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Two ACORN Employees Arrested For Voter Fraud

March 12, 2010 by  

Two ACORN employees arrested for voter fraudTwo former voter registration employees of the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) were among five Wisconsin residents charged March 8 with fraud relating to the 2008 presidential election.

The criminal complaint accuses Maria Miles and Kevin Clancy of submitting several voter registration applications for the same individual on multiple occasions to meet a 20-signature-per-day quota imposed by the controversial anti-poverty group.

Clancy reportedly acknowledged to police that he had signed up his brother and his mother multiple times to fulfill his quota, according to TodaySTM4.com. The complaint also identified another worker who was allegedly fired for not reaching the requisite daily number of signatures and who said that she saw other ACORN employees "getting names out of the phonebook."

ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan said that the organization verified information on each voter registration card and flagged any duplicates.

"The small number of instances in which an employee has submitted duplicate or fraudulent voter registration cards are an example of workers attempting to defraud ACORN by passing off bad work as good work—and the organization supports their prosecution," Whelan said, quoted by the news source.

Meanwhile, a Wisconsin prosecutor was quoted on Monday by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, criticizing local police for ignoring voter fraud cases in the area.
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  • Warrior

    This is shocking!

    • JeffH

      Oh c’mon, don’t be so hard on a couple of innocents trying to make their pay and meet their quota. Show a little compassion!
      THEN I WOKE UP IN A COLD SWEAT AND SCREAMED>>>>NOT!

      • Warrior

        Does this mean it takes fraud to elect a fraud?

        • LARRY D. CRUMBLEY

          HELLO,
          YES, AND ALSO WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM DEAD PEOPLE LIKE ELVIS PRESLEY, AND A FEW THOUSAND MORE. SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT. IT IS FUNNY THOUGH THEY-(DEMS.) ARE SO UPPPITY, AND SO FULL OF THEMSELVES THAT THEY HAD TO NERVE TO SAY THAT THE FORMER PRESIDENT-(BUSH)-STOLE BOTH ELECTIONS, AND YET THEY HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS ELECTION FROM 20085. GO FIGURE. WHEN IT IS ONE OF THERE OWN THAT ACTUALLY USES TACTICS TO REALLY STEAL A ELECTION IT IS OKAY, BUT WHEN IT IS A REPUBLICAN THAT IS A DIFFERENT STORY ALL TOGETHER.

          THANKS,
          LARRY C.

        • Blue

          Warrior,

          Haa! Ha! Haa! Ha! Ha! I had to laugh at your comment because it’s SOOOO true. Is it possible that there was so MUCH fraud, so MANY fraudulent votes, that put this man in office? I just wonder.

    • Mike In MI

      Warrior – Wha-a-a-t?

      “THIS IS SHOCKING”????

      A – C – O – R – N :

      Assistant Criminals in Obama’s Reprobate Network

  • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

    What’s more shocking is that they actually being punished in America is as real as the possibility of Barak being impeached for treason and that is zero!

    • Warrior

      Yes, didn’t some judge just rule that their federal funding cannot be withheld. Sorry congress your trumped.

      • Robin from Arcadia, IN

        Oh My! Voter Fraud connected to ACORN? Who would have ever guessed that such a wonderful, much needed organization could be capable of such a thing? Only anybody who knows about this evil organization….

  • duh

    Hopefully, this is just the beginning. More to come folks, I’m sure…

  • http://netscape Huh Duh

    If they ever get around to it, acorn has had, college kids here in Az. aid illegals and legals defraud the tax system, by showing them that because they have come here into America and selling their labor cheap, and having a below the poverty level income they can get refunds they never paid in, up to five thousand dollars are more, according to how many little one’s you bring into the world, at tax payer expense.Free medical care, because they destroy the wage standard here in America, that men and women died to create.

    Do we still have a justice department, are they like the super judges controlled by the corporate political organizations, that they bought in to the American people’s government.
    Does we the people mean just the corporate politicals and the the elite rich folk.

    • http://netscape Huh Duh

      If they ever get around to it, acorn has had, college kids here in Az. aid illegals and legals defraud the tax system, by showing them that because they have come here into America and selling their labor cheap, and having a below the poverty level income they can get refunds they never paid in, up to five thousand dollars are more, according to how many little one’s you bring into the world, at tax payer expense.Free medical care, because they destroy the wage standard here in America, that men and women died to create.

      Do we still have a justice department, are they like the super judges controlled by the corporate political organizations, that they bought in to the American people’s government.
      Does we the people mean just the corporate politicals and the elite rich folk.

      • Meteorlady

        You forgot that we have to provide a free education to them. It’s not just illegals, it’s also legal immigrants. We used to make it mandatory that legal immigrants have a “sponsor” that was responsible for them. A legal immigration also had to be able to support themselves and were not eligible for any of our social services until they had been here so long and attained citizenship. Now they enter the country and head for the social services organizations to get whatever freebie they can find. Sorry, but this needs to stop as we cannot support them anymore and need our jobs in this country right now.

        • L.USA

          The O is bringing 100,000 palistinians from Gaza, giving them “full replete” complete with house, auto, welfare and expense money. What will he use those 125 Airbus military transport when all our troops are picked off in the Uriah front? They carry 250 each, twice as many as the earlier McDonnel Douglas units.

    • scott

      we duh people means all the blacks.according to obama anyway,he said it,s not about race but now it,s his peoples time.i still can,t beleive america voted in a muslim,racist that can,t even prove he,s eligable to be pres.shows you where americas at.probably why theress a 95% black crime rate and a 92%black prison population.anyone else see this racial problem.

  • Isirio Abelon

    If OBAMA IS ELECTED BY MISTAKE OR BY VOTERS FRAUD AND INTIMIDATION BY THE BLACK PANTHERS GANGS. IS THIS A BASIS OF IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA?. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE DEMOCRATS… THEY ARE GOING TO RAMP THE HEALTH CARE TO OUR THROATS, ARE THEY LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE? 61% DISAGREED. DEMOCRATS, LISTEN UP, YOU LOST YOUR FREEDOM TOO DUH!!!!
    HELLO… I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT SENIOR CITIZENS THAT SUPPORTED YOU ARE NOW DISMAYED AND SCARED BECAUSE DEMOCRATS WANT TO END THEIR LIFE “THE DEATH PANEL”, AND THE YOUNG VOTERS ALSO REGRETS BECAUSE IF THEY DO NOT PURCHASED THEIR OWN HEALTH INSURANCE THEY WILL BE FINED OR GO TO JAIL. WOW!!! YOUR OWN GOVERNMENT WILL PUT YOU TO JAIL??? WHAT PART YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. ITS A SELF EXPLANATORY, NOT UNLESS YOU ARE A MORON. ADIOS.
    BORN AGAIN CONSERVATIVE.
    ISIRIO

    • jomama

      So nobody answered the question on whether it is the basis of impeachment on Obama. Can we get rid of the guy or not?? Are his laws going to stick or are we going to get another president to take his place?? Is any of his “enacted” laws any good any more?? How the hell do we get rid of this guy?? Is he really a US citizen or not?? Why won’t/can’t anyone answer these questions?? Why is all this such a huge gigantic secret?? Why do people elect liars & thieves & bullshit artists?? I didn’t vote for this creep. Let’s vote/impeach/find his friggin birth certificate & get him the hell out of there NOW!!!

      • jomama

        Yeah, I’m pissed!!

      • cr747

        jomama,,
        Voter fraud of any type is against the rules and regulations of any election,, and is an impeachable offense..Now,,hopefully these two will talk,,but Obama will probably deny any wrong doing..The ACORN group had a quota of registering 20 people a day or stood a great chance of being fired,,which a lot did get fired::They,,”the ACORN group,,”was seen taking names out of phone books,,and paying people to change an initial,,or part of their name so to be able to vote again,,and some voted more than once..This is a federal offense to the ones also that took pay,,and changed their initials,,name or names,,and re-registered of being fined and imprisoned..

        Hopefully there will be a lot more brought to justice,,and since Obama had worked with this ACORN group back in Chicago when he was “trying” to practice law,,”in which he has not shown any documents or papers,,”as to be an attorney as of yet,,then this could get real messy before it is over with..

        We can only hope that they catch all of them,,including some well known politician’s from Chicago..As for as I’m concerned Obama has already committed enough fraud and illegal activities to be impeached by over using his power as president,,and also if he is an attorney to be disbarred from practicing law!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mike In MI

      Isirio Abelon -

      Come on, man, be fair. You should know Obama’s supporters still represent up to 30% in the polls. Everybody knows minorities should always be considered to be of greater consequence than any majority.
      Especially in a “democracy” like what Obama allows us to have, one where everybody elses’ wants, votes, needs and “good” are held to be contemptible compared to Him and His friends. That’s fair isn’t it – at least fairly obvious?

  • http://gmail i41

    My guess all the acorn mush minded morons being turned out of our great socalist colleges,think they really inproving the country by giving everybody a chance to vote, illegally or not. With their fearless overeducated eleitist leader as a hero, do they understand why it is screwed up thinking. Ya thunk not!!

  • knuckleballer

    The fraud in elections is even much worse than what shows here. Phony Absentee Ballots have made appearances in many places, especially Minnesota. But the worst fraud of all is illegally keeping candidates off the Ballot. It has been happening for over 20 years with regularity. And even worse than that are the unconstitutional bureaucratic requirements to ba a candidate for Congress. The “Ethics” filings and FEC reporting are there to keep outsiders out, while the insiders use our tax money to have it done for them. BASTARDS!!

  • s c

    I’ll believe it when I see it. Unil then, ACORN and JUSTICE should never be mentioned in the same breath. Most Americans know that ACORN’s real reason for existing is to “support” anyone who will protect it.
    In Obummer’s socialist, communist, fascist mind, a group like ACORN must be protected at all costs. He is so detached from reality that the destruction of America and the economy is a “small” price to be paid. What a world-class leader he truly is [if you don't know what world-class leadership is, i. e.].

    • Joe H.

      sc,
      ACORN is a group of oxmorons. No, I didn’t forget a letter Oxmorons is what I meant. OX as in strong arms and morons as in weak minds, therefore oxmorons!!!

  • Conservative Carl

    These two will have government lawyers who will get the charges dropped just as they did the ACORN workers who were filmed talking to people about getting illegal funding for a porn business, etc.

    They’ll get off just as the Black Panther types who intimidated voters (in PA I think)got off. It is no crime for black people to intimidate voters, only other races. It is no crime for ACORN to do any wrong because it is all for the cause – of Socialism – and it seems likely you won’t see even one of them serve any time in jail or prison.

    Welcome to the Reign of ruler Barack Hussein “Hugo” Obama.

  • Ann

    Only two…..were caught that is.

    • Warrior

      The others were hired by the justice dept in the nick of time.

  • blackhat

    “workers attempting to defraud ACORN by passing off bad work as good work…” – Whelan

    Gosh…Imagine that…Did you miss the fact that the reason the Whelan gives is not that they were trying to change the election outcome, noooo…they were just trying to be better employees! Do not miss the incidious nature of these frauds and cheats. They are already spinning it from outright fraud!

  • http://myronjpoltroonian.blogspot.com Myron J. Poltroonian

    In the words of an old Mississippi John Lee Hooker blues tune: “Boom, boom, boom, boom. Pow, pow, pow, pow”.

  • Nats

    only two???????

  • Dee

    Another victim of Obama’s fraudulent activities with ACORN.. They’ll still get ‘funding’, and be back at their ‘voter fraud’ under different names again in 2010 & 2012.. Will we ever have a ligitimate election again?

  • http://www.DownsizeCa.org JKeyes

    Only two??

  • Joe

    Can you see how much better it is when ACORN is not messing up the voting laws? With the elections that have gone to republicans in states where dems have always won except VA. Thank God we are investigating ACORN. It was to late in MN to do anything. Keep ACORN away from voters and ficticious voters.

  • Joe H.

    JKeyes,
    It’s a start!!!

  • cr747

    JKeyes,,
    there will be many many more before this is over with..Voting fraud is a large issue,,and will cost somebody some funding,,and some time behind bars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fred

    Isn’t it a federal crime to tamper with a federal election? Mr. Whelan hasn’t this group been accused in several other states for this same crime and having the black pussy cats to intimidate voters at a polling place and being caught on camera commiting a fraud which the whole world saw. Hello! This same group along with a starved to death attorney that is so smart that he has to have a teleprompter to talk to people started this recession we’re in now on behalf of The Community Reinvestment Act. Stop funding this corrupt group now, if not then we need to protest with a walk on D. C. with litterly tens of millions of people. Support Sen. Bunning and lets stop all this wasting money we don’t have, enough is enough. And your children, grandchildren, and even great grandchildren will thank you someday.

  • Joe H.

    Ohio came to an agreement with them that they have to leave the state and not return under another name!!!

  • Joe H.

    Joe,
    Yeah, keep them out of the graveyards!!!

  • jollylama

    Interesting that the fraud in chief used to work for acorn.

  • Meteorlady

    Let me get this straight….. ACORN is funded with my taxpayer dollars and the goes out an commits fraud. They are actually paying people a salary? I think I have it now. It’s OK to do that if you are supporting the left. I cannot understand why these organizations are funded with taxpayer dollars. They are espousing a political view so why is that not like separation of church and state?

    In Seattle el Centro de la Raza is communist and for most of 20 years their leader ran around in kaki pants and shirt with a red scarf tied around his neck. They got federal funds and turned up at immigration hearings to try and save the Mexicans, but only if it generated publicity for them. Normal everyday Mexicans didn’t get any help. They had the communist manifesto on their tables in the reception area.

    While I agree with freedom of speech, I don’t agree that I have to pay for someone to espouse a political view and try and make that happen. I think all these types of organizations should not be funded. If you take just ACORN, and add on all the other both right and left leaning organizations, this has got to be costing millions upon millions in taxpayer money. We should be writing to stop this practice as soon as possible. What a waste of my hard earned money.

  • Meteorlady

    It would be nice if ACORN was the only such group we funded. We fund thousands of them with our hard earned dollars. We need to march to stop funding any of these organizations both right and left. They are a business, not a community social service system. We also fund lawyers to represent the poor through legal services groups. These groups will represent anyone, even illegals, to get a head count so they can get more federal dollars for the next year. All these organization should be on their own and run by volunteers without federal money. If they are good, they will get money from charitable contributions, if they are bad they will go out of business. The federal government has no right to take our money and give it to these groups.

  • scott

    waste of money.hell,thats not even a scratch on the surface.you just wasted 85 million of your dollars sending out letters telling people to expect a letter from the census.another 85 million to come for another postcard in case they missed the first one.hurray america for electing the biggest scumbags and theifs on earth,and too self centered and afraid to stand up to them and kick the bastards out.

  • Blue

    Meteorlady,

    I wonder HOW MUCH LOWER would this country’s taxes be if we didn’t have Earmarks, Union backed Lobbyists, left and right leaning ACORN types, Grants for “Artists” and “Pieces of ART”, Welfare, Food Stamps, “INCENTIVE” programs and funds, etc., etc., etc.

    Would it be SOOOOO low that even the “POOR” would be able to pay taxes?

    Maybe if there were a lot FEWER government jobs, (which are in most cases inefficient) more tax payers would have more money to spend.

    Maybe there would be some REALLY jobs out there.

    Maybe there would never be any objections to funding our military.
    Maybe there would be some REALLY jobs out there.

    Hey… FairTax. Shut down the IRS and re-assign the jobs to investigating and tracking down Illegals. Look at all the forms, instruction, laws that would go away and April 15th could become an IRS Holiday. :)

    Sorry. I was just daydreaming out loud. :(

  • L.USA

    There is no “seperation of church and state” anywhere in the U.S. Constitution. That phrase was written by Thomas Jefferson when he was out of the country in France, in a letter to the Danbury church in early New England. His terminology was phrased to assure the church that the powers were limited within the federal government so as to prevent them from interfering into church matters and eventualy replicating the opressive Church of England, which the pilgrams fled.
    Also, I might say that if all today’s government programs were abruptly ended, rather than phased out along with all entanglements with foriegn involvements of detrimental nature, that there would be an uncanny and disruptive upheaval of social unrest. With a weak and superficial thread of democrat limpwrist marxist like is in current federal positions, there would most likely be anarchy or marshell law. Either of which would scar the nation.

  • DaveH

    We have the technology right now to make cheating on elections very difficult, but it is going to have to come from the people. The Politicians aren’t going to implement any safeguards willingly. Here is how we could do it:
    We could have two databases. One database would store the ‘voter information’ (Identification, address, polling place, etc.). And the other database would store the ‘votes cast’ with a unique alphanumeric ID which was given to the voter at the polling place. The polling place would also be stored on this database to identify problem polling places. Only the voter would know his alphanumeric ID so secrecy would be preserved. The database would be accessible by the public. Anyone or any organization could check the ‘voter information’ database to see if any illegal voters cast votes. The votes in the ‘votes cast’ database could be easily tallied by anyone to see if votes were counted correctly and that the number of votes matched the number of voters in the ‘voter information’ database. Also, an individual voter would be able to check his alphanumeric ID to see that his votes are in the database correctly, and if not he/she could notify the proper authorities.

  • JeffH

    The Shadow Party is real and its efforts are amplified by, and coordinated with, key government unions and the activist groups associated with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/ShadowParty.asp

  • Albert

    President Barack Obama supporting Muslims? Almost all of commentators herein are much too young to know about the 1941 interment of all Japanese citizenry for duration of WW2. That could possibly happen to all Muslim citizens living in America as the country combats terrorism! To prevent internment, abuse, etc., is what Barack Obama referred to as He stated…”I WILL STAND BY MUSLIMS!” Bone Up on History Ya’ll!

  • DamnYankee

    Albert:
    It is more likely that anyone who opposes the Obama administration are likely to end up in the internment camps, not the Muslims in the U.S. Since whites, and Republicans are in the minority in today’s society, and neither seem willing to fight for the freedom of our rights, we will continue to fund those who have no ethics.

  • http://PERSONALLIBERTY.COM IVA

    REMEMBER HANNAH GILES ? SHE,ALONG WITH A YOUNG MAN TURNED ACORN
    INSIDE OUT NOT LONG AGO. CK. YOUNG AMERICA’S FOUNDATION.
    IF THEY CAN TURN OUT MORE LIKE HANNAH,WE CAN HAVE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
    PUT YOUR GIFTS WHERE IT EXPOSES THE LEFT

  • Bob Thompson

    You think ACORN is bad? How about when the Democrats voted the tomb stones in Duval county Texas back in 1948 to get Lyndon Johnson elected to the Senate In retrospect, the cou8ntyr would have been better off if we had never heard of him

  • L.USA
  • http://aol.com John Pickett

    Call it what you want!!!!!!! I call it TREASON!!!!!!!!! When all is said and done their day will come. You hear that acorn, cheat, thief, murderer. Call it a spade!!!!!!!! It’s the only way they work not win!!!!!! Acorn what a name it’s changed again.

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