“So, less than a week before the midterm elections, four workers from Acorn, the liberal activist group that has registered millions of voters, [were] indicted by a federal grand jury for submitting false voter-registration forms to the Kansas City, Missouri, election board. But hey, who needs voter-ID laws?” the Wall Street Journal said in an editorial.
“Wewishthiswereanaberration, but allegations of fraud have tainted Acorn voter drives across the country. Acorn workers have been convicted in Wisconsin and Colorado, and investigations are still under way in Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsylvania,” the newspaper said.
Acorn is the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
“The good news for anyone who cares about voter integrity is that the Justice Department finally seems poised to connect these dots, instead of dismissing such revelations as the work of a few yahoos. After the federal indictments were handed up in Kansas City [last] week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement that ‘This national investigation is very much ongoing,’ “ the editorial continued.
“Let’s hope so. Acorn officials bill themselves as nonpartisan community organizers merely interested in giving a voice to minorities and the poor. In reality, Acorn is a union-backed, multimillion-dollar outfit that uses intimidation and other tactics to push for higher minimum-wage mandates and to trash Wal-Mart and other non-union companies.”
Greg Pierce can be reached at 202/636-3285 or email@example.com