<quoted text>Yes, free meals. The ultimate act of liberal degeneracy! Does ACORN even exist any more? If you are going to mention the problems ACORN had with subcontractors you should also mention the McCain campaign having the same problem on a grander scale. Prove even one fraudulent vote was cast because of ACORN or McCain's contactor. Even one.
The point is OPENNESS and ACCESS to our government. Closed meetings are against the law! How about following the law!
How about allowing citizens the opportunity to be heard, for and against? That's what this is about.
My god you are dense.
Elk Grove is more depressing than I remembered it. Is there a decent place to eat on this bunghole of a town?
I could care less about Elk Grove, I don't live here because of EG. I live here because of the location being close to Tahoe and Bay area. It's already been proven, just in Missouri, not mentioning the other states: In the state of Missouri in 1986, 12 ACORN members were convicted of voter fraud. But that case was not an isolated incident in the state. In December 2004, in St. Louis, six volunteers pleaded guilty of dozens of election law violations for filling out registration cards with names of dead people and other bogus information. Authorities launched an earlier investigation after noticing that among the new voters was longtime St. Louis alderman Albert “Red” Villa, who died in 1990. The volunteers worked for “Operation Big Vote”— a branch of ACORN — in St. Louis.
On February 10, 2005, Nonaresa Montgomery, a paid worker who ran Operation Big Vote during the run-up to the 2001 mayoral primary, was found guilty of vote fraud. Montgomery hired about 30 workers to do fraudulent voter-registration canvassing. Instead of knocking on doors, the volunteers sat at a St. Louis fast food restaurant and wrote out names and information from an outdated voter list. About 1,500 fraudulent voter registration cards were turned in.
In October 2006, St. Louis election officials discovered at least 1,492 “potentially fraudulent” voter registration cards. They were all turned in by ACORN volunteers.
In November 2006, 20,000 to 35,000 questionable voter registration forms were turned in by ACORN officials in Missouri. Most all of these were from St. Louis and Kansas City areas, where ACORN purportedly sought to help empower the “disenfranchised” minorities living there. But the ACORN workers weren’t just told to register new voters. The workers admitted on camera that they were coached to tell registrants to vote for Democrat Claire McCaskill. In 2007, in Kansas City, Missouri, four ACORN employees were indicted for fraud. In April of this year eight ACORN employees in St. Louis city and county pleaded guilty to federal election fraud for submitting bogus voter registrations.
And, that was just Missouri.