Sen. Cornyn Seeks Nationwide Federal Probe of ACORN

Perhaps our last chance. Obama and his antidemocratic thugs believe in the third world maxim -- One man, one vote -- One time.

The Honorable Michael B. Mukasey
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear General Mukasey:

I am increasingly concerned by reports of widespread election fraud by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (“ACORN”), which seem to emerge on a daily basis.

Specifically, I call your attention to state and local investigations into potentially hundreds of thousands of fraudulent voter registration applications filed by ACORN in North Carolina, Ohio, Nevada, Michigan, Florida, New Mexico, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Washington, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and my home state of Texas. In Harris County, Texas, which includes the City of Houston, election officials either rejected or discovered serious deficiencies with nearly 40 percent of the 27,000 registration cards filed by ACORN from January through July of this year.

Most recently, election officials in Lake County, Indiana, found more than 2,100 fraudulent voter registration applications that were filed at the deadline by ACORN. According to a CNN report, at least one of ACORN’s applications in Lake County attempted to register a dead man. In addition, The St. Petersburg Times (FL) reported today that Mickey Mouse tried to register to vote in Florida this summer. Although Orange County elections officials rejected his application, it is notable that Mickey Mouse’s application had an ACORN stamp on it. In addition, The [Raleigh, NC] News & Observer also reported today that ACORN conducted a voter drive that registered nearly 28,000 people in North Carolina. But according to local election officials some of the forms it filed had information that may have been copied from phone books.

Election fraud imposes a real cost on our system, beyond the obvious consequence of subverting a free and fair election. Fraudulent voter registration on this scale seriously strains state and local elections resources and distracts elections officials from preparing to conduct an orderly election. Of course, ACORN’s nationwide voter registration fraud provides an opportunity for individuals to vote who should not, or for some to vote more than once.

Given these allegations, as well as the well-documented fraud convictions in recent years of ACORN employees, I urge you to launch a nationwide criminal probe into ACORN’s voter registration activities. As you know, federal law prohibits an individual from (1) providing fraudulent voter registration information; (2) conspiring to encourage false registration or illegal voting; and (3) paying or offering to pay another individual for registering or voting. It is also a crime to knowingly procure or submit false, fictitious, or fraudulent voter registration applications. Finally, I must add that, because the violations of federal voting laws by ACORN employees appear to be so widespread, ACORN and its affiliates should be investigated as a criminal enterprise.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

JOHN CORNYN

United States Senator

Posted by: Ace at 03:46 PM



Comments

1 John Thune from So. Dakota's been on every local tv station here urging an investigation also. Did anyone else here Sanchez on CNN call for an investigation of Todd Palin's influence over the McCain campaign. What a putz.

Posted by: Ann at October 14, 2008 03:48 PM (c3H+i)

2 A federal probe is just the ticket. Surely this is just as important as what Jose Conseco puts into his body?

Also ACORN and other voter registration fraud problems are popping up all over the place.

Posted by: Christoph at October 14, 2008 03:50 PM (hawOV)

3 Way to go Senator Cornyn!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: PaRep at October 14, 2008 03:50 PM (dWdDN)

4 Every fake vote disenfranchises a legitimate citizen.

Posted by: Stinky Esposito at October 14, 2008 03:52 PM (MMC8r)

5 Faster, please.

Posted by: ECM at October 14, 2008 03:54 PM (q3V+C)

6 Thank you, Senator Cornyn! Here's a map showing the states in which ACORN is committing voter fraud ... so far.

Posted by: kimberly at October 14, 2008 03:55 PM (Rpam5)

7 Oh, come on, Sen Cornyn, there aren't really any laws covering elections. Don't you know? Just ask any ACLU lawyer.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 14, 2008 03:56 PM (ZGhSv)

8 Not that Cornyn was ever in danger of losing my vote, but he just gave me another reason to give it to him. Thanks, Sen. Cornyn.

Posted by: thirteen28 at October 14, 2008 03:57 PM (s8N54)

9 One Republican willing to go down swinging. There ought to be a similar letter signed by every Republican in the house. They are much easier targets of fraud.

Posted by: rockhead at October 14, 2008 03:57 PM (DvaIL)

10 Ace, I hope your theory about "invisible damage" hollowing out the Obama candidacy is at work here. It sure seems that there is a constant torrent of damaging developments (ACORN, Ayers, Annenburg Challenge, "spread the wealth," etc.) that, individually, cannot move the needle, but collectively, might be doing some real damage, if not yet seen. If McCain can effectively tie all of these together at the debate, maybe the media-fortified wall of protection around Obama can be breeched.

Posted by: angler at October 14, 2008 03:57 PM (kSuu1)

11 Why can't we get the Cleveland Plain Dealer confirming Obama was lying about his ties to ACORN out there more widely?

Posted by: jp at October 14, 2008 03:58 PM (DFDtC)

12 This is great. There are also 2 posts over at Gretawire about this today. The first, quoted in its entirety:

Check out this email from my colleague –having to go public to get a response (or to get help since this election is critical!)
From: Bream, Shannon

To:

Sent: Tue Oct 14 10:08:05 2008

Subject: update from Danforth/Rudman for anyone who didn’t get to tune in -
Former Sens. John C. Danforth and Warren B. Rudman, co-chairs of
the McCain-Palin 2008 Honest and Open Election Committee have wrapped
presser.
MAIN POINTS:
- They wrote to the Obama campaign in a letter dated Sept. 15,
2008, asking that both sides meet to discuss potential election fraud
and to hammer out the framework - IN ADVANCE - for challenging votes in
key precincts in battleground states.
- Sen. Danforth says DNC has also been directly contacted regarding these proposals.
- Sen. Danforth says no one from Obama campaign or DNC has responded, and that’s why they’re going public with this plea.
- Sen. Danforth says he also reached out to a friend who is close
to Plouffe about a week ago, broaching the same proposal, was told he’d
hear back within a day - and has not.
- Sen. Danforth laid out several “documented” instances of ACORN fraud - ie, Dallas Cowboys.
- Sens. Danforth and Rudman say Obama has a “special responsibility” to rein in ACORN.
- They are waiting and ready to sit down with Obama counterparts to
hammer out advance plan, but have been met only with silence.
Shannon D. Bream

Washington Correspondent

Fox News
The most recent one is a response from Plouffe that states, in part:However attractively labeled, this seems a starkly political maneuver
to deflect attention from the reality of the suppression strategies
pursued by national, state and Republican party committees. This has
been the shameful history of the party from the Goldwater “Operation
Eagle Eye” program to the present day-a history replete with instances
of systematically planned and executed programs to block access to the
vote for targeted communities of voters.
Go to http://gretawire.foxnews.com/ to read the whole thing. I need to do a beer run . . .




Posted by: CB at October 14, 2008 04:01 PM (9Wv2j)

13 Is it normal for Senators to have to bring this kind of thing to the attention of the Attorney General?

Posted by: funky chicken at October 14, 2008 04:01 PM (xyyHG)

14 this federal probe of ACORN sounds like it could be a great South Park expisode

Posted by: jp at October 14, 2008 04:02 PM (DFDtC)

15 "Not that Cornyn was ever in danger of losing my vote, but he just gave
me another reason to give it to him. Thanks, Sen. Cornyn." -Posted by: thirteen28

If you worked for ACORN, you could show your increased support by voting for him 72 times.

Posted by: zmdavid at October 14, 2008 04:02 PM (xYhGj)

16 Well I hope this hits hard:
http://tinyurl.com/5yzq7s
Prominent Democrat Caught In Money Laundering Scandal?
Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL)

Florida congressman and Barack Obama Florida campaign chairman Democrat Robert Wexler has allegedly filed 25 amended FEC reports in the days immediately following Bill O'Reilly busting him in front of his Maryland home on camera.

Posted by: SH at October 14, 2008 04:03 PM (arAyy)

17 I voted for that guy.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at October 14, 2008 04:03 PM (eiOZw)

18 Hey Dave, I'm right with you, my friend. I voted for Cornyn, too. I only wish he had a stronger voice in the Senate. He needs to be more of a Playa

Posted by: The Dude at October 14, 2008 04:05 PM (VqW2Q)

19 Finally. We need more Republicans to finally figured out that the game is rigged and cowering in fear of the press isn't the best course of action for leading this country.

Posted by: David at October 14, 2008 04:07 PM (HAdov)

20 ACORN has nothing to worry about. As others have said, the chances of an ACORN investigation under an Obama DOJ are nonexistent.

Cornyn, though... let's just say I see a reeducation camp looming in his future.

Posted by: Speculumation at October 14, 2008 04:08 PM (Vi57P)

21 almost get feeling the Bush DOJ is in the tank for Obama and a deal has been struck. One whcih will make dems quit being insane on national security and bring their base around going fwd, and also not charge bush with war crimes

Posted by: jp at October 14, 2008 04:08 PM (DFDtC)

22 16 Well I hope this hits hard:
http://tinyurl.com/5yzq7s
Prominent Democrat Caught In Money Laundering Scandal?
Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL)

Florida congressman and Barack Obama Florida campaign chairman Democrat Robert Wexler has allegedly filed 25 amended FEC reports in the days immediately following Bill O'Reilly busting him in front of his Maryland home on camera.

Posted by: SH at October 14, 2008 04:03 PM (arAyy)

What the holy hell?

you cannot be serious

Posted by: funky chicken at October 14, 2008 04:09 PM (xyyHG)

23 “This is the equivalent of what FDR had to do with the SEC — to
regulate capitalism,” said Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the chairman of
the House Financial Services Committee. “A failure to regulate the
economy appropriately is what led to this mess … we need to do what we
can to prevent it from happening again.”


Posted by: omaha steak at October 14, 2008 04:09 PM (GNCy6)

24 <b>Ugly Prediction</b>

No RICO investigation. The Bush Administration will not start a RICO investigation. It would look too much like they were trying to swing the election to McCain.

Sure, legalities be damned. But the same can be said for Obama's illegal campaign contributions, his illegal threats to control political discourse, or anything else about this campaign.

It's gonna be ugly, guys. If you believe in God, that's the only chance we have right now.

Posted by: Scott at October 14, 2008 04:10 PM (A+pZA)

25 Why does Iraq have more stringent voter integrity measures in place than the United States?

Posted by: Chief Wiggum at October 14, 2008 04:10 PM (Ulsfn)

26 Perhaps our last chance.

Our last chance at subduing voter fraud or our last chance at the election, period?

Ace, considering you are in contact with the campaign, are you being told about internals?

Posted by: Editor at October 14, 2008 04:11 PM (GTpOW)

27 Senator Cornyn,

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

Kindly go piss up a rope. Oh, and your name has been added to the re-education list.

Sincerely,

Posted by: The Honorable Michael B. Mukasey at October 14, 2008 04:12 PM (IHbof)

28 I know this is a dumb question, and I don't think it's ever happened, but would they consider delaying the election if they could prove massive voter fraud? Who would make that determination?

Posted by: jewells at October 14, 2008 04:13 PM (l/N7H)

29 Take away her pudding:

Two poll workers -- a 73-year-old Democrat and a 75-year-old Republican -- got into a fight last week while helping residents of an Ohio nursing home cast their ballots in the presidential election, the Akron Beacon Journal says.

The paper, citing a police report, says George Manos reported that Edith Walker "jumped on his back and struck him in the head three to four times with her fists" after he accused her of tampering with a ballot.

Manos is a Republican. Walker is a Democrat. Local election officials tell the paper that they're looking into reports that a resident's ballot was marked wrong and had to be corrected.

"Walker said in her statement that Manos tried to grab the ballot in question out of her hand," according to the paper. "She said he accused her of marking the ballot wrong and she 'apologized to him if I did do it, but he was very mean to me.'"

Another Republican poll worker says Walker tried to "stong-arm" him during the altercation.

http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/10/report-poll-wor.html


Posted by: dave at October 14, 2008 04:16 PM (UV/9g)

30 I know this is a dumb question, and I don't think it's ever happened, but would they consider delaying the election if they could prove massive voter fraud? Who would make that determination?

No. At best they would weed out the fraudulent votes and decide whether it changes the result.

Posted by: dave at October 14, 2008 04:17 PM (UV/9g)

31 21 almost get feeling the Bush DOJ is in the tank for Obama and a deal has been struck. One whcih will make dems quit being insane on national security and bring their base around going fwd, and also not charge bush with war crimes
Posted by: jp at October 14, 2008 04:08 PM (DFDtC)

It's possible that they are absolute worthless morons like his Dept of the Treasury and FEMA and ICE

I'm sad to say that I'm starting to agree with the moonbats on one item: GW Bush, one of the worst presidents ever?

I heard that bastard Paulson on the radio today giving his "big, important man" speech today, and he said something like "all Americans dislike the thought of gvmt owning private businesses, especially me" or something similarly idiotic.

I actually cursed at my poor radio.

Posted by: funky chicken at October 14, 2008 04:17 PM (xyyHG)

32 Last debate Obama should be asked to pledge that any kind of vote fraud will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. That he will direct his JD to try each case and hold out for jail time.
Let's see if Obama's vote cheats are willing to be thrown under the bus like his poor old grey-haired grandmother. Let's see if they're willing to bet some time in the Greybar that he has no intention of honoring that pledge.

Posted by: spongeworthy at October 14, 2008 04:17 PM (a00go)

33 Cowboys get Roy Williams! WooHoo!

Posted by: The Dude at October 14, 2008 04:19 PM (VqW2Q)

34 And note in CB's comment above that Plouffe falls back on the lame-ass excuse they always use when they're caught cheating: "You guys are cheating so we have to cheat to compete."

Posted by: spongeworthy at October 14, 2008 04:19 PM (a00go)

35 CB #12

Predictably, Plouffe just responded by playing the ultimate race card.

This is getting way out hand and the G** d***ed MSM won't play this straight up either.

Posted by: NM Hick at October 14, 2008 04:20 PM (STXJ7)

36 If Obama does say that, sponge, are you going to believe him? The man simply cannot, and will not, tell the truth. We've already caught him in a dozen lies, what's one more?

Posted by: kimberly at October 14, 2008 04:21 PM (Rpam5)

37 28 I know this is a dumb question, and I don't think it's ever happened, but would they consider delaying the election if they could prove massive voter fraud? Who would make that determination?
Posted by: jewells at October 14, 2008 04:13 PM (l/N7H)

NO THANK YOU

I want Bush and his insane clown possee out of there ASAP

Posted by: funky chicken at October 14, 2008 04:22 PM (xyyHG)

38 Jewells,
No chance in hell of delaying the election. Also, no chance in hell of any probe resulting in any charges, prosecutions or convictions between now and the election.
The best-case scenario is that Obama suffers from the publicicity of an investigation (if McCain can tie it all together and break through the media firewall) and/or it puts a few would-be fraudulent voters on notice that the investigation will not end on election day, and any person who cast a fraudulent vote (or assisted) will face jail time. It probably won't dissuade the most devoted frauds, but hopefully others will ponder whether spending some of Obama's term in prison is worth it.

Posted by: angler at October 14, 2008 04:23 PM (kSuu1)

39 Howie Carr just reminded his listeners of how the douche bags in Palm Beach wanted to indict Ann Coulter for voter fraud.


Posted by: Bart at October 14, 2008 04:23 PM (sF2fI)

40 Well I agree. I was such a staunch supporter of Bush and now I just shake my head and ask WTF happened to him?

Posted by: jewells at October 14, 2008 04:24 PM (l/N7H)

41 Acorn sending out emails per Campaign Spot @ NR



"Ohio ACORN is doing a Get Out The Vote project with the OBAMA Campaign. Ohio ACORN is hiring canvassers to go door to door encouraging voters to vote for Barack Obama."


Says it all.

Posted by: Cedric at October 14, 2008 04:26 PM (rM8m0)

42 McCain better kick some serious ass tomorrow night. I don't know if I can even watch, the last one was such a snoozefest.

Posted by: jewells at October 14, 2008 04:26 PM (l/N7H)

43 Don't give Sen. Cornyn more credit than he deserves here. Don't get me wrong, he's a decent Senator. He was a decent Attorney General for Texas. However, he's in an unusually tight race for his seat, and he's getting hammered here for his bailout vote. He's trying to turn the tide in his favor, and the investigation opening up in Houston gave him the impetus.

Posted by: kel at October 14, 2008 04:27 PM (CnUXc)

44 Cornyn is in a tough race against Noriega and has a vested interest in ensuring that ACORN is not screwing the pooch in Houston.

Posted by: mpur at October 14, 2008 04:28 PM (BotaL)

45 #22, yes it's serious. Will he be indicted? Shit, who knows

Posted by: SH at October 14, 2008 04:29 PM (arAyy)

46 I want Bush and his insane clown possee out of there ASAP
Pretty funny. You wail like a banshee and call anyone who is critical of McCain just short of a traitor who is risking the lives of our troops but you flail away at Bush, a guy who has risked his Presidency on taking care of the troops, mercilessly.
I'm sure you don't see the irony there.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 14, 2008 04:30 PM (VBon8)

47 Posted by: spongeworthy at October 14, 2008 04:17 PM (a00go)

Of course he'll pledge that. He's going to say that ACORN is a wonderful organization that provides vital services to the poor, and he's proud of his work with them, and that he will do everything he can to help them clear their name by weeding out the few bad apples, blah, blah, whatever.

The guy has some kind of pathology that allows him to lie 100% shamelessly. He simply lacks the guilt reflex or shame or whatever it is called that most humans have ...

That's what makes the debates so dangerous for McCain, BTW. Obama lies so beautifully that way too many people assume he's speaking the truth....because they can't imagine a person just spewing bold faced lies with that nice voice and serene presence.

But if McCain gets rattled or offended or angry about it, he's going to be made to look like he's got a problem with his "temperament"

Posted by: funky chicken at October 14, 2008 04:30 PM (xyyHG)

48 Ah, yes, the ever-green "voter suppression" cries from the Dems. As I recall, they claimed in 2000 that Florida state troopers on a road no where near any polling place were involved in "voter suppression" because, apparently, the mere existence of police scares away some Democrat voters.

I have no problem prosecuting people who commit actual crimes in the pursuit of voter suppression. I have no problem with laws that target voter suppression. If it's such a concern for Democrats, then let them attach it to ID-check requirements, and that way both sides get election reform they agree with.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at October 14, 2008 04:32 PM (IuKAf)

49 Will Rush and Sean and Dennis and Co. have to go to the web when they reinstate the Fairness Doctrine On Steroids?

Posted by: FloofyParisParamus at October 14, 2008 04:34 PM (6g+ru)

50 Next up: the democrats put up a guy named Medellin?

Noriega, for real?

/it's a joke, guys. just making a funny

Posted by: funky chicken at October 14, 2008 04:34 PM (xyyHG)

51 "But if McCain gets rattled or offended or angry about it, he's going to
be made to look like he's got a problem with his "temperament""

I hope McCain gets asked about it and it gets brought up. McCain can respond, yes people are mad, they are mad at the president, they are mad at the Democratic Congress, they are mad at the economy and wall street and finally they are mad that there is rampant voter fraud going on and everyone is sleeping at the helm.

Let me tell you what I will do . . . blah blah blah and finally I will push for a full RICO investigation in voter fraud at ACORN. If he adds that last line in there. He wins. Press can't hide what is going on and then that will be front page news. The rest of the sleepy people will finally have to deal with the issue and finally wake up to the direction this country is going.

Posted by: David at October 14, 2008 04:35 PM (HAdov)

52 Where has everybody been for the last 8 years, particularly the 6 years that Republicans held all three branches. Too little, too late from our elected asshat Republicans.

Vote fraud won't be diminished until people go to prison over it, in large numbers and from high places.

Posted by: toby928 at October 14, 2008 04:38 PM (evdj2)

53 Jack Straw, oh yes, I do remember GW Bush vetoing that massive medicare drug plan because the gvmt needed the money for more armor for humvees.

and when he vetoed all those porkfest transportation and farm bills because we needed to expand the active duty force to handle 2 wars.

/wait.....

Posted by: funky chicken at October 14, 2008 04:38 PM (xyyHG)

54 Only political junkies are going to watch the 3rd debate after that 2nd debate. So the MSM's edit will be what most folks see. McCain needs to get with the magnificent bastard and figure out an approch that the MSM will see as a bug but the American people will recognize as a feature.
I wonder if Axelrod moonlights?

Posted by: Bel Aire at October 14, 2008 04:39 PM (ocHBO)

55 Nothing is going to be done about ACORN any time soon. It will take years for a Federal probe to get through an investigation and through the courts.

This is important because it will help get dispirited GOP voters to the polls.

Posted by: Kenneth at October 14, 2008 04:42 PM (bpSFK)

56 Honestly the group I am most frustrated with is the GOP right now.
I went to them 6 to 8 months ago to try and set up a counter group to get Conservatives out to vote. And got repeatedly turned down. "We know what we are doing" I was told.
So the people that "Knew what they are doing" are losing badly. Guess who is to blame ?

Posted by: William Amos at October 14, 2008 04:44 PM (3O/RE)

57 Cornyn is concerned he might lose - it's that simple.

Ace, you an' teh Tools may wish to study all about how the Bradley Effect doesn't exist, including that it probably never did:http://tinyurl.com/49rkst

Plus - what does it matter- except to ACORN itself- if one voter is registered ten millions times - or ten million voters are registered twice - if each is registered properly ONE time and only votes ONE time? Answer: It doesn't - except to ACORN.

In the history of this country, there has never been a single documented incident fraudulent voting that affected the outcome of even ONE single election.

Tools, Ace would tell you, but his masters would have to kill him: This is all about framing the election of Obama as 'theft' from McCain and from you.

It's the old "Stabbed in the Back" scenario, that Nixon in particular hardwired into your tiny brains.

So what do you think a Democratic president, Democratic Senate, filibuster proof or not, and a Democratic Congress are going to do about ACORN?

Thnk fund - grow - expand - nurture - shelter immunize & protect.

By 2010 the Dems will have succeeded in registering and protecting the right to vote of another 15 million voters - not one of whom will vote Republican.

That's change you are going to have to live with.

Posted by: Diderot's dog at October 14, 2008 04:52 PM (nrD02)

58 #51 David, that is exactly right -- he's got the specter of his "anger" problem hanging over him at ALL times. But, I do love your suggestion that he commit to a full RICO investigation once he's elected.

Ace, any chance of getting that over to the handlers?

Posted by: CB at October 14, 2008 04:52 PM (9Wv2j)

59 Even if the investigation were to start today, and be a full court press by AG Mukasey, I think it highly doubtful the results of the investigation, never mind any criminal indictments or other actions by DOJ, will be available by 11/6.
I think AG Mukasey will not be long for his office, regardless of who wins.

Posted by: Penfold at October 14, 2008 04:54 PM (lF2Kk)

60 "Where has everybody been for the last 8 years, particularly the 6 years that Republicans held all three branches"
Jim Jeffords? The Senator from Vermont that went to bed a Republican and woke up a Democratic leaning Independent?
Both parties want to win but I think the Jeffords 'affair' marked the point that the Dems didn't care if anyone knew what lengths they'd go to gain power.
How high do we have to jump?

Posted by: Bel Aire at October 14, 2008 04:55 PM (ocHBO)

61 Jack Straw, oh yes, I do remember GW Bush vetoing that massive medicare drug plan because the gvmt needed the money for more armor for humvees.
Yea, thats what kept the humvees from getting armor.
and when he vetoed all those porkfest transportation and farm bills because we needed to expand the active duty force to handle 2 wars.
You mean the ones he traded to get the war funding bills passed? Those bills? You might recall the President doesn't have the line item veto and despite what John I'm From TheCongress Where All Pork Originates And I Didn't Stop It McCain says, he will have to swallow hard and sign a lot of crap if he is lucky enough to squeak into office with a Democrat dominated Congress.
Here's a tip. John McCain drove the effort on amnesty, drove the effort to allow 527 to dominate the elective process as they are right now while restricting the 1st amendment, is driving with his good buddy Lieberman the implementation of cap and trade to combat global warming, is driving the closing of GITMO and bringing terrorists to US shores and on and on and on.
Some of us are considering voting for McCain, not because we like him much at all as a candidate but because we detest Obama.McCain is a turd wrapped in a turd as a Republican candidate and it is going to take a lot of hard swallowing to vote for him knowing I will hate about 75% of things he will do..and he is supposed to be on my side. People like you who are constantly telling us we are stupid or are endangering our troops are not helping McCain any.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 14, 2008 04:57 PM (VBon8)

62 I'm pretty sure that questioning the motives of ACORN is racist.

Posted by: shibumi at October 14, 2008 04:57 PM (tZB/c)

63 Also Ace - what in hell do you think Mukasey can do at this point? Obama's lead is already 10 per cent plus across the board and the gap is growing wider by between 0.1 and 0.3 daily. The gap is already beyond the point that the election could be stolen by vote suppression - that happened about a week or so ago.

Besides: Mukasey is too busy indicting Republicans to quality for the GW Bush Pardon program - which will obliterate all previous records by a factor of 10 or more. That's right: "factor". I fully expect the RAW numbers to stay within shouting distance of the last record, but the "down ticket" pardons from his attempt to pardon categories of crimes and who committed them will go into new territory.

But here's the thing, Ace: It won't stop Waxman from holding hearings and nailing them all for perjury.

Posted by: Diderot's dog at October 14, 2008 04:57 PM (nrD02)

64 By 2010 the Dems will have succeeded in registering and protecting the
right to vote of another 15 million voters - not one of whom will vote
Republican.actually exists.

FTFY, diderot's dick

Posted by: wiserbud at October 14, 2008 05:00 PM (IHbof)

65 well, the DOJ and my representative have completely ignored my requests as a concerned citizen to find out what is being done about voter registration fraud. After 4 hours today on the phone and trying to contact someone via email, NO ONE has ever responded, which goes to show how much voice a single citizen has.

Posted by: chai at October 14, 2008 05:00 PM (dNBTY)

66 Penfold at 59: Precisely. If Mukasey ordered every USA office in the country to convene a grand jury, not even one of those grand juries would return from lunch, let alone an indictment, before the new year. The average time from the point of the filing of an indictment to the holding of a trial is slightly over 4 months for even "speedy" trials, IE cases like Senator Ted Stevens who actually wanted the earliest possible trial date to "clear his name" before the election.

The average time from the point of the filing of an indictment until a trial in which the defense intends to raise issues involving expert evidence and a challenge to the constitutionality of the charge is just under a year.

Mukasey will be the absolute first head of a US government agency to lose his job. It will happen no later than the day after the Obama inauguration, and more likely within the first hour after it.

Posted by: Diderot's dog at October 14, 2008 05:05 PM (nrD02)

67 Look at this response from an ACORN "worker":

This attack on ACORN is scurrilous and ridiculous. I have registered voters on a non-partisan basis in Florida and KNOW that we register people in good faith, unless the registration is blatantly incongruous - such as using a ridiculous name; e.g., Donald Duck. The validity of the registration rests SOLELY with the Supervisor of Elections - those who register new voters are merely conduits for the process and all decisions lie within this office. It is possible for a mischief-maker to register multiple times with multiple voter registration sites, who would be unaware of this duplication. But this duplication would be uncovered by the Elections office, and only one registration would be valid. There is no fraud on the part of those doing the initial voter registration and this attempt to smear ACORN seems to be a transparent attempt to intimidate new voters and tamp down new voter turnout. Rather than being an Obama/ACORN conspiracy, this witch hunt appears to be an obvious scare tactic by the right wing.

Posted by: kimberly at October 14, 2008 05:07 PM (Rpam5)

68 "Perhaps our last chance. Obama and his antidemocratic thugs believe in the third world maxim -- One man, one vote -- One time."
What are we intended to read into this - that if Obama is elected, he will cancel (or rig) all future elections, and we will never again have the freedom to cast a ballot?
"Perhaps our last chance" to hold a free election? Is this really what you mean to suggest?
It's an election, not the end of the world.

Posted by: sauropod at October 14, 2008 05:08 PM (J9J4M)

69 Given President Bush's great reluctance to send his law enforcement dogs after anyone - even people violating secrecy and national security laws - I don't see anything happening with this.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 14, 2008 05:13 PM (0+Ggj)

70 #57 "In the history of this country, there has never been a single
documented incident fraudulent voting that affected the outcome of even
ONE single election."

Washington state, 2004, Christine Gregoire.

Posted by: butch at October 14, 2008 05:26 PM (XmBa2)

71 Washington state, 2004, Christine Gregoire.

Word.

Posted by: toby928 at October 14, 2008 05:33 PM (evdj2)

72 Obama believes in 'One man, one vote'.. seeing how Obama is the man.. he gets the vote.

(stolen from Terry Pratchet of the 'Discworld' books)

Posted by: Dave C at October 14, 2008 05:36 PM (jU4cU)

73 And this is my Senator from Texas!!!!! Other than supporting the stooopid bailout, he's a true conservative. He's up for re-election and faces a real douce-bag, so go John go!!!!

Posted by: Joycer at October 14, 2008 05:39 PM (h6qju)

74 I'm sort of glad he is my senator!!

Posted by: joesamas mama at October 14, 2008 05:43 PM (ayoqZ)

75 Diderot's Dog: Step away from the cock. Drop both the cocks from your hands. Spit the cock out of your mouth. For pete's sake, stay away from all those cocks.

Posted by: nikkolai at October 14, 2008 05:44 PM (3KW6/)

76 I'm tired of Republicans being such pussies. McCain should be SCREAMING about this instead of playing into the Dem narrative of being the noble loser who falls on his sword to usher in the Era of Obama.

Posted by: ombudsman at October 14, 2008 05:44 PM (fWF4Q)

77 I hope they start investigating, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.
Yeah, you'll never hear about Wexler or Mahoney in the MSM. Might contradict their "Hope and Change" narrative.

Posted by: Iblis at October 14, 2008 06:02 PM (9221z)

78 21 almost get feeling the Bush DOJ is in the tank for Obama and a deal has been struck.
Yes, well, don't we all hear of Clinton-era staffers ad State, DOJ, CIA etc. who are way left? So it is not really a stretch. But the TOP DOGs are all Bush appointees...you would think that they could have some influence over the people who work for them, no? Of course, a Dem administration department head would be all over it especially if it helped their own party AND they had a legitimate reason to proceed with an investigation, but I guess Reps are too cowardly to act, it seems. Sorry, but I am disappointed. Not surprised. just diappointed. Again. Always.

Posted by: Juliet16 at October 14, 2008 06:06 PM (2xgu5)

79 Livin' La Vida Loca!!!!!11!

Posted by: RICO Martin at October 14, 2008 06:57 PM (UU4Hu)

80 By 2010 the Dems will have succeeded in registering and protecting the right to vote of another 15 million voters - not one of whom will vote Republican be an educated, informed, orproductivemember of our society.
FTFY.
Yea for social parasites and all the unicorns and rainbows their welfare checks will bring!

Posted by: VJay at October 14, 2008 09:26 PM (k87Wm)

81 Congrats Sen. Cornyn the people of Texas for electing him.

Posted by: conserVETive at October 14, 2008 09:51 PM (UB6OM)

82 Share Dvd tools with Mac users!Here is the result I want to share with Mac users:1) Cost/Performance: Everybody wants to gain more with less money. 2) Speed: Nobody wants to waste too much time waiting. 3) Profile: Of course we want our software can convert all kinds of video formats. 4) Personal Demands: For example, someone just wants to convert part of the DVD video, or others want the special output video format like PSP compliant forms and etc. 5) Easy to use: we want to make things easy. http://www.dvdcreatormac.com/

Posted by: koreaman at October 15, 2008 03:28 AM (O7wj+)

83 @29
Two poll workers -- a 73-year-old Democrat and a 75-year-old Republican
-- got into a fight last week while helping residents of an Ohio
nursing home cast their ballots in the presidential election, the Akron
Beacon Journal says.


As activity director in a nursing home back in 1984, it somehow fell to me to help the residents vote. Going from room to room with the ballots, I'd read them the names and they'd tell me whom to mark their ballot for. For a political junkie like me, it was downright painful. And, since people were chatty as we went through the process, it was a real eye-opener for me about how many voters' minds work. Now mind you, none of these individuals were senile. Also, most of these people watched a lot of television news, so they were not unaware of current events. I've never forgotten the people who voted for Mondale/Ferraro because: 1) "I always vote Democrat"; 2) "Well, we've had a Republican these last four years, let's give the Democrats a chance now"; 3)"I'd like to see a woman as vice-president, wouldn't that be nice? Oh, and she's got an Italian name, so she's probably Catholic: even better!"

The thing is, I of course marked their ballots however they told me to mark them. I would never have done otherwise. And that, my friends (McCain rubbing off on me--sorry), is the difference between conservatives and liberals (PUMAs excepted!): We do the honorable thing--just because it's common decency and we couldn't live with ourselves if we didn't.

To the Obama/Ayers/ACORN/Alinsky Left, that's just silly and self-defeating. Their creed is that "the ends always justify the means."

Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at October 15, 2008 03:34 AM (RzkwA)






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