ACORN NEVER FALLS FAR FROM THE TREE
PART 1 of 3
By Jon Christian Ryter
Since 2004, the radical, far-left Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now [ACORN] admits it has registered over 1.7 million voters. Several States are now looking at the tactics being used by ACORN on behalf of the Obama Campaign to register new voters to vote for Democratic nominee Barack Hussein Obama. Using the Motor Voter Law which was created specifically to shelter from scrutiny people whose legal right to vote should at least be challenged, ACORN registered voters without scrutiny who simultaneously cast their vote by absentee ballot before their eligibility to participate in this election could be verified or challenged. The question before the nation today is: how many of those new voters were actually legally eligible to vote in those elections? On Oct. 10, 2008 CBS News reported that it was investigating allegations that ACORN was registering dead people.
"Voting the dead" is a practice that was introduced in presidential election politics by Chicago mayor Richard Daley in 1960. Historians learned after the election that Kennedy carried both Texas and Illinois only because of the votes cast by deceased people. Kennedy carried Texas by 46 thousand votes and Illinois—a solid Democratic State controlled by the Daley political machine—by a scant 9 thousand votes. One precinct in Angelina County, Texas only 86 people claimed ballots to vote. Yet the final tally when the votes were counted gave 147 votes to Kennedy and 24 for Nixon. Fannin County had 4,895 registered voters. But 6,138 votes were cast. Kennedy got 75% of them. Republicans demanded a recount in Texas, but the Democratically-controlled Texas Election Board refused and certified what everyone knew were fraudulent results. Kennedy took Texas' 24 electoral votes. In Chicago, the media and the poll watchers witnessed so much blatantly open voter fraud that no one was surprised that the GOP filed a lawsuit challenged the votes cast in Cook County (Chicago). Nor was anyone surprised when Daley had the case assigned to Circuit Court Judge Thomas Kluczynski, his personal friend. Kluczynski dismissed the lawsuit. Kennedy later rewarded him by appointing him to the federal bench.
"Voting the dead" works only if your party controls the voting precincts. At the local level, in the elections of 2000 and 2004, almost 80% of the voting precincts nationwide were controlled by Democrats. While Democrats claimed that Republicans were committing vote fraud in Florida, allegations of voter fraud committed by Republicans cannot have validity if the Democratic party controled the county Canvas Boards since the Canvas Boards control the precincts and the balloting and vote counting process. It would be almost impossible for the party not controlling the voting precincts to commit voter fraud.
As we learned in the Election of 2000 when the Democratic Party attempted to engineer "Gore votes" in three solidly Democratic counties that Al Gore, Jr. had won handily and therefore could not legally challenge the ballots cast in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties to find enough votes to impact Statewide totals. The Gore Campaign and the DNC decided to discern what voters who did not vote for anyone at the top of the ticket were thinking, and recast their vote for Gore to make sure everone's vote counted. The excesses of vote manipulation by the Canvas Boards were too much as Gore tried to steal enough votes to win the Election of 2000. The US Supreme Court was ultimately forced to step in and settle the case of the dancing chads.
There is a simple reality in American politics. The socialist far left that needs the cultural misfits to win, simply cannot muster more than 35% of the vote since that's the sum total of far left ideologues. Adding swing voters who vote societal issues over fiscal responsibility and the rule of law, or who erroneously believe that Democrats stand for lower taxes for the middle class, the Democrats can squeak 42% of the vote. (Remember the last guy who promised a middle class tax cut. As soon as the New Democrat co-presidency of Bill and Hillary Clinton got into office, the Democratically-controlled Congress voted the largest tax history in the history of the world. They even retroactively taxed the Bush-41 years. I promise you that if Barack Hussein Obama gets into the White House, he will immediately put you in the poor house. Expect a massive, socialist tax increase to infuse the Treasury with the cash needed to offset the $850 billion bailout. That is what the global bankers need to get the global economy back on even keel—your biweekly installments on the repayment of the debt your Congressman signed on your behalf.)
The balance of the votes the far left wins at the top of the ticket comes from discouraged, low voter turnout on the right, vote fraud (voting the dead, giving illegals the key to ballot box and, of course, registering felons, children, and a few household pets.). On Oct. 2, Sean Cairncross, a lawyer for the Republican National Committee reported that ACORN's voter registration affiliate, Project Vote, hired seven felons as voter registration workers in Milwaukee.
Wisconsin is just one of many States where felons (who cannot vote while on probation or parole) can vote once their sentence is fully served. The problem advanced by the RNC isn't the felon voting, but that hiring dishonest people to register voters increases the likelihood of voter fraud. ACORN's Project Vote hired at least seven felons whose convictions include cocaine charges and robbery as "special registration deputies." That designation means these 'trusted" ACORN employees may not only register voters, they are allowed to keep voter registrations in their possession. Wisconsin law says anyone who can legally vote can be a special registration deputy. State law says that felons may vote in Wisconsin providing they are neither on parole or probation. However, the attorney for the State Elections Board issued a binding opinion in April, 2008 saying felons are not eligible to serve as special registration deputies even though they may not be on probation or parole. That's like inviting the fox to guard the hen house.
Throughout the late summer in the slums of Richmond, Virginia, Project Vote worker James Bailey walked the most rundown neighborhoods in search of a special class of voter—ex-convicts. Finding ex-cons is not hard, Bailey admitted. Getting them to admit they lost their right to vote is another. "People are really, really reluctant to say, 'I lost my right to vote,'" Bailey said. And, getting them to fill out voter registration cards in Virginia is also tough since felons who live there have permanently lost their voting rights and voting when you are not eligible is a felony. However, Virginia's liberal Democratic governor is doing his part to help Obama win his State on Nov. 4. Using his discretion as governor, Kaine has restored the voting rights of 2,633 felons as of Sept. 29, 2008. Kaine has also pledged to deliver the State to Obama even though Virginia has not voted for a Democrat since it gave its electoral votes to Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. Project Vote has added 306 thousand new Democratic voters to the rosters in Virginia. Republican lawmakers in Virginia insist that efforts by ACORN and the American Civil Liberties Union—aided by Gov. Kaine—to register felons and others are are ineligible to vote in the State, are designed solely and specifically to garner votes for Obama, not protect the voting rights of all citizens.
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in fact, has accommodated Obama so completely that when the Obama Campaign
complained that voter registration laws in Virginia discriminated against
college students because they had to complete a questionnaire to determine
if they qualified as residents. Since college students overwhelmingly
support Obama—particularly since the Obama Campaign has convinced
them that McCain, if elected, would implement the draft so he would
have enough cannon fodder to invade Iran. Obama complained to Kaine
that rule was unfair to out-of-state students. Somehow Obama learned
there was a provision in Virginia law that allows local registrars to
This is the same type of provision that caused the US Supreme Court to weigh in on the Election of 2000. You can't have different standards from city-to-city and county-to-county because local precinct bosses can arbitrarily decide if a prospective voter is eligible to vote based entirely on whim.
While Obama was concerned about the out-of-state votes of all of the college votes in Norfolk, he was specifically focused on Norfolk State University, which is one of the nation's largest black universities. By itself, it represents several thousand Obama votes. In a close election, the votes cast by the student body of Norfolk State University could easily control who gets Virginia's 13 electoral votes. In other words, out-of-state college students who are most likely also registered to vote in their home States, could decide whether Virginia votes Republican or Democrat this year and, quite possibly, which nominee becomes the 44th President of the United States.
Since there are almost as many colleges and universities in Norfolk, Virginia as there are churches, Obama appealed directly to the City of Norfolk to waive the regulations for registering college students to vote. Sadly for the people of Norfolk County and the 239 thousand residents of the City of Norfolk, the integrity of their election has been compromised because, as the Norfolk Electoral Board noted in a statement it issued when the waiver was made, by eliminating the regulation it is impossible to determine the residency status of any college student in Norfolk.
Maryland is also doing its part to elect Obama. The New York Times noted that "...the Maryland legislature struck a blow for democracy when it voted to overturn a law that barred more than 50,000 [felons] from the polls in the last presidential election. By signing the measure into law, Gov. Martin O'Malley (the former liberal mayor of Baltimore) would make Maryland part of a growing movement for electoral fairness. he also would simplify one of the most complicated and confusing voting bans in the nation."
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Roughly 13% of the black male population of the United States has lost their right to vote. In 2007, Obama was one of several US Senate cosponsors to an amendment to the Voting Rights Act that would automatically restore the voting rights of all felons, regardless of the types of crimes those felons committed. There are approximately 4 million ex-convicts who would be affected by that bill had it been enacted. For part two click below.