Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Truth About ACORN

We have heard quite a bit about ACORN the last couple of days, and none of it has been good. In fact, the GOP has started an intense campaign to somehow shut them down and that this group is somehow trying to steal the election.

That is quite the charge, especially when there really isn't enough evidence to back it up. Well apparently in Florida, some people wrote on voter registration cards silly things like Mickey Mouse, etc. The McCain campaign is basically saying that this is the Obama campaign's attempt to steal the election with its pal ACORN.

The TRUTH...

First, Obama has NOTHING to do with the everyday operations of ACORN.

He worked with ACORN about four years ago in a motor registration drive so people could vote at the DMV.

ACORN stands for the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now.

ACORN has uncovered hundreds of election defects in many states.

ACORN hires volunteers to register people in all 49 states.

ACORN, by law must turn in all of their voter registration cards, yes, even the bad ones.

ACORN sorts all of their cards: the good ones (these are decided after a phone call is made to verify the registrant), incomplete, (if they call and that person is not at home), suspicious (the cards that may read Mickey Mouse, etc,).

So, you decide for yourself. It is very easy to find information on anybody, any group, especially non-for-profits and political affiliates. If nothing else, my advice to the GOP is to do your research!

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