Several municipal clerks across the state are reporting fraudulent and duplicate voter registration applications, most of them from a nationwide community activist group working to help low- and moderate-income families.
The majority of the problem applications are coming from the group ACORN, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, which has a large voter registration program among its many social service programs. ACORN's Michigan branch, based in Detroit, has enrolled 200,000 voters statewide in recent months, mostly with the use of paid, part-time employees.
"There appears to be a sizeable number of duplicate and fraudulent applications," said Kelly Chesney, spokeswoman for the Michigan Secretary of State's Office. "And it appears to be widespread."
Chesney said her office has had discussions with ACORN officials after local clerks reported the questionable applications to the state. Chesney said some of the applications are duplicates and some appear to be names that have been made up. The Secretary of State's Office has turned over several of the applications to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The U.S. Attorney's Office on Friday declined to confirm whether an investigation was taking place.
In recent years, ACORN's voter registration programs have come under investigation in Ohio, Colorado, Missouri and Washington, with some employees convicted of voter fraud.
This is nothing new. I hear at least one story about ACORN or PILGRIM or a similar group every single election year. ACORN is non-partisan technicaly, but is one of the biggest left-wing groups out there (funded by the Tides Foundation and George Soros), and is not above breaking the law to achieve its goals. At least nine convictions for illegal electioneering. Now I know Chicago had a tradition of illegal electioneering going back to the Daley machine (And Obama's pal Axelrod worked for Daley), but it needs to be stopped here on a nationwide scale so they don't steal the election Chicago style.
Obama has a long history with ACORN. In 1992, Barack Obama ran "Project Vote/Acorn" in Chicago. It was his launching pad into politics. Obama then was on the board of three boards of directors, two of which tied to unrepentent terrorist Bill Ayers. The third board is the gun grabbing Joyce Foundation. If there's a gun grabbing event or organization, the money usually leads back there. The Ayers groups are the Annenberg Challenge and Woods Fund of Chicago. Ayers and Obama, both University of Chicago Professors, served together as board members on the Woods Fund. Despite the "now distancing" of the two, Ayers held a fundraiser in his home for Obama. That's a good friend there. (Page 7 source). The Annenberg Challenge is no longer around, and was transferred to heiress and Obama campaign fundraiser Penny Pritzker. The Chicago branch was started by a grant application from Bill Ayers and funded by the Annenberg Foundation.
ACORN is funded by left-wing foundations similar to those Obama worked on. It's a network of big money and big leftism. With the shady work of ACORN we all need to be poll challengers and out to work the polls and watching the counting of the polls and absentee ballots making sure that the elections are run fairly.