ACORN, Bogus Scandals and Registration Fraud

We need to talk about voter fraud for a minute.

This shit is getting on my nerves.

On the one side we have ACORN… and accusations that they are registering dead people, Scooby-Doo, Donald Duck and the pet goldfish.

On the other side we have organizations like Voter Outreach of America, a group which has been systematically destroying democratic voter registrations.

Huh.

So without condoning either tactic…

… Which is the method that will cause the most… or hell, any … damage?

Would it be the false voter registrations that will not result in a single bogus vote cast (unless some super-suave Democrat can manage to convince the volunteers at the polls that he is, in fact, Donald Duck)?

Or the destroyed registrations of actual citizens, who will find out on November 4th, when attempting to excercise their Constitutional right to vote, that they are not actually registered?

Kind of a no-brainer, dontcha think?

Ronald Michaelson, a McCain advisor, recently bemoaned the risks of fraudulent voter registrations by ACORN

… They want you to believe the possibility exists that because of a few employees’ pranks, the entire election is in jeopardy…

Yet when pressed, he was unable to cite a single example of ACORN’s shenanigans resulting in even one fraudulently cast vote.

Not a single one.

That’s cuz… uh… ACORN’s registration challenges have yet to extend to the polls.

ACORN’s problems are more on the financial side of things… they made the mistake of paying their workers by the number of registrations they submitted, instead of by the hour.

I can’t imagine voter registrators (is that even a word?) get paid a ton of money as it is… so I can see how the pressure would be on to register dead people and Disney characters.

The organization needs to investigate the allegations, fire the schmucks who are registering goldfish and move on. Hell, ACORN’s losing money in this deal as it is… they paid these jerks to register all their imaginary friends… so they aren’t benefitting from any of this at all.

On the flip side we have a group of Republicans, ostensibly registering anyone and everyone who is both eligible to vote and interested in voting… regardless of party line… diligently destroying the registrations of people who likely will not vote for John McCain.

In this case, we have names– actual victims whose ripped up registrations were pulled out of the trash can by a disgruntled Voter Outreach of America employee…

… voters like Daren Gray.

He wasn’t happy to learn that his registration never quite made it in.

Perhaps McCain, his cronies and his supporters, should be careful of who they choose to criticize… and be a little more mindful of the scandals they seek to create.

Just sayin’.

Otherwise that shit might just blow up in their faces.

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