing.
As David Morris explains in his column, cited above, voter registration fraud is not really a problem in the United States. It occurs approximately at a rate of 0.000004 percent.
On the other hand, a purposeful manipulation of the votes of entire precincts by “fixing” the voting machines could accounts for thousands of fraudulent votes. The illegal purging of legally registered voters who are thereby prevented from voting could deprive a candidate of hundreds of thousands of votes.
Such purging of names from voter registration lists is going on right now across America and, funny, it seems to be happening in those areas that are most likely to vote for Democrats.
“…evidence of what I will somewhat imprecisely call election fraud – voter suppression by election officials and state governments – is widespread and validated. ‘Tens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states have been removed from the rolls or have been blocked from registering in ways that appear to violate federal law,” the New York Times recently concluded after its own investigation. The Times’ numbers don’t include efforts by state officials and private parties to discourage, intimidate or challenge eligible voters.”
This is the kind of election fraud for which you should keep your eyes and ears open. This is the kind of fraud going on now in several important swing states and the Obama campaign has lawyers all over these cases.
For those of you who insist on saying that Republicans don’t cheat, these cases make it quite clear that they try to in ways that make it look legal.
Don’t forget, no voter’s name may be stricken from voter registration list within a 90 day period before an election. That’s the law.