What happens when someone puts too much sugar in the Kool-aide

Posted: November 2, 2006 in ACORN, Uncategorized

I read the following article early this morning and decided to move on. But the article excerpt that you will see further down made me revisit this article briefly.

Dispelling election day rumors

Valencia Mohammed (afro.com)

[excerpted]

Every big election season there are voting rumors that flood the Black community that have caused many people not to vote, thereby swaying election results.

According to political analyst, Ron Walters, such tactics are the province of any party seeking to regain power.

“Traditionally, things to suppress the Black vote have been done by Republicans. However, if more Blacks join the Republican Party or if they thought they could win with the Black vote, Democrats would pull the same type of tricks to keep our votes suppressed,” said Walters.

One trick, Walters said, was evidenced in the Baltimore 2000 election cycle when a flyer was released that claimed a person could not vote unless all of their utility bills were paid in full.

And, of course, there are the ID rumors.

“In Atlanta, some members of the election board sent out letters that voters must have government issued identification to vote,” that has been ruled unconstitutional, Walters said. (more…)

The excerpt above pretty much summarizes the general theme of entire article: “WATCH OUT!! Those racist S.O.B. Republicans are out the scare you away from the polls”.

If you are a regular reader of blackinformant.com, you will be familiar with a particular study that exposes the fact that while Republicans have participated in voter suppression in the past, DEMOCRATS have been the most guilty based on the amount of reported incidents. I’ll post part of this again…

Democrat Operatives Far More Involved In Voter Intimidation And Suppression In 2004, Thousands Of Americans Disenfranchised By Vote Fraud On Election Day

Contact: Robin DeJarnette 804-241-5368

Washington, DC – The American Center For Voting Rights Legislative Fund (“ACVR Legislative Fund”) today released the most comprehensive and authoritative review of the facts surrounding allegations of vote fraud, intimidation and suppression made during the 2004 presidential election.

The ACVR Legislative Fund report, “Vote Fraud, Intimidation & Suppression In The 2004 Presidential Election,” finds that while Democrats routinely accuse Republicans of voter intimidation and suppression, neither party has a clean record on the issue. The report finds that paid Democrat operatives were far more involved in voter intimidation and suppression activities than were their Republican counterparts during the 2004 presidential election. Examples include paid Democrat operatives charged with slashing tires on GOP get-out-the-vote vans in Milwaukee and an Ohio court order stopping Democrat operatives from calling voters telling them the wrong date for the election and faulty polling place information. (more…)

And again, go to this link to read the bios of key members of ACVR. You will see that it is made up of both Democrats and Republicans.

I won’t address the other misquotes in this article.

Apparently, the tradition of “steeling” votes continues.

This just came out TODAY:

(yahoo news) “Four people have been indicted on charges of voter fraud in Kansas City, officials said Wednesday. [source]

Investigators said questionable registration forms for new voters were collected by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a group that works to improve minority and low-income communities.

The four indicted — Kwaim A. Stenson, Dale D. Franklin, Stephanie L. Davis and Brian Gardner — were employed by ACORN as registration recruiters. They were each charged with two counts.

Federal indictments allege the four turned in false voter registration applications. Prosecutors said the indictments are part of a national investigation.

ACORN and Project Vote recruit and assign workers to low-income and minority neighborhoods to register people to vote.

The Kansas City Election Board told KMBC they found suspicious forms, such as seven applications from one person and an application for a dead man.

“There is some motive behind it — this is not accidental,” said Ray James with the Kansas City Election Board.

Election officials said some of the application cards had false addresses, signatures and phone numbers.

ACORN officials in Kansas City said they turned in the four people who were indicted.

“We’re very happy that they were indicted,” said Claudie Harris with ACORN.

Harris said ACORN workers are paid by the hour and not by the number of voter registration cards they turn in. “When you fraudulently defraud this, that gives us a bad name and what we’re trying to do a bad name,” Harris said.

ACORN officials said the four indicted have been fired.

Harris said ACORN workers check every voter registration card before sending it to the Election Board.

Last month, ACORN claimed to have processed more than 35,000 voter registration applications in Kansas City since the summer.

>>>>35,000 votes of mostly low-income families< <<<

Read this article carefully. Right when I was getting ready to applaud ACORN for turning in these guys, I noticed something:

First this —

“The Kansas City Election Board told KMBC they found suspicious forms, such as seven applications from one person and an application for a dead man.”

Then this —

ACORN’s repsonse:

“Harris said ACORN workers check every voter registration card before sending it to the Election Board.”

Apparently, they did not check too closely.

Dilute that Kool-aide, Valencia.

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Comments
  1. Saudia says:

    I am lucky to have a mother that has always stressed voting. While we tend to disagree on whom to vote for at the end of day she just wants me to excerise my right to vote. Hopefully all of your readers will excercise that right to vote and moreover take their children with them. Let them see the imporatance of voting and talk with them about who you are voting for and why.

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