The mess for Barack Obama based on his associations and cooperation continues to grow of concern for the Obama campaign. It continues well beyond the revelation that the Obama campaign has scrubbed his site to hide ACORN lies, altering the content from statements that he “was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity” to now reflect a more deft statement that “ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee.” Perhaps this is the enlightened explanation of a new “free” trade agreement.
ACORN, an organization that has had Obama’s support – and leadership training – and even his pledge that the organization will have significant input to his campaign and policies, continues its fraudulent voter registration and voting practices, particularly in swing states.
In Ohio, multiple registrants told the Cuyahoga County Elections Board that ACORN workers begged for signatures in their efforts to inflate rolls.
Also in the Cleveland area, over 4,000 fraudulent registrations have been found – and untold numbers undetected. And if you think that fraudulent registrations are one thing, and the actual vote is something else entirely, read on.
Investigators probing ACORN have learned that an Ohio man registered to vote several times and cast a bogus ballot with a fake address, officials said yesterday, as they revealed that nearly 4,000 registration applications supplied by the left-leaning activist group were suspect.
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The vote of Darnell Nash, one of four people subpoenaed in a Cuyahoga County probe of ACORN’s voter-registration activities, was canceled and his case was turned over to local prosecutors and law enforcement, Board of Elections officials said yesterday.
Nash had registered to vote repeatedly from an address that belonged to a legitimately registered voter, officials said during a hearing at which the subpoenaed voters were to testify.
Board officials had contacted Nash this summer, questioned his address and told him to stop repeat registering.
But still, he breezed into Ohio election offices – the state allows early voting for president – reregistered with a fake address and cast a paper ballot, officials said.
“He came in on 9/30 and Mr. Nash again registered to vote at [someone else’s] address, and he cast a ballot,” said board official Jane Platten.
Nash did not turn up for the hearing.
Just Ohio? Eau, contraire… Via Mark Steyn, from Pennsylvania and the tactic of overwhelming the system to ensure the most rule breaking possible.
In Allegheny County, each polling place had ten provisional ballots under the assumption that no more than ten people would show up claiming to be on the rolls but were not. But, with the organizers driving dozens if not hundreds of unregistered individuals to the same polling places, the poll workers quickly ran out of provisional ballots. This event was followed shortly by a Kerry Edwards lawyer miraculously appearing at the polling place and demanding that because there were no more provisional ballots, everyone there had to be put on a machine in order to “preserve the right to vote.” Once that voter went into the booth, there was no way to check their status and their vote would count. I bumped into a college student in an elevator who told me that a Kerry worker told him that in Pittsburgh, you get to vote as many times as you want. Richard Daley would be proud.
With the disregard for the Constitution – a non-partisan endeavor, though most egregious efforts from Democrats – and the abandonment of the small central government founding principles, to the increasingly blatant trashing of the elections process and questioned integrity of the future vote, we are embarking on a crisis in this country that transcends any and all financial success or failure as well as any and all security and defense.
At stake are the very foundations of this Nation, our identity. In short, rising to the surface is the prospect of either reassuring or redefining what Constitutes us. It is not just an old piece of parchment.