Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Obama's Nutty Community Organizer Friends Play Fantasy Football

ACORN -- another group of unsavory "Community Organizers" from Obama's past -- is back in the news. The Las Vegas Review Journal reports:

State authorities on Tuesday raided an organization that registers low-income people to vote, alleging that its canvassers falsified forms with bogus names, fake addresses or famous personalities.

The secretary of state's office launched an investigation after noticing that names did not match addresses and that most members of the Dallas Cowboys appeared to be registering in Nevada to vote in November's general election.

"Some of these (forms) were facially fraudulent; we basically had the starting lineup for the Dallas Cowboys," Secretary of State Ross Miller said. "Tony Romo is not registered to vote in Nevada. Anyone trying to pose as Terrell Owens won't be able to cast a ballot."

Agents with the secretary of state and state attorney general offices served a search warrant on the headquarters of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, at 953 E. Sahara Ave. shortly after 9 a.m. They seized voter registration forms and computer databases to determine how many fake forms were submitted and identify employees who were responsible.


Update: Ed Morrissey has a video of Obama on the campaign trail today making curious reference to "an acorn doesn't fall far from the tree." Of course, the usual metaphor for things that fall close to a tree is an apple, prompting Morrissey to wonder whether the raid of ACORN's headquarters was on Obama's mind today.

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