Obama Shut Down Federal ACORN Investigation

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I'm not shocked by this, as Obama has a history of looking the other way when it comes to enforcing the law on their supporters. One only needs to look at the tacit approve Obama gave the Black Panther 'Obama security detail' with their batons blocking white voters to see this trend.


WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) detailing federal investigations into the alleged corrupt activities of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The documents reference serious allegations of corruption and voter registration fraud by ACORN as well as the Obama administration's decision to shut down a criminal investigation without filing criminal charges.

The documents include background information on two specific complaints filed in October 2008 by Lucy Corelli and Joseph Borges, Republican Registrars of Voters in Stamford and Bridgeport, Connecticut, respectively, during the 2008 election season.

According to Corelli, on August 1, 2008, her office received 1,200 ACORN voter registration cards from the Secretary of State's office. Over 300 of these cards were rejected because of "duplicates, underage, illegible and invalid addresses," which "put a tremendous strain on our office staff and caused endless work hours at taxpayers' expense." Corelli claimed the total cost of the extra work caused by ACORN corruption was $20,000. Likewise, Borges contended that: "The organization ACORN during the summer of 2008 conducted a registration drive which has produced over 100 rejections due to incomplete forms and individuals who are not citizens..." Among the examples cited by Borges was a seven-year old child who was registered to vote by ACORN through the use of a forged signature and a fake birth certificate claiming she was 27-years old.

The FBI and Department of Justice opened an investigation. However, the Obama Justice Department, while noting that ACORN had engaged in "questionable hiring and training practices," closed down the investigation in March 2009, claiming ACORN broke no laws.

By contrast, the documents also include records related to a federal investigation of ACORN corruption in St. Louis, Missouri, involving 1,492 allegedly fraudulent voter registration cards submitted by Project Vote, a liberal non-profit organization affiliated with ACORN on voter registration drives, during the 2006 election season. Assistant United States Attorney Hal Goldsmith initiated the investigation with "concurrence" from the Department of Justice and the participation of the FBI. According to a Justice Department memo, Goldsmith "advised he would prosecute any individual responsible for submitting fraudulent voter registration cards." Goldsmith identified the statute for prosecution: Title 42, USC 1973 (gg), which provides for criminal penalties for fraudulent voter registrations. In April 2008, eight former ACORN employees from the St. Louis office pled guilty to voter registration fraud.

Other documents show that the Bush Justice Department failed to prosecute ACORN voter registration fraud of non-citizens in Phoenix, Arizona in 2007 because the allegations that led to the opening of the investigation were "unverifiable." Notably, the FBI document detailing this questionable decision reveals that a "draft Intelligence Bulletin... concludes that ACORN's employment practices perpetuate fraudulent voter registration."

The ACORN documents uncovered by Judicial Watch include internal FBI memoranda, signed affidavits, subpoenas, fraudulent voter registration cards, and publications describing ACORN's policies and practices. The documents also include details regarding numerous allegations of corruption extending beyond voter registration fraud, to include attempts by ACORN employees to coerce workers to participate in campaign activities on behalf of Democratic candidates.

"These documents reflect systematic voter registration fraud by ACORN," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "It is a scandal that there has been no comprehensive criminal investigation and prosecution by the Justice Department into this evident criminal conduct. Given President Obama's close connections to ACORN, including his campaign's hiring of the ACORN's Project Vote organization, it seems rather obvious why Attorney General Holder has failed to seriously investigate these and other alleged ACORN criminal activities."

Visit www.JudicialWatch.org to read the ACORN documents obtained by Judicial Watch.

How anyone can still support this man, I'll never know. Good that he is down in the polls and his socialist agenda is losing traction every day.
 

NT1440

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Meanwhile, actual important issues are going on.....

I'm sorry, I don't know enough about this, but to me its small fries compared to trying to actually get **** done with this country that is getting more and more pathetic by the day as we stagnate.
 

SwiftLives

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Other documents show that the Bush Justice Department failed to prosecute ACORN voter registration fraud of non-citizens in Phoenix, Arizona in 2007 because the allegations that led to the opening of the investigation were "unverifiable." Notably, the FBI document detailing this questionable decision reveals that a "draft Intelligence Bulletin... concludes that ACORN's employment practices perpetuate fraudulent voter registration."
How anyone could have supported this man, I'll never know. Good that he left office down in the polls and his conservative agenda is losing traction every day.
 

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I'm not shocked by this, as Obama has a history of looking the other way when it comes to enforcing the law on their supporters. One only needs to look at the tacit approve Obama gave the Black Panther 'Obama security detail' with their batons blocking white voters to see this trend.
You didn't really think that he would authorize the investigation of the organization that helped elect him?


It's called The Chicago Way if you are interested....
 

SwiftLives

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You didn't really think that he would authorize the investigation of the organization that helped elect him?


It's called The Chicago Way if you are interested....
Perhaps because there is yet to be proof that they did anything illegal?

This organization is required by law to submit any and all voter registrations.

And they have absolutely no control over whether or not these allegedly false voters are even registered.

If this organization is so allegedly backward and corrupt, how could they have been organized enough to steal an election?
 

leekohler

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Perhaps because there is yet to be proof that they did anything illegal?

This organization is required by law to submit any and all voter registrations.

And they have absolutely no control over whether or not these allegedly false voters are even registered.

If this organization is so allegedly backward and corrupt, how could they have been organized enough to steal an election?
Black Magic, of course. Don't you know that all liberals are Satan worshippers? :rolleyes:;) I mean just look at my avatar. I'm sure that "666" is watermarked on all those applications. :)
 

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If this organization is so allegedly backward and corrupt, how could they have been organized enough to steal an election?
You are looking at this the wrong way round. What you should be asking is "If this Kenyan liberal progressive fascist communist was elected despite my righteous contempt, how could it have been otherwise than by means of the election being stolen?"
 

mcrain

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How anyone can still support this man, I'll never know. Good that he is down in the polls and his socialist agenda is losing traction every day.
Clearly you don't understand how the criminal justice system works. There was an investigation, and it was determined by the prosecutor that evidence did not warrant criminal charges.

Nice try though.
 

yg17

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Clearly you don't understand how the criminal justice system works. There was an investigation, and it was determined by the prosecutor that evidence did not warrant criminal charges.

Nice try though.
It's always funny how they're bitching in one thread that healthcare reform and salt bans take away their constitutional rights, but bitch in another thread that someone got their constitutional rights :rolleyes:
 

obeygiant

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This organization is required by law to submit any and all voter registrations.
And they have absolutely no control over whether or not these allegedly false voters are even registered.
Actually they do. They can change the way their canvassers are compensated based on how many registrations they turn in. Simple right? Of course no one wants free-loafers working for them, you have to demand results.



If this organization is so allegedly backward and corrupt, how could they have been organized enough to steal an election?
Black-magic of course. Kind of like how Bush was such a complete Nazi retard corrupt right wing-nut that he was able to steel two elections and pull off 9/11 to bring the world to the brink financially with two wars. With one hand tied behind his back. What's the word? Diabolical?
 

SwiftLives

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Actually they do. They can change the way their canvassers are compensated based on how many registrations they turn in. Simple right? Of course no one wants free-loafers working for them, you have to demand results.
Perhaps I wasn't clear. ACORN only submits voter registrations. They don't approve them. They have no control over whether or not the person on registration they submit actually gets registered. If that were the case, there would be very well-documented rampant voter fraud.

Black-magic of course. Kind of like how Bush was such a complete Nazi retard corrupt right wing-nut that he was able to steel two elections and pull off 9/11 to bring the world to the brink financially with two wars. With one hand tied behind his back. What's the word? Diabolical?
Mmmm....Bush did steal the election in 2000. A majority of Americans voted for Gore. Bush became president.

As for 2004, the accusations by the left about voting machine fraud aren't any more credible than the ones about ACORN from the right (in my opinion).
 

Full of Win

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Clearly you don't understand how the criminal justice system works. There was an investigation, and it was determined by the prosecutor that evidence did not warrant criminal charges.

Nice try though.
Clearly you don't understand how politics works.

For example, the Black Panthers had pending civil rights charges. However, Mr. Obama dropped it all, to the displeasure of the US Civil RIghts Commission.

Same thing here, the people who would be charged were clearly allies, and therefore got special treatment.

Same thing in Health Care where the in-groups get the 'good treatment', the Unions get sweet heart deals, the trial lawyers get sweetheart deals, and he hides the negotiations that help give them these perks - in direct opposition to campaign pledges to hold open negotiations on CSPAN.
 

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Clearly you don't understand how politics works.

For example, the Black Panthers had pending civil rights charges. However, Mr. Obama dropped it all, to the displeasure of the US Civil RIghts Commission.

Same thing here, the people who would be charged were clearly allies, and therefore got special treatment.
Yes, it was politics that found that there were no charges that could be brought to Acorn, not the legal system. /sarcasm

The black panther case is a whole different issue, I admit I don't know enough about it to comment, but I think you like making links that just aren't there because they fit in with your worldview, which could easily fit on the head of a pin.
 

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Clearly you don't understand how politics works.

For example, the Black Panthers had pending civil rights charges. However, Mr. Obama dropped it all, to the displeasure of the US Civil RIghts Commission.

Same thing here, the people who would be charged were clearly allies, and therefore got special treatment.

Same thing in Health Care where the in-groups get the 'good treatment', the Unions get sweet heart deals, the trial lawyers get sweetheart deals, and he hides the negotiations that help give them these perks - in direct opposition to campaign pledges to hold open negotiations on CSPAN.
Ok, first, the civil charges were not dropped. An injunction was obtained, and charges against the less culpable were dropped from the case. The administration won the case, and elected to not pursue monetary damages. What more do you want?
A spokesman for the Department of Justice told FOX News, "The Justice Department was successful in obtaining an injunction that prohibits the defendant who brandished a weapon outside a Philadelphia polling place from doing so again. Claims were dismissed against the other defendants based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law. The department is committed to the vigorous prosecution of those who intimidate, threaten or coerce anyone exercising his or her sacred right to vote."
ACORN... ahhh, wow. I think it is you that doesn't understand politics. If you did, you would realize that you have been manipulated into believing ACORN did something terrible, and deserves to have everyone associated with it charged criminally.

Why? POLITICS! Someday, maybe you'll understand.
 

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I'm not shocked by this, as Obama has a history of looking the other way when it comes to enforcing the law on their supporters. One only needs to look at the tacit approve Obama gave the Black Panther 'Obama security detail' with their batons blocking white voters to see this trend.





How anyone can still support this man, I'll never know. Good that he is down in the polls and his socialist agenda is losing traction every day.

"Location: standing by for the Go Signal"

What's this "go signal" you're waiting for? I have my suspicions, I'm just wondering if I'm right.
 

StruckANerve

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I don't like the whole concept of voter registration drives. I think if you want to register to vote you should have to walk your lazy ass down to the County Clerks office and register in person.
 

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I don't like the whole concept of voter registration drives. I think if you want to register to vote you should have to walk your lazy ass down to the County Clerks office and register in person.
Is there something wrong with wanting more people involved in voting for the future of the country? You'd think you'd want as many people as possible, regardless of how "lazy" they are. After all, its supposed to be the will of the People right, ALL the people?
 

StruckANerve

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Is there something wrong with wanting more people involved in voting for the future of the country? You'd think you'd want as many people as possible, regardless of how "lazy" they are. After all, its supposed to be the will of the People right, ALL the people?
I just think people should be personally responsible for their involvement in elections. A third party who may not have the interest of the individual voter in mind is completely unnecessary and leads to things like voter fraud.
 

NT1440

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I just think people should be personally responsible for their involvement in elections. A third party who may not have the interest of the individual voter in mind is completely unnecessary and leads to things like voter fraud.
All they do is sign people up, they don't vote for them.
 

SwiftLives

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I just think people should be personally responsible for their involvement in elections. A third party who may not have the interest of the individual voter in mind is completely unnecessary and leads to things like voter fraud.
Okay then. Exactly how does registering someone to vote lead to voter fraud? Can you cite an example of this?

What about people who are unable to secure/afford their own transportation to get registered? Are they somehow unworthy to vote?
 

NT1440

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Okay then. Exactly how does registering someone to vote lead to voter fraud? Can you cite an example of this?

What about people who are unable to secure/afford their own transportation to get registered? Are they somehow unworthy to vote?
Clearly they should pick up a 3rd job so they can afford such things! Lazy bastards. :rolleyes: