Inside ACORN’S Political Plans: Ensuring a Democrat Majority

posted at 12:00 pm on November 21, 2009 by Anita MonCrief

According to a report from Ohio today, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked the ACORN-tainted Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, to investigation ACORN’s voter registration work in the state.

“U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan has formally asked Ohio’s secretary of state to look into allegations that ACORN had at least a preliminary plan to back Democrat candidates in key Ohio congressional races in 2008.”

The political plan was described in an October article as “having been scaled back,” and of course, ACORN denied any partisan activity.

“But to some, ACORN’s early 13-page plan for the 2008 election reinforces what critics always assumed: The group’s goal was never nonpartisan. The political plan and other ACORN documents show that the group was interested not just in helping presidential candidate Barack Obama, whom it urged its members to support, according to post-election Federal Election Commission reports. ACORN also was interested in Congress and the Ohio Statehouse.

“There’s no question that ACORN strategized to figure out how its election efforts could maximize the benefit for selected Democratic candidates in the most competitive races,” U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa of California told The Plain Dealer. “

An illuminating  fact not mentioned in either article is that ACORN prepared political plans for several key battleground states in 2006 and again during the 2007-08 election cycle. As evidenced by the draft plans developed in the Spring of 2006 by the Strategic Writing and Research Department (SWORD) of ACORN Political Operations, these plans were aimed at electing “progressives” and in some cases broke down the Congressional districts by race for maximum targeting. SWORD, which was staffed by Project Vote employees, including myself, worked with ACORN head organizers in FL, MD, MI, MN, OH, PA, and RI to create local documents for the ACORN field staff to implement and present to funders and/or various partner organizations.

A copy of the Maryland and Colorado draft plans from 2006 are available online. Key parts of the plans are the contact and Congressional district sections at the end. For example, in the Maryland plan, it calls for mailings and face to face contact. A screen shot of the type of mailing Marylanders received is shown below .

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ACORN used Project Vote staff and computers to create the PowerPoint “Campaign for a New Congress.” This PowerPoint was aimed at swaying the Congressional election in Maryland from Albert Wynn to ACORN ally Donna Edwards. Using the final political plan, ACORN canvassed voters and mailed pieces through its affiliate Communities Voting Together.

Campaign for a New Congress

Communities Voting Together has the same address as the Project Vote office in DC and its address on the screen shot above is the same Elysian Fields address where hundreds of other ACORN entities “reside.

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As a 527 group, Communities Voting Together paid over 150,000 to Citizen’s Services Inc, and contributed to Wade Rathke’s Chief Organizer Fund. Jeff Robinson is listed as the contact for Communities Voting Together and some may remembered Robinson from the 2008 elections (emphasis mine):

“In fact, the Obama campaign paid an ACORN-run organization more than $800,000. In Federal Election Commission required filings, the Obama campaign reported that this money was paid for polling, advance work and event staging. After watchdog scrutiny called this claim into question, the Obama campaign revised its filing and acknowledged that CSI was paid for “get-out-the-vote” projects.

CSI Executive Vice President Jeff Robinson last August told Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter David M. Brown that CSI is a ‘separate organization entirely’ from ACORN. But as Brown reported, CSI has the same office address as ACORN’s national headquarters, ACORN itself described CSI in 2006 as its ‘campaign services entity.’ Coincidentally, the widely identified “national deputy political director for campaigns and elections” for ACORN is…Jeff Robinson.”

ACORN’s shell corporations make it easy for a political plan to become a partisan voter registration drive facilitated by thin veiled “partnerships.” The filing reports of Communities Voting Together raise a number of questions, including whether the misspelling of the name on the filing was intentional. The payments to various ACORN entities should give any astute lawmaker pause.

ACORN has been able to claim that it never worked in some recent elections including NY-23, but as this screen shoot illustrates, Communities Voting together was mailing and passing out door knockers in 2006 for Corzine in New Jersey (without a mention of ACORN).

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Will ACORN backed officials like Jennifer Brunner (who has her eye on a Senate seat) and officials in Maryland and Colorado take notices of these obvious attempts to elect Democrats, or will they continue to turn a blind eye to ACORN in order to save themselves?

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by community they mean political machine.

rob verdi on November 21, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Isn’t that exactly what they did last time?

Bambi on November 21, 2009 at 12:02 PM

They will delay until the cornsters get them into office.Then they will drop all charges, even if they have already won any convictions on the fixins.

bbz123 on November 21, 2009 at 12:04 PM

If we can get enough stupid people together in the same place at the same time, we can take over the world.

This will work folks.

percysunshine on November 21, 2009 at 12:05 PM

They did it here in Indiana too.

Skywise on November 21, 2009 at 12:05 PM

OUR money at work

CWforFreedom on November 21, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Silly Rabbit, rules are for Republicans.

Mojave Mark on November 21, 2009 at 12:06 PM

We outnumber them, so let’s fight them back and marginalize them.

BottomLine5 on November 21, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Is it any wonder why a large percentage of GOPers feel like the election was stolen?

fourdeucer on November 21, 2009 at 12:12 PM

BAH! Asking Brunner to investigate is like asking students to grade their own tests.

This is a sham.

fossten on November 21, 2009 at 12:13 PM

I am beginning to realize that ACON workers are really prostitutes!

BigMike252 on November 21, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Al Franken sure likes em.

faol on November 21, 2009 at 12:15 PM

If we can get enough stupid people together in the same place at the same time, we can take over the world.

This will work folks.

percysunshine on November 21, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Unfortunately it is already working.

Missy on November 21, 2009 at 12:15 PM

great post

Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter on November 21, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Great post, Ed.

Your trillion dollar question:

Will ACORN backed officials like Jennifer Brunner (who has her eye on a Senate seat) and officials in Maryland and Colorado take notices of these obvious attempts to elect Democrats, or will they continue to turn a blind eye to ACORN in order to save themselves?

I’ve noted “Non-Partisan” organizations operating in Texas enlisting illegal aliens into the Democrat Party registry of voters, the Strauss non-profit for one.

I’ve also noted the Democrat Party in Texas perverting the biennial state legislative sessions this past decade. All the democrat legislators skipped town, and then fled the state of Texas during the legislative session in order to prevent the required caucus representation within the quorum so there was no vote taken. This past session, again the Democrats abandoned statesmanship in order to enable illegal alien residents to vote, to corrupt our state’s governance. There is a legality in Texas requiring adults to carry identification. Yet the Democrats prevented the legislative vote from occurring, once again, that would require voters to present their photo ID.

/And Kay Bailey Hutchison’s return to state politics bodes lenient PC tolerance for the Democrat agenda that perverts constitutional justice by corrupting elections in Texas.

maverick muse on November 21, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Silly Rabbit, rules are for Republicans.

Mojave Mark on November 21, 2009 at 12:06 PM

…rules are for Republicans to apply against Democrats.

maverick muse on November 21, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Acorn does the job left wing media wont do.

the_nile on November 21, 2009 at 12:38 PM

by community they mean political machine.

rob verdi on November 21, 2009 at 12:02 PM

That’d be the machine building the tribal “village”.

How’s that “insight” helping Sec/State Hillary Clinton’s diplomacy, particularly with the Pakistani-Afghan mountain tribes?

The Hillary-Obama response to corruption here is to ignore and enable whereas that corruption recently “discovered” over there by Hillary and Obama grinds US cooperation to a halt, providing grounds for the US to pull out.

Obama’s corrupt hand is in the American voter registry and ballot box, stuck on stupid, bound by his professional association within ACORN.

America will properly remove Obama from office for his grossly negligent performance of official duties, and his overt sabotage our Republic.

Prosecute Corruption
Impeach Fraud

maverick muse on November 21, 2009 at 12:40 PM

I am beginning to realize that ACON workers are really prostitutes!

BigMike252 on November 21, 2009 at 12:14 PM

.
If they are, it must be due to Global Warming!

iurockhead on November 21, 2009 at 12:40 PM

Racists

EscapeVelocity on November 21, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Attorney General Holder starts an investigation in 4..3…2..

becki51758 on November 21, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Turn a ‘blind eye’? They won’t even read the letter!

GarandFan on November 21, 2009 at 12:57 PM

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked the ACORN-tainted Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, to investigation ACORN’s voter registration work in the state.

Fox meet henhouse.

Cindy Munford on November 21, 2009 at 1:11 PM

The fox guarding the hen house?Ha!

ohiobabe on November 21, 2009 at 1:13 PM

I’d STILL like to know how may ‘votes/ballots’ came from those imaginary districts that got TARP $$ … hmmm.

pambi on November 21, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Hey,Cindy,like minds:):)

ohiobabe on November 21, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Nice post Anita.

Speakup on November 21, 2009 at 1:26 PM

Thanks Anita. I can’t remember but I hope you have worked some with Becks researchers, you are an important truth teller in this game.

tim c on November 21, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Thanks for speaking up for the Truth Anita. Welcome to the “Dark Side” of the American voting public and the Truth. We are those who want free and fair elections every time, and are damn tired of our voices being drowned out by stolen votes and used by Dhimmicrats to ram socialism down our throats. If we don’t stop the country’s slide fairly, then Dhimmicrats will cheat their way into permanent power just like they have in every city that can’t balance its budget or keep half its residents out of the poor house.

Capitalism works. Government ALWAYS screws it up.

Keep up the good work.

Subsunk

Subsunk on November 21, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Just imagine what a national news organization, with large resources, could find if they were to dig into ACORN!!!! The more you hear, the more you question, the more you question, the less you understand. Personally, I can’t understand how a news story like this isn’t being covered by at least one “news” organization.

bflat879 on November 21, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Instead of “Illuminating”, I would have chosen:

“Tell us something we don’t know.” or

“No duh.”

Metro on November 21, 2009 at 2:15 PM

The Equal Opportunity and other racially equalizing legislation is, and has been, used for racially exclusive projects and endeavors, which if undertaken by any white person or organization, would be condemned as criminal and completely shut down. These operations are just as criminal.
Racial equality means just that; Racial equality, no matter what race.
THIS IS NOT RACIAL EQUALITY BY ANY MEANS.

Cybergeezer on November 21, 2009 at 2:18 PM

The unspoken truth is – the democrat party is working to make America a fascist one-party state, and has been for decades.

Any means are acceptable toward that end. If they can march forward within the law, great, if they need to break the law, just as good.

And they are winning.

Rebar on November 21, 2009 at 2:51 PM

I’m not even that religious, but all I can say is, God Bless You, Anita!

PattyJ on November 21, 2009 at 3:27 PM

The USA is on its decline because the people of America are letting a few despots decieve them, Good luck.

royzer on November 21, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Why didn’t Gingrich or the Republican congress do something about ACORN and SEIU when they were in power? I’m sure they were every bit as criminal back then.

lilium on November 21, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Racists

EscapeVelocity on November 21, 2009 at 12:41 PM

You obviously are since you decided to bring up that ugly moniker.

Hammie on November 21, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Will ACORN backed officials like Jennifer Brunner (who has her eye on a Senate seat) and officials in Maryland and Colorado take notices of these obvious attempts to elect Democrats, or will they continue to turn a blind eye to ACORN in order to save themselves?

That was a rhetorical question, right?

AZfederalist on November 21, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Attorney General Holder starts an investigation in 4..3…2..

becki51758 on November 21, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Um, you forgot the sarc tag.

Blacksmith8 on November 21, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Ummm, hate to break it to you guys, but trying to save a sinking ship is merely re-arranging the deck chairs while it sinks.

After tonight, its pretty much over. Everyone will go back to sleep, stop paying attention and learn to deal with perpetual high unemployment and confiscatory taxes over 50% or more.

You’ve entered slavery because you kept electing stupid people left and right to congress and then wonder what happened when they ignored the USCON. Well, now you have whatever you can scrape together.

Its over. The scumbags won. We lost. Time to move on. There are more important things to worry about….like Paris Hilton and whatever the Hildabeast is wearing.

JP1986UM on November 21, 2009 at 10:30 PM

All that taxpayer money going to support Corzine, and he still lost. Things are looking up.

mike_NC9 on November 22, 2009 at 8:48 AM

The fix is in for ACORN… more hope and change we can believe in. On the plus side we should see more Salvadorean teenage girls with employment under the Obama watch.

Bert Convy on November 22, 2009 at 9:46 AM

the Strategic Writing and Research Department (SWORD) of ACORN Political Operations

Does ACORN aspire to be The Sword and Shield of the Party? Well, thank goodness they appear to be inept fools who are on their way to being prosecuted.

Al in St. Lou on November 22, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Excellent, as per usual Anita! We all owe you a debt of gratitude for all you have done.

I hope I am not rude by mentioning this but Corzine ran for Governor (and unfortunately won) in 2005. After living under his regime (and his prior service in the Senate), that date is burned in my brain. I pray that Christie will do a better job, but I think he will!

God Bless you Anita!

margategop517 on November 23, 2009 at 1:21 AM

Mojave Mark on November 21, 2009 at 12:06 PM

It’s like trying to opt out of Union’s when you’re a teacher or grocery clerk. You can’t, and you can’t direct your dues to go anywhere but to a Liberal. We’ve tried to get that changed and we always seem to fail. If Liberals lost these political and taxpayer directed funds, they would never win a thing. Without them they would have to win on the issues alone and they would fail without a doubt. It’s interesting how Republicans just accept these facts and say, “DUH, tell us something we don’t know” like it’s a fait a compile. It’s like the Republican Party as a whole is that geeky nerd in school that people paste the “Kick Me” sign on his back and he keeps getting kicked in the a$$ and can’t figure out why and just takes it because he’s too weak and wimpy to stand up for himself. Scary that there are more Republican woman that stand up for themeselves. Probably why I’m single–I seem to mostly be attracted to Liberal men who have a backbone but, unfortunately, they come with a lot of things that are desirable as well. Don’t believe me? Have you ever noticed who Ann or Laura dated? I believe they’re still single, aren’t they?

Sultry Beauty on November 23, 2009 at 2:14 PM