Thursday, October 09, 2008

ACORN sprouts weeds

Local blogger Jay Bullock tries to defend ACORN from the mounting allegations of fraud in its voter registration activities. He ought not to have bothered.

ACORN's defense is that it is the victim of unscrupulous or lazy employees who register phony people in order to meet quotas, keep their jobs or just avoid doing the hard work of signing up real people. It says that it tries to identify bad registrations and turn them in.

Two things seem certain. First, if ACORN is really trying to sort out bad registrations, it's not doing a very good job. Second, ACORN has registered many voters who do not exist.

Here is what is not certain. Is ACORN (or persons within ACORN)corrupt or incompetent? Are these phony voters going to actually cast votes in November or has ACORN just foulded the registration rolls?

I don't know the answer to that and I don't see how anyone else can either. I do know that requiring a photo ID at the polls would remove any uncertainty.

4 comments:

PaulNoonan said...

A different perspective:

http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2008/10/more_on_the_accusations_agains.php

Note that I don't like ACORN on a personal level. If memory serves they once underpaid their employees at a rally to support an increase in the minimum wage, and while I enjoy irony, I don't think that was their point.

That said, the link is worth reading.

John Foust said...

Here's the link.

Billiam said...

1 incident here or there could be bad employee's or management. The sheer number of cities and states indicates a pattern. Acorn is a fraud and front for the Dems. No, I don't expect them to admit it, nor do I expect them to be ashamed. Winning, no matter how you do it, seems to be the goal.

joe stalin said...

Jay Bullock doesn't care if ACORN is dirty or not. They are liberal. He is liberal. The end justifies the mean.
WEAC.
Jay Bullock is not very intelligent.