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ACORN workers busted for fraud

by Dara Kam | September 9th, 2009

At least five ACORN workers are behind bars and law enforcement officials are seeking six others for forging signatures on voter registration applications last year.

The workers were turned in by ACORN, Association of Community Organizations for Refom Now, supervisors in June 2008.

The arrests today in Miami-Dade County include a mother, her son and her daughter, according to Ed Griffith, spokesman for Miami-Dade State Attorney Katharine Fernandez Rundle.

The FBI, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Rundle’s office scoured hundreds of suspicious voter registration applications provided by ACORN. The accused apparently created fake voters who did not exist, signed the forms and handed them in.

Conservatives have attacked ACORN, which targets low-income and minority populations in voter registration drives, publicly and in court for violating elections laws.

“Today’s actions vindicate our quality control systems and show that we took the preservation of the integrity of the voting process with the utmost seriousness,” said ACORN Florida spokesman Brian Kettenring.

“In addition, it also shows that ACORN has consistently been telling the truth about our voter registration work and it challenges the conservative lies that have been spread for years now about our good work,” he said.

The arrests served to confirm some conservatives beliefs about the organization, however.

“Today’s arrests of ACORN Field workers for voter registration fraud in nearly 900 applications further demonstrates how these community organizations with ties to the Democratic Party are corrupting the political process in Miami-Dade County while advocating for President Obama’s radical policies,” state Rep. David Rivera, who also chairs the Miami-Dade County GOP, said in a press release.

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18 Responses to “ACORN workers busted for fraud”

  1. American Citizen Says:

    AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH A ACORN SOLICITER OUTSIDE OF A WINN DIXIE, LANTANA PRIOR TO ELECTION, AND QUESTIONED AS TO WHY SHE ONLY STOPPED BLACK, HISPANIC SHOPPERS, ADVISED ME THAT WAS HER INSTRUCTIONS AND SHE WAS ONLY TRYING TO MAKE SOME MONEY.
    THEREFORE, DO I TRUST ACORN? NOT!!!

  2. Enough already Says:

    Wexler should be next. He voted using an address that was not his, so did his wife. That is voter fraud plain and simple. They also voted using the postal service to send absentee ballots from their home in Maryland. FBI needs to do their job and go after Wexler or they need to stop prosecuting anyone else.

  3. Pjay Says:

    The election took place in November. Leading up to November, we were telling you all that ACORN was a bunch of crooked scumbag vote-defrauders. We were scoffed at. Now this bozo from ACORN, Brian Kettenring, is trying to slough this off as “no big deal” and trying to point out how this somehow proves that ACORN is on top of things and won’t stand for fraud.

    EXCUSE ME, THE ELECTION ALREADY HAPPENED. HOW DO WE KNOW THAT THERE WERE NOT FRAUDULENT “VOTERS” SUCCESSFULLY REGISTERED BY THESE PEOPLE?!

    Way to close the barn door after the horse has run out, Kettenring, you lying idiot. For all we know, you knew about the fraud, encouraged it, ordered it, and are now serving up some sacrificial lambs AFTER YOUR CANDIDATE BENEFITED FROM THE FRAUD THAT TOOK PLACE.

    OF COURSE you can come out of your hidey-hole now and tout your so-called “quality control.” What harm can it do? Obama’s already in office f*&#ing things up. “Mission accomplished.” By FRAUD.

  4. Eric Says:

    Voter fraud in Miami. What a shock! LOL

  5. OBIWAN Says:

    Our Secretary of State said he was aware of thousands of fraudulent voter registrations, couldn’t be bothered to audit and ferret out BEFORE the election. These charges will be dropped = even if it requires Eric “The Guardian” Holder to intercede…(see also all voter intimidation charges dropped against Black Panthers blocking Philadelphia polls – After they allowed a noncontested guilty default verdict. NOW, how did they know they didn’t have to answer the charges????

  6. Al Says:

    And this comes as a surprise why?

  7. dan Says:

    Obama,s buddies,no surprise.

  8. Beano Says:

    ACORN MEMBERS ARE ORDERED TO ONLY TURN IN REGISTRATIONS THAT ARE MARKED DEMOCRAT. REPUBLICAN FORMS GET TOSSED IN THE TRASH.

    THAT IS A FACT.

  9. Isobel Says:

    Wow!

    I am so impressed by the length of lies these those commenting have posted!

    For example:

    “ACORN MEMBERS ARE ORDERED TO ONLY TURN IN REGISTRATIONS THAT ARE MARKED DEMOCRAT. REPUBLICAN FORMS GET TOSSED IN THE TRASH.

    THAT IS A FACT.”

    Excuse me? Are you an ACORN member? Have you ever even spoken to an ACORN member or organizer? I’m guessing not, because your idea of “a fact” is so off the mark. Ask any supervisor of election how many REPUBLICAN new voter registration applications ACORN turned in, and they will tell you thousands. ACORN does not discriminate, and in fact 1/3 of the the Florida leadership are REPUBLICANS!

    O-M-G

    Did someone forget to tell the GOP and the tea-baggers that?

    Guess so!

    Because all these attacks on ACORN are only MAKING THESE ACORN MEMBERS WHO ARE REPUBLICANS VOTE DEMOCRAT.

    Saving someones home from predatory lending practices & giving free tax preparation does not equal an evil socialist agenda. Its a community. All of us live in one. Get over it & talk to your neighbors FOR REAL.

    If anyone, the R’s should be accused of stealing an election. After all, its yall who forced the MAJORITY OF THE PUBLIC IN VAST MAJORITIES to VOTE FOR OBAMA.

  10. Dana Says:

    Are you serious about Acorn people being Republicans? I have not met one. Have you seen them on T.V. rioting and being obnoxious? Cheating? They can’t even speak. They just take orders……

    I do not trust them and Obama should be embarrassed that he was ever associated with them. This organization should not be given any taxpayer money. What a waste! This is a disgrace of an organization.

    They better not come knocking on my door for the census. I will close the door. They can’t be trusted. Crooks!

  11. Ted Gager Says:

    OBAMA’S ACORN SHOULD BE PLANTED PERMANENTLY. THEY THROW THEIR OWN SLAVES UNDER THE BUS TO SAVE THEMSELVES. THEY ARE THE WORST KIND OF FILTH IMAGINABLE….AMEN.

  12. James Says:

    For anyone who thinks that ACORN is not the scummiest organization in the USA, please watch this hidden camera video:

    http://biggovernment.breitbart.com/2009/09/10/chaos-for-glory/

  13. the people Says:

    GLEN BECK FOR PRESIDENTE……..

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  15. J Henry Says:

    “ACORN MEMBERS WHO ARE REPUBLICANS”

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    ACORN needs to be prosecuted under the RICO statute.

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