AP: FBI launches investigation of ACORN for voter fraud

posted at 1:23 pm on October 16, 2008 by Allahpundit

A nationwide investigation, do note.

A senior law enforcement official confirmed the investigation to The Associated Press on Thursday. A second senior law enforcement official says the FBI was looking at results of recent raids on ACORN offices in several states for any evidence of a coordinated national scam.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because regulatons forbid discussing ongoing investigations particularly so close to an election.

Meanwhile, Brunner clutches her database of mismatched registration forms and begs Justice Stevens not to make her turn it over to the county election boards. And here’s FNC this morning following the boss’s lead with some airtime for the Palestra story about shenanigans on Brownlee Avenue. A prosecutor’s investigating that, too. Exit question: What if the feds come back and report that they’ve found some cases of fraud but nothing on a mass scale? Will that conclusion be accepted or is the “ACORN’s fixing the election” meme already too far gone?


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Meanwhile the media investigates Joe the Plumber.

lorien1973 on October 16, 2008 at 1:23 PM

Results of the investigation due in 2015 or 2017.

Limerick on October 16, 2008 at 1:24 PM

Will that conclusion be accepted or is the “ACORN’s fixing the election” meme already too far gone?

And why didn’t McCain tie ACORN around Obama’s neck last night?

lorien1973 on October 16, 2008 at 1:24 PM

Maybe Ace was right. Maybe the ACORN issue is going to take Teh One?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 16, 2008 at 1:25 PM

The question is, do Obama’s tentacles reach as far as the FBI?

Waiting …..

fogw on October 16, 2008 at 1:25 PM

I think ACORN needs to be investigated, but plead, HOPE, and pray that us conservatives don’t whine for 4 years about a “stolen election” if Obama wins in November.

We’re better than that. Do the investigations, punish those that need punished, and move on.

Abby Adams on October 16, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Exit question: What if the feds come back and report that they’ve found some cases of registration fraud but nothing on a mass scale? Will that conclusion be accepted or is the “ACORN’s fixing the election” meme already too far gone?

No. The answer will be that the feds are as incompetent as they look to be, having waited until less than three weeks before the election to do what should have been done years ago and what has been public knowledge for a long time.

But, at least the feds know how to give long jail sentences to border patrol agents doing their job (and I don’t care if an illegal alien drug dealer gets shot in the butt).

progressoverpeace on October 16, 2008 at 1:26 PM

The media refuses to make any links to Obama and ACORN. And McCain failed to do so effectively last night. Just bring up ACORN in a debate is not enough unless you follow up on Barry’s dodge.

CanadianGuy on October 16, 2008 at 1:26 PM

About 30 years late. Oh well, better late than never. By the way, could this be the republican’s October Surprise?

Tommy_G on October 16, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Side bet: none of our regular trolls will show up on this thread.

Any takers?

Y-not on October 16, 2008 at 1:27 PM

If they find 10,000,000 cases of fraud involving the democrats and one alleged case involving a republican is going to be a “serious issue for both parties”

neuquenguy on October 16, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Terrific, more fuel for the fire, McCain – throw the match.

Spirit of 1776 on October 16, 2008 at 1:27 PM

I hope those little Oxford Scholar weasels at that house on Brownlee are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It’s oh so much fun to be a little rich radical but they will wilt like little pansies if they are held accountable for what they have done.

mrsmwp on October 16, 2008 at 1:28 PM

An investigation that would end abruptly in January if ACORN is successful in fixing the election.

cthulhu on October 16, 2008 at 1:28 PM

And why didn’t McCain tie ACORN around Obama’s neck last night?

lorien1973 on October 16, 2008 at 1:24 PM

IIRC at one point McCain tied Obama, Ayers and ACORN in one nice little package since CAC gave ACORN a $200k grant.

DrSteve on October 16, 2008 at 1:28 PM

CanadianGuy on October 16, 2008 at 1:26 PM

Two weeks of commercials. An FBI investigation. That’s all McCain has, I suppose.

And Joe.

lorien1973 on October 16, 2008 at 1:28 PM

Regardless of whether Obama has ‘plausible deniability’, if ACORN is found to committing voter fraud on a national scale, I suspect he may be fucked.

An honest man, with an honest campaign, would be sure to cleanse ACORN with fire to remove all doubt that his candidacy was kosher. Obama has done nothing but shrug his shoulders and offer us a Krusty the Clown “hey heY HAY KIDS! DON’T BLAME ME! I DIDN’T DO IT!”, while smirking about his fraudulent gains.

LimeyGeek on October 16, 2008 at 1:29 PM

I think ACORN needs to be investigated, but plead, HOPE, and pray that us conservatives don’t whine for 4 years about a “stolen election” if Obama wins in November.

Conservatives have never stolen an election. From all appearances the Democrats, with the help of ACORN, are about to steal one on a massive scale.

Why should we sit back and twiddle our thumbs? Why should we continue to be wimps when it comes to exposing the fraud of liberal Democrats?

I say let them have it, right between the eyes.

fogw on October 16, 2008 at 1:29 PM

G-Dubs finally act before he exits stage right?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 16, 2008 at 1:29 PM

The question is, do Obama’s tentacles reach as far as the FBI?

Waiting …..

fogw on October 16, 2008 at 1:25 PM

I hope they keep the identity of the investigaors (and the locations of their dumpsters) secret.

neuquenguy on October 16, 2008 at 1:29 PM

RICOla!

I certainly hope so…

BKennedy on October 16, 2008 at 1:29 PM

Teh One to join in on the chorus of investigating ACORN in 5…4…3…2…

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 16, 2008 at 1:29 PM

We’re better than that. Do the investigations, punish those that need punished, and move on.
Abby Adams on October 16, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Bullshit. If the election is close and somehow Obarky takes it, I will call foul.

It wouldn’t be some hackneyed (thats right I said hackneyed) conspiracy about Diebold and black choppers swooping-in to abduct people off the streets, the cheating which is happening here is obvious and widespread.

Bishop on October 16, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Side bet: none of our regular trolls will show up on this thread.

Any takers?

Y-not on October 16, 2008 at 1:27 PM

I’ll bite. I’m pretty confident they’ll come in and say things like “there’s nothing going on”, “this is a red herring” or fling random insults.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 1:30 PM

“This is just a corrupt right-wing distraction from the real issues”

LimeyGeek on October 16, 2008 at 1:31 PM

Oh, this had to happen after the debates were over. If results start coming in before Nov. 4 and look good (or is it bad?), McCain better be ready to launch a massive ad blitz.

CherokeeJack on October 16, 2008 at 1:32 PM

I’ll bite. I’m pretty confident they’ll come in and say things like “there’s nothing going on”, “this is a red herring” or fling random insults.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Actually, their current theme is that it’s just “voter registration fraud”, not voter fraud. I always get a kick out of hearing that.

progressoverpeace on October 16, 2008 at 1:32 PM

The question is, do Obama’s tentacles reach as far as the FBI?

fogw on October 16, 2008 at 1:25 PM

No, but the people in the shadows, the people who control Obama and the money … their tentacles are rather long.

darwin on October 16, 2008 at 1:32 PM

And why didn’t McCain tie ACORN around Obama’s neck last night?

lorien1973 on October 16, 2008 at 1:24 PM

Give him a little credit, would you please? He DID talk about Obama and ACORN. And when he said they were destroying the fabric of our democracy, Obama laughed.

capitalist piglet on October 16, 2008 at 1:32 PM

Also don’t expect the FBI to come to any swift conclusions either.

These are the same people who find an unemployed Muslim from Canada staying at a four-star hotel in Denver dead in his room with a barrel of cyanide who say with a straight face immediately, “This is not terror related.”

CanadianGuy on October 16, 2008 at 1:32 PM

October surprise….heh

LimeyGeek on October 16, 2008 at 1:32 PM

OK…. now…

MSM…

No coverage of Berg V. Obama.

No coverage of Obamas 200 million questionable campaign contributions.

No investigation into Ayers/Obamas relationship.

No coverage of Obamas lies about his relationship with Acorn.

This….

But we already know that Joe the Plumber was is in debt, and the First Dude got a DUI many years ago…

Romeo13 on October 16, 2008 at 1:33 PM

Awesome. If Obama wins and tries to shut the investigation down, it will definitely look like he’s trying to hide something.

thirteen28 on October 16, 2008 at 1:33 PM

Anyone think the Feds will find Obama’s $832,000.00? After all, to hear him tell it, he didn’t get anything for his money.

tgharris on October 16, 2008 at 1:33 PM

The problem is, since trustworthy McCain has effectively tagged Obama last night as donating money to them, this report of a nationwide investigation of ACORN does not help with Obama’s first class trustworthiness.

So I say phuey!!

Mcguyver on October 16, 2008 at 1:33 PM

Every time acorn comes up on Fox news and they have a member of bho staff on, they change the subject to anything but voter fraud. They will not answer any questions on acorn. This just proves to me bho is knee deep in this.
L

letget on October 16, 2008 at 1:33 PM

when he said they were destroying the fabric of our democracy, Obama laughed.

capitalist piglet on October 16, 2008 at 1:32 PM

*That* needs to feature in an ad, looped and zoomed

LimeyGeek on October 16, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Must have been cause I called the FBI and the DoJ yesterday.

Power to the NC mommies!!!

he he

Mommypundit on October 16, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Braaak has already set the stage:

It’s not ACORN’s fault, it was the fault of those hired that got overzealous!

pherrman on October 16, 2008 at 1:34 PM

This is the big…Both parties do it moment. That is usually what happens when dems go wrong. They pick a small but bad republican example and tie it into a wider conspiracy and that is why nothing is ever done.

tomas on October 16, 2008 at 1:34 PM

I have a rotten feeling ACORN’s widespread nefarious activities across the country will result in a possible win for Obama.
The fact that the student journalists can’t get any interviews from the left to tell their story is an early indication of guilt in my opinion. This crap is disgusting. I surely hope those fraudulent voting college students are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I think they’re far too arrogant.It will just encourage more wackos to do the same.
And BTW-I understand that ACORN is under suspicion for mainly signing up ineligible voters, but you can’t tell me no one is going to take advantage of the overwhelmed system out there & vote under a few of those names.

Badger40 on October 16, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Maybe Ace was right. Maybe the ACORN issue is going to take Teh One?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 16, 2008 at 1:25 PM

ACORN, throwing B.O. under their bus? Wouldn’t THAT be Exciting!

upinak on October 16, 2008 at 1:35 PM

The AcorNutz aka The DemObama National Committee will slither out of this completely exonerated. In fact, how much do you want to bet that they’ll find some Republicans to indict……….wait for it………

Oh and….ChicagObama never heard of Acorn…..in fact he warned us all about them last year……..in fact he tried to get them shut down, but those damn Republicans fought tougher regulations…..but he’s never heard of them…….or something………

FiveWays on October 16, 2008 at 1:35 PM

If anything comes of the ACORN investigations, as soon as it begins to emerge, there will be a full frontal assault by the entire Racism Industry until it quiets down. After all, it’s already forced McCain to just mention ACORN Wednesday night and not pull out the entire tar barrel and bag of feathers.

eeyore on October 16, 2008 at 1:35 PM

Exit question: What if the feds come back and report that they’ve found some cases of fraud but nothing on a mass scale? Will that conclusion be accepted or is the “ACORN’s fixing the election” meme already too far gone?

Not enough know or care about ACORN for it to matter one way or the other. Non issue for Joe Sixpack.

trailboss on October 16, 2008 at 1:35 PM

Rush warned us to not put too much stock in this and that we should prepare ourselves for them to come out before the election and say there was nothing there.

powerpro on October 16, 2008 at 1:35 PM

Braaak has already set the stage:

It’s not ACORN’s fault, it was the fault of those hired that got overzealous!

pherrman on October 16, 2008 at 1:34 PM

That’s a lame excuse, though. It doesn’t work with anyone at any level of responsibility.

capitalist piglet on October 16, 2008 at 1:32 PM

Yes, but that was the end of it. McCain should have pressed that harder. Palin has been doing better on this than McCain, that’s for sure.

lorien1973 on October 16, 2008 at 1:36 PM

We’re not competant enough for an October surprise. And I think it’ll take too long for them to stop ACORN’s shenanigans this time. But it does damage Obama. It calls into question the whole “The One’s got it locked up” meme. If he’s got it locked up, why are his people cheating?

I think what’s gonna hurt him is the story that he’s planning a massive victory party. That doesn’t go over well. And it plays to his arrogance theme.

Palin should really clobber him on that.

McCain should focus on the economy and the Dems role in trashin it.

Iblis on October 16, 2008 at 1:37 PM

*That* needs to feature in an ad, looped and zoomed

LimeyGeek on October 16, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Oh, I definitely agree. I said as much multiple times last night, here and at LGF, and it looked like I had one or two people think it was a good idea, but that’s it…so I appreciate that you said that.

I went back and watched it on the replay – you can actually hear Obama laugh when McCain says that.

capitalist piglet on October 16, 2008 at 1:37 PM

If you want to send a pleasant e-mail to the Ohio Secretary of State, here’s the link.

http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Form/UI/Default.aspx?page=2579&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Nationwide effort or not, this organization should be cut off from all direct federal funding and its indirect federal funding should be researched, identified, and terminated.

McCain should hang Acorn around Obama’s neck as an absolutely unpatriotic waste of taxpayer money and an abuse of our voting system.

Idiots in Congress have been undermining the integrity of our elections for years. Why isn’t McCain running against Congress as well as Obama? All this gets swept under the carpet with an Obama administration.

BuckeyeSam on October 16, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Well, Gallup is looking better today. Not the bogus new way of counting LV but the old way has McCain just down by 2 points.

I hope all these pollsters are wrong about the weighting of the parties. But that is just hope, they have the education and experience. Although, I distinctly remember everyone talking about how the college vote would show up big time for Kerry.

Is the African American vote big enough to carry any redstates for Obama? That is the one group that is certain to turn out in record numbers for Obama. The other groups maybe not so much.

petunia on October 16, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Gamechanger…..At least I hope.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 16, 2008 at 1:38 PM

I wonder if ACORN had a role in the Republican primary.

zmdavid on October 16, 2008 at 1:38 PM

I gotta wonder though…. what are they looking for? Despite the fact that the purpose of registering to vote to begin with is to make sure only valid people vote, the fraud doesn’t occur till actual votes are casted…

Can they look for patterns in the registered voters rolls and match them up with poll workers and election officials? There has to be some coordination going on to get this to work…

ninjapirate on October 16, 2008 at 1:39 PM

capitalist piglet on October 16, 2008 at 1:37 PM

Did you or anyone else email the McPalin campaign about such an ad?

LimeyGeek on October 16, 2008 at 1:39 PM

Surprise! It’s October!

Sir Andrew on October 16, 2008 at 1:40 PM

I still think that there are things about Obama that will come out before the election that no one saw (or now sees) coming. How many of us could have predicted GW’s DUI charge in 2000 coming out days before the general? Or BC’s Monica laison. Either Obama is the best scrubber on the planet or there are still things that could affect this election or his credibility after he’s elected.

volnation on October 16, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Is the African American vote big enough to carry any redstates for Obama? That is the one group that is certain to turn out in record numbers for Obama. The other groups maybe not so much.

petunia on October 16, 2008 at 1:38 PM

I think it could be an issue in NC and Virginia

neuquenguy on October 16, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Boy I hope they find some strong evidence that incriminates Obama. If anything, I hope that it prevents him from winning this election.

mindhacker on October 16, 2008 at 1:40 PM

I wonder if ACORN had a role in the Republican primary.

zmdavid on October 16, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Yep….Camp Obama just finished typing up…eh a….discovering the paper trail.

uh-huh………

FiveWays on October 16, 2008 at 1:40 PM

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Jesus #$%&*ing Christ…in the name of all that is holy….

*fatuous*

Dorvillian on October 16, 2008 at 1:41 PM

The media refuses to make any links to Obama and ACORN. And McCain failed to do did so effectively last night.

CanadianGuy on October 16, 2008 at 1:26 PM

Fixed that for you.

I don’t know what debate you were listening to…. oh that’s right you are in Canada. That explains…. the signal didn’t get that far.

I tried to listen as an undecided would and the one sound bite I remember is McCain effectively “smearing” Obama with just that!!

And now WHAMO… here comes the national investigation!!!!!

The Kos kids have got to be screeching!!!

I’m telling you this does not help Obama’s first class classiness.

Mcguyver on October 16, 2008 at 1:41 PM

RICO charges I hope come from this, bet they get everyone near Obama but not him though

jp on October 16, 2008 at 1:42 PM

When OBomber had to explain ACORN last night his eyes were wide open and he looked possitively frightened. Prior to that he looked stoned or 1/2 asleep!

This is a very weak spot for OBomber and he well knows it! Hammer Down, Sarah, Hammer Down.
Time to pull the trigger!

dhunter on October 16, 2008 at 1:44 PM

And why didn’t McCain tie ACORN around Obama’s neck last night?

lorien1973 on October 16, 2008 at 1:24 PM

He did, a bit. But doing more would have gotten in the way of the narrative McCain HAD to advance in order to win: the Economy!

McCain’s big win last night was getting Joe the Plumber to be the take-home story, because it’s a story that wins big for McCain.

It’s a simple story: Successful blue collar worker, doing a job everyone respects and needs. Finally successful enough to take over the small business and expand it, creating new jobs — not burger king jobs, either, solid, blue collar, be-your-own-boss, and be able to afford college for your kids, good jobs. But Obama instead wants to tax him enough that he can’t create those jobs. And what does he want the money for? Is it for defense, or to fight crime, or because there’s a crisis? NO. He wants it to “spread the wealth.”

Obama made a huge unforced error when he said that to Joe the Plumber.

And McCain just tied that error around his neck and squeezed it tight.

Plenty of time for ACORN, as the story continues to build.

In fact, raising ACORN at the debate any further might have given Obama the chance to wriggle free. If Obama had just given thirty seconds to condemning ACORN’s outrageous voting fraud — thirty seconds waxing vaguely and hopey-changey nostalgic for clean, dependable elections… it would have gone a long way towards separating Obama from ACORN.

If he gives that speech during his 30 minutes of World Series commercial, it will be too little, too late. The issue will already be tied around his neck.

ClintACK on October 16, 2008 at 1:44 PM

Side bet: none of our regular trolls will show up on this thread.

Any takers?

Y-not on October 16, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Nah. Too busy ACORN-ing the vote…

newton on October 16, 2008 at 1:44 PM

when he said they were destroying the fabric of our democracy, Obama laughed.

capitalist piglet on October 16, 2008 at 1:32 PM

*That* needs to feature in an ad, looped and zoomed

LimeyGeek on October 16, 2008 at 1:34 PM

From your typing-fingers to Steve Schmidt’s inbox!!

ClintACK on October 16, 2008 at 1:45 PM

Surprise! It’s October!

Sir Andrew on October 16, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Well to most of us… the month of October isn’t a surpise… it happens every year in fact.

petunia on October 16, 2008 at 1:46 PM

Another brick in the wall.

Even if nothing comes of this investigation between now and November, the meme of ACORN = Corruption has acquired sufficient life and strength to withstand any effort the Drive-Bys make to squelch it.

Between this, Ayers, infanticide, Wright, Biden, Rezko and all the other “non-issues” in addition to the fact that Rasmussen has it down to a 4 point difference and the internals are swinging toward McCain, I’m figuring that the wall will collapse on Obama sooner than later.

Obama will lose this election – just as I said he would.

ManlyRash on October 16, 2008 at 1:46 PM

It doesn’t matter. The One could strangle a kitten on live TV and the MSM justify it as a demonstration of how passionate Dear Leader is about saving the oceans r summin. The entire scandal would center around why McCain didn’t stop Barry O hence proving he hates kittens.

ronsfi on October 16, 2008 at 1:46 PM

Please FBI look into more than voter fraud. ACORN is involving in housing and other federal money.

William Amos on October 16, 2008 at 1:46 PM

I still think that there are things about Obama that will come out before the election that no one saw (or now sees) coming.

It would have to be extremely big, and with absolutely no plausible deniability. I wouldn’t hold my breath

Either Obama is the best scrubber on the planet or there are still things that could affect this election or his credibility after he’s elected.

volnation on October 16, 2008 at 1:40 PM

the Obama goons are master scrubbers, they monitor every possible media exposure and the Obama Rapid Response Scrubbing Team moves in faster than you can hit the screen capture button.

neuquenguy on October 16, 2008 at 1:47 PM

Not enough know or care about ACORN for it to matter one way or the other. Non issue for Joe Sixpack.

trailboss on October 16, 2008 at 1:35 PM

That is, of course, until you point out that Obama and Ayers collaborated on wasting $161 million of grant money, city of Chicago money, and donation money to improve Chicago schools. And they achieved zero improvement, largely because they were funneling money not to schools but to third parties to waste on joining with schools for community organizing training and some of these third parties were Acorn-related. Does Joe Six-Pack really want to vote in that kind of wasteful stewardship?

Joe Six-Pack wonders whther his vote matters now? I’m certain that it won’t matter after an Obama adminstration effectively institutionalizes Acorn with federal funding in perpetuity.

Acorn is a cancer that requires surgical excision and a heavy dose of chemo.

BuckeyeSam on October 16, 2008 at 1:47 PM

If he gives that speech during his 30 minutes of World Series commercial, it will be too little, too late. The issue will already be tied around his neck.

ClintACK on October 16, 2008 at 1:44 PM

That 30 minute commerical. Why isn’t McCain countering it with something similar? Is it a lack of money? Because I heard it went really cheap and they have to give McCain something similar for the same amount.

Maybe McCain doesn’t have that much to say?

petunia on October 16, 2008 at 1:48 PM

Obama will lose this election – just as I said he would.

ManlyRash on October 16, 2008 at 1:46 PM

You speaking Ex Cathedra? I sure hope so.

neuquenguy on October 16, 2008 at 1:49 PM

I hope all these pollsters are wrong about the weighting of the parties. But that is just hope, they have the education and experience.

petunia on October 16, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Petunia,

Don’t lose hope.

They also have a long, long track record of overweighting Democrats. Year after year after year after year.

ClintACK on October 16, 2008 at 1:49 PM

I want the FBI to investigate, and arrest the democratic activists from England working in Ohio who REGISTERED and VOTED in Ohio when they don’t live there.

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/10/15/ohio-prosecutor-investigating-voter-fraud-house/

Enoxo on October 16, 2008 at 1:49 PM

ninjapirate on October 16, 2008 at 1:39 PM

Its all about abscentee ballots…

I have my ballot sitting on my desk… if these fraudulent “voters” can get those ballots and send them in?

Real Problems.

Romeo13 on October 16, 2008 at 1:50 PM

You speaking Ex Cathedra? I sure hope so. – neuquenguy on October 16, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Nope. Just speaking as Manly Rash. McCain will win. That’s all there is to it.

ManlyRash on October 16, 2008 at 1:50 PM

ZZTOP-Sixpack “I’m Bad I’m Nationwide.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7y3W91TUac

Dr Evil on October 16, 2008 at 1:50 PM

Another thing – Obama’s mission if elected will be reelection in 2012, which means critical thought about his proposals and how they will really play out. Because the one thing that’ll doom him in 2012 is if the economy tanks. That’s where his unending arrogance could sink him.

I can tell you that as a small business owner, higher taxes will hurt the economy. My margins have to be preserved, so increased costs mean we must cut elsewhere (read – jobs). O throws out the 1990′s as evidence of a causal connection b/w higher taxes and a good economy. Make no mistake, the economy in the 1990′s did well in spite if BC’c tax increses, not because of them). The Big O won’t enjoy the same environment that BC did with tighter credit standards higher energy prices.

volnation on October 16, 2008 at 1:50 PM

REVOLUTION ! ! ! !

We must take back America from the liberal invaders.

saiga on October 16, 2008 at 1:52 PM

A federal probe? Too bad the One doesn’t have any close ties, past or present to ACORN. Otherwise, this investigation could… umm, let’s see how this plays out.

Physics Geek on October 16, 2008 at 1:52 PM

They also have a long, long track record of overweighting Democrats. Year after year after year after year.

ClintACK on October 16, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Not Rassmussen tracking. I looked at the 2004 race they had it within a couple of points for months and Bush was almost always slightly ahead. That is what worries me most… not ABC or the others but Rassmussen.

petunia on October 16, 2008 at 1:52 PM

Obama said he didn’t need ACORN… anymore. That was the Fed’s cue.

Ace ODale on October 16, 2008 at 1:53 PM

Isn’t there anyone in state government in Ohio who can overrule Brunner, or even better, have her arrested for obstruction of justice?

pilamaye on October 16, 2008 at 1:53 PM

Did you or anyone else email the McPalin campaign about such an ad?

LimeyGeek on October 16, 2008 at 1:39 PM

I haven’t. I don’t really know who to contact about it. I was just thinking about emailing Rush.

capitalist piglet on October 16, 2008 at 1:54 PM

PLEASE INVESTIGATE THIS FBI

From my old blog

ACORN Housing Corporation launches non-profit mortgage brokerage

ACORN Housing Corporation launches non-profit mortgage brokerage with CitiMortgage, Bank of America, First American Title Insurance Company, and Fannie Mae to help low- and moderate-income families find safe, affordable mortgages in Florida

Central to this new initiative are the participating lenders commitment to make their fixed price and affordable mortgage products available as one of the options for borrowers working with ACORN Housing in its target cities. Key features of the fixed-rate mortgage products being offered include:

Trained counselors will provide borrowers with free pre-purchase homebuyer education counseling and at anytime throughout the life of the loan if some unforeseen event occurs that prevents them from meeting their mortgage obligations.

“A key objective of ACORN Housing Affordable Loans, LLC is to expand housing opportunities,” said Alton Bennett, President of ACORN Housing Corporation and the new mortgage brokerage.

“Fannie Mae is proud to work with ACORN Housing, ” said Thomas Collins, Director, Single Family Business, and Fannie Mae. By working with ACORN and lenders like Citibank, we can support their efforts to expand homeownership opportunities for underserved communities at affordable price points achieve sustainable homeownership.”

NY ACORN HOUSING COMPANY ACQUIRES HUD FORECLOSED BUILDINGS AND SECURES LOW INCOME HOUSING

HUD, NYC and ACORN Partnership Saves Homes of 111 Low-Income Families. New Model to Protect Much Needed Housing Stock – and to Upgrade Buildings and Homes

(Brooklyn, NY) – January 4, 2005 – One hundred and eleven low-income families in four East Harlem buildings had a huge win when HUD foreclosed on the prior owner and then worked with the community group ACORN, and it’s development arm the New York ACORN Housing Company, and HPD to insure that the buildings would be renovated for permanent affordable housing.

William Amos on October 16, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Anyone want to bet that over 1M of the Acorn registrations are fraudulent?

ErikTheRed on October 16, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Nope. Just speaking as Manly Rash. McCain will win. That’s all there is to it.

ManlyRash on October 16, 2008 at 1:50 PM

I really want to believe, it good help a lot if it was ex-cathedra. Oh well…

neuquenguy on October 16, 2008 at 1:55 PM

Guaran-damn-tee you Gore did not win the popular vote in 2000. If we could assess the full extent of Dem cheating, he probably got his ass kicked by half a million votes.

whitetop on October 16, 2008 at 1:55 PM

Super thank-you,I asked for the FBI to raid ACORN
across America!

Now,FBI,launch raids on the DNC offices,as I
also suggested!

Then watch the DNC go bezerk!!

canopfor on October 16, 2008 at 1:56 PM

REVOLUTION ! ! ! !

We must take back America from the liberal invaders.

saiga on October 16, 2008 at 1:52 PM

One blog post at a time, eh?

LimeyGeek on October 16, 2008 at 1:57 PM

That 30 minute commerical. Why isn’t McCain countering it with something similar?

Perhaps because it’s a stunt. Perhaps because “Me Too!” is never an attractive response in a leader. Perhaps because he doesn’t want to show his hand, just yet.

I really think a better response would be to buy shorter segments of ad time during Game 6 (if there is one) and other popular shows coming AFTER the address. And then try to do a rapid response with them. Take things Obama says in his 30 minute address, show them again, and give McCain’s simple response.

I think when it comes down to it, McCain will get far more mileage out of breaking that 30 minutes down into thirty one-minute ads, and then running them dozens of times in local markets in swing states, rather than once in national markets.

It would be nice for people in California, Texas, Massachusetts, and so on, to see McCain ads more… but at the end of the day, California and Massachusetts will vote for Obama and Texas will vote for McCain, and every single dollar spent getting political ads onto TV screens in those and other “safe” states is a completely wasted dollar.

ClintACK on October 16, 2008 at 1:57 PM

So, a group that Barry barely knew had some overly zealous people is attempting to ACORNhole the vote? Nothing to see here except the Ohio SoS trying to not discard fraudulent registrations and votes. Move along.

Physics Geek on October 16, 2008 at 1:58 PM

Actually, their current theme is that it’s just “voter registration fraud”, not voter fraud. I always get a kick out of hearing that.

progressoverpeace on October 16, 2008 at 1:32 PM

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?? What’s the bloody difference??? IT’S STILL FRAUD! IT’S STILL ILLEGAL!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 1:59 PM

Quick, somebody get Joe the Plumber on the phone. I want to know what to think about all of this! heh heh

Does anyone REALLY believe that they are going to report widespread fraud prior to the election? Oh sure, they’re going to find it, but then sit on it or milktoast it in order not to appear “opportunistic.”

Can’t be racist now, can we?

Sugar Land on October 16, 2008 at 1:59 PM

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