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ACORN Will Have Role In 2010 Census

From Fox News:

Steve Kest, executive director of ACORN, right, and ACORN member Hugh Alleyne listen to a question during a news conference in Washington.

ACORN to Play Role in 2010 Census

Cristina Corbin

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The U.S. Census is supposed to be free of politics, but one group with a history of voter fraud, ACORN, is participating in next year’s count, raising concerns about the politicization of the decennial survey.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now signed on as a national partner with the U.S. Census Bureau in February 2009 to assist with the recruitment of the 1.4 million temporary workers needed to go door-to-door to count every person in the United States — currently believed to be more than 306 million people.

A U.S. Census "sell sheet," an advertisement used to recruit national partners, says partnerships with groups like ACORN "play an important role in making the 2010 Census successful," including by "help[ing] recruit census workers."

The bureau is currently employing help from more than 250 national partners, including TARGET and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), to assist in the hiring effort…

ACORN, which claims to be a non-partisan grassroots community organization of low- and moderate-income people, came under fire in 2007 when Washington State filed felony charges against several paid ACORN employees and supervisors for more than 1,700 fraudulent voter registrations. In March 2008, an ACORN worker in Pennsylvania was sentenced for making 29 phony voter registration forms. The group’s activities were frequently questioned in the 2008 presidential election.

ACORN spokesman Scott Levenson told FOXNews.com that "ACORN as an organization has not been charged with any crime." He added that fears that the organization will unfairly influence the census are unfounded.

"It will be the Census Bureau that determines the role and scope of its 300 national partners. ACORN is committed to a fair and accurate count," Levenson said…

The U.S. Census Bureau has refuted any suggestions that ACORN or any other groups will fraudulently and unduly influence the results of the census.

"The Census (Bureau) is a nonpartisan, non-political agency and we’re very dedicated to an accurate account," bureau spokesman Stephen Buckner told FOXNews.com. "We have a lot of quality controls in place to keep any kind of systemic error or fraudulent behavior to affect the counts."

Well, who else did you think Rahm Emanuel would hire to run his census?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “ACORN Will Have Role In 2010 Census”

  1. MinnesotaRush says:

    I’ve heard it bantered about .. “what .. do they think we’re stupid?”.

    If they’re sincere in tryin’ to sell this b/s …

    “ACORN, which claims to be a non-partisan grassroots community organization of low- and moderate-income people, came under fire in 2007 when Washington State filed felony charges against several paid ACORN employees and supervisors for more than 1,700 fraudulent voter registrations. In March 2008, an ACORN worker in Pennsylvania was sentenced for making 29 phony voter registration forms. The group’s activities were frequently questioned in the 2008 presidential election.

    ACORN spokesman Scott Levenson told FOXNews.com that “ACORN as an organization has not been charged with any crime.” He added that fears that the organization will unfairly influence the census are unfounded.” …

    … the answer to that would be a loud YES! They really think we are.

    Time to flood the DC phone lines again folks!

  2. canary says:

    1.4 door to door? They mail the census’s and do by phone.

    Last time they mailed the census’s. And you can do it on phone or mail back. Still, I had two different ones come to my door. Wouldn’t open. One started banging on my window, after I’d mailed it in. So, I called to complain, and had to redo on phone. Warning, most on these questionairs you are not legally bound to answer. So, 1 for every 300 homes? That’s b.s. One postal worker delivers approx 500 residents in one day.

    The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now signed on as a national partner with the U.S. Census Bureau in February 2009 to assist with the recruitment of the 1.4 million temporary workers needed to go door-to-door to count every person in the United States — currently believed to be more than 306 million people.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Acorn Census intimidation
      Invent more blacks and move them around to dominetly white neighborhoods so you can throw the 2012 election. Why else have a 501c tax exempt status organization do your door to door survey?
      Is this NUTS or what?

  3. TwilightZoned says:

    How convenient, for ACORN, the census has been moved to the WH. 2012 is going to be a royal mess!


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