There we have it, only minutes after I publish an article on Acorn entitled “Acorn Continues to Make Headlines,” news breaks that a Columbus think tank filed a Rico state action against the organization which has been accused of thousands of cases of fraud this year.
The Buckeye Institute filed the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now on behalf of two Warren County voters.
In the case, the Buckeye Institute seeks the “dissolution” of Acorn “as a legal entity,” the think tank said on its website Tuesday.
Plaintiffs Jennifer Miller of Mason, Ohio and Kimberly Grant of Loveland, allege that Acorn’s habit of registering thousands of non-existing individual as voters “deprive them of the right to participate in an honest and effective elections process. They allege fraudulent voter registrations submitted by ACORN dilute the votes of legally registered voters.”
“The right to cast a vote that is not diluted by fraudulent votes is a fundamental individual right,” Buckeye Institute President David Hansen said.
“ACORN appears to be recklessly disregarding Ohio laws and adding thousands of fraudulent voters to the state’s roles in the process,” Maurice Thompson, Director of the Buckeye Institute’s 1851 Center for Constitutional Law said. “Such voter fraud erodes the value of legally cast votes,” he added.
In the complaint, the Buckeye Institute cites an accumulation of evidence showing numerous instances of admitted fraud by ACORN employees, as well as individuals solicited by ACORN.
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