Officials: FBI Investigates ACORN For Voter Fraud

The FBI is investigating whether the community activist group ACORN helped foster voter registration fraud around the nation before the presidential election.

A senior law enforcement official confirmed the investigation to The Associated Press on Thursday. A second senior law enforcement official says the FBI was looking at results of recent raids on ACORN offices in several states for any evidence of a coordinated national scam.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because regulations forbid discussing ongoing investigations particularly so close to an election.

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, says it has registered 1.3 million young people, minorities and poor and working-class voters -- most of whom tend to be Democrats.


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  • by Steve Location: Kinston on Oct 17, 2008 at 10:03 AM
    The way to end a lot of this foolishness is tell our government that NO nonprofit organization or business is to receive federal funds. It is NOT the business of government to run the lives of citizens. If a citizen is too lazy to register on their own determination---TOUGH!! Likewise, a non American should not be allowed to show his/her face in a voting area. Get real America, these liberals have about destroyed America with their post modernistic persuasion. Life, Liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness can never be guaranteed by government fiat. These are God given gifts that must be valued in the hearts and minds of sensible and responsible individuals. In the best of situations, government intervention in human affairs is usually intrusive and self serving.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 17, 2008 at 07:06 AM
    I can tell you the entire country election process this year is corrupt. It is pointed out everyday on news for most every state. NC does not require photo ID to vote for a federal election and will not have that since it might keep someone from voting. Well, if you can't get a photo ID you probably shouldn't vote. You can't get on a plane without one but you don't need one to vote. I can tell you if McCain wins, I think he will now, the chads will be back to give the liberals the same stance as last time; republicans cheated. Actually, ACORN was around in that election too.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Oct 17, 2008 at 03:08 AM
    I voted yesterday and was not required to show proof of identity with address verification which would head off ineligible voters. This ACORN group who is solidly in the Obama camp is trying to stuff the ballot box through fraud.
  • by WOLFGANG Location: CHOCOWINITY on Oct 16, 2008 at 05:08 PM
    Hi Obama Snake Oil Co. Good ? The Liberals are on the run. I saw one today hiding under a rock. I saw another digging as deep hole in the sand. I think they are going underground. They must have gotten a copy of Barack Obama's life story. Maybe some really got the facts. I know Dems get crankey when they are confronted with the truth. I still think anybody who votes for Obama is an E.T.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane, NC on Oct 16, 2008 at 04:36 PM
    Folks this is serious, if ACORN is cheating then our whole system can go too hell in a hand basket, this is not something to be taken lightly. The problem has to be solved. I don't think most Rep. or Dems. would condone such action.
  • by ??? Location: NC on Oct 16, 2008 at 03:03 PM
    Now you all know theys gonna holler thier civil rights is being violated by the man. He always outs to gets them. Wanna bet Rev. Al will be there very soon looking for a camera.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Oct 16, 2008 at 01:48 PM
    Where have all the liberals gone...gone away from this posting...sing along now, everybody. Obviously they know they are up to their eyeballs on this corruption. Where is Little women, Lavon, Obama 08....guess they all know this was undefensable. Yet they would go after Palin and McCain all day on Witn. This was exposure by Fox some weeks ago. Now it is the latest news. No bias, is there? Not blaming witn since they are syndicated, its just what crumbs they get from NBC.
  • by WOLFGANG Location: CHOCOWINITY on Oct 16, 2008 at 12:48 PM
    OBAMA - Just read about his history. Sorry Dems I no you get crankey when it comes to facts. I just have 1 question where did he get all the $$$$$ to around the world 2 times. Go to College, Law School. The list goes on. His familly had no money, and he had no student loans. We all now he had a drug problem he told us all that. That must cost money. He is Luckyer then Lucky Luciano.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Oct 16, 2008 at 11:53 AM
    The American people deserve a complete investigation, results and explanations as to who was behind it. "I believe" that it can be traced to obama. "Yes we can" expose those who violate our laws and fundamentals of government. McCain/Palin 08
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 16, 2008 at 10:32 AM
    Why this is just so surprising I would have never thunk it! You mean the organizers of ACORN signed up mostly "democratic" voters? Maybe this is what Obama had them do with $800 thousand he gave them. You don't suppose Obama is running a corrupt campaign do you? Obama, he just cannot tell the truth and will tell all his sheep what they want to hear. Fall in herd...bahhhhhhh
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