Whenever I write a post about my support for requiring positive identification to vote, the usual swarm swoops in and loudly and insistently proclaim that there is no evidence of widespread voter registration fraud. They say that is just false, etc., etc. They say there is no need for an ID law. They say that it simply doesn't happen. So how is this possible then?
35,000 Questionable Registration Forms!
Yes, you read that correctly…35,000 questionable registration forms!
Kansas City election officials said this was the most irresponsible and extensive voter registration abuse in Missouri they had seen. They weren't kidding!
KMBC Missouri is reporting this breaking news:
Four people have been indicted on charges of voter fraud in Kansas City, officials said Wednesday.
Investigators said about 35,000 questionable registration forms for new voters were collected by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a group that works to improve minority and low-income communities.
The four indicted — Kwaim A. Stenson, Dale D. Franklin, Stephanie L. Davis and Brian Gardner — were employed by ACORN as registration recruiters.
This is not in insignificant thing. This is more than enough fraud to swing an election in a tight race. There is video over there you should watch. The election officials are utterly swamped with this tidal wave of outright fraud. Yahoo News is also carrying the story right now:
Investigators said questionable registration forms for new voters were collected by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a group that works to improve minority and low-income communities.
The four indicted — Kwaim A. Stenson, Dale D. Franklin, Stephanie L. Davis and Brian Gardner — were employed by ACORN as registration recruiters. They were each charged with two counts.
Federal indictments allege the four turned in false voter registration applications. Prosecutors said the indictments are part of a national investigation.
ACORN and Project Vote recruit and assign workers to low-income and minority neighborhoods to register people to vote.
The Kansas City Election Board told KMBC they found suspicious forms, such as seven applications from one person and an application for a dead man.
"There is some motive behind it — this is not accidental," said Ray James with the Kansas City Election Board.
Election officials said some of the application cards had false addresses, signatures and phone numbers.
ACORN officials in Kansas City said they turned in the four people who were indicted.
"We're very happy that they were indicted," said Claudie Harris with ACORN.
If we presume ACORN officials are acting in good faith, then they have been subverted at a lower level by people who do not have good intentions. These indictments indicate that all of ACORN's voter registration efforts are now highly suspect until proven otherwise. There are some people intent on stealing election here. It is not the people the left routinely charges with wanting to do so (or having done already), either.