October 9th, 2008, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today called upon the U.S. Attorney General to immediately open an investigation of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), alleging a nationwide effort to steal the 2008 election.
“The voter registration fraud is so rampant and so widespread now that steps have to be taken to ensure that a legitimate, verifiable election occurs this year,” said Wilson in a statement.
ACORN is already under investigation for voter fraud in closely contested states, including Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Missouri, and has a long history of such fraud in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Michigan, Wisconsin, and New Mexico. Americans for Limited government has released the following executive summary of its activities.
“This appears to be a concerted, coordinated effort to elect Senator Barack Obama to be president by whatever means necessary,” said Wilson. “If law enforcement officials do not act quickly, the entire legitimacy of the 2008 election will be undermined.”
“Paul Ogden recently tabulated that over 30,000 more people than were eligible to register in Marion County/Indianapolis were somehow registered to vote. This is just a single example, but there’s something very fishy going on, and it’s got ACORN written all over it.”
“It is up to the Justice Department to ensure the inviolability of our democracy. If an election is stolen, then the most basic democratic right—the right to vote—is violated,” said Wilson.
Wilson has previously called for ACORN to be defunded by Congress for its role in lobbying for loose credit standards that have contributed to the current financial crisis. Today he renewed that call, “There is just no way that this organization has any business receiving tax money. First, they help destroy the economy, and now they’re trying to steal the election.”
ACORN is currently eligible for over $500 million of an “affordable housing fund” created under the $300 billion Foreclosure Prevention Act passed this past summer, and according to the Consumer Rights League receives some 40 percent of its funding from taxpayers annually.
“How many other organizations does Congress fund that are actively engaged in partisan politics?” he asked. ACORN has endorsed Barack Obama for president this year.
Wilson also encouraged Americans nationwide to visit StopACORN.org to sign a petition calling for ACORN to be investigated for election fraud.
Wilson warned law enforcement officials to move as quickly as possible to make sure November’s vote is clean. “There needs to be a sense of urgency to defend the legitimacy of this election. They won’t just be preserving the legality of the vote, but they will be preserving our democracy.”
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