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  •  The right dislikes ACORN because of their voter (4+ / 0-)
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    registration efforts. They are very effective in registering voters and getting people to the polls.

    If the right had a similar group, we would hate them.

    •  Actually the rw has had voter groups (9+ / 0-)

      who were actually indicted for fraud.

      Plus they stole an entire election.  

      "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 05:59:16 AM PDT

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      •  Republicans were the ones to get convicted (5+ / 0-)

        SACRAMENTO — The owner of a firm that the California Republican Party hired to register tens of thousands of voters this year was arrested in Ontario over the weekend on suspicion of voter registration fraud.

        State and local investigators allege that Mark Jacoby fraudulently registered himself to vote at a childhood California address where he no longer lives so he would appear to meet the legal requirement that all signature gatherers be eligible to vote in California. His firm, Young Political Majors, or YPM, collects petition signatures and registers voters in California and other states.

        The owner of a voter-registration company pleaded guilty Tuesday to voter-registration fraud, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

        Laguna Beach resident Mark Jacoby, who collects signatures for petition drives, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to three years' probation and 30 days of service with the California Department of Transportation.

        Jacoby, owner of Young Political Majors, registered to vote at Los Angeles addresses that were not his own. State law requires petition circulators to be qualified voters. Jacoby will also be required to show proof he is registered at his correct address.

        Fox is America's Radio Rwanda.

        by Adept2u on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 07:08:37 AM PDT

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    •  They Do Have Similar Groups. (6+ / 0-)

      And the Right has been employing voter-suppression methods for decades as well.

      The thing is, when more people vote, Democrats win, and the right hates this.

      Note to Tea-baggers: Crazy isn't a valid counter-argument!

      by kefauver on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 06:18:13 AM PDT

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    •  They do have similar groups (3+ / 0-)
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      They're called megachurches.

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