Posted by: Patrick Barbanes | October 25, 2008

Speaking of ACORN…

Here’s a pretty good article in Essence. An interview with Bertha Lewis, national chief organizer for ACORN, about the controversy swirling about. What’s worse: bad voter registrations that will never see a voter arrive at the polls (as can happen by ACORN or anyone attempting to register voters), or voter registration purges (the Republican method)? Ehhhhh…give me a second. OK, time’s up! Answer: voter registration purges. Seriously, did you have to think about that one?
Read the interview with Bertha Lewis, national chief organizer for ACORN

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  1. “What’s worse: bad voter registrations that will never see a voter arrive at the polls (as can happen by ACORN or anyone attempting to register voters), or voter registration purges (the Republican method)? Ehhhhh…give me a second. OK, time’s up! Answer: voter registration purges. Seriously, did you have to think about that one?”

    In actuality, a recent bi-partisan report on voter registration purges state the Democrats are more guilty of that then Republicans were.

    The idea of just Republicans were behind this has as much validity as the German army got stabbed in the back as the reason why it lost World War I.

    The myth started with 2000 election revolving around the state of Florida. I lived in that state. We have felons voting there, despite laws against that in the hundred thousands, the vast majority voting for Democrats. They were not supposed to vote, due to problems with system and people not honoring the law, Democrats picked up extra votes. Forgot to mention that?

    Then we have people making claims that they voted wrong first time and wanted do over. Since when do people get to vote over again after they voted in wrong way as they claimed? What other election allows that?

    It was George W. Bush that wanted to count the whole state of Florida if we are to recount.

    Al Gore only wanted certain counties counted, showing there is no sincerity on part of Democrats to want make sure every vote is accounted for in the state of Florida. He wanted to get extra votes and discount votes for Bush anyway he can so he can win.

    Yes, some Republicans have been guilty of voter suppression. So has Democrats. Even ACORN, which on video, has said it is out to win the election for Obama. How many non-Democratic registrations did it turn in rather than throw away?

    If you don’t believe me about Democrats, ask the Hiliary camp about the Democratic primary, and why they are still enraged at the process.

    Democrats are living in glasshouses here.

  2. Punisher –
    Do you have a link to that “recent bi-partisan report on voter registration purges that state the Democrats are more guilty of that then Republicans were” ?

    I’m not really into tit-for-tat, which is what it seems the whole McCain campaign in particular has been doing. So I don’t really want to spend time debating what happened eight years ago in Florida.

    My point is that whole ACORN “controversy” is a red-herring, a distraction, and is being used as a political tool by the Republicans to incriminate Obama and Democrats as somehow trying to “steal” an election – when you know and I know, because the facts tell us, that there have been very little incidents of voter fraud perpetrated by false registrations.

    But significant numbers of valid registrations are being purged, which means significant numbers of people may be UNABLE to vote. That’s a greater threat to a fair election than the “Mickey Mouse” registration that will never result in a vote.

    All the information I’ve seen points to Republican efforts to purge registrations. I could dig up links easily, and you’ve probably seen those in the news, as well. But I’d be happy to see some bi-partisan report that shows otherwise.


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