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ACORN Worker Describes His Recruitment

From the inimitable New York Post:



By JEANE MacINTOSH, Post Correspondent

CLEVELAND – Two Ohio voters, including Domino’s pizza worker Christopher Barkley , claimed yesterday that they were hounded by the community-activist group ACORN to register to vote several times, even though they made it clear they’d already signed up.

Barkley estimated he’d registered to vote “10 to 15” times after canvassers for ACORN, whose political wing has endorsed Barack Obama, relentlessly pursued him and others.

Claims such as his have sparked election officials to probe ACORN.

“I kept getting approached by folks who asked me to register,” Barkley said. “They’d ask me if I was registered. I’d say yes, and they’d ask me to do it [register] again.

“Some of them were getting paid to collect names. That was their sob story, and I bought it,” he said.

Barkley is one of at least three people who have been subpoenaed by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections as part of a wider inquiry into possible voter fraud by ACORN. The group seeks to register low-income voters, who skew overwhelmingly Democratic.

“You can tell them you’re registered as many times as you want – they do not care,” said Lateala Goins, 21, who was subpoenaed.

“They will follow you to the buses, they will follow you home, it does not matter,” she told The Post.

She added that she never put down an address on any of the registration forms, just her name.

A third subpoenaed voter, Freddie Johnson, 19, filled out registration cards 72 times over 18 months, officials said.

“It feeds the public perception that there could be [fraud], and that makes the pillars fall down,” said local Board of Elections President Jeff Hastings.

Registering under a fake name is illegal. But officials usually catch multiple registrations and toss them.

The major risk of fraud growing out of mass canvassing involves the possibility of ineligible voters filing absentee ballots, and thus avoiding checks at polling places, said Republican National Committee chief counsel Sean Cairncross.

The subpoenas come as Republicans have ramped up criticism of ACORN. Officials in Nevada raided ACORN’s Las Vegas office Tuesday, accusing the group of signing people up multiple times – in some cases under phony names, like those of Dallas Cowboys.

ACORN’s Cleveland spokesman, Kris Harsh, said his group collected 100,000 voter-registration cards; only about 50 were questionable, he claimed.

As for workers, “We watch them like a hawk,” he said.

The thing to keep in mind when you read these sporadic reports about ACORN fraud being detected, that this is just the tip of the iceberg.

The people who started ACORN want to bring down the system of government by destroying our institutions.

They had originally tried to flood the welfare and social services system with fraudulent applications. When that didn’t work as well as they hoped, they moved on to targeting our election system.

Even if some ACORN workers get caught, they have tied up so many election officials, it makes it that much harder to catch fraud elsewhere.

ACORN realizes that if they flood the system a large portion of their fraudulent registrations will still slip through. There just isn’t enough manpower to check every application.

And that is exactly what they count on.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, October 9th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “ACORN Worker Describes His Recruitment”

  1. tblazerhoops says:

    I suppose the “questionable” cards were from those who registered as Republicans!

  2. U NO HOO says:

    Christopher Barkley was just interviewed by phone on FOX. Christopher Barkley sounded credible, he just wanted to be left alone. He said the ACORN employee said he didn’t want to lose his job, so please, reregister.

    ACORN was caught trying to register the Dallas Cowboys players roster outside of Texas. ACORN should get 12 months in juvenile hall for stupidity.

    And, who is “Monica Ray?”

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Yo, Yo, Yo…Kris Harsh,who are you bamboozeling pal? You seriously think we by the line that you are watching the NUTS like a hawk? C’mon now commrade, it is your sole intention to throw a wrench in this election and then raise a race card after the election is over. These NUTS need their tax exempt status revoked and suspend them from having anything to do with any elections ever again!! Maybe Commrade Harsh would see more clearly from behind bars. That way nothing gets in the way of his HAWKISH STARE!!

  4. nuthingbettertodo says:

    This is very interesting……… http://caosblog.com/9089

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    I wonder if this makes them “Unka Toms'” for outting ACORNS nuts?

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    nothingbettertodo :
    Let us hope that this goes somewhere and not just some hot air passing!! This BS cant be allowed to happen!!

  7. wardmama4 says:

    I am betting that OH Sec of State Ms Brunner is just po’d that she attempted to discount Republican absentee ballots (I hate these things, I got 3 from Obama and 1 from McCain) – as she is now in what her second lawsuit? And losing them all. Of course the Dems, ACORN, Ms Brunner have to cheat to secure a win in OH – no one has won the Presidency in ages who has not won OH. Also they are attempting to scam us into casinos (I’ve been writing the creeps for months now – I say creeps as they chose one word in my first letter (morals) and wrote me off as some religious zealot). They are intent on winning OH, no matter how they do it – problem is that Cleveland is in the tank Dem (think Dennis Kucinich for their cup of tea politico), some cities and towns on the east border tanked long ago, Columbus is almost in the tank Dem and downtown Cincy participates every 4 years in the Vote Early, Vote Often bus tours. That can’t carry the entire state – much of which is still Red, White & Blue. And as I’ve posted on other stories – locally the Dems are not voting Obama because he is so anti-life.

    I am glad that this is coming out – the lengths (or should I say depths) that these people will go to should be known by every single registered, legal, citizen voter in America.

  8. sheehanjihad says:

    ACORN is getting Federal scrutiny now…in 16 states. This open violation of election laws may actually be addressed…..I think that any state in which ACORN registered voters should not have their ballots counted until they are verified….and each ballot that is fraudulent or repeated, the party to which the person was registered loses the election in the precinct where the violations occured. Every member of ACORN should be arrested for open insurrection and then shot, thrown into the back of a pickup truck, taken to the dump, and burned. The socialists of this unarmed terrorism need a message. and nothing works better than unmitigated violence.

    As it is, every last one of these people will not be touched. They are laughing at all of us.

  9. U NO HOO says:

    Monica A Ray
    255 W HIGHWAY 32
    LICKING, MO 65542


    Any news guys/gals called Monica Ray?

  10. DEZ says:

    “ACORN’s Cleveland spokesman, Kris Harsh, said his group collected 100,000 voter-registration cards; only about 50 were questionable, he claimed.”

    50 percent? is that what he means? or did he say 50 because they registered republican?
    I hope SJ is right and this gets addressed, but my hopes are low.
    Something tells me there will be blood on the streets if obama loses the election, and if elected!
    His losing will enrage his radical supporters, his winning will embolden them!

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