ACORN Worker Pleads Guilty to Voter Registration Fraud in Kansas City, Mo.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, has done a lot of heavy lifting over the past few decades for the Democratic Party Left. Launched in 1970 and still run by Service Employees International Union Local 100 chief organizer Wade Rathke, the massive nationwide nonprofit network of anti-poverty activists has been focusing much of its firepower lately on voter registration. They play hardball and are proud of it, regardless of whether their tactics are legal. Results are what matters. And last year in Missouri, the group delivered results. By a less than 50,000-vote margin, State Auditor Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, was elected as the state’s newest U.S. Senator over GOP incumbent Jim Talent. In the process, ACORN unwittingly set the stage, especially in Kansas City, for indictments and guilty pleas against several of their former workers. 

 

On May 17, Carmen R. Davis became the latest casualty of Read More ➡

Union Ally ACORN Produces Voter Registration Fraud in Missouri, Elsewhere

The new 110th Congress convened at the start of this month with something it hadn’t had in a dozen years: a Democratic-controlled House and Senate. But amid the party’s hoopla over Nancy Pelosi’s ascent to House Speaker is the reality that its Senate majority is a thin 51-49, allowing for the fact that the two “Independent” senators, Joe Lieberman (Conn.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.), are Democrats all but in name. That edge could be the result of a close 2006 race in Missouri, where Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill defeated incumbent Republican Senator Jim Talent. Her margin of victory of slightly less than 50,000 votes very likely in part was the result of voter registration fraud. And the culprit is an operator familiar to the radical political landscape: the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. Investigative reporting by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Wall Street JournalRead More ➡