Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita has completed an investigation into the registration activities of ACORN, and he’s not mincing words about what he found:
Secretary of State Todd Rokita said Monday that his office has found evidence of “multiple criminal violations, including possible state and federal racketeering laws” in connection with fraudulent voter registration applications filed in Lake County.
Rokita said many registration applications filed by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, had incomplete information or indications of fraud or forgery.
Rokita wants criminal investigations begun at the federal, state, and county levels. The deputy AG has rejected the idea, but the FBI has already started a national probe into ACORN’s activities. The mention of racketeering makes this a much more interesting case to follow. If the feds can prove that ACORN execs systematically conspired to break election laws, then the RICO statutes allows the Department of Justice to charge the entire organization’s leadership with a multitude of crimes, which could put them away for a very long time.
If the DoJ wants to see this through to the end, they’d better act quick. If former ACORN attorney and now-client Barack Obama gets elected President, I doubt that the ACORN probe will survive past January 21st, 2009, at Justice.