A Glimpse Into ACORN’s Procedures
I just received some materials from ACORN that shed light on its procedures for handling falsified registrations.
Consider the following example from Lake County, IN., which many critics of ACORN have pointed to as a case of voter fraud:
As you can see, canvasser Dain T. submitted the form for a certain Jimmy Johns, who turned out not to be a voter but a sandwich shop.
His supervisor, Latisha Hicks, suspected something fishy, investigated the matter and had Dain T. fired for falsification. According to ACORN, he was then turned over to election officials for prosecution.
This would appear to cut against assertions by some GOP officials that ACORN intentionally, or negligently, filed false registrations.
Sometimes, upon investigation, the supervisor determined that there was no wrongdoing. In the example below, Hicks determined that although the handwriting on several voter registration forms was similar, it was not similar enough to warrant suspicion.
UPDATE 10/15: The folks at ACORN initially gave me these forms without the names blacked out. After consulting their lawyers, they sent me these blacked-out forms and asked me to substitute them in. I obliged.