Monday, October 13, 2008

ACORN, what's the dealio? Part 2

Gotta say, I'm kind of sick of the alarmist reaction circulating over the ACORN issue. Admittedly, my own reaction was alarmist, albeit for two reasons: One, I've been heavily involved with ACORN over the years, and have a lot of sweat invested in that affiliation, both literally and figuratively. Two, I hadn't really done any research yet, just reacted to the story without digging deeper. Not like me to do that, but again, it hit me emotionally. Turns out, this concern arises pretty much every election cycle, and ACORN is required by law to turn in all forms they receive, even those that are obviously fakies.

The truth is, falsified voter registrations, icky though they may be, and whether or not they were flagged as bad forms by ACORN, as the evidence now suggests they were, just don't add up to voter fraud at the polls on November 4th.

Here's why:

Mickey Mouse, Ronald Reagan, and Troy Aikman just can't show up and vote a hundred times. Or even once, without ID and positive address verification. Even John Smith can't do that. Duh, people. The only possible political gain for a group like ACORN would be creating the appearance of an advantage in terms of Democratic registrations, and that would be assuming that the nice people at the recorder's office didn't bother to do their jobs and keep false reg's off the rolls. Basically, you don't get political mo from submitting more Dem reg's, you get it from having more Dems ON THE ROLLS.

"Hey, I'm Troy Aikman, and she's Ronald Reagan, and we're here to cast our ballots, please."

(Since you asked, Philipsburg, St. Maarten)

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