Nuts About ACORN

October 14th, 2008at 10:30pm Posted by Eli

I’m still trying to figure out what it is that ACORN has purportedly done wrong.  They send people out to collect registrations, they’re required by law to submit all of them, they attempt to verify all of them, and they very clearly flag the ones that are suspicious.  Which makes it easier for unscrupulous Republican election officials to wave them around as proof that ACORN is guilty of fraud.

It’s kind of a structural no-win situation for ACORN, but they’re simply not doing anything illegal.  And even if they were, all it does is inflate the apparent size of the Democratic party, it doesn’t have any effect on the actual votes.  Voter suppression and sketchy voting machines have an effect on actual votes, and those are all Republican.

But ACORN sure does make a nice boogeyman to “prove” that we need to crack down on nonexistent voter fraud by making it harder for the unwashed rabble poor people and minorities to vote.

Entry Filed under: Elections,Politics,Republicans


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