Painting Acorn as the bogeyman out to “steal” the election for Barack Obama when it was Acorn who flagged questionable voter registration and reported the anomalies committed by their workers to election officials. Voter fraud and registration fraud are entirely two different aspects but just the same through mendacious stretching and distortion of facts aimed at the gullible that the organization is a scheming group of fraudulent operatives when there was no proof to that effect. The bigger problem is that of overly restrictive registration rules and having a more efficient process will of course remove the need for private organizations with good intentions that are using poorly trained low wage workers. If Acorn was out to commit conspiracy to fraudulently steal the election for Obama they would not have reported or flagged the questionable registration. True it can be used for absentee voting but why flag and identify the questionable registration and report it to the election officials if that was the intent? Why steal votes for a winning candidate or why will a winning candidate steal votes when he is winning? A quote from the NY Times editorial titled "The Acorn story" puts it more aptly below:
The real threats to the fabric of democracy are the unreasonable barriers that stand in the way of eligible voters casting ballots.The lawsuit filed by the state GOP against Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in the 6th District Court of Appeals that was thrown out by the Supreme Court according to the LA Times article:
The state GOP sued Brunner last month and asserted that her office had not complied with the federal Help America Voter Act. It says the state election chief must set up a computerized system that allows for checking new voters with the state DMV records. County officials want to see, for example, if the address of the new voter matches the address on file with the state.Nothing wrong with that, but Friday’s deadline would have meant chaos when there are a total of 88 counties in Ohio with 600,000 new registered voters. Ohio has always been a hotly contested state and the Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner fears the risk of disenfranchising 200,000 new registered voters with not enough time and computer system in place to comply with the court order. Polls and media reports indicate a larger number of new voters registering under the Democrats and with a shotgun approach that will invalidate 200,000 voters will naturally favor the Republican ticket.
John McCain should just fire his entire campaign staff for making a cause out of thin air that gets exposed anyway. It is not his campaign staff’s credibility that gets tarnished every time they get burned but McCain himself. On the other hand with a Vice-President like Sarah Palin whose concept of being cleared of any wrongdoing is really scary so America is probably better off keeping his campaign staff to boost the Democrats chances in this election?
Finally the Democrats are not just lamenting the dirty smear tactics when Obama Demands Special Prosecutor to Investigate GOP Voter Fraud Activities, as reported in this Washington Independent Breaking News by Ari Melber below:
Charging that the FBI probe of ACORN represents an “unholy alliance” between Republican operatives and potentially illegal conduct by law enforcement targeting voter fraud, the Obama campaign demanded Friday that the U.S. special prosecutor looking into the U.S. attorneys scandal investigate the matter.
General counsel Bob Bauer sent a letter to Atty. Gen. Michael Mukasey charging that coordinated “misconduct” by McCain campaign representatives and GOP officials were relevant to the special prosecutor’s work, because the activities may relate to the dismissal of seven U.S. attorneys in late 2006.
The letter requests that the special prosecutor’s inquiry “include a review of any involvement by Justice Dept. and White House officials in supporting the McCain-Palin campaign [and RNC's] systematic development and dissemination of unsupported, spurious allegations of vote fraud.”
To advance the effort, the Obama campaign convened a conference call with national reporters, though Friday afternoon is not a time that campaigns usually push priority messages.
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