ACORN and the Midterm Elections

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Public Policy Polling has proven, once again, that one in five Americans will signal their belief for just about anything. The group’s poll today notes that 20% of Americans think that ACORN will steal the election for Democrats and 40% aren’t sure. (The other 40% are pretty sure this won’t be the case). All this, despite that fact that ACORN is now a defunct organization.

But this is not simply a laughing matter, notes Dave Weigel at Slate:

More seriously, we’re about to go into the first election since 2004 where the Democrats won’t do very well. It is also the first election since the 1970s when ACORN won’t really exist. In 2004, 2006 and 2008, when things were either touch-and-go or terrible for Republicans, voters read lots of election-time stories about an organization called ACORN that was filing lots of bogus voter registrations. This year, Republicans will win, and I bet the myth of ACORN only grows — that a stubborn number of Americans will think that Democrats only won the 2006 and 2008 elections because of fraud, and that James O’Keefe saved us from it.

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Themistoclesjones
Comment posted September 17, 2010 @ 7:54 am

In all fairiness, ACORN has been involved in vote fraud. Hell, alot of activist on both political sides have been involved in voter fraud. Your being highly disingenuous to your readers saying that 20% of American believe that ACORN is going to steal for Democrats.

ACORN leadership, members, agenda, lives on and thrives under dozen of diferrent umbrella organization. As long as government money goes to community organizations, they political sponsors will expect pay back with get out of the vote efforts by any means neccessary.

If any body thinks I talking out my butt due a little google research. Check out the state secretary of state for non-profits and you will see the same law firm incorporating dozen of entities and sharing the same principal contact.

Their millions of dollars of government money being funnelled to theses organizations. With all that money being paid out, you think it going to stop because one organization gets bad press. Where is the executive officers of ACORN now? Who paying their salaries now? What about their perks like the hotels, travel, and dinner expenses for a start.

You expect a rational person to think they all are in penniless and trying to get a job driving of UPS. Your the reporter? Do your job…


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