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The jig is up: ACORN "works" for the Democratic Party and deliberately engages in voter fraud

Judicial Watch obtained FBI documents that show the ACORN employees who were arrested and pleaded guilty in 2007 for voter fraud in St. Louis, Missouri, confirmed to the FBI that its organization is an arm of the Democratic Party and engaged in deliberate voter fraud. The Daily Caller filed this story today, and it's filled with damning information, although none of it is a surprise, really. Seriously, we knew that the Democratic Party and ACORN were connected at the hip and worked together to get Democrats elected. We also knew ACORN engaged in voter fraud. Now, it's been documented by the FBI and is out in the open for everyone to see:

The radical activist group ACORN "works" for the Democratic Party and deliberately promotes election fraud, ACORN employees told FBI investigators, according to an FBI document dump Wednesday.

The documents obtained by Judicial Watch, a watchdog group, are FBI investigators' reports related to the 2007 investigation and arrest of eight St. Louis, Mo., workers from ACORN's Project Vote affiliate for violation of election laws. All eight employees involved in the scandal later pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud.

Project Vote is ACORN's voter registration arm. Project Vote continues to operate despite the reported dissolution of the national structure of ACORN.

The handwritten reports by FBI agents show that ACORN employees reported numerous irregularities in the nonprofit group's business practices.

One employee told the FBI that ACORN headquarters is "wkg [working] for the Democratic Party."

According to one report, an ACORN employee said the purpose of "[f]raudulent cards" was "[t]o cause confusion on election day to keep polls open longer," "[t]o allow people who can't vote to vote," and "[t]o allow to vote multiple times."

Another report quotes an employee saying, "Project Vote will pay them whether cards fake or not - whatever they had to do to get the cards was attitude." Project Vote pays based on the number of cards and "that's why they were so reckless," the report says.

A report quotes an employee saying, "I don't like our system. I don't think we should do voter registration." The report also notes that employees were "[c]onstantly threatened" and that the staff were "instructed on what to say to FBI."

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said that these documents prove that the Obama Judicial Department must conduct a national investigation of ACORN. Unfortunately, anyone who thinks the Obama Justice Department would investigate this case honestly is being absurd. Just last year, Justice shut down an ACORN voter fraud investigation in Connecticut, claiming ACORN didn't break any laws. It similarly dropped the case against the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation in Philadelphia, prompting two justice lawyers to resign in disgust.

The truth of the matter is the Obama administration cannot be trusted to investigate any of its big constituents, especially the folks behind the now defunct ACORN and any other groups that have been created in its place. They are the very people who were instrumental in getting Obama elected in the first place. And since Obama did not react to public outrage when it came to health care reform, he certainly won't react to public outrage if his Justice Department turns a blind eye to ACORN's voter fraud. And,of course the Democrats in Congress would love for this story and possible investigation to go away.

California Republican Darrell Issa has been raking the Obama administration over the coals about the details of the Sestak affair. Perhaps he'd like to take on this one, too.


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It's only a matter of time ... (Below threshold)
jim2:

It's only a matter of time before the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, CBS, MSNBC, ABC and CNN carry it?

Epochs, that's a time metric, yes? What about "never"?

"The jig is up" - good choi... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

"The jig is up" - good choice of words. Seems like this claim has already been fisked and found lacking. (link - Kansas City Star)

But an examination of the actual notes shows the names of the interview subjects have been redacted. There is no proof that an ACORN employee told the FBI "the purpose of the 'fraudulent cards'" was to cause confusion....etc., as the release claims.

Indeed, it appears much more likely the notes actually come from a Republican election board worker.

The first batch of notes is attached below. The critical interview begins on page 8 of the PDF. (Be prepared for some pretty sloppy handwriting.)

In the upper right, next to the box that covers up what appears to be the name of the interview subject, the word "Republican" appears to have been written.

The rest of the interview, on pages 9, 10, and 11, includes notes that strongly suggest an election board employee or director, and not an ACORN worker, was making the statements

Sloppy lies again.

Could the fact that many ACORN workers are minotiries and to a great extent ACORN works for and with minorities have anything to do with the repeated attempts to lie and smear and take down ACORN? NO! NO! NO! Of course not!

I guess it's all Obama's fault again.

Let every reader know, whet... (Below threshold)

Let every reader know, whether it wishes him well or ill, that Lee Ward shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any lie, oppose any truth, in order to assure the survival and the success of progressive fascism.

Oh, I'm a facist, eh? Lol. ... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

Oh, I'm a facist, eh? Lol.

Same link as above, the Kansas City Star newspaper.

In short, the key document referred to by the Missouri GOP appears to have been misread: It is a Republican election worker who told the FBI the "fraudulent cards" cause confusion, and NOT an ACORN worker.

That would make the documents much less explosive than the GOP claims.

"Obviously, we don't know who was being interviewed," said state Jonathan Prouty with the Missouri Republican Party.

They didn't know who was being interviewed!

And the handwritten "Republican" in place of the person who was being interviewed name on the form is as close as we get to knowing the identity of the person.

And yet the right wing smear machine runs with scissors as fast as they can anyway, trying to get ahead of the truth and facts.

Lee is a good little browns... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Lee is a good little brownshirt.

I notice how none of you ha... (Below threshold)

I notice how none of you have yet to refute what Lee Ward posted.

Why is that?

Lee - "All eight employees ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Lee - "All eight employees involved in the scandal later pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud."

"Why is that?"... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

"Why is that?"

'Cause we weren't born yesterday.

jim x - go butt butts with ... (Below threshold)
Michael:

jim x - go butt butts with Lee. Its what you do best.

Tom Fitt... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:


Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said that these documents prove that the Obama Judicial Department must conduct a national investigation of ACORN.

Lie about what the documents say -- then declare there must be an investigation into the organization because of those lies.

In the upper right, next to the box that covers up what appears to be the name of the interview subject, the word "Republican" appears to have been written.

The rest of the interview, on pages 9, 10, and 11, includes notes that strongly suggest an election board employee or director, and not an ACORN worker, was making the statements.

And what about the handwritten documents?

Seems that Judicial Watch took down the documents after the Kansas City Star posted their story.

No, really - they did. You can no longer access the documents on the link provided by Judicial Watch.

You can no longer check for accuracy. Thanks to judicial watch you can't see for yourself what the Kansas City Star found.

How fracking convenient for the liars...

Hey Fitton! Put back up the documents! What are you afraid of???

Maybe Fritton is busy carvi... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

Maybe Fritton is busy carving a backwards B in his cheek. Lol!

jim x wrote:<blockquo... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

jim x wrote:

I notice how none of you have yet to refute what Lee Ward posted.

*sigh*

Here, let me try. The PDF document appears to show that at least 15 people were interviewed. These interviews were some portion of the basis for the eight voter fraud convictions. The names of the interviewees have been redacted, which, in my very limited experience with FOIA matters, seems pretty standard.

There are 131 pages of notes. In a tiny space in the corner of one of the 131 pages, according to Leeward, the investigator wrote the word "Republican." I've looked at it. It may say "Republican." It may say "unpublished." It may say "unforgettable." It may say "pqwebonasfd." It may say "Call me Ishmael."

It doesn't much matter, because the balance of the documents formed the basis for eight criminal voter fraud convictions. If one "Republican" named "Ishmael" was the only source of these facts, any first year law student could have walked the client.

Perhaps Lee can explain awa... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Perhaps Lee can explain away the voter fraud convictions for us since he knows the evidence far better than anyone, including the jury.

Time for Lee and Jim x to scurry back under their rocks.

Iwog can't keep his facts s... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

Iwog can't keep his facts straight.

In a tiny space in the corner of one of the 131 pages, according to Leeward, the investigator wrote the word "Republican." I've looked at it. It may say "Republican." It may say "unpublished." It may say "unforgettable." It may say "pqwebonasfd." It may say "Call me Ishmael."

According to Lee Ward? I quoted the Kansas City Star.

And with a wave his hand iwog declares the matter moot.

Conveniently ignoring the bulk of what the Kansas City Star found:

"But an examination of the actual notes shows the names of the interview subjects have been redacted. There is no proof that an ACORN employee told the FBI "the purpose of the 'fraudulent cards'" was to cause confusion....etc., as the release claims.

Indeed, it appears much more likely the notes actually come from a Republican election board worker....

In the upper right, next to the box that covers up what appears to be the name of the interview subject, the word "Republican" appears to have been written.

The rest of the interview, on pages 9, 10, and 11, includes notes that strongly suggest an election board employee or director, and not an ACORN worker, was making the statements"

Opps, sorry - you can't blame it all on me, iwog.

So...iwog declares he's researched the matter, and determined that it doesn't say "Republican" it says "Call me Ishmael".

Yeah, that's show that brown shirt Lee Ward! lol...


What's been shown, jim m, i... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

What's been shown, jim m, is that this statement "ACORN employees...confirmed to the FBI that its organization is an arm of the Democratic Party and engaged in deliberate voter fraud." is the figment of right wing imaginations.

The documents don't show that at all.

In fact, the documents show that the quotes that are the basis for that claim are from interviews with a Republican and with an election board director or employee.

Not "ACORN employees confirming...." - that's bullshit.

Lee ...are you say... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

Lee ...

are you saying that you are certain that Acorn did not commit voter fraud ?

If they were so clean, why have they disbanded ?

Go ahead keep defending the criminals ... who knows maybe someday you'll regret it ...

Lee,Did you read t... (Below threshold)
MunDane68:

Lee,

Did you read that Iwog was quoting the ORIGINAL doc's. In skoolin' terms that is called 'primary source'. Newspapers, they are a 'secondary source'. Primary is always gives more value than secondary.

Just sayin'...

And since talking to you, Lee, is somewhat akin to talking to bricks placed in a wall, have a nice night.

OK, Leeward, let's take you... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

OK, Leeward, let's take your assertion that 4 whole pages out of the 131 pages of interview notes (that's 3%) can be attributed to the Republican Ishmael. That still leaves (uhhmm) 127 pages of interview notes that defense counsel was unable to impeach, hence the eight voter fraud convictions. Odd that eight people associated with ACORN were convicted when Leeward/Star claim there was "no evidence."

Speaking of impeachment, aren't you concerned in the least that ACORN might have committed fraud during the election?

Lee Ward, here let me save... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Lee Ward, here let me save you the trouble.

Republicans didnt want to hear sworn testimony, or review documents under FOIA until a black man became president.

Leeward wrote:<blockq... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Leeward wrote:

The 4 page assertion is the basis for the claim that "ACORN employees...confirmed to the FBI that its organization is an arm of the Democratic Party and engaged in deliberate voter fraud."

The above statement is a falsehood.

The word which Leeward/Star claims is "Republican" appears on the top of Page 8. The words: "ACORN HQ is working for the Democratic party" appear on Page 15 of the notes, when the agent is clearly interviewing a different person. In fact, the documents show that the Page 8 interview took place four days before the Page 15 interview.

Speaking of lies... were yo... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Speaking of lies... were you a liar in 2008 when you called candidate Obama a pathological liar, Lee? Were you a racist then?

SCSIwuzzy,Now you ... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

SCSIwuzzy,

Now you know the little Racist Wuss that is Lee Ward won't answer that.

I tried to hold him to it last week.
Racist Wuss was reduced to making fun of my screen name.

And that's all he had...
Kinda sad, really.

The scanned docs are on the... (Below threshold)
Eric:

The scanned docs are on the Judicial Watch website. On page 15 of the first doc it quotes the witness "Acorn HQ is wkng for the Democratic Party" beside the redacted name it says "is from Wash D.C. Acorn"

Obviously they are attributing that quote to an Acorn employee.

Explain that one Lee.

Eric, Lee Ward doe... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

Eric,

Lee Ward does do requests. Lee also doesn't do challenges.
This would tax his brain cell, and Lee can't risk that.

Oops that should read:... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

Oops that should read:

Lee Ward does NOT do requests. Lee also doesn't do challenges.
This would tax his brain cell, and Lee can't risk that.

How about:Lee Ward... (Below threshold)
epador:

How about:

Lee Ward works for the Democratic Party and deliberately participates in fraud?

The "jig"?? Sounds kinda ra... (Below threshold)
914:

The "jig"?? Sounds kinda racist! By the way, did they vote for the brown skinned One?

'H"ow about:Lee... (Below threshold)
914:

'H"ow about:

Lee Ward works for the Democratic Party and deliberately participates in fraud?"

Its ok with Barry, so its ok with Me.

Retired military,I hope u... (Below threshold)
warren neil:

Retired military,I hope u do realize Odumbo isn't black. The correct term is "Mulatto"




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