ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), is the nation's largest community organization of low and moderate income families and tries to get low-income people registered to vote. Tuesday, Nevada state authorities seized records and computers from ACORN's Las Vegas office after fielding complaints of voter fraud. The group was submitting the information through a voter sign-up drive known as Project Vote.
Bob Walsh, spokesman for the Nevada secretary of state's office said, "Some of them used nonexistent names, some of them used false addresses and some of them were duplicates of previously filed applications," describing the complaints, which largely came from the registrar in Clark County, Nevada.
Secretary of State Ross Miller said the fraudulent registrations included forms for the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys football team. But it's not the first time ACORN's been under investigation for registration irregularities. The raid is the latest of at least nine investigations into possible fraudulent voter registration forms submitted by ACORN -- the probes have involved ACORN workers in Wisconsin, New Mexico, Indiana and other states. In response to the Las Vegas raid, Republican Sen. John Ensign and seven other senators penned a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency calling for the suspension of taxpayer dollars to "controversial groups like ACORN."
The letter referred to contributions that potentially could come from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.
In 2006, ACORN also committed what Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed called the "worse case of election fraud" in the state's history. In the case, ACORN submitted just over 1,800 new voter registration forms, and all but six of the 1,800 names were fake. In Indianapolis, Indiana, there are 644,00 eligible voters and 677,000 voter registrations. Nationwide, ACORN has reistered over 1,300,000 new voters, many in key swing states.
I finally transferred my AOL journal and archives to Blogspot and although it took four attempts, all of my previous posts are now here. Should you become nostalgic and wish to read any older posts, you can find the site at http://jimmysjournal-theoriginal.blogspot.com/
This Date In History 1701: Yale University is chartered. 1876: The first telephone conversation over outdoor wires is held. 1894: The first "magic lantern" feature shown (precursor to the cinema) is shown at the Carbon Studio in New York City. 1930: Laura Ingalls becomes the first woman to complete a solo transcontinental airplane flight.
Picture Of The Day I'd be willing to bet that O. J. Simpson sure wishes he had looked a little bit harder for the real killer of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. Maybe now that smug look that he always maintained will begin to slip away from his face. We all knew that sooner or later, he'd screw up again. They all do! Gotcha !
Birthdays Thomas Warton, English literary historian 1728, John Lennon, British singer and songwriter 1940, Trent Lott, senator 1941, John Entwhistle, member of The Who 1944.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming
Two old ladies, Sunny and Tina, were outside their nursing home having a smoke, when it started to rain. Tina pulled out a condom, cut off the end, put it over her cigarette, and continued smoking. Sunny said. "What's that?" Tina replied, "A condom." Sunny asked, "Where'd you get it?" Tina said "You can get them at any drugstore."
The next day, Sunny hobbled into the local drugstore and announced to the pharmacist that she wanted to buy a pack of condoms. The guy looked at her strangely (she was, after all, in her eighties), but politely asked what brand she preferred. Tina said, "Doesn't matter, as long as it fits a Camel."
With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the present time, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person which almost went unnoticed .Larry La Prise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in,and thats when all the trouble started....
An elderly gentleman went to the local drug store and asked the pharmacist to fill his prescription for Viagra. "How many do you want?" asked the pharmacist. The man replied, "Just a few, maybe half a dozen. I cut each one into four pieces."
Upon hearing that, the pharmacist said, "That's too small a dose. That won't get you through sex." The old fellow said, "Hey, I'm ninety years old. I just want it to stick out enough so I don't pee on my shoes."
That's it for today my little tiddly winks. More tomorrow.
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