October 14, 2008
Buckeye Institute Files State Rico Action Against ACORN

The Buckeye Institute has filed suit against ACORN using the RICO Statute. This should be done in every state that ACORN has proved to be fraudulently registering voters (which is about half the states now).


COLUMBUS - The Buckeye Institute, a Columbus-based think tank, today filed a state RICO action against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) on behalf of two Warren County voters. The action filed in Warren County Court of Common Pleas alleges ACORN has engaged in a pattern of corrupt activity that amounts to organized crime. It seeks ACORN's dissolution as a legal entity, the revocation of any licenses in Ohio, and an injunction against fraudulent voter registration and other illegal activities.

Plaintiffs Jennifer Miller of Mason, Ohio and Kimberly Grant of Loveland, allege that ACORN's actions deprive them of the right to participate in an honest and effective elections process. They allege fraudulent voter registrations submitted by ACORN dilute the votes of legally registered voters.

In the complaint, Thompson cites an accumulation of evidence showing numerous instances of admitted fraud by ACORN employees, as well as individuals solicited by ACORN.

"In light of its hiring, training and compensation practices, ACORN should have known its conduct would cause fraud," Thompson said. "It also should know that its conduct will cause fraud in the future."

In addition, the complaint cites conduct by ACORN in Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

This is just one more reason I do not believe that we should have third party registrations conducted by either side. If people would actually do the responsible thing and register themselves then we would not have all these fraudulent registrations in so many states that could potentially lead to questioning the integrity of the whole election process. This is not a Democrat or Republican issue this is an American issue. If Americans do not have faith in the election process it directly affects the abilities of those elected to effectively govern.

cross posted: The TrueSoldier Rants

Posted by TrueSoldier at October 14, 2008 11:34 PM | Email This
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1. Last paragraph. Why indeed do we not allow people to register themselves as a civic duty?

Posted by: swatter on October 15, 2008 11:28 AM
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