Michael Gaynor
Will ACORN steal the presidency for its man, Obama?
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By Michael Gaynor
November 4, 2008

Voter, Obama is "the Senator from ACORN" and he's been lying to you about his ties to it. That should be all you need to know.

Whistleblower Anita MonCrief's "Election Eve Musings":

"When, I heard about Hillary Clintons book deal with Harper Collins in 2000, I told everyone that I knew that 2008 was going to be her year. I watched as her year became Barack Obama's and I got behind him with trepidation. At times, I was afraid to even contemplate a win. On the eve of one of the most important elections of my life thus far, I cannot say that I have the same nervous excitement. My problem has never been with the candidates but with the media circus that surrounds the process itself.

"I do feel that in the fervor of the elections that we have let our emotions cloud some truths. Much has been reported to try and sway opinions one way or the other. However, one fundamental fact is undeniable. ACORN has been hiding behind the age old tactic of race baiting and demeaning tactics. As 'poverty pimps' they have misused the system and polluted the fundamental right that so many have shed blood for (black, white, men and women). Tomorrow is so important for many and it is frustrating to see honest, good, law abiding people fighting someone else's bogus fight. ACORN is better than the mob because they use the underlying fears of people used to fighting to be heard to make money and influence elections.

"This may be Obama's year, but if it had been Clinton's ACORN would still be using the same tired voter registration practices and using intimidation to worm their way into the campaign. As an African American running for president Obama was put in the unique position of denying ties to an organization that Clinton and Edwards actively and openly courted. ACORN's strategic plan for the new administration was set way before the first candidate threw their hat in, and much attention has been paid to the Obama and ACORN connection. What about the ACORN and corruption connection."

Wall Street Journal's John Fund, author of Stealing Elections:

"The liberal 'community organizing' group ACORN became a campaign issue last month after Nevada's Democratic attorney general and its Democratic secretary of state teamed up to conduct a highly visible raid of the group's Las Vegas offices. They seized files on what could be thousands of fraudulent voter registrations.

"After ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, complained the raid was a 'stunt' designed to hinder its efforts at minority registration, Larry Lomax, the chief elections officer in Las Vegas, responded that the group's claims it had extensive quality controls to catch fraudulent registrations were 'pathetic.' He noted that ACORN had hired 59 inmates from a work-release program at a nearby prison and that some inmates who had been convicted of identity theft had been made supervisors. That led some local wags to joke that at least ACORN was hiring specialists to do their work.

"ACORN's second line of defense has been that fraudulent registrations can't turn into fraudulent votes, as if the felony of polluting voter lists was somehow not all that serious. But that defense goes only a short distance. 'How would you know if people using fake names had cast votes in states without strict ID laws?' says GOP Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita, who this year won a major Supreme Court case upholding his state's photo identification law. 'It's almost impossible to detect and once the fraudulent voter leaves the precinct or casts an absentee ballot, that vote is thrown in with other secret ballots there's no way to trace it.'

" Anita MonCrief, an ACORN whistle-blower who worked for both it and its Project Vote registration affiliate from 2005 until early this year, agrees. 'It's ludicrous to say that fake registrations can't become fraudulent votes,' she told me. 'I assure you that if you can get them on the rolls you can get them to vote, especially using absentee ballots.' MonCrief, a 29-year old University of Alabama graduate who wanted to become part of the civil rights movement, worked as a strategic consultant for ACORN as well as a development associate with Project Vote and sat in on meetings with the national staffs of both groups. She has given me documents that back up many of her statements, including one that indicates that the goal of ACORN's New Mexico affiliate was that only 40 percent of its submitted registrations had to be valid.

"MonCrief also told me that some ACORN affiliates had a conscious strategy of flooding voter registration offices with suspect last-minute forms in part to create confusion and chaos that would make it more likely suspect voters would be allowed to cast ballots by overworked officials. Nate Toller, who worked on ACORN registration drives and headed an ACORN campaign against Wal-Mart in California until 2006, agrees. 'There's no quality control on purpose, no checks and balances,' he told me.

"There are already documented examples of fraudulent registrations being converted into fraudulent votes in Ohio, where ACORN and other groups were active...."

It's hard to be an idealist when you know that the organization that recruited you is corrupt and trying to steal a presidential election.

Anita did not mince words in her first blog article: "ACORN is a corrupt organization that is preying on the marginalized in this society and they have become the cancerous growth of this election."

Voter, Obama is "the Senator from ACORN" and he's been lying to you about his ties to it. That should be all you need to know.

© Michael Gaynor

 

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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)

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