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11 August 2010 @ 09:41

This is good news…

From The Daily Caller, Caroline May reporting, we learn:

This month the American Conservative Union (ACU) launched a new project aimed at tracking former leaders of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) to expose any similarly corrupt spin-off groups they may conspire to create.

According to the ACU, however, with its former leaders still trolling about, the story of ACORN is far from over. Their new project, “The ACU ACORN Action,” aims to expose any new groups ACORN leaders attempt to create, make candidates aware of the tactics such groups use to affect elections, and empower average citizens to report on any nefarious activities.

Former ACORN employee and whistle blower Anita MonCrief also spoke at Tuesday’s meeting. MonCrief stressed the importance of this initiative, reminding participants of past ACORN election tomfoolery — in which dead people, entire football teams and characters like Mickey Mouse all managed to register to vote. She noted that since 2000 ACORN had registered 6 million new voters, a number which she said could have made a difference in the 2008 election.

According to MonCrief, the groups come and go, but the same leaders have been stirring up trouble since the 1970s. “We are going to track the leaders of ACORN as they move to different groups,” MonCrief said.

Moncrief warned that in addition to tracking the leaders, groups like Project Vote, a former arm of ACORN which has itself battled allegations of fraud, still exist. “If we are going to stop them we are going to need a massive citizen effort,” she said.

Damn straight, Miss MonCrief.

We need more of this kind of thing.  The technology is there.  We just need some dedicated people willing to concentrate on one area or issue.  This is, of course, a difficult thing because, unlike a lot of the Left, most people on the Right have real jobs in the real world [and families].

SIDENOTE: Mr. Keene also makes this point:

ACU chairman David Keene told the Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing on Tuesday that Republicans are notoriously bad a weeding out voter fraud. He contends that the coming elections could be even worse. This year the Republican National Committee (RNC) is so low on funds that they do not even have enough money for “get out the vote” campaigns, except in a very few close races. Without even a “get out the vote” effort, Keene says an institutionally centered voter fraud clamp down is very unlikely.

To make matters worse, Keene is certain that the dismal prospects Democrats are facing this election cycle will render them even more prone to engaging in voter fraud. “Desperate men and women will do desperate things,” he said. He continued by noting that the group will be working to reorganize and mobilize for their favored candidates.

Some thoughts on this:

1) We are bad at sussing-out fraud at the polls.  The Left is so good at it because they are masters at practicing it.

2) The RNC is so low on funds, Mr. Keene, because an awful lot of us are bypassing it and it’s subsidiary organizations and giving directly to the candidates [see: Ten Buck Friday].  Frankly, these groups are peopled with idiots and shysters.  They can no longer be trusted to do the right thing with our monies.

3) The Democrats are ‘desperate’ indeed and, since they live by the motto ‘by any means necessary’, they can be expected to do anything and everything to stay in power.



  1. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX permalink
    11 August 2010 @ 11:45 11:45

    Somebody made a comment that the head of the New Black Panther Party, Malik Shabazz (born Paris Lewis) bears a STRIKING resemblance to Bertha Lewis of ACORN fame. Mr. Shabazz is quite coy about who his mother is and where she lives, but he was born in Los Angeles, and Ms. Lewis spent part of her youth in LA.

    Didn’t know if anyone had ever looked into this – there may be nothing to the story……

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      11 August 2010 @ 13:39 13:39

      Teresa: That would be veeerryyy interesting, if true.

  2. 11 August 2010 @ 22:10 22:10

    Good for them! And an interesting tidbit from Teresa!

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