Acorn — the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now

The WSJ reports:

Acorn uses various affiliated groups to agitate for “a living wage,” for “affordable housing,” for “tax justice” and union and environmental goals, as well as against school choice and welfare reform. It was a major contributor to the subprime meltdown by pushing lenders to make home loans on easy terms, conducting “strikes” against banks so they’d lower credit standards.
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Acorn is spending $16 million this year to register new Democrats and is already boasting it has put 1.3 million new voters on the rolls. The big question is how many of these registrations are real.

You can read the headlines this week: 30,000 felons in Florida registered to vote; In Ohio 4,000 Acorn’s registrations are shady: Ohio teenager registered by Acorn 73 times! That’s just a start!

Which brings us to Mr. Obama, who got his start as a Chicago “community organizer” at Acorn’s side. In 1992 he led voter registration efforts as the director of Project Vote, which included Acorn. This past November, he lauded Acorn’s leaders for being “smack dab in the middle” of that effort. Mr. Obama also served as a lawyer for Acorn in 1995, in a case against Illinois to increase access to the polls.

“The Obama campaign is now distancing itself from Acorn, claiming Mr. Obama never organized with it and has nothing to do with illegal voter registration.” He’s distancing himself from Acorn, just like he did with Rev Wright and Bill Ayres. When are you going to distance yourself from Obama?

UPDATE: Witsnapper the Blog writes:

Ace of Spades and Allahpundit note that the Lake County, IN Board of Elections is sifting through 5,000 registration cards turned in by ACORN. They’ve counted 2,100 of them so far, and every single one of those 2,100 is believed fake. Every one.


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