Posted By RichC on October 14, 2008
I wonder just how many lawsuits we’ll see popping up around the nation in the coming month?
“The right to cast a vote that is not diluted by fraudulent votes is a fundamental individual right,” Buckeye Institute President David Hansen said.
“ACORN appears to be recklessly disregarding Ohio laws and adding thousands of fraudulent voters to the state’s roles in the process,” Maurice Thompson, Director of the Buckeye Institute’s 1851 Center for Constitutional Law said. “Such voter fraud erodes the value of legally cast votes,” he added.
In the complaint, Thompson cites an accumulation of evidence showing numerous instances of admitted fraud by ACORN employees, as well as individuals solicited by ACORN.
I certainly looks as if the group ACORN knew exactly what it was doing when they began hiring people (and paying them based on number of registrations) to go out and register new voters. I seems they are encouraged to registered non-existent voters in some states and the same voter multiple times in others — they are targeting low income and urban areas and one Cuyahoga County Ohio resident was registered 73 times according to his testimony. Helping each person to vote is a worthy goal, but to be a bias group (openly support the Obama campaign and receives funding from them) is disturbing in our democracy to say the least. If this vote is close, there is going to be some significant speculation as to the legitimacy with these kinds of improprieties. The states receiving complaints about ACORN’s activities besides Ohio are: Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.