Thursday, March 11, 2010

One state down, forty-nine to go.



Good news.

Of course, they'll be back in the election stealing business by November under another name.

Keep prepping folks. Keep prepping.

Mike
III

ACORN is out of Ohio's elections

In legal settlement, group agrees not to return to state

Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:53 AM

By James Nash

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

DispatchPolitics


ACORN, the liberal group notorious for allegedly trying to inflate voter rolls through fraudulent practices, has seen its last election in Ohio.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now will permanently surrender its Ohio business license by June1 as part of a legal settlement with the conservative Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, both sides said yesterday.

ACORN was active in Ohio in the 2006 and 2008 elections, working to register thousands of low-income people to vote and get them to the polls. The group's efforts were marred by irregularities, including one case in which ACORN workers allegedly induced a Cleveland man to register to vote 72 times, offering cigarettes as an incentive.

The Buckeye Institute's 1851 Center for Constitutional Law teamed with two Warren County residents to sue ACORN in Warren County Common Pleas Court just before the 2008 election. The residents alleged that their rights were abridged by thousands of fraudulent voter registrations, each representing "a potential illegal vote that has the capacity to dilute (legitimate) votes."

The case was moved to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Yesterday's settlement is mostly confidential, said Maurice A. Thompson, the conservative group's attorney.

"They will surrender their business license by June 1 and cease to operate in Ohio and cease to support or enable other groups to do what they do," Thompson said.

Alphonse A. Gerhardstein, the attorney for ACORN in Ohio, said the organization already has left Ohio "for reasons that are unrelated to this litigation." After the 2008 election, in which some credited or blamed ACORN for the election of Barack Obama as president, ACORN has dialed back its political activity across the country.

ACORN continues to deny any wrongdoing in Ohio, Gerhardstein said. The settlement doesn't award court costs or attorney's fees to either side, he said.

"They've already stopped (working in Ohio), and they're going to formalize that by June 1, 2010," Gerhardstein said.

jnash@dispatch.com

7 comments:

Taylor H said...

I thought the whole child-prostitution sting would have been enough to shut them down all over the place...

Anonymous said...

Be advised that these groups NEVER disappear; they get re-born under a new name, but the same cast of suspects/perps, doing the same thing: pushing towards totalitarian control.

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

Gunner

Snappy Sammy Smoot said...

Taylor -
Nah - the "kiddie whore" topic just gets a grin and a semi-erection from most Congress critters.
And of COURSE we can trust ACORN to do what they said! Remember, they are apparently Divine - they even manage to get the *dead* to vote for dhimmicrats!

Bobby Bohica said...

"One state down, forty-nine to go."
You mean 56, don't you?
Ahhh... let's not get all wee-wee'd up with numbers!

Ahab said...

ACORN has already changed it's name. Don't know what it is yet, but it happened last week, or the week before. In any case, they'll be back in business stealing elections in no time at all. They're like the vampire undead, even driving a stake through it's heart will not kill it. You have to cut off it's head, and that's Wade Rathke.

Jeffrey Quick said...

Mr. Smoot: ACORN doesn't stop with the dead; they created a Democrat older brother for me, living at my address (as if I'd ever permit that)

Anonymous said...

ACORN and the SEIU are pretty much the same thing at the top.