Remember ACORN? (Some old Kerry Spot coverage here and here, if your memory needs refreshing.)
Well, in the state of Washington, King and Pierce County prosecutors filed felony charges today against seven paid employees and supervisors of ACORN “who allegedly committed the biggest voter-registration fraud in state history.”
The announcement of criminal charges came after the King County Canvassing Board revoked 1,762 allegedly fraudulent voter registrations submitted by ACORN employees.
Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Hobbs told the board that six ACORN workers had admitted filling out registration forms with names they found in phone books last October. The canvassers filled out the forms while sitting around a table at the downtown Seattle Public Library, Hobbs said.
County prosecutors charged the six canvassers with one to eight counts each of filing false information on voter registration, and charged a supervisor with providing false information and making a false statement to a public official.
Two of the ACORN workers were also charged in Pierce County with submitting 55 phony registrations.
The story gently concludes, “ACORN canvassers in other states also have been the subject of investigation.”
Actually, they’ve been convicted in Wisconsin and Colorado, and had various forms of reprimand, investigation, indictment, and other run-ins with the law and state election authorities in Virginia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Ohio, New Mexico, North Carolina, Missouri, Michigan, Florida, and Arkansas.
At what point does this group stop getting the benefit of the doubt?