Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

  1. #1
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    05-16-15 @ 02:32 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,537

    ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Associated Press, published by Breitbart today:

    1. Las Vegas director of ACORN, Christopher Edwards, agreed to a lesser charge in a plea bargain, promising to testify truthfully in the wider prosecution for voter registration fraud of the prototypical association of COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS

    2. Hopefully, the "powers that be" won't step in this time to scotch another investigation into Obama's parent organization like they did in June to halt John Conyers' House Judiciary Cmte

    Conyers abandons plan to probe ACORN - Washington Times

    3. While ACORN's activities in the field of voter registration are widely known, the red t-shirted activists' role in SUBPRIME, that particular pointy pin that popped our over-inflated economy, is much less publicized

    4. And while responsibility for the ponzi-like practice of putting people in homes they frankly couldn't afford is multi-plex and very difficult to untangle, ACORN's advocacy of SUBPRIME is OPEN

    5. They're the only entity in the nation PROUD of their activities in the field

    6. ACORN activists chanted outside bankers' homes, took over board meetings, pressuring institutions to lend down

    O'S DANGEROUS PALS - New York Post

    7. In February, KTVU News, local Channel 2, broadcast live from Oakland's Jack London Square, did a story showing red t-shirted protesters outside a Citigroup in SF, demanding---don't throw us out of our houses

    8. The point---ACORN is open in its philosophical CHAMPIONING of SUBPRIME

    9. Obama's ties to the Association of COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS for Reform Now are seminal, like a seed and a tall, rather arrogant tree

    10. According to Toni Foulkes, Chicago leader and member of ACORN's National Association Board, Obama was a "key figure in ACORN's yearly leadership-training seminars"

    Social Policy: Case Study: Chicago-The Barack Obama Campaign

    11. The Las Vegas director pleaded GUILTY to buying bogus reg's

    12. The same day Conyers admitted higher ups ordered him to drop his embarrassing enquiry into Obama's ROOTS, Conyer's wife pleaded GUILTY to taking bribes in her capacity as president pro tem of Detroit's city council

    Monica Conyers, Wife of Judiciary Chairman Rep. John Conyers Pleads Guilty to Bribery - ABC News

    13. Can you just imagine what the MSM would do with that concatenation of tales if Dick Cheney or Ms Palin were involved?

    14. The White House obviously called off Conyers, who complained publicly, while his wife simultaneously admitted she's a FELON---quite a salacious little series of events, no?

    15. Obama gave hundreds of thousands of dollars of his record smashing campaign stash to groups affiliated with ACORN during the campaign

    Obama and Acorn - WSJ.com

    16. The New York Times buried a story during the Summer that could have been what was described as a "game changer," indicating that the candidate supplied ACORN with his SMALL DONORS LIST, a blatant illegality, testified Times reporter Stephanie Strom

    Did the Times Quash an ACORN Bombshell? - Guy Benson - The Media Blog on National Review Online

    17. The stimulus, Plan Pelosi, set aside $4 billion for groups like ACORN to do their thing

    GOP OPPOSES PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PLAN TO SET ASIDE $4B IN STIMULUS FOR ACORN - New York Post

    18. ACORN is a mangled melange of CORRUPTION, and Obama is obviously very close to the group, else why call off Conyers?

    Ex-ACORN Vegas director to testify against group

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former Las Vegas director for a political advocacy group accused of illegally paying canvassers to register voters during last year's presidential campaign has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and agreed to testify against the group and another employee.

    Chief Deputy Nevada Attorney General Conrad Hafen said Wednesday that Christopher Edwards' plea deal strengthens a felony case against the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now and Amy Busefink, a former regional voter registration director for ACORN.

    Edwards pleaded guilty this week to two counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters.

    He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 17.

    Hafen says the group had a local policy of paying bonuses to canvassers who signed up 21 or more new voters per shift.

    The Prof
    Last edited by The Prof; 08-19-09 at 10:29 PM.

  2. #2
    Advisor
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Dallas-Ft.Worth
    Last Seen
    11-28-09 @ 02:50 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    541

    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Yes voter fraud is a problem...I hope the GOP will clean up it's act.


    GOP voter fraud Oregon

    GOP Consulting Firm Investigated for Voter Fraud Claims - Los Angeles Times

    GOP voter fraud Nevada

    Lawsuit Filed In Alleged Voter Registration Fraud Incident

    Voter Fraud Charges Out West - CBS News

    GOP voter fraud New Hampshire

    Nashuatelegraph.com: Phone scandal may have Bush connection

    A Small-Time Crime With Hints of Big-Time Connections Lights Up the Net - New York Times

    GOP voter fraud in Tennessee.

    ( Nice photo of the Republican crook)

    GOP leader arrested by TBI for voter fraud | Affairs of State | NashvillePost.com: Nashville Business News + Nashville Political News

    GOP voter fraud Michigan

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFegZxS_JQw"]YouTube - Voter fraud: Michigan Republicans try to steal 2008 election[/ame]
    Last edited by dragondad; 08-19-09 at 10:50 PM.

  3. #3
    Educator ScottD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    06-27-11 @ 03:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    977

    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    A few people under the Acorn Payroll (people who without the support of that payroll would be living on the streets) faked a few voter registration forms. So what?

    1) NONE of these false registrations have led to actually voting fraud.
    2) ACORN by law must submit ALL of the registrations that their workers fill out, and they have in the past flagged suspicious registrations before giving them to the government.
    3) Please STOP posting like that Prof. It is hard to actually read your posts. Just post like a normal person, instead of using your Enter key more then your spacebar.

  4. #4
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    05-16-15 @ 02:32 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,537

    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    gop voter fraud---LOLOL!

    my post is about a whole lot more than voter fraud, friend

    and mine had LINKS!

    LOLOL!

  5. #5
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    05-16-15 @ 02:32 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,537

    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Fraud Map :: Rotten Acorn ::

    Recent Fraud

    State Year Details
    AR 1998 A contractor with ACORN-affiliated Project Vote was arrested for falsifying about 400 voter registration cards.
    CO 2005 Two ex-ACORN employees were convicted in Denver of perjury for submitting false voter registrations.
    2004 An ACORN employee admitted to forging signatures and registering three of her friends to vote 40 times.
    CT 2008 The New York Post reported that ACORN submitted a voter registration card for a 7-year-old Bridgeport girl. Another 8,000 cards from the same city will be scrutinized for possible fraud.
    FL 2008 Election officials in Brevard County have given prosecutors more than 23 suspect registrations from ACORN. The state's Division of Elections is also investigating complaints in Orange and Broward Counties.
    2004 A Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokesman said ACORN was “singled out” among suspected voter registration groups for a 2004 wage initiative because it was “the common thread” in the agency’s fraud investigations.
    IN 2008 Election officials in Indiana have thrown out more than 4,000 ACORN-submitted voter registrations after finding they had identical handwriting and included the names of many deceased Indianans, and even the name of a fast food restaurant.
    MI 2008 Clerks in Detroit found a "sizeable number of duplicate and fraudulent [voter] applications" from the Michigan branch of ACORN. Those applications have been turned over to the U.S. Attorney's office for investigation.
    2004 The Detroit Free Press reported that “overzealous or unscrupulous campaign workers in several Michigan counties are under investigation for voter-registration fraud, suspected of attempting to register nonexistent people or forging applications for already-registered voters.” ACORN-affiliate Project Vote was one of two groups suspected of turning in the documents.
    MO 2008 Nearly 400 ACORN-submitted registrations in Kansas City have been rejected due to duplication or fake information.
    2007 Four ACORN employees were indicted in Kansas City for charges including identity theft and filing false registrations during the 2006 election.
    2006 Eight ACORN employees in St. Louis were indicted on federal election fraud charges. Each of the eight faces up to five years in prison for forging signatures and submitting false information.
    2003 Of 5,379 voter registration cards ACORN submitted in St. Louis, only 2,013 of those appeared to be valid. At least 1,000 are believed to be attempts to register voters illegally.
    MN 2004 During a traffic stop, police found more than 300 voter registration cards in the trunk of a former ACORN employee, who had violated a legal requirements that registration cards be submitted to the Secretary of State within 10 days of being filled out and signed.
    NC 2008 County elections officials have sent suspicious voter registration applications to the state Board of Elections. Many of the applications had similar or identical names, but with different addresses or dates of birth.
    2004 North Carolina officials investigated ACORN for submitting fake voter registration cards.
    NM 2008 Prosecutors are investigating more than 1,100 ACORN-submitted voter registration cards after a county clerk found them to be fraudulent. Many of the cards included duplicate names and slightly altered personal information.
    2005 Four ACORN employees submitted as many as 3,000 potentially fraudulent signatures on the group’s Albuquerque ballot initiative. A local sheriff added: “It’s safe to say the forgery was widespread.”
    2004 An ACORN employee registered a 13-year-old boy to vote. Citing this and other examples, New Mexico State Representative Joe Thompson stated that ACORN was “manufacturing voters” throughout New Mexico.
    NV 2009 Nevada authorities indicted ACORN on 26 counts of voter registration fraud and 13 counts of illegally compensating canvassers. ACORN provided a bonus compensation program called “Blackjack” or “21+” for any canvasser who registered more than 20 voters per shift, which is illegal under Nevada law.
    2008 Nevada state authorities raided ACORN's Las Vegas headquarters as part of a task force investigation of election fraud. Fraudulent registrations included players from the Dallas Cowboys.
    OH 2008 ACORN activists gave Ohio residents cash and cigarettes in exchange for filling out voter registration card, according to the New York Post. Some voters claim to have registered dozens of times, and one man says he signed up on 72 cards.
    2007 A man in Reynoldsburg was indicted on two felony counts of illegal voting and false registration, after being registered by ACORN to vote in two separate counties.
    2004 A grand jury indicted a Columbus ACORN worker for submitting a false signature and false voter registration form. In Franklin County, two ACORN workers submitted what the director of the board of election supervisors called “blatantly false” forms. In Cuyahoga County, ACORN and its affiliate Project Vote submitted registration cards that had the highest rate of errors for any voter registration group.
    PA 2009 Seven ACORN workers in the Pittsburgh area were indicted for submitting falsified voter registration forms. Six of the seven were also indicted for registering voters under an illegal quota system.
    2008 State election officials have thrown out 57,435 voter registrations, the majority of which were submitted by ACORN. The registrations were thrown out after officials found "clearly fraudulent" signatures, vacant lots listed as addresses, and other signs of fraud.
    2008 An ACORN employee in West Reading, PA, was sentenced to up to 23 months in prison for identity theft and tampering with records. A second ACORN worker pleaded not guilty to the same charges and is free on $10,000 bail.
    2004 Reading’s Director of Elections received calls from numerous individuals complaining that ACORN employees deliberately put inaccurate information on their voter registration forms. The Berks County director of elections said voter fraud was “absolutely out of hand,” and added: “Not only do we have unintentional duplication of voter registration but we have blatant duplicate voter registrations.” The Berks County deputy director of elections added that ACORN was under investigation by the Department of Justice.
    TX 2008 In Harris County, nearly 10,000 ACORN-submitted registrations were found to be invalid, including many with clearly fraudulent addresses or other personal information.
    2008 ACORN turned in the voter registration form of David Young, who told reporters “The signature is not my signature. It’s not even close.” His social security number and date of birth were also incorrect.
    VA 2005 In 2005, the Virginia State Board of Elections admonished Project Vote and ACORN for turning in a significant number of faulty voter registrations. An audit revealed that 83% of sampled registrations that were rejected for carrying false or questionable information were submitted by Project Vote. Many of these registrations carried social security numbers that exist for other people, listed non-existent or commercial addresses, or were for convicted felons in violation of state and federal election law.

    In a letter to ACORN, the State Board of Elections reported that 56% of the voter registration applications ACORN turned in were ineligible. Further, a full 35% were not submitted in a timely manner, as required by law. The State Board of Elections also commented on what appeared to be evidence of intentional voter fraud. "Additionally,” they wrote, “information appears to have been altered on some applications where information given by the applicant in one color ink has been scratched through and re-entered in another color ink. Any alteration of a voter registration application is a Class 5 Felony in accordance with § 24.2-1009 of the Code of Virginia."
    WA 2007 Three ACORN employees pleaded guilty, and four more were charged, in the worst case of voter registration fraud in Washington state history. More than 2,000 fraudulent voter registration cards were submitted by the group during a voter registration drive.
    WI 2008 At least 33,000 ACORN-submitted registrations in Milwaukee have been called into question after it was found that the organizations had been using felons as registration workers, in violation of state election rules. Two people involved in the ongoing Wisconsin voter fraud investigation have been charged with felonies.
    2004 The district attorney’s office investigated seven voter registration applications Project Vote employees filed in the names of people who said the group never contacted them. Former Project Vote employee Robert Marquise Blakely told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he had not met with any of the people whose voter registration applications he signed, “an apparent violation of state law,” according to the paper.

  6. #6
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    05-16-15 @ 02:32 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,537

    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    Yes voter fraud is a problem...I hope the GOP will clean up it's act.


    GOP voter fraud Oregon

    GOP Consulting Firm Investigated for Voter Fraud Claims - Los Angeles Times

    GOP voter fraud Nevada

    Lawsuit Filed In Alleged Voter Registration Fraud Incident

    Voter Fraud Charges Out West - CBS News

    GOP voter fraud New Hampshire

    Nashuatelegraph.com: Phone scandal may have Bush connection

    A Small-Time Crime With Hints of Big-Time Connections Lights Up the Net - New York Times

    GOP voter fraud in Tennessee.

    ( Nice photo of the Republican crook)

    GOP leader arrested by TBI for voter fraud | Affairs of State | NashvillePost.com: Nashville Business News + Nashville Political News

    GOP voter fraud Michigan

    YouTube - Voter fraud: Michigan Republicans try to steal 2008 election
    that's very nice, friend

    but what do YOU think about conyers calling off the investigation into the president's parent outfit cuzza "powers that be?"

    and thank you for the links
    Last edited by The Prof; 08-19-09 at 10:54 PM.

  7. #7
    Advisor
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Dallas-Ft.Worth
    Last Seen
    11-28-09 @ 02:50 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    541

    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    I believe that voter fraud is a small problem and both sides are guilty of it.

    I've seen no evidence whatsoever that Dems are more guilty of it than the GOP.

    Additionally, Rove made this a poltical issue to use against the Dems. He helped direct Alberto Gonzalez in a partisan witch hunt where they used Federal prosecutors to go after Dems.

    1) They found virtually nothing. Only a few paid signature collectors cooking their books to get out of working.

    2) It provided right wing talking points and a story line that Dems cheat.


    IT'S A BOGUS RIGHT WING MYTH THAT DEMS BENEFIT FROM VOTER FRAUD MORE SO THAN YOUR WHITE BRED GOP

  8. #8
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    05-16-15 @ 02:32 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,537

    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    I believe that voter fraud is a small problem and both sides are guilty of it.

    I've seen no evidence whatsoever that Dems are more guilty of it than the GOP.

    Additionally, Rove made this a poltical issue to use against the Dems. He helped direct Alberto Gonzalez in a partisan witch hunt where they used Federal prosecutors to go after Dems.

    1) They found virtually nothing. Only a few paid signature collectors cooking their books to get out of working.

    2) It provided right wing talking points and a story line that Dems cheat.


    IT'S A BOGUS RIGHT WING MYTH THAT DEMS BENEFIT FROM VOTER FRAUD MORE SO THAN YOUR WHITE BRED GOP
    then why was conyers called off?

  9. #9
    Advisor
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Dallas-Ft.Worth
    Last Seen
    11-28-09 @ 02:50 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    541

    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    then why was conyers called off?
    I can only speculate. Politcal reasons?

    The "alleged" crimes didn't warrant a Congressional investigagtion.

    You do know that we prosecute crimes without the Congress doing an investigation don't you??

    You're not fooling anyone...You are not concerned with voter fraud effecting elections.....Because there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud effecting elections.

    You just want to bash Dems with your right wing ACORN myth.

  10. #10
    Sage
    akyron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Texas
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    6,452

    Re: ACORN Director to Testify Against Group

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    You just want to bash Dems with your right wing ACORN myth.
    Uhhh....

    ACORN Director Pleads Guilty

    "A high-ranking official at the taxpayer-funded leftist group that conducts fraudulent voter registration drives has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for organizing a scheme that illegally paid workers to register new voters.

    As a Nevada field director for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Christopher Edwards paid canvassers—many of them “lazy crack heads”—to register new voters for the 2008 presidential election. He also set illegal quotas of at least 20 voters a day for canvassers to keep their job and offered an additional $5 for registering 21 or more.

    ACORN’s shady quota system is illegal in Nevada as well as most states and the Chicago-based community group with strong ties to President Obama faces criminal charges across the nation. As part of Edwards’ guilty plea, he is cooperating with authorities and will testify against several high-ranking ACORN regional officials.

    His testimony could strengthen other pending criminal cases against the group and its crooked method of recruiting new voters in low-income, “underserved” communities. For its corrupt 2008 drives alone, ACORN faces criminal charges in Florida, New Mexico and Pennsylvania."




    You better tell that director. He does not fit into your "myth" theory.

    In other news.

    Investigation of Federal Grants Awarded to ACORN from the Corporation for National & Community Service


    "On May 1, 2009, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS), asking for documents on grants given to ACORN. CNCS handles the programs and paperwork for national grants, including AmeriCorps grants. On June 1, 2009, CNCS produced documents.

    The documents revealed that ACORN Housing, ACORN's sister organization, is ineligible for grants because of its abuse of an AmeriCorps grant:

    "ACORN Housing, an affiliate of ACORN was funded by CNCS in 1994/1995. ACORN Housing was accused of using the funds for protests...Following an issuance of subpoenas by CNS's Inspector General, CNS and ACORN Housing agreed to stop the AmeriCorps grant. CNCS later recovered more than $16,000 of funds that were improperly spent." (page 4) "


    ACORN is really under fire these days for all kinds of funky deeds.


    Is anyone really surprised??
    Last edited by akyron; 08-19-09 at 11:27 PM.
    Thank you

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •